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Recommendations for Anyone Getting Started in Technology (or starting again)

I have the pleasure of talking with individuals entering the technology field.  There has never been a better time to have a career in technology and I’m happy to mentor or engage with anyone wanting to give it a shot.  I thought I’d put together my top tips into a list that will help anyone […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

Windows Virtual Desktop Host Management

Windows Virtual Desktop brings us a modern, cloud-centric way to deliver desktops and applications to end-users.  Although the service takes care of the overhead of managing RDS infrastructure roles (such as the connection broker and gateway), the host servers themselves still need to be managed and maintained.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

Featured in Madison Business Journal on Modern Desktop

I was recently in the greater Madison Business Journal talking about Modern Desktop and its impact on end user computing.  I feel this shift is very important for businesses to understand and represents one of the most significant changes in the end user computing space in the last 20 years.  A few key points: Shifting […]

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Business Journal Table of Experts – Security

I recently participated in the Milwaukee Business Journal’s “Table of Experts” on security topics.  I conveyed perspective on the changing nature of technology and how security continues to be relevant.  A few major points that I think are relevant are: Security is part of everything we do in the technology space. It’s not a department, […]

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Diagnosing Slow Page Loads due to CRL Checks

Recently, a support ticket was opened for an issue where a couple of websites were slow to load after blocking outbound internet access from a VM.  The IP addresses of these websites were whitelisted, but the browser would hang for about 30 seconds before they'd load.  In the end, we found that the SSL certificate CRL check process was causing the hang.  Let's take a look at the diagnosis process and how we discovered the root cause.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

Concurrency's CTO, Nathan Lasnoski, featured in InBusiness Madison

By now, most business leaders are familiar with some aspects of their organizations’ journey to the cloud. That includes CEOs, CFOs, and others who don’t live and breathe technical topics on an everyday basis.

These business leaders have probably already seen financial and operational benefits of moving software and servers to the cloud. That includes products in widespread use, such as Office 365, as well as enterprise software specific to a single organization.

Kim Claditis by Kim Claditis

Top 10 Ways to Secure your Azure Environment – Part 1 of 2

Recently I finished off a 10-part series on the top mistakes to avoid when getting started in Azure. I’d like to complement that content with a follow-up pair of posts focused specifically on security. My objective here is to provide a quick-reference checklist you can use to maximize security benefits from the beginning.

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

Ethics of AI – Chapter 4 : Negative Impacts of AI to Mitigate

Chapter 4: Negative Impact of AI on Humanity Editors Note: This post is a part of a series on Ethics of Artificial Intelligence. In the same way the positive impact of AI cannot be understated, the negative impact cannot either and must be explored.  The negative impact of AI is the very reason why ethics […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

Windows Virtual Desktop Management Web App

Windows Virtual Desktop entered public preview on March 21, 2019.  Currently, the only official way to manage Windows Virtual Desktop is via the PowerShell module.  Although support in the Azure Portal is coming, there is no public ETA.  In the meantime, there is an Azure Web App that you can deploy and host yourself to manage your WVD tenant.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande