how to resize a persistent disk in gcp

How to reduce the size of a Windows persistent disk in GCP

Introduction and Important Notes

Before I go into the details on this, I just want to provide some context and back story into this.

I will also list the references that I used at the end of this article to make sure you get to the source of this if you want to do that.

Also there are few important notes I think they worth to be mentioned so I’ll list them in this section as well.

My Use Case and Environment

So the reason I was forced to do that was the result of a mess up that happened between our team and the sales who was handling a customer requirement.

The customer wanted to have a 1 year commitment with #Google on an E2 instance with a certain amount of CPU and memory. In addition to that they wanted to reduce the size of the PD that is … Read the rest “How to reduce the size of a Windows persistent disk in GCP”

Integrated Gmail

Integrated Gmail is coming

Google has recently announced that they will be rolling out the new integrated Gmail. This is an update to #Gmail that is going to allow you to work on multiple products from the same location.

If you are familiar with Microsoft Teams, then there is a high chance you used something similar to what’s coming. This is however a much more integrated experience that what it is on Microsoft Teams.

Based on the announcement, the release schedule is as follows:

  • If you are on the rapid release schedule, then you will see the change any time within 15 days starting from 12th of August.
  • If you are on the scheduled release, then you will have to wait until 1st September 🙁

So while you wait (or explore if you already got it enabled for you), I have collected a few resources that will help you get around this new thing:… Read the rest “Integrated Gmail is coming”