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Month: December 2016

2016 in Review

2016 in Review

A review of 2016 As we near the end of 2016 I feel it’s only fitting to look back on the year and look forward to plans in 2017. Over the course of 2016 I wrote over 20 blog posts, participated in posting content on Microsoft Technet Gallery, complete KEMP and AWS Certifications, migrate from Blogger to WordPress, move to a dedicated web hosting platform (AWS) and attract over 4,500 users to the blog.  As I reviewed the stats I…

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Interview with MVP Michael Seidl

Interview with MVP Michael Seidl

I got the chance the other day to interview Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP Michael Seidl:       Can you introduce yourself to the readers? My Name is Michael Seidl, I am a CDM MVP since 2015, a Senior Consultant in Service Management and Automation and the Founder of SCOOSP, a Self Service Portal for SCO, SMA and Azure Automation. My Blog www.techguy.at is all about System Center and Azure, also take a look at www.scoosp.com and try our…

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New AWS Region

New AWS Region

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced their 16th AWS region earlier this month, the London region.  This is the third region in Europe, joining Ireland and Frankfurt. Public sector organisations within the UK have special security needs and AWS has worked with their Direct Connect partners to ensure the necessary obligations for connectivity to the Public Services Network (PSN) and N3 are met.  AWS also has been built to meet various rigorous compliance standards including PCI DSS Level 1, ISO 27001…

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Office 365 URL Generator

Office 365 URL Generator

I have recently been working on a project that has seen me pull together a PAC file that helps to separate Office 365 Express Route traffic, Office 365 CDN traffic, internal traffic and general Internet traffic to different proxy servers. It’s been a complicated process and one of the issues was gathering the necessary URLs that are currently associated with Office 365.  Using the script that Aaron Guilmette (https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Office-365-Proxy-Pac-60fb28f7) wrote I was able to pull out the URLs that Microsoft…

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Move from Blogger to WordPress and AWS

Move from Blogger to WordPress and AWS

The Beginning Back in November 2014 I launch my blog “Techie Lass” but only started to really post regularly within 2015 and invest more time into it.  When launch my underlying platform was Blogger, however earlier this year I started to think I needed something a little more “professional”. New Platform and Blog format After a lot of research I settled on using WordPress as it seemed a popular choice among bloggers and had lots of functionality available to it….

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