Hey everybody, Thank you to everybody that came to this month Azure Nights Meetup. The Meetup slides have now been posted. News Slides are here: https://www.slideshare.net/kiwibayer/azure-news-slides-for-october2017-azure-nights-user-group James’s Slides are here: https://www.slideshare.net/kiwibayer/azure-stack-azure-nights-user-group   And finally, follow and like us on Facebook to get the latest info’s about the Group. http://www.AzureNights.com We hope you all had a great night. Our next meetup will be on the 8th of November. Our topic will be “DevOps for any Platform + Extending file services” see you next month Michael Read More »

Azure Nights August 2017 Meetup – Slides and Material

Azure Nights August 2017 Meetup – Slides and Material

Hey everybody, Thank you to everybody that came to this month Azure Nights Meetup. The Meetup slides have now been posted. News Slides are here: https://www.slideshare.net/kiwibayer/azure-nights-august2017 Janaka’s Slides are here: https://www.slideshare.net/…/azure-site-recovery-loves-busi… The recording of the talk can be found on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn7k7Q971kQ&feature=youtu.be And finally, follow and like us on Facebook to get the latest info’s about the Group. http://www.AzureNights.com We hope you all had a great night. Our next meetup will be on the 13th of September. Our topic will be “Azure Stack”. see you next month Michael Read More »

Melbourne Azure Nights Follow up – Building Intelligent Bots with Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services

Melbourne Azure Nights Follow up – Building Intelligent Bots with Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services

With over 65 people attending our July meetup, we doubled the number of attendees. Sounds like we are doing something right 🙂 Thanks for everybody that came along and stuck around for the networking afterward, even though the pizza was slightly delayed. Also, thank you again to Lace Lofranco who delivered a great session on the Microsoft Bot Framework. You can find Lace’s slides here:  https://www.slideshare.net/…/building-intelligent-bots-with… Her Code for the Azure Meetup Bot is on GitHub and can be found on her GitHub profile: https://github.com/devlace/azurenightsbot/ The Azure Bot itself can be found under: http://azurenights.azurewebsites.net/ Our Meetup and news slides are also ... Read More »

Melbourne Azure Nights – August 2017 Meetup Announcements – Azure Site Recovery ❤ Business Continuity

Melbourne Azure Nights – August 2017 Meetup Announcements – Azure Site Recovery ❤ Business Continuity

This month we have our own Janaka Rangama talking about Azure Site Recovery and Business Continuity in Microsoft Azure. Janaka Rangama is Microsoft MVP for Azure and a Principal Consultant of Empired Ltd When: 8th of August Where: Index Consultants Networking starts at 6:00 PM News starts at 6:15 PM Breakout session starts at 6:45 PM Topic brief: A disaster can happen at any time and hence Business Continuity is something that you can’t take for granted. In this session, we will explore how Azure Site Recovery can help an organization to provide business continuity for their cloud applications hosted in Azure.  This ... Read More »

Azure High Level Overviews & Resources

Azure High Level Overviews & Resources

With the ever evolving Azure platform, it’s hard staying up to date and keeping the high-level overview of all the different services that one can use in Azure. Sometimes you just want to have a quick overview and explain what each service means, be it to educate yourself or your client. Coming across this issues on a weekly basis I found 3 resources that achieve to visualize all the services MS is currently providing within Azure. Read More »

First Azure Nights Melbourne User Group & how to start with Blockchains

First Azure Nights Melbourne User Group & how to start with Blockchains

Last night we had our first Azure Nights meetup in Melbourne. It was a great turnout with over 30 people attending. Not bad given that we only created the group a few weeks ago and announced the actual meetup 2 weeks prior to today. Or the topic of the evening was Blockchains which Lucas Cullen delivered perfectly. After the main breakout session, we had great conversations over some pizzas and beers and finished the evening with a short excursion to the Belgian Beer Café. You can download our Slides of the evening, which include the User Group News and announcements, ... Read More »

Sapphire Announcements Review – May 2017

With the recent announcements and Saphire 2017, it’s clear that Microsoft has heavily invested in its cloud platform to support the needs of current and future SAP HANA workloads. Here a Snapshot of the biggest announcements from last week: New Azure VM Series (M-series) to support SAP Hana workloads of up to 3.5 TB. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-au/services/virtual-machines/sap-hana  Azure Large Instances for SAP HANA can now scale up to 20TB. Yes, that’s 20TB in memory will be enough for even large multinational to move their SAP landscape to Azure. On top of this Scale out BW instances (OLAP) are now supported up to 60TB. ... Read More »

Deploying Office Pro Plus without admin rights

There are many ways to install Office Pro Plus to your client base. You can let the user install it from the web, push it out via SCCM or Intune or simply provide the user with an installation package. However, every now and then you come across some special requirements where security is tight and some options are not available for various reasons. In this post I show you how to deploy Office Pro Plus to client machines where users do not have administrative access. Read More »

A history of DirSync and the new Azure AD Sync Services tool

Microsoft’s new Azure Active Directory Synchronization Services tool (AADSync) was released to General Availability last month on the 16th of September. Microsoft calls it the new “one sync service to rule them all”, enabling support for Multi-Forest synchronizations and AD attribute filtering, amongst other features that were previously only possible with a licensed version of Forefront Identity Manager (FIM). With the latest release, I found this to be a perfect time to reflect on how DirSync has developed over the last few years, to look at what’s possible with the new tool and what we can expect in AADSync vNext. ... Read More »

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