Enable anonymous read access to a Document Library in Office 365 public sites

anonymousNo, no. Not that type of anonymous access. I’m sure this is of no interest to them.

When using an Office 365 public site and you create a document library or list, by default you have to be logged in to view  it. Not great if you want to publish a bunch of documents out to the public…anonymously.

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Creating a VM in SCVMM 2012 R2 on a cluster

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Creating a virtual machine in SCVMM for the first time is easy and so is creating a virtual machine that will be on a cluster, but one little check box can cause it to fail and could have you scratching your head.

This post shows the process step by step and the check box you might miss if adding a VM to a failover VM cluster which causes the process to fail. Not the kind of mistake you will make twice.

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My CrytoLocker cleanup story

Summary

There is a particularly worrying piece of malware doing the rounds called ‘CryptoLocker’ – it’s in the ‘Ransomware’ category and sets the standard for what we should expect going forward with malware.
CryptoLocker infects your machine, encrypts yours files and then demands a $300 ransom, hence ‘Ransomware’
The really nasty thing is not only does it infect and render your local files useless, it also reaches out to any network shares the infected user has and encrypts those files too, turning documents into nothing more than a messy goop!.

This post focuses on symptoms of infection in a client/server scenario, finding the infected workstation through its behaviour with network shares and cleaning up the resultant mess. We considered the workstation disposable and restored a clean system image to it, we didn’t spend anytime trying to remove it – there are plenty of resources on the web that covers removal.

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