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 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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Posted by Florent Appointaire on June 2, 2020
Azure AD Protection to enhance your password policy

These days, you can never be too sure when it comes to cybersecurity. Updating your policies is key to avoid unnecessary exposure. Checking up your old passwords, on-premises and in the cloud, is crucial as well. To enforce that, Azure AD password protection uses both the global and custom banned-password lists.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on May 21, 2020
[WVD] Discover the New Interface

Just earlier this April, Microsoft released an update for their Windows Virtual Desktop. Among others, the novelty includes a new graphical interface directly in the Azure port. Unfortunately, it seems like this is just a teaser though: the feature is currently available in Preview, only US regions are available through this portal. You can’t migrate there yet.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on May 19, 2020
[Azure] Update your Azure Automation modules

All good things come to an end, and so, sadly, has the previous way of updating your Azure Automation modules. Previously, you’d just click on the respective button to update and that would be it. Microsoft deprecated that option and now you may be seeing a weird message with instructions on how to proceed with the issue today.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on May 5, 2020
Windows Defender ATP: Where to start

Securing servers and workstations and managing them directly from the cloud is a must-have during the current “stay-at-home.” Windows Defender ATP is a Microsoft security product to monitor and protect your servers without excessive effort. ATP constitutes a preventative, reactive, and investigative feature of the said product.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on April 28, 2020
[Azure] OMS Gateway Error

You’re not the only one struggling with ERROR GatewayLogic while trying to deploy OMS Gateway for Windows Defender ATP. The problem lies with the OMS Gateway having issues with communicating via the URL that’s provided. Looking into inbound connections on the OMS and authorizing URLs manually should do the trick.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on April 2, 2020
[Azure] Dedicated Hosts

With Azure Dedicated Host, you get the ability to isolate your compliance-related workload VMs, so that capacity isn’t shared to VMs catering to customers. You get a dedicated Hyper-V host that provides control over the mentioned workload separately, allowing to set the maintenance policies of the host. The service comes as a SaaS.

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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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