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Is Cryptocurrency Mining on Azure N-Series Profitable? And How To Do It Anyway

The cryptocurrency craze is real, with BitCoin and other currencies surging in recent months. While the long-term viability of these are questioned by some, cryptocurrency mining has been going on for years and is the catalyst for how coins are distributed. Personally, I’ve mined cryptocurrency at home with my own ASIC and GPU equipment, but …

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How to Configure Azure Site Recovery for VMware

****02-21-2018 Update – Microsoft updated the ASR Configuration Server deployment process in February 2018. Instead of deploying a server and running the Configuration Server unified setup, you now download a OVF template from the recovery vault in Azure and import it directly into vCenter. This actually deploys a new Configuration Server and takes care of …

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Archive: Azure AD Account Support Coming to Windows 10

One of several big Windows 10 announcements from Ignite last week was the integration of Azure AD and Windows 10. If you’re not familiar with Azure AD Sync Services (formerly DirSync), it allows the synchronization of user accounts (and passwords) between your local Active Directory environment and Azure where those credentials can be automatically be used …

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Archive: How To Upload and Run a Windows 10 Enterprise VM in Azure

Running a workstation OS in the cloud may not be the most practical solution at this time, but it may prove useful in some test lab scenarios. While Azure does support plenty of server OS options that you can choose from a gallery and have up and running within minutes, Windows 7 and 8 images are currently …

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