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HTH0015: Your Box Is Your Business

Alternate episode name candidates:

  • I have CRT Eyes
  • Mozzarella FoxFire
  • I'm a Scientist, I Know Kubernetes
  • Master Anaplanner
  • The Anagram of Anaplan

Boot-Up (Intro…random topics)

• Clarification about Docker, it is not owned by Microsoft (yet?), they are just in a partnership.
However, Microsoft DID buy Deis
Zoom, using Oracle
• Y'know what annoys me? Sites with lax password complexity requirements
• Annoying Windows Bug of the Week: Run box randomly won't remember history
• Skype for Business to Teams calendar bugs / Dual meeting room bugs
• Grappling with Zune HD Handbrake conversion settings. Possible alternatives (untested): MediaCoder or iPodMe
I mean half of the services broke this week, so it makes sense to me!

The Long ARM of the Cloud / I Can Hardly Contain My Excitement

• Azure ARM templates, deploying via PowerShell or Azure CLI
• Steve thinks the CLI is simpler than the Web UI
• AKS (Kubernetes) in Azure
• Docker in Azure
• Blob Storage

This Guy Terminals

• Windows Terminal
• Extendibility
• JSON settings - C:\Users\person\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.WindowsTerminal_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\settings.json
• Critical missing features:
○ Run as different user
○ CTRL Shift Scroll for transparency

How to Secure Your Mozzarella FoxFire

• Why do this?
Firefox Container Tabs
Firefox Multi-Account Containers
Temporary Containers
○ Enable "Automatic Mode" for best results
Cookie Auto-Delete
○ "Enable Support for Firefox's Container Tabs" for best results
uBlock Origin
NoScript only if you're really paranoid
• Disable Homograph: network.IDN_show_punycode = true
○ Or you can use the No Homo-Graph extension

Shut your... Box (Inbox that is)

The option now exists to disable SMTP Auth inside of tenants
• It seems like the Exchange Online PowerShell Module V2 times out very quickly and requires you to fully close/relaunch PowerShell if you want to reload it.
Email security is now more important than ever!

Ask the Stiffs: Question of the Week

• Are you using ARM Templates? What cool things are you doing with them in your deployments?