In this multi-part “tutorial”, we build a single-server SharePoint Server 2016 farm inside a subnet of a Microsoft Azure virtual network. The purpose of this server will be for development and testing and as a basis for demonstrating what’s possible in SharePoint 2016. This is the introduction article.
AWS, Azure, Cloud
I love cloud stuff. This section of my website chronicles my work that is directly (or not so directly) related to cloud computing. These are some of the fun cloud stuff I have had time to write about (or that I consider sufficiently relevant to post). Here you will find AWS, Azure, and non-vendor specific cloud computing articles as well as some more traditional server work that I dabble into.
You might already be using PowerShell to automate other things in your environment. But if you haven’t started automating your cloud workload with Azure PowerShell, it’s time you take your cloud game to the next level. In this article, I’ll be showing you how to get started managing Azure resources with PowerShell. We’ll install the Azure PowerShell module and connect to your Azure subscription.
Cloud computing has become one of the most talked-about subjects in the world of corporate IT. However, in spite of the hype, there’s also a strong case against cloud-based services, particularly in certain situations. This article takes a look at the more problematic side of cloud computing while comparing it directly to its on-premises alternatives.
Many individuals and organizations implement virtual machines and dedicated servers using Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2). Like any other host on the Internet, your Amazon EC2 instances can be vulnerable to attack if you don’t take special precautions. In this article, I explain some of the most important things you should do to secure your Amazon EC2 instance.
On Amazon EC2, the instance type you choose determines the amount of physical memory (RAM) that you get. Larger instance types with lots of RAM are more expensive. So if you want more RAM on a medium or small EC2 instance, you can define some storage space on your disk to act as RAM when needed. The disk area you use for this purpose is called a swap file. This article explains swap files and demonstrates how to set up a 2GB swap file using ephemeral storage on an m3.medium instance of Amazon EC2 that has only 3.75GB of RAM by default.
Recent events have demonstrated just how insecure cloud storage can be. But there are steps you can take to keep yourself and your data safe. This post takes a look at several steps users can take to protect their most sensitive images and documents.