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 29, 2020
Cleaning Your Azure Subscription Policies

For a number of reasons, you may want to wipe your Azure subscription clean of all the policies you have. Whether it’s because you’re testing and demo-ing something often, or because the subscription is too old and your working algorithms need resetting. Although it sounds like a hassle, you only need to enter two commands.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on October 20, 2020
Receive AKS and Azure updates on your mailbox

It’s time-consuming and, frankly, annoying to browse through various news feeds to be fully hands-on on all the changes and releases. Microsoft knows it, too, so it integrated a feature into Logic Apps Designer that informs you of the updates to where you need them. Choose a period, RSS feed items, mailbox, teams, or twitter, and you’re all set!

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on October 8, 2020
Manual Failover of Azure Storage Account

For whatever reason, you may want to switch your storage account from your primary region to the secondary one. In Azure Geo-Redundant Storage (GRS), there’s a feature that allows you to perform that action manually. There’s nothing overly complicated to it. The manual failover will take just a few minutes to conclude.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on September 24, 2020
Remove a Kubernetes namespace blocked with Terminating status

Let’s talk about an issue of having your Kubernetes namespace blocked with terminating status. The problem may arise during an attempt to remove a namespace in Kubernetes. To terminate a namespace properly and avoid this scenario, a certain command in a more updated version of kubectl should be used.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on September 16, 2020
Make your AKS web app highly available

Now that we’ve discussed how to use Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and protect its related websites using Application Gateway and Let’s Encrypt, it’s time to perform! You obviously want to ensure that users are having the best experience with your AKS applications, which means that securing high availability whatever their geographic location is key.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on September 9, 2020
Integrate Let’s Encrypt to Application Gateway and AKS to protect your websites

Previously, we talked about Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and using Application Gateway as an Ingress controller and website application firewall (WAF). Now that we’ve got that out of the way, we should continue to strengthen the security of your AKS-related website by obtaining a digital certificate to enable HTTPS.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on September 2, 2020
Use an Application Gateway as Ingress and protect your AKS websites with a WAF

The previous article talked about using Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) to orchestrate containers for your applications. But to use your fresh-out-the-oven apps effectively, you mustn’t forget about tight cybersecurity. Azure Application Gateway is one such service that can help you protect the websites you use for application operation.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on June 30, 2020
Start with Azure Blueprints

Azure Blueprints has been available in preview for more than a year now, but not many people have gotten around to understand its use. It’s a neat tool for creating a “blueprint” of a repeatable set of Azure resources to organize environments quickly. Define your preferences so that routine resources management becomes easier.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on June 18, 2020
Create a Custom RBAC Role in Azure, From the Portal

If Azure’s built-in roles didn’t fit your needs perfectly but you still tried to adapt because you dreaded messing around in PowerShell to fix it, then this news is for you. Azure role-based access control (RBAC) can now be used directly from Azure Portal to assign your desired custom roles at subscription and resource group scopes.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on June 11, 2020
Connect Your Home Infrastructure to Azure

Interconnecting multiple offices to the public cloud, e.g. Azure, can be somewhat problematic. You may need to maintain connectivity for your website, several applications, and other services Site to Site, all while having a dynamic public IP. Thanks to a number of Unifi apps, you can solve that issue and maintain stability.

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