Nicolas Prigent
Nicolas Prigent
Nicolas Prigent works as an IT Production Manager, based in Paris, with a primary focus on Microsoft technologies. Nicolas is a three-time Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management with 10 years experience in administering Windows products. He also received the "PowerShell Heroes 2016" Award.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on July 26, 2022
Introduction to Azure Bicep

Azure Bicep is a declarative Infrastructure-as-Code language for deploying Azure resources. There are various ways to deploy them, via Azure Portal, ARM Template, Azure CLI, Azure PowerShell, Terraform, and other means. However, unlike Azure Resource Manager Templates, Bicep is very intuitive and understandable even for non-programmers.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on July 5, 2022
Serverless platform with Azure Container Apps

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is constantly expanding. It might seem overwhelming to a beginner or redundant to a pro, but Azure Container Apps, actually, introduces simplicity. If you want to test out applications or are not skilled in AKS, the new service allows you to deploy containerized apps without complex infrastructure.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on March 31, 2022
Using Azure Data Explorer to store Microsoft Sentinel logs

Azure Data Explorer is a powerful software for real-time analysis of large volumes of streamed data. However, it can be used for data storage as well, and it’s cheaper than Microsoft Sentinel. Additionally, the service is useful if you want to query logs with Kusto Query Language (KQL), which is also available for Azure Log Analytics.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on February 23, 2022
Move Microsoft Sentinel Logs to Azure Storage

You may need your Sentinel logs in long-term retention based on government requirements. Azure Log Analytics starts charging for such retention after 90 days have elapsed. However, you can use a Playbook that creates an Azure Storage account and, after 90 days, automatically moves such logs to cold storage to avoid retention billing.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on February 15, 2022
Automate Microsoft Sentinel Playbook Deployment using Azure DevOps

Microsoft Azure Sentinel is a wide-range cloud-native security and event management service. There’s a variety of ways to manage and automate its services. One of such methods is infrastructure as code, where you can automate how Azure Sentinel will respond to alerts and incidents using a Playbook and Azure DevOps.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on November 23, 2021
Azure NetApp Files Overview

Azure NetApp Files is akin to cloud-based shared storage for performance-intensive and latency-sensitive applications. It leverages both SMB and NFS protocols, so it’s applicable for both Windows and Linux. The service is designed to migrate and run your most demanding, complex, file-based applications in the cloud with no code change.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on November 2, 2021
How to Start Azure DevOps Releases Using PowerShell?

Release Pipelines in Azure DevOps is incredibly handy for your entire software delivery. While Azure DevOps has various automation features for projects within, you can also automate various tasks regarding Azure DevOps itself. There are many ways to start your release, and today show you how to run your release through PowerShell.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on October 19, 2021
How to Backup Virtual Appliance with Azure Backup?

Virtual Appliance is a broad concept. It could include Firewall, Scanner, Network VM, and a lot of other virtualized instances. Primarily, to back that up, you need snapshots, and backing up a Virtual Appliance in Azure wasn’t quite user-friendly before. Now, however, you can perform all the necessary actions smoothly, in a matter of a few clicks.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on August 26, 2021
How to display notifications on Windows 10 using PowerShell?

Notifications can be incredibly useful for displaying vital information on your machine or on a remote user workstation, for example. You can create and display your desired notifications using PowerShell and a custom GitHub module for it — BurntToast. To enjoy this technique though, you’d have to use Windows 10 or Windows Server 2019.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on August 12, 2021
How to integrate Privileged Identity Management with Azure Lighthouse

Azure, just as any other industry flagship, spends a lot of time working on upgrading its current features and developing new ones. Privileged Identity Management feature (PIM) that enables you with more efficient resource management and control is one of the most recent releases.

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