Introducing Cloud Business Directory (CBD)

I am happy to announce the beta release of the Cloud Business Directory (CBD) website. Cloud Business Directory is a world-wide directory of Cloud organizations, companies, enterprises and individuals and a cloud business market search engine. Cloud Business Directory provides you with a smart set of tools to showcase your Cloud business and connect to … Read more

Microsoft Certified Trainer MCT

MCT Microsoft Certified Trainer

Original post URL: https://stefanos.cloud/blog/microsoft-certified-trainer-mct/ Introduction Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) are the premier technical and instructional experts in Microsoft technologies. An overview of the MCT program is provided at: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/mct-certification. Requirements for MCT initial registration and renewal The MCT program is for educators around the world who actively deliver training on Microsoft technologies. You need to … Read more

Hybrid Clouds blog featured in Feedspot Top 50 Cloud Computing Blogs list

Stefanos Hybrid Cloud Blog in Feedspot Top 50 Cloud Computing Blogs

This is to announce that very recently my Hybrid Cloud blog was featured in the Top 50 Cloud Computing Blogs list (ranking 28) which is maintained by Feedspot.com. A big thank you to the Feedspot panelists and this also works as a reinforcement of my eagerness to pursuit the creation of more informative and helpful … Read more

Microsoft Security Summit Greece

Microsoft Security Summit Greece

Given the recent events in Europe, cybersecurity has become imperative as a national and a business priority. Furthermore, governments and organizations are looking to harden their digital networks and protect their critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks. Microsoft’s Security Summit aims to provide key insights on current and future cybersecurity trends, uncover Microsoft’s security strategy and internal … Read more

Microsoft Cloud fundamentals certification exams

Microsoft Cloud fundamentals certification exams

This article provides an overview of all Microsoft Cloud fundamentals certification exams. For more detailed information, refer to the Microsoft documentation and Microsoft Learn links provided in this article as well as review the Cloud Computing School Youtube channel free videos. Microsoft provides free guidance on how to prepare for any certification exam, worthwhile reviewing … Read more

Protecting your online content

protect online content

If you are a Web content creator, you know that you will have to face various challenges with securing your content from theft and plagiarism. Whether you create e-books, e-courses, scientific research or artistic content, you need to be aware of a few basic techniques to protect your content’s security and privacy and allow it … Read more

Azure Devops services overview

Azure Devops services overview

The current post presents an Azure Devops services overview, as of late October 2022. Given the dynamic nature of public clouds, this list will most likely change soon in the near future but nevertheless acts as a general point of reference when discussing Azure compute services. You find an overview of all Azure service categories … Read more

How to run the Microsoft certification exam sandbox

Microsoft-exam

As part of the revamped Microsoft Learn website, Microsoft offers the Exam Sandbox application, so that new Microsoft certification exam taker can demo the actual exam experience. Follow the steps below to run the Microsoft certification exam sandbox. In your Web browser navigate to https://aka.ms/examdemo. Click Yes to accept the terms on the first page … Read more

Microsoft Solution Partner Designations

Microsoft_Partner_Network

Microsoft recently announced that the Microsoft Partner Gold and Silver competencies will be retired on Sep 30, 2022. The recently announced ‘Solution partner designations’ will take effect starting Oct 3, 2022. You should visit the Microsoft Partner portal at https://partner.microsoft.com/en-us/dashboard/mpn/program/solutionspartner/solutionareas/overview to check if you qualify for the new Microsoft Solution Partner designations. Solution Partner Designations … Read more

FSLogix 2201 hotfix 2 (2.9.8228.50276) release

fslogix

Last month, the FSLogix 2201 hotfix 2 (2.9.8228.50276) release was made generally available. The fix can be downloaded from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=104396. The following changes are included in this fix: Resolved an issue that would cause a system crash while reading from meta tracking files in a Cloud Cache configuration. Resolved an issue where a logon would … Read more

Notable cloud magazines and newsletters

Notable cloud magazines and newsletters

Notable cloud magazines and newsletters I have compiled a collection of notable cloud magazines and newsletters which I would like to share with everyone on this blog. My main topics of interest are the following: Windows Server administration Linux Server administration Microsoft Azure administration Microsoft 365 administration Powershell Reading a magazine or newsletter on the … Read more

Azure developer tools services overview

Azure developer tools

Introduction The current post attempts to present an overview of the Azure developer tools services, as of late June 2022. Azure Developer tools services allow administrators and developers to build, manage, and continuously deliver cloud applications using any platform, development runtime or language. Examples of containers services include Azure DevOps, Azure Pipelines, Visual Studio, Visual … Read more

Deprecation of basic authentication in Exchange Online

Exchange Online migration design considerations

Introduction Microsoft has announced the deprecation of Basic authentication in Exchange Online. Basic authentication will be permanently disabled in Exchange Online on October 1st, 2022. More specifically, Microsoft is removing the ability to use Basic authentication in Exchange Online for Exchange ActiveSync (EAS), POP, IMAP, Remote PowerShell, Exchange Web Services (EWS), Offline Address Book (OAB), … Read more

Apache Cloudstack 4.17 LTS release announcement

Cloudstack

Apache Cloudstack 4.17 LTS release announcement Apache CloudStack 4.17.0.0 is a 4.17 LTS release with 383 new features, improvements and bug fixes since 4.16, including 16 major new features. Some of the most important features are the following. IPv6 with Static Routing Zero Downtime Upgrades Virtual Router Live Patching CloudStack Status & management User Shared … Read more

Citrix ADC and Citrix Gateway Security Bulletin for CVE-2022-27507 and CVE-2022-27508

security and privacy

Citrix ADC and Citrix Gateway Security Bulletin for CVE-2022-27507 and CVE-2022-27508 The following vulnerabilities have recently been discovered and announced by Citrix. CVE-2022-27507  Authenticated denial of service  CWE-400: Uncontrolled Resource Consumption     VPN (Gateway) virtual server with   DTLS, and  either ‘HDX Insight for EDT traffic’ or ‘SmartControl’ is configured  CVE-2022-27508  Unauthenticated denial of service  … Read more