Posted by Vladan Seget on June 10, 2021
Quick tips to defend your backups from ransomware encryption and deletion

There are various options to ensure backup safety today. The 3-2-1 backup rule (3 copies of data, on 2 different media, 1 of them being off-site) is a must. But it’s not enough. Keeping your backups in an independent network separate from Windows Active Directory, privilege managing, using backup software, like StarWind VTL — these and other extra steps are necessary to ensure thorough data protection.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on June 8, 2021
How to Build a Desktop Flow with Power Automate Desktop?

Automation in daily IT has become a standardized necessity rather than an advantage. Power Automate Desktop builds on the inherent robotic process automation of Power Automate. The solution allows you to automate all of your repetitive desktop processes. But the best thing is that the application is now free for all Windows 10 users!

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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on June 1, 2021
Migrating a Citrix XenServer VM to VMware

StarWind V2V Converter / P2V Migrator is a convenient tool for converting and cloning physical machines, virtual disks, and VMs across various scenarios (P2V / V2V / P2C / V2C / C2C). The software solution is free and compatible with all industry-standard hypervisors, like VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, Xen Project, and KVM.

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Posted by Karim Buzdar on May 25, 2021
How to integrate a Linux system with Windows Active Directory

There are many cases that may entail meeting points between Windows and Linux environments. Such may involve enrolling Linux systems into a Windows domain, configuring a Linux domain as a peer to the Windows one, or simply copying information between them. Whatever your goal is, we’ve prepared a clear guide on how to join the two.

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Posted by Romain Serre on May 20, 2021
Populate Computer Groups Automatically from Registry Key for Azure Update Management

Azure Automation Update Management is primarily used for orchestrating Windows Server and Linux updates. But it can also be configured to add target machines or machine groups for updating automatically, using a registry key. One less headache! Otherwise, you’d have to add machines or machines to groups manually.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on May 18, 2021
Configure vSphere 7 Lifecycle Manager/VMware Update Manager (VUM)

vSphere 7 Update 2 adds to the functionality of Lifecycle Manager (vLCM), including new capabilities for ESXi lifecycle management at the cluster level. You can now remediate hosts with business priorities and leverage fast upgrades, configure Quick Boot for OEM solutions, upgrade without migrating host VMs, and do other cool stuff.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on May 13, 2021
Windows Sandbox Overview

Windows Sandbox is an application that creates a Windows instance fully separated from the host. It creates an isolated and secure environment where you can run files and applications without affecting the host — great for testing purposes. Once you close the sandbox, everything there is permanently deleted.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on May 11, 2021
VMware Cloud: What the Fuss is All About? Introduction

People working with hybrid infrastructures must know how tiresome it can balance the on-premises and cloud resources. If only there were an option enabling you to manage it as a single environment! Luckily, the new VMware vSphere release, VMware Cloud on AWS, has something to say.

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Posted by Karim Buzdar on May 6, 2021
How to Setup Nextcloud with LAMP on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Looking to set up a remote office? NextCloud is an open-source solution that simplifies access to necessary data and secures it on your personal cloud-based workspace. You can sync, access, and share that data fast among your chosen devices. No more need to worry that files are out of reach or outdated anymore.

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Posted by Mikhail Rodionov on April 30, 2021
Introduction to AWS certifications: practitioner, associate and beyond

AWS (Amazon Web Services) Certification is becoming close to mandatory based on the modern high market demand for cloud and DevOps. However, the rules and levels may be somewhat confusing. There are several paths available within the program, each one training in a specific element. Therefore, guidance from an alum will be of great help.

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