Philip Elder

35 posts

Data Leak: 1.2B Unique People’s Worth

This news is more than disappointing: Personal and Social information of 1.2 billion people Discovered in Massive Data Leak The old clich√©: Ignorance is Bliss Anyone else out there not know what “Data Enrichment” is and that there are companies out there that do this and then sell that information? […]

System Builder Tips: Intel R2208WFTZSR Maintenance Free Backup Unit Integration and New RMM iKVM

We completed a custom server build yesterday. Intel R2208WFTZSR 2U dual Intel Xeon Processor Server System Dual Intel Xeon Processor 6240Y 192GB ECC RAM (12x 16GB) Intel RAID Controller and Intel RAID Maintenance Free Backup Unit (2) 240GB Intel SSD M.2 RAID 1 (2) 3.8TB Intel SSD D3-S4510 SATA RAID […]

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WARNING: Subscription Sprawl Now Possible with Microsoft 365 User Self-Service Purchases

We are not exactly sure about the motivation behind Microsoft allowing company users to purchase their own Microsoft 365 subscriptions to do their work on company time. It’s called: Self-Service Purchases As an administrator of client companies large and small this step by Microsoft is mind boggling. We’ve put in […]

Data Centre SSDs: No Power Loss Protection (PLP) Means No S2D Deployments

Reading this article on Serve The Home this morning: Kingston DC450R SSD Released SATA and 3.84TB Maximum. The Kingston DC450R SSD is being released with “Data Center Series” on the sticker. But, it does not have power loss protection (PLP) so how could this be? The suspicion here is that […]

Microsoft Ignite 2019: Some Session and Attendee Tips

Attending Microsoft Ignite events over the last number of years have always been very rewarding. This year, we’re knee deep into building out a new business that includes Azure Stack HCI certifying custom platforms. We’ve invested all of our R&D budget and time into this process so no go on […]

Azure Web App: Site Experiencing Difficulties HTTP Errors – Fix

We started getting alerts from JetPack that our WordPress site, https://blog.mpecsinc.com, was offline. Sure enough, browsing to the site lead to a “This site is experiencing technical difficulties.” white page. Since our WordPress site is hosted in Azure, we logged on to the portal and clicked into the AppService blade […]