Is it the (long overdue) end of the road for on-premises Exchange Servers?
Michael Durkan Blog
by durkanm
2M ago
A few weeks ago, I posted a Wired.com article on my LinkedIn feed entitled “Your Microsoft Exchange Server Is a Security Liability” by Andy Greenburg. It was a great article that was released on the back of the most recent Exchange security vulnerability: this time the ProxyNotShell Zero-Day which oddly enough took almost 2 months ..read more
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Microsoft Ignite 2022 – Highlights of the Announcements (with a few personal opinions thrown in)!
Michael Durkan Blog
by durkanm
3M ago
For this year’s Microsoft Ignite, in-person conferences were held in cities around the world after two years of being online and I was fortunate enough to attend the Manchester Spotlight event last week. At the conference Microsoft had their usual presentations, ‘Ask the Expert’ sessions, exhibition areas and a Cloud Skills Challenge. But of course ..read more
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Control your Azure Virtual Desktop costs with Scaling Plans
Michael Durkan Blog
by durkanm
6M ago
Cloud Computing has changed the way we approach our enterprise infrastructure. The amount of options available to us now means that we can finally ditch that dusty old server sitting the the bottom of the server rack (or in some cases at the back of a cupboard) for a modern secure solution that we don’t ..read more
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100 Days of Cloud – Day 100: The End of the Beginning
Michael Durkan Blog
by durkanm
8M ago
Its Day 100 of my 100 Days of Cloud Journey. Day 100….. I’ve made it! So its time to reflect on the journey, look back at what prompted me to do it, the original goals, how that changed over time and remind myself that this is definitely not the end! Back before the Start….. Before ..read more
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100 Days of Cloud – Day 99: Microsoft Build 2022
Michael Durkan Blog
by durkanm
8M ago
Its Day 99 of my 100 Days of Cloud journey and in todays post we’ll take a quick look at some of the announcements coming out of Microsoft Build. Microsoft Build is an annual event that is primarily focused on the development side of the Microsoft ecosystem, however like all Microsoft events there are normally ..read more
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100 Days of Cloud – Day 98: Azure Bicep
Michael Durkan Blog
by durkanm
8M ago
Its Day 98 of my 100 Days of Cloud journey and in todays post we’ll take a quick look at Azure Bicep. Azure Bicep is a domain-specific language (DSL) that uses a declarative syntax to deploy Azure resources. In a Bicep file, you define the infrastructure you want to deploy to Azure, and then use ..read more
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100 Days of Cloud – Day 97: Azure Terrafy
Michael Durkan Blog
by durkanm
8M ago
Its Day 97 of my 100 Days of Cloud journey and in todays post we’ll take a quick look at Azure Terrafy. Azure Terrafy is a tool which you can use to bring your existing Azure resources into Terraform HCL and import it into Terraform state. As we saw back on Day 36, Terraform state ..read more
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100 Days of Cloud – Day 96: Azure Chaos Studio
Michael Durkan Blog
by durkanm
8M ago
Its Day 96 of my 100 Days of Cloud journey and in todays post we’ll take a quick look at Azure Chaos Studio and how it can test resiliency in your resources. Before we delve into the capabilities of Azure Chaos Studio, lets take a step back and define Chaos Engineering and look at some ..read more
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100 Days of Cloud – Day 95: Azure Stack Edge, HCI and HUB
Michael Durkan Blog
by durkanm
9M ago
Its Day 95 of my 100 Days of Cloud journey and in todays post we’ll take a quick look at Azure Stack range of offerings, the differences between them and their capabilities. Azure Stack HCI I’m starting with Azure Stack HCI as its the one that going to be most familiar to anyone like me ..read more
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100 Days of Cloud – Day 94: Azure VMware Solution
Michael Durkan Blog
by durkanm
9M ago
Its Day 94 of my 100 Days of Cloud journey and in todays post we’ll take a quick look at Azure VMware Solution. For decades, VMware has dominated the Hypervisor market in the face of competition from vendors such as Microsoft, Citrix, Oracle and Red Hat. They’ve provided innovation with the launch of ESXi and ..read more
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