Posted by Romain Serre on July 16, 2019
Connect to your Azure VMs through Azure Bastion

Microsoft Azure users have no problem with connecting their VMs, except that its protection prospects in terms of public IP use could have been better, so the use of VPN is strongly advised, if not required. All this hussle ends with Azure Bastion, new Azure feature allowing to create RDP or SSH session from the Azure Portal, thereby relieving the users from the need to use a public IP address.

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Posted by Romain Serre on July 11, 2019
Deploy a turnkey RDS farm in Microsoft Azure

The Remote Desktop Services (RDS) is genuinely one of the best options there are for remote access to applications and desktops. The deployment of RDS, however, can be quite a pickle, which is why the release of a new Windows template for full RDS farm deployment is hot news. This template has everything you need. RD gateway, RD Broker, RD Licensing, – you name it, it’s got it.

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Posted by Mikhail Rodionov on July 9, 2019
Installing Flask on Ubuntu

Everybody who knows the difference between a standard web framework and a microframework realizes that you can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs. What the latter wins by simplicity and speed it compensates with the lack of functionality. However, if you value a lightweight framework more than everything else, Flask microframework written in Python is your go-to choice.

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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on July 4, 2019
vCSA connected to dvSwitch is unaccessible after restore

VMware provides its clients with multiple useful features and tools, one of them being vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA). It is a preconfigured Linux virtual machine, designed specifically for the running VMware vCenter Server. Admittedly, that makes your life a lot easier, which is why you would not want to lose a connection to a virtual machine. However, that is what happens when your VMware hypervisor is configured with a Distributed Switch (dvSwitch).

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on July 2, 2019
Deploying Azure Bastion

A botnet, DDOS attacks, phishing scam are entering the real world with the fast path, carrying a real threat to your data. How to make yourself secure? Azure Bastion is one way to protect your
strategic and critical assets from cyber risks. It allows you to have private and fully managed RDP and SSH access to your Azure Virtual Machines (VMs). How to deploy it in your environment?
Read the article by Nicolas Prigent, a System Engineer, to find out how to create an Azure Bastion host at the following link

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Posted by Gary Williams on June 27, 2019
Exploring Windows 10 Sandbox mode

In not so good old times of internet security being only at preliminary stages, the only protection measures available were wild viral applications all over the internet, such as Sandboxie. It is an app, designed to instantly close and delete all the suspicious content after finishing operations. Naturally, it was only a matter of time until someone has utilized it, which came to be Microsoft.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on June 25, 2019
Converge and Decommission External Platform Service Controller (PSC) in VMware vSphere 6.7 U2

VMware released its new vSphere 6.7 U2 update where vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) has acquired the capability to converge external Platform Service Controller (PSC) into embedded. In addition, it’s now possible to decommission external PSC virtual appliances via the UI instead of CLI. Embedded PSC is right up your alley! It not only simplifies the overall architecture but also facilitates environment patching, upgrading, and management.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on June 20, 2019
[Azure] Windows Virtual Desktop – Publish Applications

Admittedly, the way of adjusting a novel piece of technology usually takes a few steps to make. The deployment and configuration of Windows Virtual Desktop are finished, but what to do next? First things first, you have to know the basics, in this case – deploying applications.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on June 18, 2019
[Azure] Windows Virtual Desktop

Application virtualization services, despite a lot of benefits, are not always able to rival SaaS platforms. Or at least, it used to be the case before the public preview of Windows Virtual Desktop. The latter is a desktop and app virtualization service employing simplified management, multi-session Windows 10, Office 365 ProPlus optimization, and RDS environments support. Learn how to utilize this novelty in a few clicks!

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Posted by Romain Serre on June 13, 2019
Store backups in Microsoft Azure from Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5U 4a

Veeam announced the next update of its backup app – Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5u4. It has an opportunity to create a Scale-Out Backup Repository (SOBR) with local and cloud extents. And one more benefit: SOBR can include two tiers. It’s not fiction. Create a performance tier and capacity tier such as a storage account in Microsoft Azure with SOBR!
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