Cloud Services





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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When create a license users, it ask for the location. Should I need to select the physical location for a users ? eg. If the user is office is in Beijing and relocate to London, should I specify the location be "London" ? Will Exchange try to assign users to the server that close to his working location ?

Thx again.
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I have 2 machines:
Computer 1 at the Office
Computer 2 at Home
I have sharing document in Microsoft words named “Document#2”
I want to use the cloud service with Office 365
@Computer 1:
I do the following configuration:
Go to regedit > HKLM > software > Policy> Microsoft> windows > Delete the One Drive folder
Install the One Drive for business > click the “setting” > put the email address > sign in
I can see at my “file explorer”, there is OneDrive – Boba
When I highlight OneDrive – Boba: I can see the following folders:
Attachment (folder) (status: cloud)
Documents (folder) (Status: green color Check mark inside the ring)
Microsoft Teams Chat files (folder) (Status: green color Check mark inside the ring)
Notebooks (folder) (Status: green color Check mark inside the ring)
Microsoft word (file) (Status: green color Check mark inside the ring)

I put the sharing document “Document#2” inside the Documents (folder); share to

@Computer 2:
I setup it up the same as Computer 1
Good news, I can see the “Document#2” at this computer at the OneDrive – Boba

Conclusion: I can EDIT “document#2” either, I am at home or office (Without connecting to VPN)
At Office, I use the network drive called “home drive”; the path of the home drive is “ \\BOBA-SQL\HOME\SF (H:) “

Question: Can I see the Home Drive ( \\BOBA-SQL\HOME\SF ) @ Computer 2 (which is at my home)?

User has two locations where they work on their photo library using Adobe LightRoom on Mac.  They are 8 months at first location, then 4 months at the second for the summer.

Can I have a Synology NAS at each location to synchronize their work?

Internet connection in NYC is FIOS, which currently is 600+ mbps using Speedtest both Download and Upload
Internet connection in MA (Massachusetts) is Xfinity which measures 30 Download and 6 Upload

They have about 5 TB of photos on a RAID directly attached to their computer.
I can use software to sync the RAID files to and from the Synology

I will do the initial synchronization of  the Synology units in NYC, and have them bring one to MA

Once in MA
User adds 1 to 2 GB of photos every few days, which will be synchronized to the NAS

At the end of the 4 months, when the user returns to NYC, I would like their photo library and LightRoom catalogs to be a mirror of what they were working on in MA, and ready to use.

Is this a good method?
Any steps missing?

Have a potential client, that has 2 marina locations.  They have DSL (10Mbps) as best possible internet source.  They currently have a VPN for voice network, using those same DSL connections.  QoS priority is the phones.  Due to the small bandwidth, instead of using the RDP connection to one slave computer at Site A... They are looking for cloud based software to manage the marina businesses as one entity.  The software must be cloud based, and a Terminal Server is not an option.  It must work with Quickbooks for all accounting.
Does any Serverless Framework/Platform support a multi-cloud deployment? Meaning deploy the same API to multiple cloud providers. Can it be done with load balancing?
I am moving my onPremise Exchange 2010 mailbox to Cloud. AD users has been synchronized to Cloud and company mail domain has been setup. However, I haven't setup the MX, spf at this stage.

Try to configure the Exchange Hybrid setup on my server but encounter the following problem. Any idea ?  I have a mailbox database role on one server, CAS and Hub Transport on another server. Fortigate firewall is used to match the external to internal CAS. Wizard certificate is deployed.

How to fix my problem ? As I will finally phrase out my server, should all the mails go through Cloud first and then local server. Any more guideline on the hybrid configuration ?

I want to know more about Webex from Cisco. Does the server running webex reside at customer premise or @ Cisco. Also, please let me know how des licensing work for using webex.
Setting up Classic Printers with GSuite

I have 2 schools with one gusite domain I have created a user named Each school has 3 Printers and 2 copiers that are not cloud ready. I have a windows server in each location where i added these printers and copiers.  Some users have windows pcs and some with chromebooks.

I login to chrome browser on each of the servers as and add the printers/copiers then share them.  All is working fine until either the server reboots or other chrome issues. Then users cant print. Sometimes i have to open chrome and log back in, others where chrome is already open and logged in i have to log out of chrome restart it and relogin as the print user.

This is not reliable is there another way that to set this up without buying cloud ready printers?  How are you IT Admins for schools handling printing?
Hi all

I am helping a company that is about to "upgrade" their IT infrastructure. This is there current setup:

On Prem DC/AD - windows server 2008r2
On Prem File Server (250GBs) - windows server 2008r2
On Prem Server hosting internal application - windows server 2008r2
QuickBooks - windows 10 desktop
Exchange 365 - cloud

Im thinking to hell with on prem hardware for such simple resources (essentially they have a fileshare), and going with a solution like this:

Use a service like egnyte for a file server (Supports Azure AD SSO ~ $8 a month per user
Use Azure AD Premium for MFA and SSO to apps such as egnyte, they dont use any GPO - ~$7 a month per user
Move the internal application to a hosted solution (already offered by provider) - unknown
QuickBooks operates on a users local so can just switch the file path of the database - no change in cost

In turn i would:
Scrap the on prem domain controller
scrap the on prem file server
scrap the on prem server hosting internal application

All these servers are due for upgrade, and we estimate costs being in the tens of thousands to keep them all prem or even use a hybrid azure solution. I could save them a load of upfront costs as well as maintenance/security, etc.
I need to migrate a client from Dropbox to Google Drive and am looking for a utility to do a cloud to cloud sync. I've looked at a dozen or so apps that do what I'm looking for, but choosing one seems like a crapshoot. They all seem to have some type of limitation, either low data caps, bandwidth throttling, lack of technical support. I'm hoping someone can recommend an app or service you've actually used or have confidence in. It doesn't have to be free.

This is to move approximately 700 GB of data and would be a one-time sync. Dependability, speed, trustworthiness, and support are the key things I'm looking for. Any suggestions are appreciated.
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I'm going to be helping a non-profit youth organisation to modernise their IT systems, which includes moving their current 50,000-entry membership database (names/addresses/emails) from an old Access database into something that will simplify administration and enable concurrent use, etc, simplify mail merges and e-mail blasts etc. There are 150 staff, but whilst most of these will not need access to the member databases, I think we're still looking at around 25 staff who will, including the 4 IT staff.

Something that might help here is that they've recently been moved over to Office 365 (not sure which licence). There is an educational theme throughout the organisation's work, but I'm not sure whether they qualify for Education licenses. I will learn this at our first meeting.

The above does involve the personal details of children, so this will need to be a consideration.

Before the meeting, I just want to research a few options that might be available to them, therefore I would appreciate if you could suggest some options for what format their new database might take. The way I see it, here are some possible options...

# Putting them all as contacts in Office 365 (cut-down option for zero cost)
# Outlook Customer Manager (if they have Office 365 Business Premium)
# Getting something built in Microsoft Dynamic 365
# Buying an Azure SQL instance, and writing some sort of web-based front-end for it
# Buying a fully-featured cloud solution like …

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.


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

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

import requests

get_token_url = ""

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

# POST to the API
results =, json=body, verify=False)

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


volume_id = [


delete_url = ""
headers = {
    'content-type': "application/json",

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

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:
                 Private cloud?
What options exist for CASBs to integrate log data with current monitoring processes?
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?
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.
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?

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 ?
configure /setup adfs with ibm connections cloud

is IIS and cert necessary to setup SSO/ASDS with in connections cloud??
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.
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,
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(
            {'Name': 'tag-key', 'Values': ['backup', 'Backup']},
        '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:
            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:
            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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Cloud Services





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.