Git for Windows 2.6.3 on Win10

I recently had to install Git for Windows version 2.6.3 on my Windows 10 machine. After installing the product, I hit the following error message every time, I wanted to synchronize a remote repository: Cloning into ‘test’… fatal: unable to access ‘https://xxxx.xxxxx.xxxxx/DefaultCollection/_git/test/’: error setting certificate verify locations: CAfile: C:/Program Files/Git/mingw64/ssl/certs/ca-bundle.crt CApath: none The error commes from the fact that…

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Create your Azure image with Debian 7.0

I recently had to create a custom VM based on Debian 7.0. As Debian is not in the list of the endorsed distributions, if you want to run a Debian based VM in Azure, you have to build it yourself. The whole process is detailed on the following page but some additional guidance my help…

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Hands-free configuration of your VM in Microsoft Azure

We have recently announced several updates on Microsoft Azure to facilitate the management of your Virtual Machines. One of them is the work done to have a better integration with Chef and Puppet. Microsoft has worked with the editors of those two well-know devops tools to integrate them of our IaaS platform. With those tools,…

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The Year 2014 in the Clouds

As we are entering 2014, it's a good time to step back and look back for a moment and imagine how the IT will look like in the coming months. Don't expect me to share any secret being baked at Microsoft at this time, I'm just looking ahead with an IT Pro perspective. Products and…

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Performance tuning guidelines for Windows Server 2012 R2

If you are deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 and want to get the most out of your existing hardware, this white paper is for you: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn529133.aspx Under one single repository you will find all the registry keys, tools and tips to make your Windows Server 2012 R2 perform at its best! It does not necessarily…

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Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM

It’s the big news of this week : Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 are RTM (meaning complete) and available on Technet and MSDN. It was announced on Gug’s blog on monday : http://blogs.msdn.com/b/stevengu/archive/2013/09/09/download-windows-8-1-rtm-visual-studio-2013-rc-and-windows-server-2012-r2-rtm-today.aspx  It means that if you are a subscriber you can start downloading the binaries and work on your migration procedures…

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Microsoft Datacenter TCO Analysis Tool

You may have missed during the summer the release of this very useful tool: the Microsoft Datacenter TCO Analysis Tool available for free at this location : http://www.datacentertcotool.com/ This tool will help you calculate the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of deploying a Microsoft Private Cloud vs. a VMware Private Cloud. The tool is very …

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Deploying your lab with System Center 2012 R2

With the recent availability of the R2 preview of Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012, I’ve decided to rebuild my little demo / lab environment. Here are the most useful links that I had to use. Getting the evaluation versions : System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2 preview can be downloaded…

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2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant !

As we all know in this industry, the Gartner is regularly publishing an update of it’s Magic Quadrant. Recently they published the quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure. and, with no big surprise positioned Microsoft and VMware as Leaders & Visionaries and this year, the position of Microsoft have significantly improved ! The full study…

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Fixing the Security-Kerberos / 4 error

While I was building my lab environment with the preview of System Center 2012 R2, I’ve encountered an interesting issue regarding the data warehouse behavior. Basically, the issue I had was that my Data Warehouse jobs would fail to complete. At the same time, in the event viewer of my systems I had the following…

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