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Ensuring client Hyper-V guest VMs external network connectivity for laptops roaming between different connections
Posted by Mikhail Rodionov on March 27, 2020
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In times of struggle with COVID-19, home office mode becomes a new reality for many people. It is very important to have everything you need on hand and not worry about the work of your VMs. One way to keep peace of mind is to have an external network connection for your Hyper-V VMs. Hyper-V can’t use a wireless adapter to provide this configuration, you might say. But still, there are a few options to do this, regardless of the connection used by Hyper-V host.

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Azure Logic App to Automate your workflows
Posted by Florent Appointaire on February 28, 2020

Is coding the only way to automate your workflows? Definitely, not. A cloud service like Azure Logic Apps helps you plan, automate, and coordinate workloads and processes without coding. This being said, you can integrate your applications, data or services between different enterprises. Get started to work with Azure Logic Apps right now! (more…)

Google Cloud Platform Overview
Posted by Mikhail Rodionov on January 31, 2020

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is a relatively new player on the cloud platforms market which entered it after Microsoft and Amazon (though we can argue about exact dates). With all of these three players we can see destinct market entry scenarios/starting positions.

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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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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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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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[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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