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Jonathan Dieter: Multiseat systems and the NVIDIA binary driver (update)

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Last month I wrote about using the NVIDIA binary driver with multiseat systems. There were a number of crazy tweaks that we had to use to make it work, but with some recent updates, the most egregious are no …

Stephen Gallagher: We are (still) not who we are

This article is a reprint. It first appeared on my blog on January 24, 2013. Given the recent high-profile hack of Germany’s defense minister, I decided it was time to run this one again.

 

In authentication, we generally talk …

Colin King: Kernel printk statements

The kernel contains tens of thousands of statements that may print various errors, warnings and debug/information messages to the kernel log.  Unsurprisingly, as the kernel grows in size, so does the quantity of these messages.  I’ve been scraping the kernel …

Domen Kožar: Reflecting on 2016

Haven’t blogged in 2016, but a lot has happened.

A quick summary of highlighted events:

David Tomaschik: Security at the End of 2016

Well, 2016 is just about at an end, and what a year it has been. I’m not going
to delve into politics, though that will arguably be how the history books will
remember this year, but I want to take …

Released: Exchange Generate Message Profile Script v2.0.

Greetings Exchange Community!

Today, I am pleased to announce the release of a major update to the Exchange Generate Message Profile script. This release primarily focuses on two enhancements.

The first enhancement is script will now use multiple “threads” …

Azure Information Protection Documentation Update for December 2016

Hi everybody

Our technical writer, Carol Bailey, is letting you know whats new and hot in the docs for this December. Happy New Year!

Reminders: Follow us on Twitter (@TheRMSGuy) and join in our peer community

Paul Mellors [MooDoo]: new_year-300×220

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Sebastian Kügler: 33C3: Works for me

Rocket ScienceRocket Science

The calm days between christmas and new year are best celebrated with your family (of choice), so I went to Hamburg where the 33rd edition of the Chaos Computer Congres opened the door to 12.000 hackers, civil rights …

Fedora Community Blog: Happily embracing power of Fedora

It was not a usual office morning, as all the testers (quality engineers) were present in the office early in the morning. Of course, it was a training day for all of us and hence we gathered in the training …

[Script Of Dec. 30] How to determine Internet Explorer versions by PowerShell

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30
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Script Download:
The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/How-to-determine-Internet-2abf26ca.

The sample code demonstrates how to determine Internet Explorer versions by PowerShell.

You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script samples at http://aka.ms/onescriptingallery

Fedora Community Blog: Fedora 25 Release Party: Novi Sad, Serbia

Release party this way! Fedora 25 Release Party: Novi Sad, Serbia

Release party this way!

Another awesome Fedora release, and another awesome Release Party in Novi Sad!

The party took place, like last time, on the Faculty of Science, University of Novi Sad in the Department of Mathematics and Informatics. …

Luca Ciavatta: Why devs are switching from Mac OS X to Linux?

Dissatisfied by the lack of Apple world

The Apple hardware and operating system have been standards for developers for many years now. In any programming conference, you simply have to look around during workshops and speakings to see 90% of …

Technology Short Take #75

Welcome to Technology Short Take #75, the final Technology Short Take for 2016. Fortunately, it’s not the final Technology Short Take ever, as I’ll be back in 2017 with more content. Until then, here’s some data center-related articles and links …

Fedora-Blog.de: sudo: Sternchen während der Eingabe anzeigen

Bitte beachtet auch die Anmerkungen zu den HowTos!

Wer des öfteren sudo nutzt, kennt das Problem, das man während der Eingabe des Passwortes keinerlei Feedback bekommt und so im schlimmsten Fall nicht weiß, ob man das Passwort vollständig eingegeben …

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S09E44 – L’aura – Ubuntu Podcast

It’s Season Nine Episode Forty-Four of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Martin Wimpress and Laura Cowen are connected and speaking to your brain.

The same line up as last week are here again for another episode, …

Alexander Todorov: QA & Automation 101 Retrospective

QA 101 graduation

At the beginning of this year I’ve hosted the first QA related course at
HackBulgaria. This is a long overdue post about
how the course went, what worked well and what didn’t. Brace yourself because
it is going to …

[Script Of Dec. 29] How to determine Microsoft products versions through scripts

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Script Download:
The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com//How-to-determine-products-b0686877 .

The sample code demonstrates how to determine Microsoft products versions through scripts.

You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script samples at http://aka.ms/onescriptingallery

[Script Of Dec. 29] How to determine the version of Exchange Server by VBScript

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Script Download:
The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-determine-the-1f5d491e .

The sample code demonstrates how to determine the version of Exchange Server by VBScript.

You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script samples at http://aka.ms/onescriptingallery

[Script Of Dec. 29] How to change Azure Cloud Service definition file on VSTS based on target profile

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Script Download:
The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-alter-Azure-Cloud-e78c5bed.

The sample code demonstrates How to change Azure Cloud Service definition file on VSTS based on target profile.

You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script samples …

Jorge Castro: Unifi’s new cheaper switches are great

I started switching to Ubiquiti’s Unifi equipment at home when one of my coworkers, Sean Sosik-Hamor, recommended them for prosumer use. A little while later Lee Hutchinson published Ubiquiti Unifi made me realise how terrible consumer Wi-Fi gear is when …

Kevin Fenzi: Rawhide notes from the trail, the 2016-12-28 edition

Just a few rawhide notes to end out the year:

  • Python 3.6 rebuild completed (mostly) and was merged back into rawhide. There were a number of things that needed cleanup, but we seem to have gotten them all handled in

Jose A Reyes H: Inhabilitar y Habilitar Repositorios [Fedora]


Sencillos pasos que se deben aprender de memoria y sino aquí esta este post: Para inhabilitar un repositorio: Utilizar la terminal en modo: root # yum-config-manager  – -disable nombre_del_repositorio Importante mencionar que los guiones antes del disable deben estar juntos. …

Richard Hughes: Last chance for ColorHug(1) users to get upgraded

For the early adopters of the original ColorHug I’ve been offering a service where I send all the newer parts out to people so they can retrofit their device to the latest design. This included an updated LiveCD, the large …

Open Source Security Podcast: Episode 23 – We can’t patch people


Josh and Kurt talk about scareware, malware, and how hard this stuff is to stop, and how the answer isn’t fixing people.

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Show Notes

Alexander Todorov: 4 Quick Wins to Manage the Cost of Software Testing

Every activity in software development has a cost and a value. Getting cost to
trend down while increasing value, is the ultimate goal.

This is the introduction of an e-book called
4 Quick Wins to Manage the Cost of Software

[Script Of Dec. 28] How to determine versions and service pack levels of .NET Framework by VBScript

Dec
28
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Script Download:
The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com//How-to-determine-versions-e9a90279 .

The sample code demonstrates how to determine versions and service pack levels of .NET Framework by VBScript.

You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script samples at …

Beth Lynn Eicher: and General Motors

I believed I might have been watching a Sutherland/United exercise, This powerful performance is in part due to the extremely durable and long lasting properties of G3. Ford (F) and General Motors (GM) now also have residual values on par …

Kevin Fenzi: 2016 Holiday hacking (so far)

I hope everyone is having a lovely holiday season and doing the things they find fun or recharging.

I’ve finally gotten to a few hacking projects that I thought might be interesting to share with others:

  • I finally cleaned up

Ivan Fernandez Cid: Servidor LAMP en Fedora 25


Algo que me encanta de Fedora es que configurar un servidor LAMP es una tarea bastante sencilla. A continuación describo como hacerlo.
Instalamos el servidor web(apache httpd) la forma más sencilla(todos estos comandos como root) dnf groupinstall “Web Server” **si …

Basic Network Capture Methods

Hi everyone. This is Michael Rendino, a Premier Field Engineer from Charlotte, NC and former member of the CTS networking support team. With my networking background, I have spent years reviewing network captures. One thing I always run into with …

Alexander Todorov: Mutation Testing vs. Coverage

At GTAC 2015 Laura Inozemtseva made a lightning talk titled
Coverage is Not Strongly Correlated with Test Suite Effectiveness
which is the single event that got me hooked up with mutation testing.
This year, at GTAC 2016, Rahul Gopinath made …

[Script Of Dec. 27] How to create a shortcut to run an application as a different user by VBScript

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Script Download:
The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-create-a-shortcut-6773b2cf .

The sample code demonstrates how to create a shortcut to run an application as a different user by VBScript.

You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script …

Kushal Das: rkt image build command reference

In my last
post
, I wrote
about my usage of rkt. I have also posted the basic configuration to create
your own container images. Today we will learn more about those various build
commands of the .acb files. We …

Matthias Clasen: On recipes, one more time

I’m still not quite done with this project. And since it is vacation time, I had some time to spend on it, leading to a release with some improvements that I’d like to present briefly.

One thing I noticed missing …

Lucas Nussbaum: The Linux 2.5, Ruby 1.9 and Python 3 release management anti-pattern

There’s a pattern that comes up from time to time in the release management of free software projects.

To allow for big, disruptive changes, a new development branch is created. Most of the developers’ focus moves to the development branch. …

[Script Of Dec. 26] How to obtain versions of Internet Information Server (IIS) by VBScript

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26
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Script Download:
The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/How-to-obtain-versions-of-f6dbacbf.

The sample code demonstrates how to obtain versions of Internet Information Server (IIS) by VBScript.

You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script samples at http://aka.ms/onescriptingallery

PowerTip: Get the Notes field when accessing users or groups in Active Directory

Summary: Use the Active Directory Module to get the information from the “Notes” field.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question I’m trying to find the Active Directory property to use to access the Notes field when I’m viewing a user or a group. Could you …

Josh Bressers: The art of cutting edge, Doom 2 vs the modern Security Industry


During the holiday, I started playing Doom 2. I bet I’ve not touched this game in more than ten years. I can’t even remember the last time I played it. My home directory was full of garbage and it was …

Open Source Security Podcast: Episode 22 – IoT Wild West


Josh and Kurt talk about planned obsolescence and IoT devices. Should manufacturers brick devices? We also have a crazy discussion about the ethics of hacking back.

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Show Notes

Curly Blue and the meaning of scripting – Part 5

Summary: Curly Blue learns the true meaning of scripting in PowerShell.

When we last saw our hero, Curly Blue, he had discovered not only the ease of use of PowerShell but also the vast community resources provided by Github.…

kriptonium: Rsync .ssh keys and permissions


I’ve had the same ssh keys for years. I just rsync them to a new system when I get one. I always seem to end up with mucked up permissions moving them around and never seem to remember how the …

PowerTip: Get a list of local Users in Windows 10 / Windows Server 2016

Summary: Use the cmdlets provided in PowerShell 5.1 to manage local user accounts on a system.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question I remember having to use the Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) accelerator to access a list of local users in PowerShell. Is there …

Curly Blue and the meaning of scripting – Part 4

Summary: Curly Blue learns how to use GitHub resources on PowerShell to clean out old office installations.

When we last saw our hero, Curly Blue, he had been hanging around the office of Azura and discovering the simple ways …

Kevin Kofler: Kannolo, a pure-KDE Fedora Remix

It has been a long time since my last blog post, but that does not mean I stopped doing Fedora-related development. Today, I would like to announce a new project of mine that I had been silently working on for …

Jean-Baptiste Holcroft: Les fichiers po c’est pas si mal !

Selon ma petite expérience de traducteur, les fichiers po, c’est souvent le moins mauvais format, et pourquoi donc ?

L’ordinateur vs les applications en ligne

Les applications qui s’installent sur le poste de travail utilisent déjà quasiment toutes les fichiers …

Christian Dersch: Creating Fedora 25 LXQt Remix


After some discussions and initial thoughts within LXQt SIG I decided to put a first Fedora 25 LXQt remix together. Now I’d like to share the idea to get some input, especially on selection of applications 😊

LXQt in Fedora

Shawn Starr: Fedora and KDE/spin’s treatment – Discussion

KDE Project:

I think it’s important that the Fedora KDE / Spins Community speak out about how Fedora treats KDE and other spins. Given Fedora is about to have FESCo election, now is the perfect time to

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to determine active CIM sessions

Summary: Use the Common Information Model (CIM) cmdlets to pull a list of active sessions to remote workstations.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I find active CIM sessions on my workstation?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Just use this one cmdlet to list all active CIM sessions, …

Alessio Treglia: Creativity Draws on the Deep Well of the Past

 


Octagonal Well in the Cloister of Giuliano da Sangallo, Faculty of Engineering,
Via Eudossiana, Rome

In the tetralogy “Joseph and His Brothers“, Thomas Mann states, “Deep is the well of the past...”. Sometimes this well …

Kushal Das: Using rkt on my Fedora servers

Many of you already know that I moved all my web applications into containers
on Fedora Atomic image based hosts. In the last few weeks, I moved a few of
them from Docker to rkt on Fedora 25. I have …

Fedora-Blog.de: Frohe Weihnachten und guten Rutsch!

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Und es begab sich, das die Nerds wie jedes Jahr heimkehrten an die Stätte ihrer Geburt, um die IT ihrer Familien zu fixen 😎 🎄 🎅

Mit diesem kleinen Weihnachtvers möchten wir …

[Script Of Dec. 23] How to create a shortcut to run an application as a different user by PowerShell

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23
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Script Download:
The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/How-to-create-a-shortcut-54f6e10f.

The sample code demonstrates how to create a shortcut to run an application as a different user.

You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script samples at …

Curly Blue and the meaning of scripting – Part 3

Summary: Curly Blue discovers the raw power of Cim-Instance combined with PowerShell remoting.

We continue with Curly Blue as he searches understand the meaning of scripting. He is still sitting in the office with Azura.

The co-op student, Hermie, …

Dave Airlie: radv and doom – kinda


Yesterday Valve gave me a copy of DOOM for Christmas (not really for Christmas), and I got the wine bits in place from Fedora, then I spent today trying to get DOOM to render on radv.

Thanks to ParkerR on …

Linux Integration Services Download 4.1.3

We’ve just published an update for the Linux Integration Services download. This release includes a series of upstream updates and adds compatibility with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, and Oracle Linux RHCK 7.3.

The LIS 4.1.3 download is available from …

Aly Machaca: Linux at Uni

Linux at Uni


Linux at Uni se llevo acabo el 26 de Noviembre del 2016 de 8:00am a 5:00pm en la Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería.

El evento arrancó con un video de “Revolution of the Operating System” y en paralelo

Bernardo C. Hermitaño Atencio: Release Party Fedora 25 en Lima Este

Reunidos con un grupo de estudiantes que terminaban su carrera de Computación e Informática después de 3 años de estudios y que forman parte de un programa nacional de Beca, ellos manifiestan el interés por tener un recuerdo de Fedora …

How Splunk Can Help You Prevent Ransomware From Holding Your Business Hostage

A group of hackers recently cost Madison County, Indiana $200,000 and another group demanded $73,000 from the San Francisco Municipal Transport Agency (SFMTA) over the Thanksgiving holiday to decrypt frozen data. What was the common factor connecting the two attacks? …

Fabian Deutsch: Generic Cluster Management + Virtualization Flavor

oVirt is managing a cluster of machines, which form the infrastructure to run virtual machines on top.

Yes – That’s true. We can even formulate this – without any form of exaggeration – mathematically (you can probably even find a …

PowerTip: List locked-out accounts in Active Directory with PowerShell

Summary: Use Active Directory cmdlets to identify locked-out user accounts and computer accounts.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question Is there a quick and easy way to find all users who are locked out in Active Directory by using PowerShell?

 

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer You’ll love this. The …

Sven Vermeulen: SELinux System Administration, 2nd Edition

While still working on a few other projects, one of the time consumers of the
past half year (haven’t you noticed? my blog was quite silent) has come to an
end: the SELinux System Administration – Second Edition
book is …

SC16 Conference: Home of the The World’s Fastest Network

conferenceYou don’t think of High Performance Computing (HPC) everyday but its use in a diverse set of applications such as climate prediction, nuclear labs, oil and gas discovery, defense and aerospace work, financial forecasting and other computational intensive activities touch …

Jono Bacon: Recommendations Requested: Building a Smart Home

Early next year Erica, the scamp, and I are likely to be moving house. As part of the move we would both love to turn this house into a smart home.

Now, when I say “smart home”, I don’t mean …

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S09E43 – Talk to the Hand – Ubuntu Podcast

It’s Season Nine Episode Forty-Three of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Martin Wimpress and Laura Cowen are connected and speaking to your brain.

We are four once more and Laura is back!

In this week’s show:…

Ubuntu Insights: The 4th China Mobile Global Partner Conference Forum

  • China Mobile units 24 industry leaders forming the Digital Home Cooperation Alliance

  • Canonical attends the partner conference and becomes a member of the alliance

The 4th China Mobile Global Partner Conference took place on the 18th December 2016 at the

Exercise your greatest power as a developer

To paraphrase Daniel Webster (American Statesman, 1782-1852), “If all my developer skills were taken from me with one exception, I would choose to keep the power of learning like a developer, for by it I would soon regain all the …

Alexander Larsson: A stable base for Flatpak: 0.8

Earlier this week I released Flatpak 0.8.0. The version change is meant to signal the start of a new long-term supported branch. The 0.8.x series will be strictly bugfixes, and all new
features will happen in 0.9.x.

The release …

General Availability: Larger Block Blobs in Azure Storage

Azure Blob Storage is a massively scalable object storage solution capable of storing and serving tens to hundreds of petabytes of data per customer across a diverse set of data types including media, documents, log files, scientific data and much …

[Script Of Dec. 22] How to determine Which .NET Framework Updates Are Installed by VBScript

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Script Download:
The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-determine-Which-NET-8a4da3cb.

The sample code demonstrates how to determine Which .NET Framework Updates Are Installed by VBScript.

You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script samples at http://aka.ms/onescriptingallery

Curly Blue and the meaning of scripting – Part 2

Summary: Curly Blue learns how to use built-in PowerShell script examples in Windows.

Yesterday we met our new friends, Curly Blue and Linux. Curly had started his new job as a IT Professional at Contoso.

The challenge for poor …

Flashback 2016 – Highlights from Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Earlier this year we announced the general availability of Azure SQL Data Warehouse, offering a SQL-based fully managed, petabyte-scale cloud solution for data warehousing. SQL Data Warehouse is highly elastic, enabling you to provision in minutes and scale capacity in …

No slowdown in Cerber ransomware activity as 2016 draws to a close

As everybody else winds down for the holidays, the cybercriminals behind Cerber are busy ramping up their operations.

Following our discovery of a spam campaign that takes advantage of holiday shopping, we found two new campaigns that continue distributing …

Looking Back: 2016 Project Report Card

As I’ve done for the last few years, in early 2016 I published a list of my planned personal projects for the year. In this post, I’d like to look back on that list of projects and grade myself …

Ismael Olea: Creando un servicio personal de OpenVPN

He decidido, por fin, crear mi propio servicio VPN. Los motivos principales son poder asegurar navegación privada y cercionarme que uso un servicio de confianza 100% auditado… por mi.

Requisitos

  • servicio OpenVPN
  • usando docker
  • servidor Centos 7
  • reutilizando alguna configuración

Update Rollup 8.0.11030.0 for the Microsoft Monitoring Agent is now available

Update rollup version 8.0.11030.0 for Microsoft Monitoring Agent is now available. The article below describes the issues that are fixed and also contains installation instructions. For complete details please see the following:

3206063Update rollup 8.0.11030.0 for Microsoft Monitoring

PowerTip: Limit Get-Childitem to a limited depth in the tree

Summary: Use the new -depth parameter to control how far down a directory you can search.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question I have a large file structure to search but I only want to go two folders deep on the search.  Is there a …

Dimitri John Ledkov: Ubuntu Archive and CD/USB images complete migration to 4096 RSA singing keys

Enigma machine photo by Alessandro Nassiri [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Ubuntu Archive and CD/USB image use OpenPGP cryptography for verification and integrity protection. In 2012, a new archive signing key was created and we have started

“CAI Qian”: Life of Kernel Bisecter

Bisecting is extremely useful to fix a regression in big projects like upstream kernel. The goal here is to get the regression fixed instead of just reporting it and forget about it. Usually upstream regression reports have easily been ignored 

Ubuntu Insights: Cloud Chatter- December 2016

Welcome to our final cloud news round-up for 2016. In this issue, you’ll find details of our upcoming OpenStack and Containers office hours sessions and you can take a look at our latest webinar exploring OpenStack clouds on hyperconverged architecture. …

Ubuntu Insights: Canonical Livepatch Service update – December 2016

The following kernel security vulnerabilities were addressed through live patches on Ubuntu – to ensure you have the fixes, either install at ubuntu.com/livepatch or update to newest kernel and reboot.

Linux kernel vulnerability

7th December 2016 (LSN-0014-1)

Details:

  • A race

Open Source Security Podcast: Episode 21 – CVE 10K Extravaganza


Josh and Kurt talk about CVE 10K. CVE IDs have finally crossed the line, we need 5 digits to display them. This has never happened before now.

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Show Notes

Project Bletchley – Corda Distributed Ledger available on Azure

We are very excited to announce the availability of R3’s Corda on Microsoft Azure, only a few weeks after its release to the open source community.  With the addition of Corda to Project Bletchley, we continue to expand our distributed …

Xubuntu: Integrating releases to the website

During 2016, the Xubuntu website team has been working on integrating the releases better to the website. What this essentially means is that the maintenance is easier for the team in the future, but also that the release information is …

New survey shows hybrid is leading approach, security waning as blocker to cloud adoption

This post is authored by Julia White, Corporate Vice President, Azure + Security Marketing.

Earlier this fall we once again invited our community of IT professionals, developers, and technology decision makers to participate in the 2016 Future of Cloud Survey led …

Microsoft Azure Storage Import/Export Announcements

Azure Import/Export Service enables transfer of data in and out of Azure Blob Storage by shipping data on harddrives. You can use this service when you have large amount of data which takes long to upload/download over network. We are …

2016 Year in Review, and What’s Happening to Exchange Server Pro in 2017

As 2016 draws to an end it’s time to look back and reflect on another year, and also look forward to the future.

It’s been another busy year for me here at Exchange Server Pro. Each year I like to …

Curly Blue and the meaning of scripting – Part 1

Summary: Curly Blue learns how to automate cleaning of old data files by using PowerShell.

This week, in the spirit of the holidays (and of course the previous six years!), Hey, Scripting Guy is honored to bring forth a …

Kushal Das: IRC and me

During college days when I started using Linux for the time, one of my favorite
past time was to click on every application icon on my computer. By random
clicking, I tried to learn the usage of the applications. Once …

Exchange Server 2016 Migration – Removing Legacy Servers

When all of the services and data have been migrated to Exchange Server 2016, you can begin to decommission the legacy Exchange servers from your environment. Exchange servers must be correctly removed from an organization by uninstalling the application. …

Exchange Server 2016 Migration – Public Folder Migration

For an Exchange 2016 migration, the public folder migration options depend on which version of Exchange you’re migrating from:

  • If you are migrating modern public folders from Exchange 2013 to Exchange 2016, you can simply move the public folder

Opening Web Internet Location Files on Ubuntu

As part of my effort to make myself and my workflows more “cross-platform friendly,” I’ve been revisiting certain aspects of how I do things. One of the things I’m reviewing is how I capture—and later review—posts or articles on the …

Stop Security Threats With Real-Time Data Monitoring

Imagine having a vast library of books but not being able to see what words live on the page that you are reading or want to read. That would be like being able to ingest security relevant data from a …

Charles-Antoine Couret: Fin de vie de Fedora 23

Depuis le 20 décembre 2016, Fedora 23 a été déclaré comme en fin de vie.

Qu’est-ce que c’est ?

Un mois après la sortie d’une Fedora version n, ici Fedora 25, la version
n-2 (donc Fedora 23) est déclarée comme …

Women in Technology: Meet Kamisha Williams

Splunk Gains Young Talent Through Partnership With Year Up

I first heard about Kamisha Williams’ impressive leadership skills when she led a new-hire group in a volunteer Splunk4Good afternoon at San Francisco’s Buena Vista Horace Mann Community School. When I …

Splunk Women In Tech: Making the Jump to the Executive and C-Suite

Research shows that women who have a sponsor are more likely to have better pay, advance more quickly, get more high-profile assignments and stay in the workforce once they have children. Yet, men are 45% more likely than women to

Devan Goodwin: Zero Downtime Upgrades With Openshift Ansible

A large portion of my time on the OpenShift team has been spent working on cluster lifecycle improvements, particularly in the realm of upgrades. Throughout this work we’ve been targeting the ability to upgrade clusters without requiring application downtime. I …

Laura Abbott: Chatty kernel logs

Most people don’t care about the kernel until it breaks or they think it is
broken. When this happens, usually the first place people look is the kernel
logs by using dmesg or journalctl -k. This dumps the output …

Richard W.M. Jones: Fabrice Bellard’s RISCVEMU supports Fedora/RISC-V

You can now boot Fedora 25 for RISC-V in Fabrice Bellard’s RISCVEMU RISC-V emulator. Here’s how in four simple steps:

  1. Download riscvemu-XXX.tar.gz and diskimage-linux-riscv64-XXX.tar.gz from Fabrice’s site.
  2. Download the latest stage 4 disk image for Fedora/RISC-V from here

Troubleshooting ‘Unsupported Cluster Configuration’ errors in Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2

~ John Clyburn | Senior Consultant

Hi everyone, my name is John Clyburn and I’m a senior consultant here at Microsoft. I was recently working at a customer site where we were getting “Unsupported Cluster Configuration” errors in the …