Tom Fenton takes a look at Microsoft's Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), which provides desktops that run in the cloud and which are managed and administrated by the cloud provider.
Citing protection against ransomware, Veeam Software unveiled a new data platform that builds upon its flagship Backup & Replication offering.
Tom adds a DIY fan to cool the small-format Linux computer for students, hobbyist and anyone else interested in learning about the fundamentals of computing.
"Open source may be extremely fragile, so proceed with caution."
"It is certainly a tool that every system administrator should be aware of and use to automate mundane routine tasks such as backups and taking applications offline."
Following the success of GitHub Copilot for software development and ChatGPT for sentient-sounding chatbots, Microsoft announced a new "copilot for the web" experience for its Bing search engine within a day of Google unveiling a similar project, Bard.
Users who neglected to install security patches issued by VMware two years ago are now being hit by a big ransomware attack wave.
"The two major technological waves driving our roadmap are AI today, and over the longer term, the metaverse."
Tom explains that most multi-tiered apps are dynamic and deployed in multiple locations so their components also will need to be updated.
One of the things that you can do with the Fault Injection Simulator is to force an EC2 instance offline as a way of testing your high-availability strategy.
Don't you sometimes just wish this amazing Information Technology business we're in was just a little different? That tech just worked? That there was one standard instead of eight? That security wasn't an afterthought. And that all apps weren't tested in production under the guise of DevOps?
- By Paul Schnackenburg
Why use third-party security tools for Active Directory account cleanups when the ubiquitous PowerShell serves just as well?
Tom shows how to use Docker Compose to deploy PostgreSQL and pgAdmin from a file.
The mission is to provide a collaboration space for diverse industries to work on developing a metaverse that is inclusive, global, vendor-neutral and scalable.
Tom demos table joins, shell scripts for repetitive tasks and using "exec" to run commands inside a container from the host system.
WEF publishes two reports discussing interoperability and demystifying the consumer metaverse (while explaining the difference between "web3" and "Web 3.0")
After his introductory series, Tom Fenton deploys a database on Docker and integrates it with other apps deployed from other Docker images.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: "ChatGPT is coming soon to the Azure OpenAI Service, which is now generally available."
Veeam Software published a Data Protection Report for the new year, finding even more ransomware attacks plagued organizations in 2022.
Tom Fenton continues to be impressed with the low-priced Inovato Quadra, an alternative to the Raspberry Pi, and the person behind it, Michael Burmeister-Brown.