Common problems using next-generation firewalls in Azure

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Recently I had to stand up a Next Generation Firewall (NGF) in an Azure Subscription as part of a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). This was a Palo Alto NGF with a number of templates that can help with the implementation (see this Github repository: https://github.com/PaloAltoNetworks/azure-applicationgateway). I had to alter the template so the Application Gateway […]

What to do when ExpressRoutes don’t show up in vNet Peering

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I had a little problem the other day with a technical environment, and as sometimes happens when you have a problem it enables you to go a bit deeper and understand things better. The solution wasn’t big or clever, but the analysis and configuration checking was worthwhile. I had built a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) […]

The next step in AI-based meeting management

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Microsoft this spring has been rolling out intelligent features in Outlook designed to make work meetings both easier to schedule and more productive. The new features appear in Outlook’s email application and calendar. It seems like a pretty good marriage of artificial intelligence (AI) and enterprise productivity needs — and done in a way that […]

These 6 companies are hiring the most AI workers right now

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is not a future technology. It’s here, right now! That means organizations are eagerly trying to find AI workers who can help them launch initiatives that can leverage the power of smart machines and algorithms capable of learning and making decisions. From governments and global mega-corporations to SMBs, enterprises of all sizes […]

Adapt or die: The only constant in technology is change

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Here’s a list of 10 companies. See if you can guess what they have in common. AOL Yahoo! Geocities MSN Netscape Excite Lycos Microsoft American Greetings Infoseek So how are these companies linked? They were the 10 most-visited web properties in 1998, according to Media Metrix. Now here’s another list of companies, this from Comscore […]

Are PowerBI and the Intune Data Warehouse ready for enterprise reporting?

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In our quest for an enterprise mobility reporting tool that can tell whether devices are compliant, secure and functional, we have investigated the key considerations for such a tool and looked at Microsoft Azure Portal interfacing Microsoft EMS, aka Intune.  Our conclusion for Azure Portal was that it was great for operational purposes (for which […]

L’offre Azure Container Instances (ACI) débarque !

J’aime les conteneurs. Vous aimez les conteneurs. Nous aimons tous les conteneurs. Toutefois, si vous avez déjà essayé d’exécuter vos programmes sur Microsoft Azure, vous avez certainement dû rencontrer un problème. Il n’était pas facile d’exécuter des conteneurs de type Docker, une technologie native de Linux, sur Azure. Le correctif aurait pu être fait, mais […]

Arriva “Azure Container Instances”

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Adoro i contenitori. Anche tu ami i contenitori. Tutti noi amiamo i contenitori. Ma, se hai mai provato a eseguire i tuoi programmi su Microsoft Azure, hai probabilmente avuto un problema. Non è stato facile gestire containers in stile Docker, una tecnologia Linux nativa, su Azure. Oh, si poteva fare, ma era molto lavoro. Ora, […]

Azure container instances arrive

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I love containers. You love containers. We all love containers. But, if you ever tried to run your programs on Microsoft Azure, you had a problem. It wasn’t easy to run Docker-style containers, a native Linux technology, on Azure. Oh, it could be done, but it was work. Now, with Azure Container Instances (ACI), it’s […]

Windows as a Service simplifies the job of keeping up to date, but challenges legacy processes

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Although most enterprise customers are still running legacy versions of Windows – 60% by some accounts, the vast majority being Windows 7 — everyone understands the importance of getting to Windows 10.  But once you get to Windows 10 you face the new challenge of keeping it up to date.  In order to continually enhance […]