Google Map Pricing Change

Google Maps has recently discontinued their free map embedding service and is now moving to a payment structure. Effective July 16, 2018, Google Maps will start charging people for embedding google maps on their site, using a pay-per-view service.

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Remote Desktop Connection to an Azure AD Joined Machine from non-Azure AD Joined PC/Laptop

RDP’ing onto Azure Active Directory joined PC from Azure AD joined PC just works perfectly fine, but as soon as we try remote desktop connection from non-Azure AD Joined PC/Laptop or Active Directory joined PC with same login doesn’t work.

The actual fix (for this scenario for me at least) was to add a line of configuration in the RDP File and that is explained as below.

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Azure DNS SLA: Updated to 100%

Azure DNS is now being offered at a 100% availability SLA that’s backed by our diverse, geo-redundant DNS infrastructure.

With this update, Azure DNS guarantees that valid DNS requests will receive a response from at least one name server 100% of the time.

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Ecommerce Design Trends 2018 [Infographic]

Few of us shop exclusively online or exclusively in-store, but market trends point to ecommerce claiming a larger portion of global retail purchases with each and every passing year. The innovative designs that ecommerce websites are using are in no small part responsible for the momentum that online shopping continues to gain over time. As great design elevates the user experience for ecommerce customers, the gap between the possibilities offered in a brick-and-mortar environment and those in a digital one is quickly shrinking.

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The Digital & Graphic Design Trends of 2018 [Infographic]

Design moves quickly, but that doesn’t mean that trends pop up out of nowhere. As design evolves alongside improving technological capabilities, trends emerge as a response to changing consumer tastes and needs. And though the word “trend” suggests that something may just be temporary, design trends are quite meaningful. They are a reflection of the world around us and what we perceive as normal, usable, and attractive at any given time.

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Backup Synology NAS to Azure Cool Storage

Data is not only the core of any business but also a significant asset for all users. Important files -like critical work documents or personal photos- deserve a great backup strategy for their protection against unexpected hardware failure or plain accidental deletion.

In the recent release of DSM 6.0, Synology introduced a tool, called Hyper Backup, which provides a multi-version backup and minimizes the storage required for backing up data in multiple versions. Through its wizard you can backup your data to a lot of external providers including Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace and others.

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Resolve to Get Certified in 2018: Firebrand Announces Top 10 Certifications for 2018

Every year, we make New Year’s Resolutions—lose weight, eat healthier, exercise more—that last until right about mid-January. This year, why not make a resolution that you will actually keep because it will help you build new skills, expand your knowledge, improve career opportunities, and help you keep up to date on rapidly changing technologies? Resolve to get certified in 2018.

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Keyboard Shortcuts – Azure Portal

The Azure Portal is the go-to place to manage your Azure resources. I spend a lot of time in the portal. I’m sure a lot of you do the same. Here are some tips that will hopefully help you to make the most out of your time in the Azure portal.

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Azure Free Account via Azure Friday

The new Azure free account provides Azure customers US $200 credit for first 30 days to experiment with a combination of services. Now it also includes 12-months of popular free services and 25+ always free services to learn and explore Azure further.

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Microsoft Azure Data Box – Mail up to 100 TB to Azure Cloud

The Azure Data Box service is available in preview. You can use it to move hundreds of terabytes of data into Azure with high speed, by using secure transfer appliances. We accelerate the movement of your data by shipping you a proprietary, secure, and tamper-resistant transfer appliance, and by handling the end-to-end logistics.

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