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

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

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

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

gRPC support on Azure App Service

Azure App Service

gRPC announcement Microsoft announced today that gRPC is now available and supported on Azure App Service for Linux workloads. This was made possible by recent platform upgrades to the HTTP reverse proxy layer to leverage YARP and Kestrel. This is an important announcement as it removes the native support limitation in Azure App Service which … Read more

Azure database services overview

Introduction The current post attempts to present an overview of the Azure database services, as of late May 2022. Azure database services mainly cover the conventional database administration side of things (with SQL and NoSQL databases) but can conceptually expand to cover a full range of Analytics and Data Engineering and Analysis services (for example … Read more