Posted by Florent Appointaire on June 11, 2020
Connect Your Home Infrastructure to Azure

Interconnecting multiple offices to the public cloud, e.g. Azure, can be somewhat problematic. You may need to maintain connectivity for your website, several applications, and other services Site to Site, all while having a dynamic public IP. Thanks to a number of Unifi apps, you can solve that issue and maintain stability.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on June 9, 2020
How to Upgrade ESXi 6.7 to 7.0 without vCenter

Buying every separate feature or tool from VMware vSphere can prove too expensive for small deployments. Not having vCenter will mean you can’t run the host, which has vCenter Server Appliance, in maintenance mode. Nonetheless, you’ll still need to update your ESXi to the latest version for the environment to work properly.

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Posted by Romain Serre on June 4, 2020
Azure Shared Image Gallery

Managing and sharing your VMs across different subscriptions in the cloud is necessary for having a flexible routine. Azure Shared Image Gallery is one such tool that enables that process. With it, you can manage VM images, deploy them across the world, perform versioning and grouping of images, and share them across subscriptions.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on June 2, 2020
Azure AD Protection to enhance your password policy

These days, you can never be too sure when it comes to cybersecurity. Updating your policies is key to avoid unnecessary exposure. Checking up your old passwords, on-premises and in the cloud, is crucial as well. To enforce that, Azure AD password protection uses both the global and custom banned-password lists.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on May 27, 2020
How to Start Azure Virtual Machines using Azure Logic Apps?

You can’t have it all, and this is true even for the best things in life. It’s possible to schedule automatic shutdowns of VMs in Azure (one of the ways to cut Azure costs). But you can’t use the same Azure Portal to schedule their automatic boot-up the same way. A way out of it is to use PowerShell, however, there’s another trick you might like better.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on May 21, 2020
[WVD] Discover the New Interface

Just earlier this April, Microsoft released an update for their Windows Virtual Desktop. Among others, the novelty includes a new graphical interface directly in the Azure port. Unfortunately, it seems like this is just a teaser though: the feature is currently available in Preview, only US regions are available through this portal. You can’t migrate there yet.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on May 19, 2020
[Azure] Update your Azure Automation modules

All good things come to an end, and so, sadly, has the previous way of updating your Azure Automation modules. Previously, you’d just click on the respective button to update and that would be it. Microsoft deprecated that option and now you may be seeing a weird message with instructions on how to proceed with the issue today.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on May 14, 2020
How to Manage multiple Azure tenancies with Azure Lighthouse?

Working for an MSP demands a lot of toggling between browsers. For each separate tenancy, managing Azure resources demands multiple browsers and tabs. Thankfully, this turmoil has been solved: Azure Lighthouse comes to save the day. You can now allocate customer Azure resources and manage permissions from a single console!

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Posted by Vladan Seget on May 12, 2020
How to use Check-In and Check-out operations with Templates stored in Content library in vSphere 7.0

You can still keep VM templates in a separate folder, working with them individually. Or you can use Content Library in vSphere 7.0 along with Check-in and Check-out. In the updated suite, you can use versioning, manage your templates, and keep track. With these new options, you can revert to the exact version from the list or just delete it.

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Posted by Mikhail Rodionov on May 7, 2020
Deploying Django Project to AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Part 3: Configuring S3 Storage and Custom Domain Name

Part 2 of the topic explained how to configure the AWS Elastic Beanstalk (EB) environment and the Django project to use the Postgres database. The current third installment will focus on configuring S3 storage for static and media files, as well as assigning a custom domain name for the app.

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