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Deploying Ubuntu VM in Azure with Remote Desktop Access
Posted by Nicolas Prigent on September 10, 2019

When you deploy a new Linux Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure, you can only connect to using SSH. The reason is Linux Virtual Machines do not support Remote Desktop (RDP) natively. It means that you must allow the 22 port number in the Network Security Group. Sometimes, it can be useful to enable RDP on a Linux Virtual Machine, so in this article, I will explain how to setup a Linux Virtual Machine in Azure with RDP access that you can use for testing purposes.

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How to Transfer Files to-and-from Ubuntu through Magic Wormhole
Posted by Karim Buzdar on August 27, 2019
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The Magic Wormhole package comes with a library and a command-line tool named Wormhole. This tool lets you transfer arbitrary-sized files and directories, and even pieces of text from one computer to another. The two endpoints are identified by using identical “wormhole codes”: in general, the sending machine generates and displays a human-pronounceable code, which must then be typed into the receiving machine. This article is about installing the Wormhole command line utility on the source and target Ubuntu systems. Then, presenting an example of securely sending a file from one Ubuntu system to the other using Wormhole.

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[PowerShell] Create a DSC server on Azure
Posted by Florent Appointaire on August 12, 2019
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Today I’ll show you how to deploy a DSC server on Azure. This server will have the function of reference server, and will be the PULL server to store configurations.

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Connecting On-Premises Windows Servers to Azure Monitor
Posted by Nicolas Prigent on July 26, 2019

You can extend on-premises deployments of Windows Server to the cloud by using Azure Hybrid Services. Azure Hybrid Services work with Windows Servers in the following configurations:

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Bringing Together Cloud Applications including Gmail, Slack, Outlook, Trello, and More Using Wavebox
Posted by Karim Buzdar on July 8, 2019

The Wavebox communication and productivity tool bring together all your favorite cloud applications in one place, right on your Ubuntu desktop. With Wavebox you are always one click away from your email accounts such as Gmail, Outlook, Google Inbox and from productivity tools such as Trello, Slack, Office 365 and many more. You can think of it as a central hub for all your communication and productivity related apps. You can even add links to other websites such as a company website, intranet, Facebook and other social media accounts.

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Getting started with MySQL on Amazon RDS
Posted by Mikhail Rodionov on June 21, 2019

I’ve recently started to explore MySQL as a potential backend option for my custom web application pet project. Earlier, I’ve already wrote an article about installing AMP stack on Ubuntu Server, and as a logical next step I decided to explore PaaS option which allows you to get MySQL as a service from Amazon as potentially better option for large scale projects or for those who focusing on building “serverless” architectures on AWS platform. In this little article I will cover basics of Amazon RDS MySQL offering and explain how to create your first MySQL instance and connect to it.

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[Azure Automation] Source Control integration with Github
Posted by Florent Appointaire on May 24, 2019

Today I’ll explain a new feature that I discovered last during the PowerShell Saturday User Group in Paris, the integration between Azure Automation and Github. This integration will give you the possibility to have a control on your sources.

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How to Setup a Digital Gaming Platform with Steam on Ubuntu
Posted by Karim Buzdar on May 7, 2019

Steam is a software content delivery system developed by Valve. There is some free software available but for the most part, the content delivered is non-free.

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AWS DataSync Overview
Posted by Mikhail Rodionov on April 23, 2019

In this blog post I’m going to talk about AWS DataSync – tool which was introduced by Amazon at re:Invent 2018 to simplify moving your data between on-premises and AWS cloud. Core reason to introduce this tool was the fact that increased move to the cloud of critical workloads drove the need for move of increasingly large datasets into the cloud along with these workloads. AWS DataSync focuses on online data transfer scenarios which include such use cases as migration of active application datarecurring transfers for data processing, and disaster recovery.

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How to Add Google as an Identity Provider for B2B Azure Guest User
Posted by Nicolas Prigent on April 10, 2019

Azure AD Business-to-Business can initiate federation with google to allow users to use their own Google accounts to authenticate instead of using Microsoft Accounts.

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