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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 April 25, 2019
[Azure] Host a static website in Azure, with reduced cost

Do you have a website with static pages to host and look for a cost-efficient solution? We have good news for you since Microsoft released a hosting on an Azure storage account. Azure immediately wins Adios IIS/Apache servers, because the latter are expensive in resources and maintenance. Don’t pay over the odds!

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on April 11, 2019
[Azure DevOps] Terraform deployment with Azure DevOps – Part 2

Everything that needs to be said about the importance of project management automatization and workflow organization has already been said. You have learned how to create your first Azure DevOps build with a Terraform file, so now it is time to finally learn how to automatize your Terraform resource deployment with Azure DevOps.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on April 9, 2019
[Azure DevOps] Terraform deployment with Azure DevOps – Part 1

Project management and automatized workflow are the milestones of any business, but small companies often have neither resources nor the experience to build them from scratch. That is when Azure DevOps enters the scene! This guide lets Terraform users learn how to optimize their workflow with Azure.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on January 29, 2019
[Azure] Create a PowerApps application for a SharePoint list

PowerApps is a corporate service that allows you to create, connect, and share business applications with your team. This happens in minutes and from any device. With PowerApps, you not only optimize the work of your team but also contribute to the implementation of innovative ideas in business activities. And guess what? You can create a PowerApps application by yourself for a SharePoint list. Have no idea how?

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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

A webhook is a method of extending or changing the behavior of a web page or web application using custom callbacks. In the case of SharePoint, webhooks allow you to track all changes that are on the site as well as receive notifications about specific events. With Azure Functions, you can host your SharePoint webhooks in a romp! Learn More

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

It is never superfluous to provide an extra level of protection for your data and privacy in management. The Microsoft platform allows users to register and manage their applications, have a set of identifiers, and access their data 24/7. Creating a user with Azure Function will allow you to secure your data and provide private access to applications. Ensure information privacy right now!

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

Migrating sites to the cloud can be quite troublesome. For such cases, Microsoft introduced the Windows Site Migration Tool. This is a program that can collect the necessary information about a website hosted on IIS, analyze it, and then automatically transfer all settings, files, and even the database directly to the Microsoft Azure cloud. Make sure that the migration of the sites is really easy and can be completed within a few minutes!

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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

The latest technology allows moving as separate databases and log files and the entire system. In this context, speed, ease, and lack of downtime are critical factors for the success of this process. How to ensure them and not to get lost in a variety of options for migrating SQL Server databases to Azure?

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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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