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European Collaboration Summit 2017 – not your usual SharePoint conference

I am proud to be a part of a three-day community-driven conference in Zagreb with the most influential experts from all around the world to discuss the latest news regarding Microsoft technologies that is organized by a company I work

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Installing Remote Desktop Services 2016

Remote Desktop Services is a virtualization platform for providing end users with secure remote desktop access, to published applications and remote desktops. Remote Desktop Services offer various deployment options, such as on-premises (Windows Server 2016) or cloud-based (Microsoft Azure). Virtualization can be session-based, meaning Windows Server host will provide resources or desktop-based, meaning connecting a Windows client will handle the load. Now let’s take a look at how to install Remote Desktop Services 2016 and publish your application collections.

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SQL Server security best practices

I’m going to use this blog post to name 5 SQL Server security best practices that should be your top priority in keeping your SQL Server environment safe. You are, maybe, a newbie DBA who is looking for the best practices in maintaining a SQL server environment or you are just a first-aid Windows systems engineer who also administers other Windows services. As a DB admin, you need to take care of SQL server security and protect the integrity of your organization’s data.

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Top 10 SQL Server best practices for DBA newbies

In this blog post, I would like to discuss the most important SQL Server best practices. I thought I might start off with 10 best practices I reckon would be any DBA’s most important maintenance best practices. And these are only the basics. I’m not an SQL expert like many of the MPVs and other professionals who have devoted their entire career to SQL Servers; however, I just wanted to share with you some common best practices.

I’ll discuss some security basics, data and log file management, tempDB management, the importance of SQL Server documentation, changing autogrowth default settings, why regular backups mean the world to your company’s data and why patching your SQL Servers is crucial.

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KB2919355 The update is not applicable to your computer

I was getting this issue on a brand new freshly installed and patched windows server, where I wanted to install SQL 2016 where KB2919355 is prerequisite. If you are fast like me and only searching for download files on the Microsoft

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How I tackled CryptoLocker

CryptoLocker and its variants are ransomware viruses that re-appeared in 2013. We were attacked by the CryptoLocker virus, and decided to implement a new policy that would outsmart the cryptolocker virus. Find out what we did.

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Windows 10: Share a VPN Connection

How to share a VPN connection on Windows 10? I’ve managed to find a solution for this feature/issue, however you like to call it. Check out what you need to do!

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Upgrading from DirSync to Azure Active Directory Connect

I’ll discuss my experience with upgrading from DirSync to Azure Active Directory Connect and how I ran into some issues after the installation was complete. I had a hard time figuring out why weren’t my settings automatically applied causing the server to suspend active synchronization. Here’s how I managed to fix it.

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In search of free SQL Server inventory tools

I have imagined this article to be some sort of outline of available solutions for SQL administrators. Now, in this blog post discusses various free solutions for detecting and inventorying Microsoft SQL Server instances. I’ve found a few, so check them out in the blog post!

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Introducing SQLDocKit – the SQL documentation tool

It has been five years since we released SPDocKit. Our initial idea was to create a simple documentation tool for SharePoint admins. Since then, we have made a great deal of progress. We have improved and upgraded so many aspects

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