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Cloud services are services made available to users via the Internet from a provider's servers. Cloud services are designed to provide easy, scalable access to applications, resources and services, and are fully managed by a cloud services provider. It is a model for enabling ubiquitous, on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources. Frequently offered cloud services are infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), desktops-as-a-service (DaaS), software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS). Examples of cloud services include online data storage and backup solutions, Web-based e-mail services, hosted office suites and document collaboration services, database processing, managed technical support services and more.

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Looking for research, links/opinions on Okta vs.  Azure AD.
 What is it Okta can do or do better than Azure?  Would you need Okta if you already have Azure implemented?  
Is it better for provisioning/de-provisioning accounts, apps?   Better on doing SSO/MFA?  Is Okta better than Azure?  

Please advice if anyone dealt with both.  Thanks in advance!
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SolarWinds® Network Configuration Manager (NCM)
SolarWinds® Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

SolarWinds® Network Configuration Manager brings structure and peace of mind to configuration management. Bulk config deployment, automatic backups, change detection, vulnerability assessments, and config change templates reduce the time needed for repetitive tasks.

I am having trouble getting the BlockDownloadOfAllFilesForGuests setting set for my Sharepoint/Onedrive account.  The feature is detailed here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/39497.onedrive-for-business-sharing-settings-with-powershell.aspx?Redirected=true#Block_Download

I am using Sharepoint Online Management Shell version 16.0.8316.0.

I have downloaded and installed the latest COM  from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42038   
using file sharepointclientcomponents_16-6906-1200_x64-en-us.msi

After downloading the script from this page, https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/Block-of-all-files-for-2ad7a0db, and following its instructions I am getting the error below:

Exception calling "ExecuteQuery" with "0" argument(s): "Updating this tenant property is currently disabled."
At C:\BlockDownloadOfAllFilesForGuests.ps1:25 char:3
+   $ctx.ExecuteQuery()
+   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [], MethodInvocationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ServerException

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi,

I've uploaded the video with green tick and waited for very long time but still not able view the video online by any user. see screenshot.

Thanks.

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What are the best azure tools to move data from a data center in the US to a UK region Azure tenant?

I have a  Dallas TX data center that I am trying to move out of and into a UK region Azure tenant. The big question is how to keep the data flowing. We have talked about getting an Azure Data Box for the 5TB of static data that can wait, but we have some SQL servers that have a total data footprint of about 400GB that we may need to refresh several times during this exercise.

What do the experts think the best way to move our SQL server data is? We are looking at just *,baks and *.trns as we have some columns that are VARCHAR(MAX) and may have some BLOBs in our databases. We are also very hesitant to turn on anything that requires SQL replication to work. Our only big challenge at the moment is how to get our data across the wire and to the UK.

We were thinking if we just got the data into Azure blob storage, that we could then just pull that down in the UK. I was also thinking this may be our best option as the Microsoft CDN is probably going to outperform any type of link we configure. We also have word docs that are actively used that would need to trickle over. We also have the ability on these to find all related files that have changed within N hours.

Does azure have a utility that we could install on a server or VM in our Dallas data center that would just push this to Azure blob and we can put the same type of appliance in our UK tenant and pull from the …
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hi, how to understand and resolve this error when deleting 1000VMs from python script. Tks

message":"The maximum request receiving rate is exceeded","request_id
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I am looking for those who worked with/in Banking sector to share:
- Some of the innovative usage/trends of cloud?
- How are Banks using cloud today? (In addition to lift and shift IaaS)
- Have Banks started looking at moving some of the mainframe to cloud?
- Open Banking? How does that fit in with cloud?
- Cloud Security Services?
- RPA in cloud?

Any shared experiences are greatly helpful and appreciated.

J
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i have multiple ms accounts and I always use visual studio community 2015 IDE as well as TFS Online.
My issue is: sometime MS Visual Studio keeps remember my first ms account for e.g. client A. When I try to sign out and sign in another MS account for client B - TFS online
It does not allow me to connect client B - TFS online. Seem like the cache issue but have no idea how to fix it
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hi,

why can't delete my system volumes with error. checked has no more VM, snaps, etc.

use postman to delete with error. ps check my postman.
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use python script to delete with error. ps check my python code

import requests

get_token_url = "https://iam-apigateway-proxy.domain.com/v3/auth/tokens"

body = {
    "auth": {
        "identity": {
            "methods": [
                "password"
            ],
            "password": {
                "user": {
                    "domain": {
                        "name": "XXXXX"
                    },
                    "name": "XXXXX",
                    "password": "XXXXX"
                }
            }
        },
        "scope": {
            "project": {
                "id": "cd088007d3b84e7fa894478e6fe667c4",
                "domain": {
                    "name": "XXXXX"
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

# POST to the API
results = requests.post(get_token_url, json=body, verify=False)


token = results.headers['X-Subject-Token']

#Deletion

volume_id = [
    'c3b803ee-f1ab-428d-bc55-01b380c36d49',
    '065ba0b3-959a-4dc0-af23-17b8a1099367',
    'b282ea13-5e24-48fb-b7e2-84fce0973621',
    'aa87fc71-ae1b-47ee-82fc-bcd73a59538d',
    'a72cc934-473e-4cde-8eb0-743ca058e350'

]

delete_url = "https://evs.domain.com/v2/cd088007d3b84e7fa894478e6fe667c4/volumes/"
headers = {
    'content-type': "application/json",
    …
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Hi,

Anyone can advice how to backup and restore config files for Huawei FusionCloud 6.3 under ManageOne Service?

Tks.
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What is a CASB?  What value can it provide?

What are some of the most popular/well respected CASBs?

Can CASBs inform ConMon/IR/Operational Visibility?

What cloud deployment and service models are best suited for a CASB?

How can CASB assist in security and compliance of:
                IaaS?
                PaaS?
                SaaS?
                 Private cloud?
What options exist for CASBs to integrate log data with current monitoring processes?
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Amazon Web Services
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Amazon Web Services

Are you thinking about creating an Amazon Web Services account for your business? Not sure where to start? In this course you’ll get an overview of the history of AWS and take a tour of their user interface.

I am in the process of adding a second terminal server to my cloud environment, but I'm having one issue. We use Outlook as our email service, and would like to transfer all users emails over to the second terminal server with out having to  add each user manually through the outlook set up?


Also if there is a way to move the profiles over what files will we need?
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I need a quick write up on Cloud Continuous Monitoring (ConMon)

Section 1.1  Purpose & Objectives

Section 1.2 Process Overview ( Operational Visibility, Change Control, Incident Response)

I attached two Fed RAmp Documents. Policy writing isn't my thing at all.
CSP_Continuous_Monitoring_Strategy_G.pdf
nistspecialpublication800-137-5b1-5d.pdf
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Hi all

Working at school

I have request for primary school students to have access to emails but only be able to send internal and reciveve internal only. So block external emails alltogether

Heres what i have done,

Created a Universal distribution group in AD - Added the releveant groups to it i.e. primary school students

In office 365 created a new rule

- The recipent is located - Outside the organisation and the sender is member off (the distribution group i created in AD)

Do the following - delete the message without notifying anyone

After the above, i have been testing by sending email to a test student via my gmail account and test student can send emails and receive externally.

So seems like this is not working, any ideas?

one thing i noticed was in members of that distribution list, i am unable to locate the AD security groups, could this be the reason? my security groups seems are not automativally synced. I had to go in Attribute of the distribution list to make it sync to Office 365 not sure if its same for this
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One of my clients brought up a question regarding becoming properly NIST 800-171 certified.

He had heard that in order to use cloud services one of the points of concern was ensuring that they were all hosted in datacenters in the US and not abroad. Apparently Office 365 Business has some parameters that allow you to ensure this is the case.

1) Anyone remember or know of this requirement?
2) And is there a way to specify in Office 365 to ensure its US based?

Thanks.
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I use to use crashplan which was amazing.

Then I tried IDrive, their software is really bad. gets the computer stuck .

Then I tried carbonite which they choose which files to backup, I told them I want to backup everything, they said it's not possible.

So which online backup provider do you recommend ?
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configure /setup adfs with ibm connections cloud

is IIS and cert necessary to setup SSO/ASDS with in connections cloud??
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Hello,
I am new to dealing with file server systems and hybrid solutions. My company was looking at a dell emc that was going to have functionality that would take files based on rules and push them to the cloud. This would leave a pointer in place so if an end user would ever need to do anything with the file they would not know it was in the cloud, it would just take a bit longer for it to download. Unfortunately this won't work in our position as the emc product would have to be used as a san or as a file server. We are using it for a hybrid approach.
I would like to continue to use aws for our cloud storage, but what is out there to automatically do what we are looking for? I know that you can backup data to the cloud but I would like to keep IT's involvement low as we are a small team for a larger company.
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We have a small business with 15 employees all using office365 and Onedrive. We have a mix of computers mostly Windows and some Macs. The users use OneDrive for storage. There are no servers and most users work remotely out of the office. The owner's don't want to avoid the traditional IT infrastructure and want to use the cloud since the want to keep things simple and run an slim IT . We had a issue recently where one user had deleted a few files/folders from OneDrive by mistake. I am an IT admin with good amount of onsite AD and Windows experience. Is there anyway of setting up and active directory / file server /domain setup using Microsoft Cloud? Not sure if that's even necessary or that if its too costly.  Also, I have to find a way of backing up OneDrive and also the Onedrive user folders. Suggestions and any directions are appreciated. Thank You,
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Lambda backups via AWS - Currently the backup script in place does the backup perfectly fine however it does not add the label to the snapshot. We would like the backup to place the instance name to the snapshot backup so it is easy to understand. I believe such functionality must exist already as having a snapshot created with no label is not helpful, especially if that instance no longer exists.

Current Script:
import boto3
import collections
import datetime

ec = boto3.client('ec2')

def lambda_handler(event, context):
    reservations = ec.describe_instances(
        Filters=[
            {'Name': 'tag-key', 'Values': ['backup', 'Backup']},
        ]
    ).get(
        'Reservations', []
    )

    instances = [
        i for r in reservations
        for i in r['Instances']
    ]

    print "Found %d instances that need backing up" % len(instances)

    to_tag = collections.defaultdict(list)

    for instance in instances:
        try:
            retention_days = [
                int(t.get('Value')) for t in instance['Tags']
                if t['Key'] == 'Retention'][0]
        except IndexError:
            retention_days = 7

        for dev in instance['BlockDeviceMappings']:
            if dev.get('Ebs', None) is None:
                continue
            vol_id = dev['Ebs']['VolumeId']
            print "Found EBS volume %s on instance %s" % (
                vol_id, instance['InstanceId'])

            snap = ec.create_snapshot(
                

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Build an E-Commerce Site with Angular 5
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Build an E-Commerce Site with Angular 5

Learn how to build an E-Commerce site with Angular 5, a JavaScript framework used by developers to build web, desktop, and mobile applications.

We are looking to pilot a cloud file sharing solution comparison test and I'm wondering if anyone can help me with their experience and what success criteria should we use ie. how do we know this is a success or not?

Some ideas: Preview capability, mobile functionality, security, synchronization, versioning, collaboration.  What else am I missing?
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I am being tasked by my IT Director to research the steps that we need to do in order to start the CLOUD office 365 migration. I am being tasked to find a simple way of migrating or moving our users to the cloud. We are thinking of using MFA, but we found it more complicated and we have the current situation with our exchange that we need the fastest way of moving people to the cloud. We already have the office 365 account setup.
My questions are:
-      What should I do first in order to start the process? Are there any checklist that we have to follow?
-      We don’t want to use MFA at this time, but we might add it later. What should be the fastest method of authentication that I can recommend?
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Hi,

I was navigating through my files on Dropbox.com using my Windows 10 Pro PC.

I found that after clicking on an image file I uploaded, I could switch between all my images with arrow keys.

However, this does not work for other files such as videos, PDFs, text files, etc.

I would like to for example, click on an image file and then use arrow key to switch to next file which could be video file, PDF, etc.

Is there a way of switching between all my files in Dropbox with arrows keys without having to back out of each file?

Thanks,
Robbie
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Hi,

I have a Windows 10 Pro PC.

I have my Google Drive folder on my Windows 10 Pro PC synced with my online Google Drive.

I created a folder in my Google Drive folder on my Windows 10 Pro PC and the folder is not showing in my online Google drive.

What could be the reason for this and how can I resolve this?

Thanks,
Robbie
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Want to host a new website at linode cloud, is it good choice compared to google & azure or other cloud solution? Any concern about choosing cloud including IT security?
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Trying to find a cloud-based AD service that would be compatible with both Mac and Windows does anyone on here have any suggestions or experience?
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Cloud services are services made available to users via the Internet from a provider's servers. Cloud services are designed to provide easy, scalable access to applications, resources and services, and are fully managed by a cloud services provider. It is a model for enabling ubiquitous, on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources. Frequently offered cloud services are infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), desktops-as-a-service (DaaS), software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS). Examples of cloud services include online data storage and backup solutions, Web-based e-mail services, hosted office suites and document collaboration services, database processing, managed technical support services and more.