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 January 15, 2019
[Azure] Call an Azure Function webhook from an automated Flow and a SharePoint list

How to create a list in SharePoint, to start automatically our Azure Function, through the webhook, from SharePoint.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on December 13, 2018
[Azure] Create a user with Azure Function

In the following 3 articles, we’ll see how to automate the user creation, with Azure Function, with a SharePoint Online interface and with a PowerApps application. To start in this first article, we will see how to create our new user, with an Azure Function.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on November 1, 2018
[Azure] Migrate your IIS websites quickly and easily

Microsoft released a very interesting tool, that will help you to migrate quickly and easily your IIS websites, to Azure. I deployed for this test, a Windows Server 2019 server, with IIS and a website.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on October 30, 2018
[Azure] Migrate your SQL Server databases quickly and easily, with near 0 downtime

After seeing how to migrate IIS websites quickly and easily, we’ll see how to migrate SQL Server databases, with a reduced time of unavailability, to Azure SQL. Be careful, this functionality is in Preview.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on September 11, 2018
[Azure] Backup your SQL Server databases

Microsoft released a few weeks ago a new feature, to backup your SQL Server databases, directly from Azure Backup.  This new functionality is very interesting and is working smoothly for a preview. Adding of other databases types like Oracle, MySQL, PostGre, etc. could be very interesting.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on September 6, 2018
[Azure] Use Azure Site Recovery to migrate to Azure from your VMWare environment

You’re on VMWare ESX 5.5, 6 or 6.5 and you want to migrate to Azure? Don’t worry, it’s pretty simple now, just follow this article. To start, you must run one of the following VMWare version, supported by Microsoft, 5.5, 6.0 or 6.5. After that, you need an Azure subscription to be able to migrate to Azure.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on June 19, 2018
[Azure] Deploy a Service Catalog for your different teams in your company

Some month ago, Microsoft released a new Azure feature allowing to deploy service catalogs right in the public cloud. What is that thing for? To make teamwork in Azure a breath! Now, thanks to prebuilt templates and controlled parameters, your teams can deploy web apps or VMs so that they won’t break your budget (if you set everything right, of course). Learn how to deploy service catalogs in Azure in the full article by Florent Appointaire.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on June 14, 2018
[Flow] Discovering and start using Microsoft Flow

Microsoft Flow is a handy tool to create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services. It allows you to collect data, sync files, and automate all that boring jobs related to, let’s say, sending emails once a tweet with a buzzword is posted. Find out how to set Microsoft Flow in the full article by Florent Appointaire.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on April 10, 2018
[AWS] Use Cloudyn to manage your costs

Now that you deploy Cloudyn (see the other article), we will connect our AWS environment to have only one interface, to manage cost for all our cloud provider subscription. Be careful, from June, this interface will not be free anymore for AWS. It’ll cost you 1% of your annual subscription consumption.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on April 5, 2018
[Azure] Deploy Cloudyn to manage the cost of your subscriptions

Some months ago, Microsoft acquires the Cloudyn company. This company developed an interface to manage your cost and to have billing information, for one or multiple subscription, on one console. They support some other cloud service provider like AWS and Google Cloud, it’s why it’s very interesting. For Azure, it’s free of charge to use this software. You can connect your EA, CSP or other subscription. For AWS, it’s free until June, after it will cost 1% of your revenue (on AWS or Google Cloud).

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