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[Azure] Calculate the cost to migrate your DC to Azure
Posted by Florent Appointaire on January 17, 2020

It should be unnecessary to say about the importance of calculating the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for your business once again. Only in this way you can determine a return on investment (ROI) and identify unobvious benefits. Microsoft released a tool that calculates TCO and thereby helps you evaluate cost savings by migrating workloads to Azure. Do you want to achieve accuracy and profitability in your IT infrastructure operation?

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Setup Icecast Media Streamer on Ubuntu 18.04
Posted by Karim Buzdar on December 27, 2019

Icecast, according to the developers, is a streaming media (audio/video) server which currently supports Ogg (Vorbis and Theora), Opus, WebM and, MP3 streams. It can be used to create an Internet radio station or a privately running jukebox and many things in between. It is very versatile in that new formats can be added relatively easily and supports open standards for communication and interaction.

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Connecting on-premises servers in Azure using Azure ARC (Preview)
Posted by Nicolas Prigent on December 13, 2019
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Have you ever wanted to manage your on-prem servers into the Azure console? Then it is now a preview feature released during Microsoft Ignite 2019. You will be able to connect your servers (physical or virtual) into the Azure console, in order to manage them. It means that you will be able to use all the Azure features such as: Azure tags, Azure RBAC, security policies, …

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[Azure] Protect your Azure WebApp with Let’s Encrypt
Posted by Florent Appointaire on November 29, 2019

Today, I had a question from one of my customers to protect an Azure WebApp with a certificate. Because it’s for a dev environment, the customer doesn’t want to pay for a certificate.

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How to Install Apostrophe Content Management System on Ubuntu
Posted by Karim Buzdar on November 11, 2019

The apostrophe is a CMS framework for Node.js that supports in-context editing, schema-driven content types, flexible widgets, and much more. This article is about setting up ApostropheCMS on your Ubuntu system and then creating a sample CMS project to get you started. We will be installing the application through the default Ubuntu command line application called the Terminal. The simplest way to open the Terminal is either through the Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut or through the Application Launcher search(accessible through the Super/Windows key).

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[Azure] Discovering of KeyVault
Posted by Florent Appointaire on October 21, 2019

For some months now, Microsoft has deployed on the Azure platform, Key Vault. This solution gives you the possibility to store, directly on Azure, your passwords, certificates, etc. and to generate/call them through API. Resources can be accessed from Azure Automation, Azure AD and from your custom applications.

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How to connect to AWS EC2 Ubuntu Server instance via SSH and RDS
Posted by Mikhail Rodionov on October 2, 2019

In this article we will have a look at the process of setting up a connection to AWS EC2 instance running Ubuntu Server over internet (read “outside of Amazon cloud”/ “from anywhere”). More specifically, we will be looking at required settings and on how to initialize connection to Ubuntu EC2 instance from Windows client machine.

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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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