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By Stefanos Evangelou
Stefanos Evangelou Cloud Computing Podcast offers posts from the Hybrid Clouds Blog in audio format.The Hybrid Clouds Blog ( is an educational blog which covers the following topics:
Knowledge Base (KB) how-to articles
Cloud Computing terms dictionary
Cloud Computing crosswords
Microsoft Azure
Microsoft 365
Microsoft Power Platform
Microsoft Powershell
Citrix Cloud and on-premise VDI and networking technologies
Windows Server Hybrid administration
Enterprise Mobility and Security
Devops technologies
Cloud computing news and events
Cloud computing courses and books
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How to assign a license to a Microsoft 365 user from the Microsoft 365 Admin Center
In this how-to article, we will show you how to assign a license to a Microsoft 365 user from the Microsoft 365 Admin Center Web portal. You can find an audio transcript at:
May 23, 2022
How to manage a Microsoft 365 tenant as CSP
You are an IT administrator of a Microsoft Cloud Service Provider (CSP) and you need to be able to manage all CSP tenants' Microsoft 365 subscriptions, either from a single pane of glass or individually. This article will provide high-level guidance about how to manage a Microsoft 365 tenant as CSP.
March 17, 2022
CompTIA Certified Trainer CTT+ exam tips
I am happy to have recently been awarded the CompTIA Certified Trainer (CTT+) certification.  The CTT+ badge is being made available by Credly: The CTT+ certification exam tests in and out of class teaching expertise, including preparation, facilitation and physical or virtual classroom evaluation. To earn the certification, two exams must be passed. In addition to TK0-201, you’ll have to pass either TK0-202, or TK0-203. More details about the CTT+ certification can be found at: This post provides some hands-on tips for passing the CompTIA Certified Trainer CTT+ exams.
March 11, 2022
How to troubleshoot your Internet connection
Listen to this podcast episode to find out a recommended troubleshooting method if you cannot connect to any Internet resources via TCP/IP from your local endpoint.
February 28, 2022
Cloud migration options for software applications
It is a common theme in various Cloud migration projects to migrate a number of on-premise apps to a public or hybrid cloud infrastructure. Depending on the application development framework and the dependencies which the application has to run efficiently (e.g. runtime frameworks, database and file storage requirements, user identity management and so forth), a custom choice is made each time regarding how to migrate an application to the Cloud. This article provides a quick overview of viable options for application cloud migration.
February 14, 2022
Security and privacy tips
Security and privacy is a frequent topic of discussion nowadays. With ever increasing IT infrastructures at the service provider and enterprise level as well as with increasing IT knowledge among the average knowledge workers and home users, being aware of security and privacy fundamentals is of paramount importance for ensuring smooth operations of IT systems involved at all levels.
February 11, 2022
Windows Failover Clustering Design Handbook
Windows Failover Clustering (WFC) is one of the oldest technologies utilized by Windows Server for the high availability of systems and services, whether that be traditional on-premise IT infrastructures or hybrid and multi cloud infrastructures in Microsoft Azure. Failover clustering and other relevant Microsoft technologies such as Always On Availability Groups are in many cases the cornerstone of a resilient and solid infrastructure design. In various real life scenarios however, administrators come across incidents and issues in their Windows failover clustering infrastructure which have a significant impact on business operations and may incur catastrophic downtime for services offered to customers.
April 30, 2021
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Troubleshooting book
I am happy to announce the publication of my new Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Troubleshooting book, which is available for order on Amazon and Smashwords. The Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Troubleshooting book is now live in the Amazon Kindle store.
December 10, 2020
Status page for cloud service providers
It is a best practice for every cloud service provider (and more generally any company offering cloud services to end-users, such as an independent cloud software vendor) to operate a Web application called status page, through which to communicate in real time the status of their services to the end customers and users.
August 27, 2020
Office client compatibility with Microsoft 365
As per Microsoft, starting on October 13, 2020, only these versions of Office will be supported for connecting to Office 365 (and Microsoft 365) services: Apps for enterprise (previously named Office 365 ProPlus) Microsoft 365 Apps for business (previously named Office 365 Business) Office 2019, such as Office Professional Plus 2019 Office 2016, such as Office Standard 2016
August 26, 2020
Windows User Profiles and Folder Redirection options
There are various technologies available in Windows client and server operating systems for managing user profiles and folder redirection in an Active Directory environment. User profiles and folder redirection are methodologies used for accomplishing User State virtualization, also most recently called User Experience virtualization ( There are two main approaches in the user profile technology. One major approach is the file-based approach where user profile files are synced back and forth between the central user file repository residing in a highly available SMB file share and a locally synced copy. Such an example is Citrix Profile Management (see below section for more details). The other major approach is container-based user profiles, which are based on vhdx containers where all relevant user profile information is stored. Such an example is Microsoft FsLogix profile technology (see below section for more details). Folder redirection works alongside a roaming profile solution to redirect user folders to a distributed location. Folder Redirection enables users and administrators to redirect the path of a known folder to a new location, manually or by using Group Policy. The new location can be a folder on the local computer or a directory on a file share. Users interact with files in the redirected folder as if it still existed on the local drive.
August 21, 2020
New e-book Windows Server Administration Tools and Management Consoles
I am happy to announce the publication of my new e-book entitled "Windows Server Administration Tools and Management Consoles".  The e-book is available for order in the Amazon Kindle store. The book will soon be available for download from the Amazon Kindle store.
July 26, 2020
Recommended services for on-prem virtualization infrastructures
When deploying an on-premises virtualization infrastructure (which could also be thought of as a private cloud with the sole customer being the enterprise/organization itself) various services and server roles should be considered in order to achieve a complete virtualization solution.
July 17, 2020
Windows 10 kits and tools
Microsoft has released a series of kits and tools which are made available for use with Windows 10 for desktop editions (Home, Pro, Enterprise, and Education), Windows 10 Mobile for development and manufacturing and Azure Cloud IoT for IoT applications. A handful of kits and tools are available.
May 20, 2020
Data center diagram software
Microsoft Visio is one of the leading software packages for data center diagram design. VisioCafe is an independent non-profit web site for the gathering together of IT industry Visio collections. Each collection is copyrighted to its respective owner, and is not the property of VisioCafe. soft Visio, there are various free pieces of software available for data center diagram design.
May 14, 2020
Apache Guacamole
Apache Guacamole is a clientless remote desktop gateway. It supports standard protocols like VNC, RDP, and SSH. it is called clientless because no plugins or client software are required. Thanks to HTML5, once Guacamole is installed on a server, all you need to access your desktops is a web browser.
April 05, 2020
Data exchange formats
There are various scenarios in which both software and systems engineers need a way to  exchange data between users, systems, scripts and applications using mutually understandable protocols and formats. The most widely accepted data exchange formats are the following: XML YAML CSV JSON
February 03, 2020