Didier Van Hoye
Didier Van Hoye
Didier Van Hoye is an IT veteran with over 17 years of expertise in Microsoft technologies, storage, virtualization and networking. He works mainly as a subject matter expert advisor and infrastructure architect in Wintel environments leveraging DELL hardware to build the best possible high performance solutions with great value for money. He contributes his experience and knowledge to the global community as Microsoft MVP in Hyper-V, a Veeam Vanguard, a member of the Microsoft Extended Experts Team in Belgium and a DELL TechCenter Rockstar. He does so as a blogger, author, presenter and public speaker

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on August 25, 2022
Azure Service Endpoints & Private Link

The Private Endpoint / Private Link / Private Link Service solution was launched by Microsoft mostly because of the need for private, more secure connectivity to its Azure services. Since its launch, the number of Azure services supporting Private Link has grown, and the list today is extensive. But what are they exactly?

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on May 12, 2022
Customized DUO MFA for Veeam hardened repositories – Part II

In Part 1, we discussed the technology behind Duo Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and how to configure it to protect the credentials for a Veeam hardened repository. We continue the cybersecurity topic, following the steps necessary for adding a public key authentication and making sure it works with the established configuration.

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on May 10, 2022
Customized DUO MFA for Veeam hardened repositories – Part I

Protection is vital in both real and digital environments. An irresponsible approach to cybersecurity, especially with remote work, will ultimately lead to compromise. Security compromise can lead to credentials being phished and ransomware getting in. Veeam Backup & Recovery, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), and Cisco Duo can help avoid that.

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on April 28, 2022
DELL R740XD2 Configuration For Veeam Hardened Repositories

There is a huge list of servers one could use as backup targets. So much so, that there isn’t really one right option. It depends on an organization’s requirements, wants, and needs. However, like with many things in life, there’s always a go-to scenario. We’ve distilled the necessary tips and configurations for your reading pleasure in a short form.

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on November 30, 2021
A look at SMB Compression

The Server Message Block (SMB) protocol has been used by Windows Server (WS) and Windows OS for quite a while now. However, its compression issues were resolved and integrated by Microsoft only in 2020. SMB compression allows saving on storage and time required to transfer and store the shared files. It also has various use cases, each having its own nuances.

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on August 5, 2021
Transition a highly available RD Gateway to use the NPS Extension for Azure MFA – Phase II

In Part 1, we talked about the security principle of two-factor authentication and how to prepare your existing Remote Desktop (RD) Gateway for Network Policy Server (NPS) Extension for Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Now, it’s time to integrate the solution and look at the logs and tools for troubleshooting in case any issues occur.

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on August 3, 2021
Transition a Highly Available RD Gateway to Use the NPS Extension for Azure MFA – Phase I

Network Policy Server (NPS) Extension for Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is a good choice to enhance the security of your Remote Desktop (RD) Gateway. This combination will use two-step verification for client authentication to add another protection layer to your NPS/RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Server).

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on July 15, 2021
SMB over QUIC Testing Guide – Part II

In Part 1 we focused on overall information on SMB over QUIC and how to make the necessary preparations for all to function well. Today, we’ll focus on the technicalities. It will be somewhat a tedious process but we’ve laid out everything in minute detail, so you don’t have to break your neck trying to figure it all out 😉

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on July 13, 2021
SMB over QUIC Testing Guide – Part I

Previously, we discussed how Windows Server 2022 is continuing to push the QUIC networking transport protocol on top of UDP. In this article, we’ll focus on SMB storage protocol over QUIC, how it prevents server spoofing, how it’s integrated into the client and the server, how to prepare for its work, and other related topics.

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on June 30, 2021
QUIC, HURRY UP!

Windows Server 2022 will see various novelties. Among others, it will push its QUIC, TLS 1.3, HTTP/3, and SMB 3.1.1 protocols as new standards. QUIC, specifically, is presented as an alternative to TCP and is often dubbed “TCP/2.” But are these protocols worth being standardized? And what are the challenges?

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