Frak! It’s September already!?!?!?! Here’s my first update in a since last Wednesday – travel and events took priority.
The big news broke late on Friday and Saturday. The moron judge presiding over the FBI/Microsoft case cancelled the stay on the order to force Microsoft to turn over data from the Dublin data centre to the US feds, thus breaching privacy and violating Irish and European laws. Microsoft is refusing to comply and is appealing to a higher court in the USA.
- Manually Merging Hyper-V Checkpoints: Black magic for those of you who misuse Hyper-V snapshots.
- Your email belongs to you, not us: Microsoft is quite clear on this, and it’s why the US government’s case is BS, and it’s not similar to the IRS demanding that you turnover your offshore bank records.
- Microsoft Ireland data warrant upheld, stay on data turnover lifted: The American government wants to kill all American presence in the cloud. Microsoft will resist, and is supported by the rivals.
- A backup to Azure Backup fails if the data source is larger than 850 GB: A hotfix for W2008 R2, WS2012, WS2012 R2 DPM 2012 SP1 and DPM 2012 R2.
- How to plan your migration to Azure Websites: This post will showcase the what you need know about the platform when migrating to Azure websites.
- Azure Automation – Authenticating to Azure using Azure Active Directory: Azure Automation can now authenticate to Azure using organization identity credential-based authentication, using Azure Active Directory.
- Introducing Long Term Retention for DPM Azure cloud backups:
- Microsoft rolls out two new Windows Intune mobile-device management features: iOS and Windows Phone 8/8.1 Email Profile Provisioning and Mobile Policy Support for Enterprise Mode in Internet Explorer for Windows 8.1/8.1 RT.
- Windows PowerShell ISE Fundamentals: This built-in tool makes learning PowerShell easy.
- What’s the Future for Surface Tablets? IMO, doom. It’s impossible to sell a business machine to business users if you don’t give businesses a way to buy the device and an SLA-enforced mechanism to support it. First of you to say "BYOD" gets a kick in the groin for drinking 2-year old Gartner KoolAid.
- Hybrid, Dedicated, and Shared Scenarios: Easily, the most complicated aspect of licensing. It makes VDI look easy.
- What’s New in VMware vSphere 6.0: Some nice things, but not that much to be honest.
- Finally, Microsoft Has Removed The 2GB File Size Limit On OneDrive: It never affected me, but someone must have complained.