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Samuel Owens
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Creating Users in Azure SQL
I have been working quite a lot in Azure recently and have done some work with SQL Azure PaaS databases. I am not an SQL DBA by any stretch of the imagination, so some tasks have taken a bit of Googling to conquer! There are some key differences between a f...

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Authentication vserver cannot be to a CS server if VPN server is already bound to it
The title is a bit of a mouth full!  Basically with NetScaler 11 onwards, Content Switching is now supported for both web applications and NetScaler Gateway.  This is great news which will allow people to conserve more services behind less IP addresses. I w...

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Using PowerShell to update Visio diagrams
Being in IT or architecture generally means using Visio, FACT! I have been completing lots of work in Visio recently as part of document migration into a Enterprise Architecture tool called iServer.  This required me to dust off my knowledge of VBA and crea...

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Using a Password Manager
Using a password manager has been something I have toyed with for a number of years.  The more and more that services are being hacked and data is being exposed, my normal approach of just tiering passwords per application importance just wasn't cutting it ...

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Secure your phone against 2FA skimming
Google recently introduced a new faster method of 2 step verification.  Instead of using Google Authenticator or SMS as a mechanism to enter a verification code, they simply send a push notification to your mobile device. It is simple and if you don't use i...

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Last week/this week
What have I learnt in the last week or so? Resetting domain admin password I had an old Exchange 2010 lab environment which I needed to use to test some TLS settings.  I booted it up, typed my password and bam.....not accepted. I tried a few variations of t...

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This week...
What have I learnt this week? Wireless Whilst 5GHz channels do not overlap, it all depends on how your access points are configured.  We found that setting up different APs on adjacent channels seemed good, but realised that the APs was broadcasting 80mhz w...

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What have I learnt..in the last few days
I had planned on completing one of these blog posts each day, but it became apparent on Friday that this was clearly a step too far. Work has been crazy busy at the moment and when I get home I would rather spend time with the family than make blogging my n...

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What have I learnt..in the last few days (07/09/2016)
I had planned on completing one of these blog posts each day, but it became apparent on Friday that this was clearly a step too far. Work has been crazy busy at the moment and when I get home I would rather spend time with the family than make blogging my n...
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