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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 March 24, 2020
Azure Cost Management

Having credits in Azure in advance is a great option that you choose how to unfold. You can invest in credits, allocate them to necessary features and tools, and set the billing. And to do that conveniently, Azure Cost Management is there to help. You can plan your finances, redistribute the billing, and see how cost-effective your choices are.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on February 25, 2020
Azure CDN to increase the user experience

Content delivery networks (CDN) cover a set of network servers distributed across farther areas. The idea is to have point-of-presence (POP) servers in edge locations. That way, you can cache your web application content in designated servers to have your users enjoy it at high bandwidth. Azure CDN is one such tool that can help you with that.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on February 20, 2020
AKS, where to start?

Using containers to host software processes or applications is starting to become more of a thing. They have the necessary binary code, executables, configuration files, and libraries but without the OS images. They’re lightweight, portable, have a more consistent operation. One has to start somewhere, and AZK is a great container orchestrator to help you with that.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on January 16, 2020
Change the Windows Admin Center certificate

We all can get too wrapped up in our daily work, chores, and thoughts. Often times, it results in us forgetting to renew stuff, like the Windows Admin Center certificate, for example. Luckily, renewing it and updating it in the WAC itself takes just a few moments.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on January 14, 2020
Setting Up a Free Azure Account

It’s always the hardest to start something but, once you do, it’s all downhill from there. Then again, you may need some encouragement and guidance to begin. Microsoft Azure is a multi-dimensional cloud service of a grand scale and getting to know it may seem intimidating. But there’s an option to start free to get the hang of it.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on November 14, 2019
Protect Your Azure WebApp With a Free Certificate

During Microsoft Ignite 2019, Microsoft, using the Public Preview mode, released the capability to protect your Azure Web App (your website) with a public trusted certificate.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on November 12, 2019
Start with Azure Arc (Preview)

Azure Arc has been announced during Ignite 2019. This new service will help you to manage multi-cloud, your On-Premises environment, and your edge, like Azure Stack. You’ll connect your servers (physical or virtual) directly in the Azure console, to manage them from only one console. You’ll be able to apply RBAC, tags, etc.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on November 7, 2019
[Azure] SELinux error at boot for Linux

Sometimes, tinkering with configurations and commands can go awry. For example, when you’ve made some modifications to SELinux in a virtual machine (VM) in Azure. Suddenly, “Failed to load SELinux policy, freezing.” pops up. But don’t worry, we’ve got the cure.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on October 3, 2019
[Azure] Document your environment with Cloudockit

Seeing the full picture of how well your Azure is faring can be complicated. It can be quite problematic to consolidate its workloads visually into comprehensive documentation. Subsequently, the reports to customers on the cloud’s effectiveness can come out as too cumbersome. It can also be hard for your team and partners to assess its input into your business’ IT environment overall.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on September 26, 2019
[Azure] Deploy an Application Gateway to protect your Web Apps

In times when computing technology is moving by leaps and bounds, cloud migration happens quite often. While completely common, this process carries some dangers, such as web applications safety. It becomes an issue since you expose your sites publicly. However, if you move your servers to Azure, this won’t be a problem!

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