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Diagnosing Slow Page Loads due to CRL Checks

Recently, a support ticket was opened for an issue where a couple of websites were slow to load after blocking outbound internet access from a VM.  The IP addresses of these websites were whitelisted, but the browser would hang for about 30 seconds before they'd load.  In the end, we found that the SSL certificate CRL check process was causing the hang.  Let's take a look at the diagnosis process and how we discovered the root cause.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

Concurrency's CTO, Nathan Lasnoski, featured in InBusiness Madison

By now, most business leaders are familiar with some aspects of their organizations’ journey to the cloud. That includes CEOs, CFOs, and others who don’t live and breathe technical topics on an everyday basis.

These business leaders have probably already seen financial and operational benefits of moving software and servers to the cloud. That includes products in widespread use, such as Office 365, as well as enterprise software specific to a single organization.

Kim Claditis by Kim Claditis

Top 10 Ways to Secure your Azure Environment – Part 1 of 2

Recently I finished off a 10-part series on the top mistakes to avoid when getting started in Azure. I’d like to complement that content with a follow-up pair of posts focused specifically on security. My objective here is to provide a quick-reference checklist you can use to maximize security benefits from the beginning.

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

Ethics of AI – Chapter 4 : Negative Impacts of AI to Mitigate

Chapter 4: Negative Impact of AI on Humanity Editors Note: This post is a part of a series on Ethics of Artificial Intelligence. In the same way the positive impact of AI cannot be understated, the negative impact cannot either and must be explored.  The negative impact of AI is the very reason why ethics […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

Windows Virtual Desktop Management Web App

Windows Virtual Desktop entered public preview on March 21, 2019.  Currently, the only official way to manage Windows Virtual Desktop is via the PowerShell module.  Although support in the Azure Portal is coming, there is no public ETA.  In the meantime, there is an Azure Web App that you can deploy and host yourself to manage your WVD tenant.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

Wisconsin Technology Association & Milwaukee Tech Hub

Last month I spoke at the Wisconsin Technology Association in a panel discussion on technology disruption and digital transformation.  I was joined by three other executives where we talked about how we engage the business ecosystem with transformative technologies, enable the operationalized cloud, build skills, and transition their companies.  I want to thank the WTA […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

ServiceNow Security – Social Engineering

Protecting your business practice, assets, and proprietary information will always be a never-ending battle. For every security patch that is released, there are operators reverse engineering different aspects of every platform looking for exploits.

Scott Poling by Scott Poling

ServiceNow Test Management: Accelerate the Management of Testing Processes

Are you looking to streamline your user acceptance testing experience? Look no further than ServiceNow's very own Test Management suite which features a simplified process for executing tests around software development. Furthermore, gain visibility into which test cases are passing versus which tests have defects, and sign off when you're ready for deployment!

Michael Dugan by Michael Dugan

Attack Surface Analyzer

Attack Surface Analyzer is an older tool that Microsoft has recently updated and re-released as v2.0.  This tool tracks changes to files, services, network ports, certificates, registry, and local user accounts.  Although it is primarily for Windows, it is an open source product available for macOS and Linux as well.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

Concurrency, Inc. Adds to Team of Ph.D. Data Scientists

Microsoft Partner of the Year-winning professional services firm Concurrency, Inc., the first Microsoft-focused systems integrator to bring Ph.D. data scientists on staff, has further expanded its Data & AI practice. Swaminathan ("Swami") Venkatesh, Ph.D. joins Concurrency's integrated Data & AI team which also includes technical architects, developers and other Ph.D. data scientists. The team works cohesively to design and implement machine-learning and other cutting-edge approaches to improving business operations, products and services.

Kim Claditis by Kim Claditis