For over twenty years I’ve run my own servers at home. For slightly less time I also ran my lab from there, so these servers that ran my email, DNS, web services etc I referred to as “production”. Recently I decided that my home was no longer the place to keep my lab, as heating and noise were becoming increasingly more irritating. Shortly after I decided Continue reading
Day 2 of the Microsoft Cloud Roadshow kicks off with a session on Enterprise Mobility by Michael Kophs, Senior Product Marketing Manager, IT Pro Readiness, Microsoft. This was a packed event promising some great content.
On 22 January 2016 Microsoft released Technical Preview 1 of Microsoft Azure Stack. Microsoft Azure Stack is a new hybrid cloud platform product that enables organisations to deliver Azure services from their own datacenter to help customers achieve more.
One of the key upcoming projects at my company is deploying Windows 10 – both in our virtual desktop infrastructure and mobile devices. The next session was “Windows 10 in the Enterprise” and was a key one for me.
On Monday 29 February the Microsoft Cloud Roadshow (formally the Azure Tour) came to London, UK. A free, two-day technical training event for IT Professionals and Developers that provides best practices and insight directly from the experts who build and run the cloud services across Office 365, Microsoft Azure and Windows 10. Continue reading
In preparation for an upcoming project with my resident Code Monkey, I decided it was time to link the lab to my vCloud Air instance using a VPN. However as GUI access to the firewalls are disabled in the lab, the on-premises configuration will have to be done using the CLI. Continue reading
The other day I wanted to start playing with Chef, as it’s a tool our company is about to use a lot, and it’s one area I’m quite behind the curve on. Unfortunately the lab was maxed out for resources, so I decided to turn to vCloud Air to rapidly provision an environment. Continue reading
Continuously entering connection details to cloud systems can quickly become boring. However, if you’re connecting to Azure and from a secure system, then there is an easier way.
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Recently I migrated back to Mac OS X after many years in the Microsoft wilderness. Whilst I’ve definitely not looked back, there is the (very) odd application I miss, and have not yet had time to find a replacement. Two of these are Microsoft Project and Visio, and both are integral to my day-to-day work. Continue reading