The Soldier of Fortune

Musing on Microsoft Digital Transformation

My upcoming book about Azure IaaS Defense in Depth

If you are an avid reader of my blog, you may realize that every recent article related to Azure IaaS…

Comprehensive checklist for SharePoint 2016 offline setup

If you have ever set up SharePoint farm without Internet, you probably know how challenging it is. Because you don’t…

Keys to SharePoint Server 2016 Planning on Microsoft Azure

Planning for SharePoint Server 2016 can be challenging due to lack of Microsoft documentation. If the purpose is experiment with…

Hardened Azure Virtual Machine Deployment

During my time working with the Government Cloud, I recognized that every on-boarding virtual machine after successfully provisioned needed to…

My slide deck at Vietnam Japan Cloud Developer 2017

I was humbly delighted to be a guest speaker at the very first event named Vietnam Japan Cloud Developer 2017…

My slide deck at SharePoint Saturday Paris 2017

I was humbly delighted to be a speaker at SharePoint Saturday Paris 2017 last week. The main topic I shared…

Search Paused for External Request due to FIPS

An engineer from one of my customers today paused Search but couldn’t resume it. Every time when he resumed the…

Security Monitoring In Azure IaaS Resources

Security threats are very hard to detect and defend today. In one of my past blog articles, I pointed out security…

Quick look at Microsoft Azure nested virtualization

During my work and evangelism with not only customers but also Microsoft geeks surrounding me, I’ve been asked if I’ve…

Involve security consulting partner for vulnerability assessment on Azure

Microsoft excels at building a solid partnership with service companies around the world. You may not know that on Microsoft…

A little experience writing for Amazon KDP

“Microsoft Azure IaaS Defense in Depth” is the very first book I wrote myself became commercial on Amazon Store. This…

Microsoft MVP for the 7th year

I’m humbly excited today to have received an email from Microsoft saying that my MVP award has been renewed. This…

Four levels of customer frustration

It’s been nearly 8 years since I started with IT service. Having faced with many customers, I’ve received number of…

Protecting your Azure virtual machine with Disk Encryption

The ultimate objective of security was to protect data from any authorized access. Confidentiality should emphasize similarly. Controlling access to…

SharePoint Online missing Search template

Troubleshooting in a modern Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) like SharePoint Online is not my interest. Last week I had a customer who…

DMZ Implementation on Microsoft Azure

When it comes to network defense, demilitarized zone (DMZ) is thought of first. What is so-called demilitarized zone? Is it…

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