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Using PowerShell with APIs to Generate Let’s Encrypt SSL Certs with CloudFlare or GoDaddy DNS

Lets Encrypt has issued over a billion SSL certificates since starting out and has all but ended any reason for not having trusted SSL certificates installed on test/dev, lab or non-production systems. I even know instances where they front production systems. Over the years i’ve pretty much been one of those people that don’t care […] Read More

Eero Mesh WiFi Part 1 – My Selection Criteria and Tech Overview

It might be a surprise to some, but I have a tendency to be a bit of a Luddite when it comes to adopting new technologies around the home and office. Such was the case with my home WiFi network setup. Prior to searching for a more reliable solution to solve my home/office WiFi frustrations […] Read More

Garmin Down! – Dumbing Down Smart Devices Changes The Way We See IoT

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and the internet of things have been hot topics for any digital transformation discussion in recent years. It’s no surprise. The IT industry is obsessed with what the future has in store. As technologists, it’s important to continue to drive conversations about where the industry is going and what the next […] Read More

VMware Cloud Director CVE-2020-3956 – My Worst Nightmare Realized!

Before anything else… if you haven’t patched your Cloud Director installations as per the below table… do it now! Product Version Running On CVE Identifier CVSSV3 Severity Fixed_Version Workarounds Additional Documentation VMware Cloud Director 10.1.0 Linux, PhotonOS appliance CVE-2020-3956 N/A N/A Not affected N/A N/A vCloud Director 10.0.x Linux, PhotonOS appliance CVE-2020-3956 8.8 Important 10.0.0.2 […] Read More

vForum Online 2020 – Save The Date!

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’m writing about an event that is being held online… especially in this very moment in time. 2020 is the year of the virtual! Though in this case, the VMware vForum Online Spring evet is one of those online events that hasn’t been put together directly in response […] Read More

Innovation… Technical Acceleration has begun!

We are currently experiencing a period of Technical Acceleration. The current situation has forced businesses and people to modify their behaviors and pivot to new ways to do things to cope with the restrictions put in place to help bring things under control, specifically related to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Like other times of global […] Read More

Zoombomb! Security for Zoom Learnt the Hard Way…Again!

The world is a very different place today… in fact it’s a very different place to what it was just two weeks ago. During this forced working from home situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, workers, friends and family have been forced to go digital to keep up social interactions. The messaging platform that has […] Read More

v10 for Service Providers – vCloud Director 10.0 Support and Self Service Portal Enhancements

Veeam Backup & Replication v10 has been Generally Available since mid Feburary and last week I posted a What’s in it for Service Providers overview blog post. In that post I briefly outlined all the new features and enhancements in v10 as it related to our Veeam Cloud and Service Providers. As mentioned each new […] Read More

COVID-19 – Impact, Working from Home Tips and some Thoughts on the Mass Hysteria

The world has lost its proverbial you know what! We are living through a historic event, triggered by the fear of the unknown. That unknown is the COVID-19 coronavirus. It’s caused mass hysteria all around the world the likes of which recent generations haven’t really experienced. Societies general reaction to this has been concerning… and […] Read More

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