Posted by Karim Buzdar on September 21, 2021
How to install and use DBeaver in Linux

DBeaver is an open-source, free multi-platform database management software. It’s also an SQL client for developers and database administrators that has a user-friendly UI. It can be used as an alternative for MySQL-Workbench and PGAdmin to work with various databases, like MySQL, PostgreSQL, Greenplum, and others.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on September 16, 2021
Deploy Azure Firewall Premium to control connectivity

Azure recently released a Premium SKU (Stock-keeping-Unit) for its Firewall. Although Azure Firewall Premium is not as foolproof as Palo Alto or Checkpoint, it’s been getting more and more upgrades. This version is better-suited for connectivity control, with its new features like TLS inspection, IDPS, Web categories, and URL filtering.

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Posted by Brandon Lee on September 14, 2021
Windows Server 2022 New Features

Well, it’s finally here: starting September 1, 2021, Windows Server 2022 is generally available! There’s a whole slew of new features and novelties present in the OS. However, most advancement is seen in enhancing security and hybrid cloud workload, catering to the modern shift to remote work and processing data at the point of inception.

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Posted by Romain Serre on September 8, 2021
Encrypt your Azure VM with Azure Disk Encryption

Usually, when deployed, Azure VMs don’t have BitLocker (a volume encryption feature) enabled. This may contradict your corporate security policy. To address that, you can use Azure Disk Encryption to encrypt Windows or Linux Azure VMs with BitLocker or DM-Crypt. However, to complete the process, you will need a secret and a key.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on September 2, 2021
VMware vSphere Mobile Client New Update

Contrary to what you might think, vSphere Mobile Client is quite a handy app. It allows you to review and manage your VMs, monitor tasks, view performance charts, and even take snapshots. The app is compatible with vCenter Server 6.x and higher, compliant with the Clarity theme and utilizes the same API as the vSphere HTML5 web client.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on August 31, 2021
WAF Policy for App Gateway and AKS

Web Application Firewall (WAF) is yet another crucial step in modern cybersecurity. It is especially relevant if you’re using Azure Application Gateway or Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS). Azure WAF Policy will help you customize and manage rules and policies for the entire Application Gateway, a certain listener, or a specific route path.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on August 26, 2021
How to display notifications on Windows 10 using PowerShell?

Notifications can be incredibly useful for displaying vital information on your machine or on a remote user workstation, for example. You can create and display your desired notifications using PowerShell and a custom GitHub module for it — BurntToast. To enjoy this technique though, you’d have to use Windows 10 or Windows Server 2019.

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Posted by Karim Buzdar on August 23, 2021
How to install and use Talend Open Studio in Linux

Talend is an open-source Big Data integration and management cross-platform application for Linux, Windows, Mac, and Solaris. Talend helps effortlessly transform large amounts of raw data into business insights, as well as automate relevant tasks to help manage and turn that data for the best benefits for your business.

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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on August 19, 2021
VMware UAG: configure Azure MFA (SAML)

VMware users will be glad to hear that the latest Unified Access Gateway (UAG) versions provide the SAML-based multifactor authentication feature. Now, find out how to make your whole authentication process more protected with the solutions such as Azure MFA!

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Posted by Romain Serre on August 17, 2021
Start Azure Virtual Desktop VM on connect

The Start VM on Connect feature for Azure Virtual Desktop is finally available for general use. It allows you to start Azure Virtual Desktop hosts specifically when the user connects to them. Using this new feature together with auto-shutdown will enable you to save Azure costs by not powering up Azure Desktop VMs when nobody’s using them.

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