During my time working with the Government Cloud, I recognized that every on-boarding virtual machine after successfully provisioned needed to apply a script called hardening. Digging into this script, I realized that it contained many security configuration policies. When running this script, Windows will automatically configure Local Security Policy and built-in advanced firewall (for Windows Server).
I was humbly delighted to be a guest speaker at the very first event named Vietnam Japan Cloud Developer 2017 organized by a Japanese MVP – Seiji Noro-san. The event has gone successfully with people from software outsourcing companies whose market is Japan.
An engineer from one of my customers today paused Search but couldn’t resume it. Every time when he resumed the Search turned out timeout error. You know troubleshooting Search in SharePoint is not something you like to do, especially a new Search platform in SharePoint 2013 is quite complicated. It took me an hour to figure out.
During my work and evangelism with not only customers but also Microsoft geeks surrounding me, I’ve been asked if I’ve ever heard of deploying a hypervisor inside an Azure VM. It turns out a question: Why do you need to run a virtualization inside an already-virtualized environment which is so-called nested virtualization?
Microsoft excels at building a solid partnership with service companies around the world. You may not know that on Microsoft Azure, you can involve a security consulting partner to help you perform server vulnerability assessment. Moreover, through Azure Security Center, you receive a recommendation in which you are given the opportunity to allow Qualys to support you.
“Microsoft Azure IaaS Defense in Depth” is the very first book I wrote myself became commercial on Amazon Store. This book is published through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. I got a few requests from fellow MVPs in the community regarding my experience with Amazon KDP and why I didn’t go with a good publisher. In this article, I’d like to share a little experience during my time working on my book authoring.
I’m humbly excited today to have received an email from Microsoft saying that my MVP award has been renewed. This is the consecutive 7th year since the first time I got the MVP award for Microsoft SharePoint. Now SharePoint is grouped into a new MVP category called Office Servers and Services which comprises of 5 Microsoft productivity products: Office 365, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business and Yammer.
It’s been nearly 8 years since I started with IT service. Having faced with many customers, I’ve received number of different complaints and compliments. I receive compliant every time if something does not meet a customer’s expectation. On the contrary, if I get a compliment, that is something I completed reaches customer’s expectation.