Florent Appointaire
Florent Appointaire
Florent Appointaire is Microsoft Engineer with 5 years of experience, specialized in Cloud Technologies (Public/Hybrid/Private). He is a freelance consultant in Belgium from the beginning of 2017. He is MVP Cloud and Datacentre Management. He is MCSE Private Cloud and Hyper-V certified. His favorite products are SCVMM, SCOM, Windows Azure pack/Azure Stack and Microsoft Azure.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on October 21, 2021
Add Address Space to a Peered Virtual Network (Preview)

Microsoft introduced yet another feature to enhance its Azure users’ comfort. Before, you’d have to remove all peering of a virtual network (VNet), add new addresses to a subnet, and then redo all peering. This would entail downtime-related issues. Now, you can add new address spaces without peering deactivation. Amazing!

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on September 16, 2021
Deploy Azure Firewall Premium to control connectivity

Azure recently released a Premium SKU (Stock-keeping-Unit) for its Firewall. Although Azure Firewall Premium is not as foolproof as Palo Alto or Checkpoint, it’s been getting more and more upgrades. This version is better-suited for connectivity control, with its new features like TLS inspection, IDPS, Web categories, and URL filtering.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on August 31, 2021
WAF Policy for App Gateway and AKS

Web Application Firewall (WAF) is yet another crucial step in modern cybersecurity. It is especially relevant if you’re using Azure Application Gateway or Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS). Azure WAF Policy will help you customize and manage rules and policies for the entire Application Gateway, a certain listener, or a specific route path.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on July 27, 2021
SQL Tools on a pod on AKS to manage your Azure SQL databases

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is incredibly multifaceted. For example, you can test the connectivity of an SQL server that’s using a private endpoint connection to your AKS cluster using a pod. You can even manage SQL databases without deploying a VM or installing SQL Server Management Studio or other software.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on July 8, 2021
Kubectl with Azure CLI

Microsoft has recently added a new feature, which is the possibility to issue Kubernetes command-line interface (CLI) commands directly from Azure CLI. This is a serious step forward in the direction of further simplification of Azure workload and routine, which can be appreciated by Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS).

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on June 15, 2021
Planned maintenance and auto-upgrade for AKS

Microsoft has recently added two new features to help with your daily Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) work. The first feature allows you to schedule maintenance windows every week to minimize workload impact. The second one offers different auto-upgrade variations where you can tweak what’ll happen to your existing version, when, and how.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on April 27, 2021
Prioritize your high critical applications in AKS

You may be needing to make a certificate authority rotation or experiencing a crash. In Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), all pods are assigned the same priority, except the default pods that are created along with AKS. This means all pods will restart randomly. By assigning priority, you can secure that all systems function properly after reboot.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on April 8, 2021
Migrate your applications to AKS with Azure Migrate

Azure Migrate has recently seen an update to its features. It can now help you move your ASP.NET and Java applications to an Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) container. Usually, such apps would be hosted on Tomcat/IIS. It would be quite a chore to move them to Kubernetes. However, said new capability makes the process much more streamlined.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on March 30, 2021
Migrate from one region to another with Azure Resource Mover

Azure Resource Mover is a feature that helps to move your Azure resources from one Azure region to another with ease. The feature also notifies you about relevant dependencies to help prepare your target and source region for proper functionality after moving. This removes the need to exercise the procedure using various windows and services. Everything is done in one place.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on March 16, 2021
Azure Automanage for your virtual machines

Operating VMs can be overwhelming when you’re overseeing an enterprise-class IT environment. Azure Automanage is a new feature that applies Azure best practices configurations to a VM based on its services. Once the VM is onboard, the feature applies the most appropriate configs to it, monitors it for drift, and auto-corrects it in case of deviation.

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