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Starting with Terraform, Windows and Azure Part 3

Written on March 2, 2018 at 11:20 AM, by

In the last two posts we got our local toolset going. Now it is time to make sure you can actually connect to your Azure tenant with Terraform. This assumes you have access to an Azure Tennant already. If you don’t then it is really easy to get started with you own Azure Tennant and […]

Starting with Terraform, Windows and Azure Part 2

Written on January 11, 2018 at 4:23 PM, by

Installation In the previous post I explained how to setup the Windows environmental variable PATH so you can run the terraform executable from any path. In this post I will explain how I set up my favorite text file editor. In the last year or so I came to fall in love with Microsoft Visual […]

Starting with Terraform, Windows and Azure Part 1

Written on January 8, 2018 at 1:09 PM, by

This is a series of blog posts going in to the setup of Terraform and building your first Azure deployment. First we are going to the local installation. Terraform is able to run on a variety of operating systems: MacOS FreeBSD Linux OpenBSD Solaris Windows Since this blog Is mostly about Microsoft, Windows and Azure […]

Certificate Services and Hardware Security Modules

Written on April 14, 2016 at 5:28 PM, by

A lot of deployment of Active Directory Certificate Services is never deployed with an Hardware Security Module (HSM). Now this does not have to be a problem depending on the use of the issued certificates. In some deployments however it can be a serious security risk not to incorporate a HSM into the design. What […]

Help the Outlooks are down

Written on December 11, 2015 at 2:48 PM, by

So I was contacted by a panicking client. It seemed that all of his Outlook clients could not connect to Office 365 anymore. That meant investigating what was wrong. Upon inquiring he admitted that he changed some DNS settings the day before. But only the SPF record. That didn’t explain connection issues with their Outlook […]