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Photo by Yannick Pulver on Unsplash

Connecting Windows Server 2016 with Azure

Microsoft continues to integrate Windows Server with the Azure cloud. With Cloud Witness and the RDS Connection Broker, you can operate distributed environments more reliably and efficiently, and SQL databases migrate sensibly into the cloud.
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Lead Image © Setsiri Silapasuwanchai, 123RF.com

Open source tools for workgroup collaboration

Want to keep your teams connected even when they are disconnected? RetroShare, SparkleShare, and I2P are free tools that support chat, data sharing, and other collaboration services.
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Lead Image © it Ilka Burckhardt, Fotolia.com

Aggregating information with Huginn

Huginn collects information and data from websites and processes and mails it to a user. Huginn also executes predefined actions automatically for certain events; however, setting up the small IFTTT alternative requires some work.
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Lead Image © Sebastian Duda, 123RF.com

Infrastructure as Code with Terraform

Application releases can take place several times a day. Terraform helps you roll out virtual machines automatically in your data center or in the cloud, and you adapt the manual only when it changes.
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Photo by London Scout on Unsplash

Automatic data encryption and decryption with Clevis and Tang

Encrypting hard disk partitions during the installation of an operating system is standard procedure. When booting the computer, you then need to enter a matching passphrase to unlock the hard drive. We show you how to automate this process and link it to a policy.
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Lead Image by Timothy Ah Koy on Unsplash

Identity Management from the cloud

Offers for identity management as a service (IDaaS) are entering the market and promising simplicity. However, many lack functionality, adaptability, and in-depth integration with existing systems. We look at how IT managers should consider IDaaS in their strategy.
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Lead Image © mipan, 123RF.com

LibreOffice in the workplace

How can LibreOffice be used in a corporate environment and what difficulties have to be considered? In particular, you cannot underestimate acceptance by your employees.
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Photo by JJ Ying on Unsplash.com

Regular expressions and metacharacters in PowerShell

Almost all programming and scripting languages allow the use of regular expressions, but many professionals still believe regex is a relic from ancient times. With specific examples, we show how useful and meaningful regex can be in PowerShell.
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Lead Image © Sergiy Serdyuk, 123RF.com

Optimizing Windows 10 for SSDs

Not all PC settings – traditionally optimized for magnetic hard disks – are suitable for solid state drives. We show you how to configure Windows 10 for optimal operation with SSDs.
Photos Courtesy of Swapnil Bhartiya

Photos Courtesy of Swapnil Bhartiya

An interview with SUSE CEO Nils Brauckmann

This month we talk with SUSE CEO Nils Brauckmann.