Code and Concept Monthly – January ’18: A Happy New Year!

Posted on Jan 16, 2018 in Code and Concept Monthly, Conferences, Micro Focus Filr, Novell Filr, TTP

After all the holidays’ and New Years’ hurly-burly, we all started into 2018 under full steam and we’re already working hard with our customers to achieve 2018’s first goals, as usual mostly in the areas of enhanced Online- and Team-Collaboration, secure File sharing and more.

As Code and Concept we want to to wish all our customers, partners, friends and the readers of this blog a happy and successful new year, and we are looking forward to continuing our productive collaboration and to starting new and exciting projects together.

 

Meltdown & Spectre – very low level issues with deep impact

Recently, „MELTDOWN“  and SPECTRE“ have kept the IT world in suspense and admins on their toes. Us, too – we are working in close collaboration with our customers in order to analyse and estimate the consequences to be expected from those security vulnerabilities and assist in rolling out patches as they become available.

In particular, we lend support in the analysis of potential consequences and criticality with regard to SPECTRE and MELTDOWN as they affect virtual appliances and virtual desktop infrastructures. On account of the high level of awareness all around the issues, progress at our customers’ sites is steady and quick.

More information also available at https://meltdownattack.com/.

 

Announcement: TTP EMEA Conference (26.2. – 2.3.18) in Weiden

In the last week of February – from Monday, February 26th until Friday, March 2nd – the TTP EMEA Conference takes place at the Ostbayrische Technische Hochschule Amberg – Weiden in Weiden in der Oberpfalz.

The conference agenda covers current hot topics in IT as well as in-depth technical background information, just as TTP members are used to expect from this kind of event.

In addition to the valuable technical presentations, there will be sessions from TTP members covering a number of best pratices, but also organizational and legal aspects of their work, as well as some short presentations from partners and sponsors showing their latest solutions for IT in Education & Science.

Meals will be provided and evening events are already planned, so there will be any number of opportunities for knowledge exchange as well as networking and an anecdote (or three) among the delegates. This time – as a special highlight – there will be a live concert on Wednesday evening !

As usual, there will be no charge to attend the main conference including optional workshops.

More information on registration & booking, getting there, and accommodation is available at the TTP EMEA 2018 conference page.

A special recommendation: free (as in “no charge”) workshops at February 24th and 25th: On both days of the weekend prior to the conference, there are additional optional workshops to grab a seat in if you can:

  • Two day Zenworks – The FULL Potential workshop
  • Two day Linux and Bash Scripting training
  • 3 hour VMware vSphere 6.5 „hands on lab“ on Sunday

More information on the workshops available on the official webpage.

 

More security for Filr

With Filr version 3.3, another security feature has found its way into Filr. You can activate the TLSv1.2 protocol in the appliance configuration. This elevates data transport security when working with Filr. Activating TLS 1.2 may lead to limitations when using older devices and older client versions (which are by now outdated, but possibly still used), which is why this option is not enabled by default. More information is available in a Cool Solutions Post by Micro Focus.