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Top 10 Mistakes Companies Make Getting Started with Azure: #6— Over-Intermediating the Cloud UX to Control Deployment

Our last posts covered structuring and securing your Azure environment. Now, we’ll focus on a topic important for its actual use: how strictly to control deployment.
 
What people often do is create a portal between developers and Azure itself. This isn’t surprising, as it’s probably what they have on-premises: a portal that exists between developers and the servers that run the applications.
 

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

Domain Controller DNS Record Registration

DNS plays a central part in Active Directory.  Clients use DNS records to discover and communicate with domain controllers which, in turn, allows for proper domain functionality.  Let's take a look at the key DNS records and some other helpful information for troubleshooting DNS issues.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

Top 10 Mistakes Companies Make Getting Started with Azure: #7— Ignoring Identity, RBAC and Conditional Access

Now that your Azure Environment is effectively and properly structured, as noted in our previous post, we come across a slippery slope that must be avoided. Now that it has been created, it needs to be secured. It has become second nature to use a seatbelt, lock doors and assure the area is clear when entering or exiting a vehicle, and we must direct that line of thinking when it comes to employing technology.
 

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

Introduction to Microsoft Graph

Microsoft has been in the Cloud Business for several decades, and through that journey, has acquired tens of thousands of customers.  Microsoft is at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence development, and democratizing access to this capability.  Specifically, Microsoft is providing each of its cloud customers with access to the data they have access to, and intelligence based on it, through the Microsoft Graph. 

Tayo Adegoke by Tayo Adegoke

SPO Image Resizing and How to Format New Visual Content

One Question I have been getting asked since SharePoint Online came out is about content images. How should they be formatted? What are the dimensions of a banner image? How do the images look at different window and screen sizes?

Andrew Jordan by Andrew Jordan

Sharing Documents from a Private Team to non Team Members

I was asked today, "how can I share documents in a from a private team with other people in the team with out adding them to the Team?" A quick web search didn't seem promising, but with a little testing I found out you could.

Craig Jahnke by Craig Jahnke

SSL Certificate Basics

SSL certificates are a common part of system administration, but how much do you know about how SSL certificates work?  Sure you've installed certificates before, but what makes the client trust them?  Let's look at some of the basics to help understand how SSL certificates function and how to resolve some common types of issues.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande