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Getting Started with SaltStack Config – Part 3: Configure nginx

In the first and second parts of this series, we got to grips with SaltStack Config, understanding the terminology, how to get the minions talking to the master, and even installing NGINX on a ubuntu server without event logging on to it. But now we need to make it a bit more interesting, and ensure we are deploying OUR web app to the server and keeping it consistent. Here we go….

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Tanzu Community Edition on MacOS

It’s been a while since I’ve done a ‘How To’ post, mainly because I’ve been spending my time talking to customers and less time hands on recently. An area I’ve always been intrigued about but never had chance to play with, is containerisation. Thankfully @VMware came to my, and hopefully a few others, with a great way to get started with Tanzu Community Edition, especially if like me, you don’t come from a developer background.

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Lifting and shifting documents to Microsoft 365? What’s the best approach?

Its the most popular cloud collaboration platform worldwide and most businesses are heavy users of the Microsoft stack. Whether that be Office 365, the collaboration suite, or M365 the end-to-end stack including security tools, etc we’re all familiar. But talking to ex-colleagues, and other IT folk, people use it for Teams, Outlook and the office suite, but rely heavily still on other platforms for document storage and the general feeling is because of the complexity of migrating those documents. This article is to go over the various options to fully utelise the platform that your business is already paying for….

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JML, joiners, movers and leavers. How to make it work well in your business

If I had a £1 for every time someone used the dreaded acronym JML during my career then I wouldn’t need to work anymore. Its usually followed by “… is rubbish” or preceded by “We need a better process for….”. The reality is, understanding who is joining your business, who is moving roles or departments or who is sadly leaving your business is a challenge. Here’s my thoughts on how to make this process slick(er)

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