Month: August 2016

Backing up Offic365 email with Veeam Backup for Office365

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So a couple of days back I publised that a lot has been going on in Veeam latelcy, and among the news that was published was support for Office365 Exchange backup! and as a Vangard Ive been lucky enough to been given access…

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N-series testing in Microsoft Azure with NVIDIA

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So I’ve been fortunate enough to been able to test-drive the N-series virtual machine instances in Microsoft Azure. For those who are not aware, the N-series is a GPU enabled series of virtual machines. Which can either be setup with a M60 (Which…

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The next big thing from Veeam! Veeam Availability Platform

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So Veeam has been busy lately and today they showed us what they have been working on with their platform! With the upcoming release of Veeam availabilty suite 9.5 (Which I’ve blogged about previously here  –> http://msandbu.org/veeam-backup-and-replication-9-5-with-azure-and-windows-server-2016-support/ Veeam B&R (or Availbility suites) has…

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NetScaler CPX Express released!

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Up until now, I’ve been writing about the NetScaler CPX, but it actually comes in two editions! where one is a licensed edition and the other one is a free edition. NetScaler CPX which is a containerized version of the NetScaler and can…

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Leveraging OMS Network performance monitor to detect network loss

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So a new interesting feature came up in my workspace (Network performance monitor) which allows us to monitor network performance between different endpoints. You can read more about it here –> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/log-analytics-network-performance-monitor/#installing-and-configuring-agents-for-the-solution But in case we can install the OMS agent on two…

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Differentiate TCP profile settings between endpoints using AppQoE

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So a new feature that was introduced in 11.1 which I some reason overlooked was the ability to configure seperate TCP profiles using AppQoE actions, which in its essence allows us to configure different AppQoE policies using different TCP profiles based upon which…

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Increasing Microsoft Edge performance using TCP Fast Open on NetScaler

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TCP Fast Open (TFO) is a TCP mechanism that enables speedy data exchange between a client and a server during TCP’s initial handshake. By using the TFO mechanism, you can reduce an application’s network latency by the time required for one full round…

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Exam 70-744 Securing Windows Server 2016

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this is a new Microsoft exam which is currently under development, but it alot of interesting points which Microsoft should have focus on a long time ago in terms of training! Security! The exam is of course based upon a training course –>…

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The future of RemoteApp and Windows 10 VDI from Azure with Citrix Cloud

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So today Citrix announced some pretty big news,  that moving ahead Microsoft will stepping down development on their Azure RemoteApp feature in Azure, and that Citrix will taking over with a new feature called XenApp Express or (RemoteApp 2.0) which appears to be…

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Is low latency enough? Optimizing TCP for optimal ICA traffic

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So I decided to write this blogpost to actually show the effects of TCP optimization on Citrix. I’ve been stating that you should always change the TCP profile for NetScaler Gateway because the default is BAD. So therefore I decided to do a…

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