Azure free service tier

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This article is a compilation of Azure free service tier services and other Microsoft sponsored offers and free benefits to developers, NGOs, government organizations and startups. Azure free service tier There is a handful of services in Azure which are provided free for either the first 12 months or forever. Free services may come with … Read more

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops design considerations

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Deployment and Adoption Resource Center

Table of Contents Introduction to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops design considerations Having implemented various on-premises Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops – VAD (former Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop) infrastructures, i decided to write a, rather long, technical article on Citrix architecture and design best practices. This long guide has it all, from Citrix Virtual Apps … Read more

Datacenter technologies and systems

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Introduction to Datacenter Technology This article provides a technical overview of datacenter technologies and systems. Datacenters form the backbone of the digital world, acting as the central hubs where computing resources are concentrated for remote access. These sprawling complexes of servers, networking equipment, and other hardware allow for the seamless delivery and storage of data, … Read more

Azure Virtual Desktop AVD overview of architecture and use cases

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Introduction Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD, formerly known as Windows Virtual Desktop or WVD) is Microsoft’s offering to enable virtualization of desktops and applications in the cloud. As more organizations migrate their resources and services to the cloud, the concept of a cloud-hosted desktop environment has become increasingly popular. AVD comes as a natural evolution step … Read more

Building your own AI LLM

This article provides an introduction to Generative AI models, Large Language Models as well as reference to tools which can assist your organization in building your own AI LLM. Introduction to GenAI and LLM Generative AI refers to a subset of artificial intelligence focused on creating models that can generate new content, such as images, … Read more

Microsoft 365 configuration best practices

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Setting the ground for Microsoft 365 configuration best practices It is very common for Microsoft 365 customers to request external consultation on how to properly setup a new Microsoft 365 tenant and subscriptions or re-configure their existing subscription(s) according to Microsoft best practices. This article attempts to put together a Microsoft 365 configuration best practices … Read more

The Global Azure Athens 2023 event

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The Global Azure Athens 2023 event is coming May 13th in Athens, Greece. This is part of the Microsoft Azure global event taking place in numerous locations around the globe. Tickets to the Athens event can be found at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/global-azure-athens-2023-tickets-588291143647. This year’s clear focus is on Azure’s artificial intelligence, devops, automation, infrastructure as code, analytics … Read more

Microsoft Build event on May 23-25 2023

Microsoft Build is one of the most prominent and promising Microsoft events, with numerous technical and business sessions revolving primarily around cloud computing, artificial intelligence and new trends in software development and devops. The Microsoft Build 2023 event is being held in Seattle, Washington, USA. This article presents an overview of the Microsoft Build event … Read more

Overview of Azure gateway resources

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Introduction A gateway is a networking resource which handles network traffic while traversing different segments of the same ISO OSI network layer, for example a default gateway is a layer 3 domain (broadcast) gateway for routing purposes. The term gateway can also signify an application layer appliance which handles traffic for specialized application traffic scenarios, … Read more

Azure identity services overview

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Azure identity services overview Azure identity services are part of the broader concepts of IAM (Identity and Access Management). Also given the zero trust nature of the cloud, the new SCI (Security, Compliance and Identity) concept has risen, since identity is now the new security boundary of hybrid cloud systems. The current post presents an … Read more