Monthly Archives: April 2014

Planning for PKI

Certificates, both for user and computer authentication/authorization, are becoming ubiquitous. As such, if you are planning to install or upgrade your Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), you normally look for guidance. Finding Best Practice for PKI isn’t as easy as it seems, and the majority of planners would like a credible source to quote in their documentation. This morning I found a blog post on Microsoft’s Ask PFE site  that is well worth reading. Use it as a guide and dig around your own organization’s documentation to confirm that your proposal matches the company’s operating procedures.

 

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Wayne

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An azure blue sky … with cloud on the horizon!

Ah, I love word play, although my students call them “dad jokes” (sure sign of encroaching old age!) A respected, venerable colleague of mine, let’s call him Gerg, had an … interesting problem this evening. Gerg had a VM running in Azure and to fix a minor problem, Gerg disabled the network interface, intending, of course, to immediately re-enable it. Um. Gerg realised that once you disable the network interface, in a VM, in the Cloud .. it becomes a little difficult to connect back to that VM .. the VM with only one interface .. to re-enable it. An appeal to social media did produce a fix (an lots of unseemly laughter, not from me of course! well, maybe a discreet snicker .. or guffaw) Niro rode to the rescue and pointed out a blog post that points out a quick way (resize the VM) to solve above mentioned problem. Gerg did point out it was a deliberate error to see if Niro knew the solution (ok, bit of poetic license there, never let facts get in the way of a good yarn!). Good reference though, and I’m going to be keeping out of both Gerg and Niro’s way at TENA and TEAU 🙂

 

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Wayne

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Tech Ed North America!!!

It’s on, in May, in Houston. And, yours truly will be there as an MCT Ambassador. Awesome! Hopefully I’ll also be presenting some Certification / Exam Cram sessions. Time to get into the Session Builder and see what presenters I can listen too. Plus the social side of course!

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Wayne

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