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 21, 2022
Move your Azure resources in CLI instead of using the portal

In addition to using Azure Portal, there is also the ability to migrate desired resources using CLI (command-line interface). This way, you can bypass the long waiting time for the Portal to perform validation and then enact the move. Instead, you can type in certain commands and start moving resources to another group, subscription, or region right away.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on March 24, 2022
No Active Directory for your AVD? Not an issue with Azure AD Join

Connecting Azure Active Directory (AD) joined VMs to Azure Virtual Desktop (VD) is a sure-fire way to simplify environment operation in your VDI. This way, you can skip your Azure VMs having line-of-sight of on-prem or virtualized AD Domain Controller (DC), deploying AD Domain Services, and sometimes its can even remove the need for DC entirely. Less complication, more efficiency.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on February 16, 2022
Publish an application with Azure Virtual Desktop

Deploying an Azure Virtual Desktop infrastructure (VDI) is only the beginning of the journey. Further, you’d need to provision applications to various users with varying authentication policies and rights. Don’t worry, the process is much easier than you might think: just a few clicks, and you’ll get the hang of it.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on February 1, 2022
How to Start with Azure Virtual Desktop

Azure Virtual Desktop is a cloud service for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). It allows you to set up a whole desktop virtualization environment in the cloud, without running any gateway servers. You can deliver OS capabilities, apps, and diversify your workload how you want, for as many users as you want in a cost-efficient and effective manner.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on January 19, 2022
Get Azure Key vault values from AKS

Keeping a secret is hard not only for humans but for computer systems, too. When it comes to security, keys, and secrets, there’s a myriad of threats that can target them. Microsoft has recently released a feature that allows getting secrets from Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) into an Azure Key Vault by simply using a driver.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on December 9, 2021
Deploy your AKS application with GitOps and Flux

Previously, we discussed how to integrate Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) clusters into Azure Arc. Having done that, the GitOps extension is already available there along with Flux. GitOps allows you to deploy Git apps from Git repositories to your AKS, and Flux is a toolkit for keeping AKS clusters in sync. They make a very useful combo.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on November 25, 2021
Enable Azure Arc for AKS

Azure Arc is a multi-dimensional management software that allows operating resources across multiple clouds, services, and environments. This year, Microsoft added the possibility to integrate Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) into Azure Arc. This also means that GitOps gets integrated, too, which makes managing, syncing, and running everything that much easier.

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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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