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Richard Hughes: AVR32 devices in fwupd

Over 10 years ago the dfu-programmer project was forked into dfu-utils as the former didn’t actually work at all well with generic devices supporting vanilla 1.0 and 1.1 specification-compliant DFU. It was then adapted to also support the STM variant …

What’s All This about SAP S/4HANA?

If you’re an SAP customer, you’ve surely heard of SAP S/4HANA by now, and the buzz has probably reached those who are just considering SAP enterprise applications. Whether you’re an SAP customer or not, knowing what’s happening could be vital …

Microsoft Azure set to triple its capacity in China in next six months

We’re excited to share that the capacity of Microsoft Azure operated by 21Vianet in China will be tripled in the next six months. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, announced the planned capacity expansion at the Microsoft Tech Summit 2017 in …

Ubuntu Insights: Ubuntu Server Development Summary – 31 Oct 2017

Hello Ubuntu Server!

The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update and highlights for any interesting subjects from the Ubuntu Server Team. If you would like to reach the server team, you can find us at the …

Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News (October, 2017)

Hi there! Stanislav Belov here to bring you the next issue of the Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News series!  

As a reminder, the Noteworthy News series covers various areas, to include interesting news, announcements, links, tips and tricks from Windows, …

Fernando Espinoza: 400 comandos para GNU/Linux que deberías conocer.

Me he encontrado en la Wiki de GUTL este completo listado con más de 400 comandospara GNU/Linux con su respectiva explicación, y los quiero compartir con ustedes para complementar este excelente artículo que escribió mi colega para aprender a vivir …

Microsoft SQL Server 2017 on SUSE Linux – at PASS Summit 2017

There’s some exciting news you won’t want to miss during tomorrow’s keynote at PASS Summit Seattle! Be sure to tune into the live stream at around 8am PDT by logging in here: http://www.pass.org/summit/2017/Home.aspx The data platform of tomorrow is being …

Azure Information Protection documentation update for October 2017

Hi everybody

Our technical writer, Carol Bailey, is letting you know whats new and hot in the docs for October.

Reminders: Follow us on Twitter (Microsoft Mobility @MSFTMobility) and join in our peer community at www.yammer.com/AskIPTeam.

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SUSE Enterprise Storage 5 released

SUSE Enterprise Storage 5: Faster, more efficient and simpler to manage Today we are very pleased to announce the general availability of SUSE Enterprise Storage 5,  the latest major release of the multi award winning SUSE software define storage solution. …

Protecting Domain Administrative Credentials

Hello, Paul Bergson back again with today’s topic of preventing your Domain Administrators and other privileged identities from logging into Tier 1 and Tier 2 devices.

Credential theft protection is always an important step in protecting the enterprise. While your …

Status Update for Azure Information Protection and Microsoft Cloud App Security – October 2017

Hello again to our Azure Information Protection community and welcome to the Cloud App Security community!

If youve been following our journey, you must be aware that were actively working on deepening the integration between these services to enable …

Sebastian Kügler: Plasma Mobile Roadmap

In the past weeks, we have noticed an increased interest in Plasma Mobile from different sides. Slowly, but surely, hardware vendors have discovered that Plasma Mobile is an entirely different software platform to build products on top of. For people …

Jonathan Dieter: Changes ahead

Lebanon Evangelical School

I’ve been working at the Lebanon Evangelical School for over fifteen years, and it has been an amazing experience. During that time we’ve switched to Linux on both servers and desktops, setup an open-source infrastructure that’s both …

Ubuntu Insights: Juju GUI: get your users started with getstarted.md

Help your users get started with your solution by providing them the first steps in using your newly deployed bundle or charm. The latest release of the Juju GUI now displays a rendered markdown file to the user after deploying …

Ubuntu Insights: MAAS 2.3.0 beta 3 released!

This originally appeared on Andres Rodriguez’s blog

Hello MAASters!

I’m happy to announce that MAAS 2.3.0 Beta 3 has now been released and it is currently available in PPA and as a snap.

PPA Availability

For those running Ubuntu Xenial …

Azure Security Center previews new threat detections for Linux

Azure Security Center recently launched a limited preview of new analytics that leverage auditd records to detect malicious behaviors on cloud and on-premises Linux machines. Similar to Security Center detections for Windows machines, these new capabilities can be used to …

Strange Error with the Azure CLI

Over the last week or so, I’ve been trying to spend more time with Microsoft Azure; specifically, around some of the interesting things that Azure is doing with containers and Kubernetes. Inspired by articles such as this one

Vector Packet Processing (VPP) on openSUSE

Introduction The latest stable release (v17.10) of the Vector Packet Processing (VPP) framework (https://fd.io/technology/) is available as a package for the Tumbleweed release of openSUSE. If you are running Leap 42.3 you can still avail of the openSUSE packages by …

Patrick Griffis: Status of emulators Flatpak’d

Console emulators have always been a great use-case for Flatpak since they are a
pain to build, sometimes proprietary, and not allowed in some distributions. As
such I, with some help, have been packaging a few of the more popular …

Fedora Badges: New badge: OpenRheinRuhr 2017 Attendee !


OpenRheinRuhr 2017 AttendeeYou visited the Fedora booth at OpenRheinRuhr 2017 …

SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 – można już testować!

Zapowiedziana we wrześniu na SUSECON nowa wersja systemu operacyjnego SUSE Linux Enterprise sygnowana numerem 15 właśnie trafiła do testów. Będzie stanowić kluczowy element wspomagający transformację IT. SLE 15 został opracowany z myślą zarówno o tradycyjnej infrastrukturze informatycznej, jak i o …

Simos Xenitellis: Online course about LXD containers

If you want to learn about LXD, there is a good online course at LinuxAcademy (warning: referral).

It is the LXC/LXD Deep Dive online course by Chad Miller.

Some of the course details of LXC/LXD Deep Dive course on LinuxAcademy (total time: 3h)

Some of the course details of LXC/LXD Deep Dive course on LinuxAcademy

Update 1710 for Configuration Manger Technical Preview released

We are happy to let you know that update 1710 for the Technical Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager has been released. Technical Preview Branch releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features in

Introducing support for Cryptography: Next Generation (CNG) certificates in Configuration Manager

We have added limited support for Cryptography: Next Generation (CNG) certificates in Update 1710 for System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview. Now Configuration Manager clients can use PKI client authentication certificate with private key in CNG Key Storage Provider …

Update 1710 for Configuration Manager Technical Preview Branch – Available Now!

Hello everyone! We are happy to let you know that update 1710 for the Technical Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager has been released. Technical Preview Branch releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features …

Ubuntu Insights: LXD Weekly Status #21: Console Attach, Distribution Work, & More

Introduction

Last week @brauner and @stgraber were traveling to Prague for the Open Source Summit Europe.
We got the opportunity to talk about LXD, system containers and various bits of ongoing kernel work as well as meet with a …

Kubuntu General News: Plasma 5.11.2 and other goodies now in Artful backports PPA

The 2nd bugfix update (5.11.2) of the Plasma 5.11 series is now available for users of Kubuntu Artful Aardvark 17.10 to install via our backports PPA.

Please note that 3 more bugfix releases are scheduled by KDE for Plasma 5.11,

Fernando Espinoza: la información anonimizada es segura, ¿verdad? (Er, no).

Las empresas a menudo le dicen que compartir sus datos es seguro porque lo “anonimizan” al eliminar u ocultar su información personal. Sin embargo, esta despersonalización conduce a un anonimato parcial , ya que las empresas aún almacenan y comparten …

Laura Abbott: OSS/Ksummit 2017

Last week was kernel summit in Prague. Based on feedback from Linus and other
people, kernel summit was a 2 day open technical forum along with a half-day “maintainer summit”. Open Source Summit Europe
was also happening at the same …

James Page: OpenStack Charms in Sydney

Next week at the OpenStack Summit in Sydney we have a few sessions scheduled for the OpenStack Charms project.

If you’re new to OpenStack deployment using Juju and the OpenStack Charms then the general project update on Tuesday at 3.20 …

Jono Bacon: Henry Rollins Interview: Full Transcript

Today I published my interview with Henry Rollins on Forbes about his passion for music, the importance of vinyl in delivering music and the stories behind our greatest artists, and his new venture, The Sound Of Vinyl.

Henry was …

Hernan Vivani: Adding a mount point to HDFS

Before proceeding:

This procedure considers that you don’t have any current useful data on HDFS. All the data will be lost after adding mount points with this method.

This procedure should be applied to every datanode in the cluster. No …

SUSE retains its placement in the Gartner Magic Quadrant Distributed File Systems and Object Storage

On the 17th October 2017 Gartner published the final results of its 2017 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage*. And while there are over 100 Software Defined Storage vendors in the market, only 15 were recognized in …

Enterprise Smart Contracts: resolving the truth for blockchains

This week, the Azure Blockchain team and I will be in Cancun for DevCon3. As we partner with customers on more mature scenarios and applications, our product roadmap continues to evolve, but the fundamental tenets of the strategy outlined at …

Andres Rodriguez: MAAS 2.3.0 beta 3 released!

Hello MAASters!

I’m happy to announce that MAAS 2.3.0 Beta 3 has now been released and it is currently available in PPA and as a snap.
PPA Availability
For those running Ubuntu Xenial and would like …

Fedora Community Blog: What I have found interesting in Fedora during the week 43 of 2017

My highlights from the past week:

Fedora 27 Server Beta & Fedora 27 Final are No-Go

On Thursday we met together with representatives of QA, FESCo, Release Engineering and few more people on so called Go/No-Go meeting. The goal …

Benefits of SUSE OpenStack Cloud: Half a Million in Cost Savings—and That’s Just the Start

IT managers looking to transform their data centers are finding that SUSE® OpenStack Cloud is an effective way to create and manage private cloud environments. Not only does it provide an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solution that gives users access to automated …

Last week in Azure: Cray supercomputers, managed Kubernetes, GDPR help, & more

Last week in Azure focused on three topics that were once unfamiliar territory for Microsoft: Big Computing, containers, and open source. It used to be that Big Computing was the exclusive domain of the few organizations and governments who could …

Modernize your applications with the Microsoft Data Accelerator Program

Your customers are demanding the latest innovations in every solution you deliver. How do you make sure that your apps meet — and exceed — your customers’ expectations? Leverage the Microsoft Data Accelerator Program, an efficient and reliable upgrade service, …

Ubuntu Insights: Using snaps to advance robotics development

Robotics development has seen great expansion in recent years. Some roboticists strongly believe that this expansion is not only due to the rise of inexpensive sensors and actuators but also to the new software trends enabling code sharing and reuse

Fedora Magazine: Fedora Classroom Session: Fedora QA 101

Fedora Classroom sessions continue next week with a session on Fedora QA. The general schedule for sessions appears on the wiki. You can also find resources and recordings from previous sessions there. Here are details about this week’s session …

Who You Gonna Call? Hostbusters! I Ain’t Afraid Of No Breach!

The similarities between cybersecurity and bustin’ ghosts are, well…spooky! …

Peter Robinson: Why I’m not backing the Purism Librem 5 phone

Numerous people have come up to me and asked “So will you get Fedora to run on your Librem phone?” and when my response is “No, I’ve not backed it” I get weird looks with a question of “Why?” I …

Matěj Cepl: vim v. IDE for Python programming

(somebody asked me in email about my opinions on vim v. IDE for
Python programming, I think it could be worthy of being available
to others as well)

Obviously you are interested in Python and Vim. Therefore I’d
like to

Fernando Espinoza: la seguridad es igual a la privacidad. (¡No!)

uando hablamos de privacidad en línea, a menudo escuchamos respuestas como: ” Estoy protegido por mi software antivirus, filtro de correo no deseado, etc. ” Si bien el software de seguridad es importante para mantenerse seguro en línea, es un …

Luca Ciavatta: Fix inconsistent NTFS drive on Linux

If you’re unable to access to a NTFS drive from Linux and you get some complex error messages, please don’t wipe it. Just some terminal commands and the issue is solved.

 

<figure class=”wp-caption aligncenter” id=”attachment_559″ style=”width: 828px”>Weird error from an external NTFS drive<figcaption class=”wp-caption-text”>Weird error …

mythcat: News: The new released Fresh IDE .


The reputable IDE for FASM named Fresh comes on 29.10.2017 06:47:22 with new news.
As you know, this can be used with the Linux and Windows operating system.
You can download it from here.
The development team come with …

Fedora Badges: New badge: LISA17 !


LISA17You visited the Fedora booth at LISA17! …

Kubuntu General News: Help test Plasma 5.8.8 LTS and Krita 3.3.1 for Kubuntu Backports!

Have you been using the Kubuntu Backports PPA on Kubuntu 16.04 LTS? Help us test the latest release of KDE Plasma LTS and Krita 3.3.1! Our goal is to release these updates to users on Saturday, November 4, 2017 barring …

Fernando Espinoza: ¿Quién decide qué sitios web visitas?

Recientemente ha habido una gran cantidad de indignación justificada sobre las “noticias falsas” y el hecho de que muchas personas viven en una cámara de eco en línea. Las empresas como Google usan su perfil para filtrar los resultados que …

Remi Collet: PHP Configuration Tips

Read: PHP Configuration Tips

This article provides refreshed information published here during recent years.

Notice: starting with Fedora 27, the default PHP configuration uses FPM, as explained in this article.

 …

Remi Collet: PHP version 5.6.32, 7.0.25 and 7.1.11

RPM of PHP version 7.1.11 are available in remi repository for Fedora 26 and in remi-php71 repository for Fedora 24-25 and Enterprise Linux (RHEL, CentOS).

RPM of PHP version 7.0.25 are available in remi repository for Fedora 25 and in …

A great way to collect logs for troubleshooting

Did you ever have to troubleshoot issues within a Hyper-V cluster or standalone environment and found yourself switching between different event logs? Or did you repro something just to find out not all of the important Windows event channels had …

vExpert Cloud 2017 Award Announcement

Thank you to everyone who applied for vExpert Cloud. We had a lot of applications for this program and we are pleased to announce the list of 2017 vExperts who received the vExpert Cloud award.

Each of these vExperts has …

Ingvar Hagelund: copr packages of varnish-5.2, varnish-modules and miscellaneous vmods for el6 and el7

Some weeks ago, the Varnish Cache project released a new upstream version 5.2 of varnish cache. I have built a copr repo with varnish packages for el6 and el7 based on the fedora package, and a selection of matching vmods.…

Thorsten Wilms: Giraffe, Tortoise? Girtoise!

Two Girtoises about to feast on cloud-rooted Bananeries on the plains of the seastern continent. These animals are also known as Toraffes or by their scientific name: Giradinoides. In German, the have the even better name Schiraffen. The Bananeries …

New Azure Active Directory resilience features: action required

Howdy folks,

If you are federating a separate identity system with your Azure Active Directory tenant, such as Active Directory Federation Server (ADFS), this blog post is for you!

Were totally committed to maximizing Azure Active Directory service availability. As …

Reverse Desired State Configuration: How it works

Nik Charlebois is a Premier Field Engineer based out of Canada. He is the author of several books on SharePoint automation, and he writes blog posts on a regular basis about all things PowerShell. You can find out more about …

Adam Young: Getting a Virtual Machine’s IP Address from virsh

Ten Years later, and I finally know how to get virsh to tell me the IP address for a VM.

So, I have a virtual machine image called cfme. To launch it, I run

sudo virsh start cfme

That …

Fernando Espinoza: Cómo ser aún más anónimo en línea.

Recientemente, explicamos cómo elegir una buena VPN (red privada virtual), y señalamos que la política de privacidad de una VPN debería ser un factor importante en su elección. Esto se debe a que una VPN es administrada por una única …

SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Beta 1 is available!

We are happy to announce our first beta release for SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 for: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED), SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension (SLE-WE), SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availablility (SLE-HA) SUSE Linux Enterprise …

Roland Wolters: Ansible package moved from EPEL to extras

Ansible LogoA few days ago the Ansible package was removed from EPEL and many ask why that happened. The background is that Ansible is now provided in certain Red Hat channels.

What happened?

In the past (pre-2017-10) most people who were …

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S10E34 – Trashy Disgusted Can – Ubuntu Podcast

This week we’ve been battling baloon fighting robots, discuss the Ubuntu 17.10 release, bring you some command line lurve and go over your feedback.

It’s Season Ten Episode Thirty-Four of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin

Ubuntu Insights: Ubuntu Desktop Weekly Update: GNOME Fixes & New Snaps

I’ll be starting the weekly round-up posts again now that the release is out and 18.04 is getting under way. At this early stage in the development cycle we’re spending a week or so tidying up the loose ends from …

Alexander Todorov: Fallback to default values for NULL columns in Rust SQLite

I have been working on code which changed its DB schema to add a NULL column
without a default value! The standard row.get() from Rusqlite throws errors
because NULL is not a valid integer value.

The solution is to use …

SUSE Linux dla aplikacji SAP dostępny w chmurze IBM Cloud

Od lipca br. system operacyjny SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications jest dostępny u wszystkich trzech głównych dostawców chmury publicznej: Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS) oraz Microsoft Azure. Do końca tego roku zostanie udostępniony na platformie IBM …

Technology Short Take 89

Welcome to Technology Short Take 89! I have a collection of newer materials and some older materials this time around, but hopefully all of them are still useful. (I needed to do some housekeeping on my Instapaper account, which is …

Fedora Magazine: GNOME Shell Overview improvements in Fedora 27 Workstation

The Overview search is one of the core ways of interacting with Fedora Workstation. If you have ever clicked “Activities” (or pressed the meta key) and searched for an application, you have used the Overview search. The Overview search in …

Stuart Langridge: Telegram notifications for Jenkins builds

It’s nice to get updates from your CI system when things build. It’s even nicer to do it without having to run any servers to do it. Here’s how I send build notifications to a Telegram bot from Jenkins.

Basically, …

Peter Hutterer: What is libwacom? A library to describe graphics tablets

libwacom has been around since 2011 now but I’m still getting the odd question or surprise at what libwacom does, is, or should be. So here’s a short summary:

libwacom only provides descriptions

libwacom is a library that provides tablet …

Ismael Olea: An improvised list of opensource conference management software

From time to time I check the available options for management conferences opensource licensed. My requirements would be basically:

  • management of the call for papers process:
    • authors registration
    • submiting of proposals and documents
    • review and approval process
  • bonus extra:
    • management

Intune’s new Troubleshooting Portal makes diagnosing and resolving end user issues easier

This post is authored by Jon Lynn, Service Engineer, Intune Customer Experience team.

Having the right data at your fingertips is a must when youre troubleshooting issues with yourend users. Intunes new Troubleshooting Portal provides a single pane of glass …

Detect the latest ransomware threat (aka Bad Rabbit) with Azure Security Center

This blog post was authored by Tim Burrell, Principal Engineering Manager, Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center .

The Windows Defender team recently updated the malware encyclopedia with a new ransomware threat, Ransom:Win32/Tibbar (also known as Bad Rabbit). This update includes comprehensive …

Randall Ross: The Beaver

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-aoWSpFor0

The beaver was given official status as an emblem of Canada when “An Act to provide for the recognition of the Beaver (Castor canadensis) as a symbol of the sovereignty of Canada” received royal assent on March 24, 1975.

FAQ on Windows Server, version 1709 and Semi-Annual Channel

Last week we made available Windows Server, version 1709, the first release in the Semi-Annual Channel, and we’re already seeing many customers deploying it! We’ve received some questions on how this channel works and how customers should utilize it. …

Why is my Address Rewriting not working as expected?

Address Rewriting is a feature of the Transport Agent that runs on the Edge Server role. It enables the modification of addresses for both senders and recipients on messages that enter and leave your Exchange organization. First introduced in Exchange …

Ubuntu Insights: Security Team Weekly Summary: October 26, 2017

The Security Team weekly reports are intended to be very short summaries of the Security Team’s weekly activities.

If you would like to reach the Security Team, you can find us at the #ubuntu-hardened channel on FreeNode. Alternatively, you

Ubuntu Insights: Glowing Bear and Weechat in Kubernetes with Helm

This article originally appeared on Mike Wilson’s blog

Having a renewed interest in irc again, I found that the best option to stay in touch is to keep Weechat running all the time and relaying the chat to Glowing Bear

BlockApps STRATO Suite upgrade now available on Azure

BlockApps was one of the first blockchains that was offered in Azure back in 2015. The partnership with the team on the STRATO product line has continued to evolve based on feedback from real world use cases and technical …

Deep dive into Azure IoT Hub notifications and Device Twin

Azure IoT Hub notifications give detailed insight into operations happening in your IoT solution such as devices being registered, deregistered or reporting data. Combined with Device Twins, they offer a very powerful tool to control and monitor your IoT solution. …

Posts from the Past, October 2017

After over 12 years of writing here, I’ve accumulated a pretty fair amount of content. To help folks discover older content, I thought it might be fun to revisit what I’ve published in October in years past. Here are some …

Ubuntu Insights: Thinger.io uses Ubuntu Core & snaps for easy IoT deployment

Thinger.io is a Spanish start up founded in 2015 who aim to enable any developer or organisation to develop IoT applications across a range of sectors, with examples including smart cities, Industry 4.0 and energy monitoring. Thinger.io has already grown …

Automatic Dependency Mapping with Service Map and Live Maps

The following is a special guest blog from Savision

Modern enterprise IT infrastructures are becoming increasingly difficult to manage as the deployment of new services and applications continues to grow.  Applications tend to rely on many other services and applications to …

Azure GDPR resources: Unmatched focus on customer compliance needs

imageIn June 2017, we alerted you via blog post that if you have GDPR questions, Azure has answers. Through a variety of listening channels, we have collected customer GDPR feedback, and have embarked in earnest on delivering the right content to …

Peter Czanik: Collecting syslog-ng statistics to Graphite

syslog-ng makes available various types of statistics. Data is available in a couple of forms: emitted regularly from the internal() source of syslog-ng or obtained using the syslog-ng-ctl utility from the command line. Due to the format that the internal …

Free PowerShell Monitoring MP

The following is a special guest blog from Squared Up

As part of our continuing commitment to the SCOM community we’re excited to announce a new PowerShell Monitoring Management Pack, freely available to the community, available to download from our

Azure Analysis Services web designer adds new DAX query viewer

In July, we released the Azure Analysis Services web designer. This new browser-based experience allows developers to start creating and managing Azure Analysis Services (AAS) semantic models quickly and easily. While SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) and SQL Server Management …

Julita Inca Chiroque: GTK talk at UNAC

Today I did a talk regarded to GTK on Fedora and GNOME. Thanks to the group Codefiis for organizing the workshop at the Faculty of Industrial and Systems Engineering UNAC. We started by installing a Virtual Box and Fedora 26. …

Cybersecurity in Healthcare: More than Protecting Patient Data

When it comes to cybersecurity in healthcare, it’s more than protecting patient data – it’s about patient safety and saving lives…

Golden Bathrooms, Daft Punk and VR: EMEA Customer Highlights from .conf2017

A snapshot of .conf17’s customer highlights through an EMEA lens…

Kubuntu General News: Many thanks to Linode

Behind the scenes with Kubuntu, we build packages, then test and finally release to our users. We mostly rely on the building services provided by Canonical on Launchpad, but also are lucky enough to have services donated by some …

Andres Rodriguez: MAAS Development Update – October 25th

Hello MAASters!

It’s been two weeks since my last update when the MAAS 2.3 beta 2 release was announced! Since then, the MAAS team has been split, both by participating in internal events (and recovering from travel) as well as

Fernando Espinoza: Nobody else cares about privacy! (Umm, yes they do.)

When was the last time you spoke with your friends or family about internet privacy? Sadly, for most people, the answer is never. In general, people believe that only a small percentage of people care about privacy, and while we …

Andrew Overholt: Chrome Dev Summit 2017

I attended the 5th Chrome Dev Summit this week. The talks were all recorded and are available via the schedule (the keynote and leadership panel on day 1 are perhaps of broadest interest and highest bang-for-buck viewing value). It was …

System Center 2016 now supports TLS1.2 security protocols

Compliance organizations (like PCI) are mandating that customers use TLS 1.2 for all encrypted communications and disable all other protocols in their environments. SSL and early TLS are not considered strong cryptography and cannot be used as a security control …

Suzanne Hillman (Outreachy): What have I been doing lately?

I’ve been up to a lot of different things, focused mostly on increasing my chances of getting a job.

Organizing my links

I have a lot of UX-related links. They aren’t even all in the same place, as some are …

An Alien Looking From the Outside In – Main Take-Aways After a Year in Documentation

Not too long ago, mid of September, I was attending this great Documentation Conference, Write the Docs, which – like many other conferences this year – took place in beautiful Prague. The WTD org team somehow decided that my session …

Adam Young: In Satellite server, Organization != Organization_ID

Spent a good chunk of yesterday and some of this morning stumped by a simple mistake I made.  I was trying to use our Satellite server via the Hammer command line tool to launch an instance, and kept getting and …

Sebastian Dröge: Multi-threaded raw video conversion and scaling in GStreamer

Another new feature that landed in GStreamer already a while ago, and is included in the 1.12 release, is multi-threaded raw video conversion and scaling. The short story is that it lead to e.g. 3.2x speed-up converting 1080p video …

Azure Information Protection scanner in public preview

Hi everyone!

We mentioned the Azure Information Protection scanner in our Ignite blog and demonstrated how it works in this Ignite session. Were very excited to announce that the feature is now available in public preview. We hope that …