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 June 19, 2018
[Azure] Deploy a Service Catalog for your different teams in your company

Microsoft released a new feature some month ago that allow you to create a service catalog, for your team, directly in Azure. With this feature, you can prebuild templates, control parameters, and give the possibility to your teams to deploy applications, without doing mistakes or select big VM size that are expensive.

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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

Cloudyn new AWS accountNow 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

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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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Posted by Florent Appointaire on January 24, 2018
Enroll your devices in Intune and deploy a new App in the Azure Portal

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After seeing on how to start with Intune in the new Azure Portal, we will see how to enroll devices (iOS, Android & Windows 10) and how to deploy applications on them.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on January 17, 2018
Start configuring Intune in the new Azure Portal

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With the new Azure portal launched some months ago now, Microsoft is trying to move all management console in this new portal, and it’s the case with Microsoft Intune.

To manage your Intune subscription now, you need to pass through the Azure Portal.

To remember, Intune is a service to manage the mobility of your IT environment (mobile phone, laptop, etc.).

I’ll now explain to you how to start with this new interface.

To start, be sure to have an Intune subscription associated with your account.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on November 29, 2017
[Azure] Azure Site Recovery with ARM – Part 2

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Here is the second article of 2 for the Azure Site Recovery implementation with ARM:

  1. Preparation of the environment (Part 1)
  2. Start the replication and Failover/Failback

Replicate your first VMs

Now that the Azure infrastructure is ready, we will go to step 2 to replicate VMs/Applications. Choose from where you want to replicate VMs (On-Prem for me) and to which the Hyper-V site that you created in the first article.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on November 28, 2017
[Azure] Azure Site Recovery with ARM – Part 1

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Today we will see how to implement a DRP solution, with Azure Site Recovery. I’ll deploy this solution, based on the ARM. ASR can be used to migrate your VMs to Azure, from VMWare to Azure, etc.

In my DRP plan, the service that I defined as critical for my business is a website. I’ll replicate this VM on Azure, with ASR. You can do the same work with a multi-tier application.

In my architecture, I have a VPN S2S to Azure. Attached to this network who is connected to the VPN, I have a second domain controller, who is acting as DNS.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on October 5, 2017
[Azure Automation] Migrate your scripts to Azure – Part 2

I recently looking for Azure Automation, from top to bottom. It’s why, in the next 2 articles, we will see how to use this tool, from A to Z:

  • [Azure Automation] Interface discovery – Part 1
  • [Azure Automation] Migrate your scripts to Azure – Part 2 (this post)

Today, we will see how to migrate your On-Premises scripts, to Azure Automation.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on July 6, 2017
[Azure Automation] Interface discovery. Part I

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I recently looking for Azure Automation, from top to bottom. It’s why, in the next 2 articles, we will see how to use this tool, from A to Z:

Start with the first article.

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