January 2018

Fedora Magazine: Protect your Fedora system against Meltdown

You may have heard about Meltdown, an exploit that can be used against modern processors (CPUs) to maliciously gain access to sensitive data in memory. This vulnerability is serious, and can expose your secret data such as passwords. Here’s how …

Ubuntu Insights: Accessing the Juju CLI from within the GUI

This article was originally featured on the Juju GUI blog

In the Juju GUI 2.11.1 release, we are excited to bring a new feature we’ve been working on for a while now: the shell in the GUI.

The GUI is …

Securing Azure customers from CPU vulnerability

An industry-wide, hardware-based security vulnerability was disclosed today. Keeping customers secure is always our top priority and we are taking active steps to ensure that no Azure customer is exposed to these vulnerabilities. At the time of this blog …

Simos Xenitellis: How to preconfigure LXD containers with cloud-init

You are creating containers and you want them to be somewhat preconfigured. For example, you want them to run automatically apt update as soon as they are launched. Or, get some packages pre-installed, or run a few commands. Here is …

mythcat: Fedora 27 : Fix your distro with package-cleanup command.


Happy New Year 2018 !

A new beginning for us, fedora distribution users, and I prefer to write about what we all use in Fedora and maybe is less well known by new  readers.

Let’s start with the development process …

Fedora Magazine: Best of 2017: articles for System Administrators

It has been a full year here at the Fedora Magazine, and now it is over, we are looking back at some of the awesome content from our contributors. Here are some of the best articles from our contributors that …

Designing, building, and operating microservices on Azure

I'm excited to announce that the AzureCAT patterns and practices team has published new guidance about microservices titled Designing, building, and operating microservices on Azure.

Microservices have become a popular architectural style for building cloud applications that are resilient, …

Build richer apps with your time series data

Today, we are pleased to announce the release of new TSI developer tools, including an Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template, API code samples, and easy-to-follow documentation for developers. TSI’s developer tools will shorten the time it takes to get started …

Looking Back: 2017 Project Report Card

As has become my custom for the past several years, I wanted to take a look at how well I fared on my 2017 project list. Normally I’d publish this before the end of 2017, but during this past …

Azure Data Lake tools integrates with VSCode Data Lake Explorer and Azure Account

If you are a data scientist and want to explore the data and understand what is being saved and what the hierarchy of the folder is, please try Data Lake Explorer in VSCode ADL Tools. If you are a developer …

Azure Analysis Services features on Azure Friday

Built on the proven analytics engine in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, Azure Analysis Services delivers enterprise-grade BI semantic modeling capabilities with the scale, flexibility, and management benefits of the cloud. The success of any modern data-driven organization requires that …

Migration checklist when moving to Azure App Service

I have been continuously getting requests from customers, colleagues and partners around what to consider when migrating applications to Azure PaaS service but more specifically to the App Service.

This post tries to cover the majority of those cases and …

Azure #CosmosDB: Recap of 2017

2017 - Cosmos DB

It was a pretty amazing year for Azure Cosmos DB, highlighted by the launch of the service, the preview and general availability of Graph, Table APIs, MongoDB API, native Spark connector and many other awesome capabilities. There were breakthroughs in …

Kushal Das: Using Haven app to secure your belongings

On 22nd December, Edward Snowden (President,
board of Freedom of the Press Foundation) announced a new project called
Haven, which is built in
collaboration between The Guardian Project and
Freedom of the Press Foundation. Haven is an Android…

Last week in Azure: Azure HDInsight, Azure Cosmos DB, and more

Welcome to 2018! This edition of Last Week in Azure covers the final two weeks of 2017. Just before everyone disappeared for the holiday break here in Redmond, the news focused on Azure HDInsight.

Azure HDInsight

We lowered prices and …

AskPFEPlat Happy New Year Invitation!

HAPPY NEW YEAR’S everyone, and welcome to 2018!

This is Brandon Wilson (Platforms and Active Directory PFE), and with the introduction of the New Year, I wanted to take some time to thank all our outstanding readers we’ve had over …

Paul Mellors [MooDoo]: /happy new year

Hello, welcome, how are you ?

It’s a day or so late, but I wanted to wish every one a happy new year. 2017 was a very busy year and I suspect 2018 will equally be as busy, but I …

Sean Davis: smdavis.us Is Now bluesabre.org!

So, you’ve clicked on a link or came to check for a new release at smdavis.us, and now you’re here at bluesabre.org. Fear not! Everything is working just as it should.

To kick off 2018, I’ve started tidying up my …

Moving to a new home…

This is the last blog post that I am going to write as Virtual PC Guy. But do not fear, I am starting a new blog over at american-boffin.com, and all the Virtual PC Guy posts are going to …

Kushal Das: 2017 blog review

Around December 2016, I decided to work more on my writings. After asking
around a few friends, and also after reading the suggestions from the masters,
it boiled down to one thing. One has to write more. This is no …

Ben Williams: F27-20171226 updated lives released.

The Fedora Respins SIG is pleased to announce the latest release of Updated 27 Live ISOs, carrying the 4.14.8-300 kernel.  

This set of updated isos will save about 800 MB of updates after install.  (for new installs.)

These can be

2018 PowerShell Resolutions

This As I did last year, and the years before that, I wanted to review my last PowerShell resolutions and see how well I did and then take a look at the coming year and pick a few things …