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 November 8, 2022
How to Replicate Azure VM to Another Azure Region using Disaster Recovery Feature

Business continuity today largely depends on data availability. There are multiple ways Microsoft allows you to achieve that with its Azure cloud services. Among many disaster resistance options, if you use more than one Azure Region, you can use disaster recovery in Azure Site Recovery to replicate your virtual machine (VM) from one region to another.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on October 27, 2022
Azure Shared Disks Overview

Azure Shared Disks enables you to attach a managed disk to multiple virtual machines simultaneously. However, there are nuances to consider if you wish to migrate clustered applications from on-premises to your Azure subscription in such a configuration. This can be a planned migration or, for instance, a failover cluster setup.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on September 29, 2022
Using Adaptive Cards in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Adaptive Cards are a platform-agnostic method of sharing and displaying information that cloud apps can openly exchange. In essence, this occurs as snippets of a chosen UI being generated by the user in JSON format. This file can then be delivered to another app where it’ll adaptively transform the data into a native UI that adapts to its surroundings.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on September 13, 2022
Getting started with Adaptive Cards in Teams

The post-covid world has marked significant changes in many organizations’ work, urging companies to rely more on distance communication between employees. Microsoft Teams is one of the most popular tools to maintain coordinated work, and it has a lot of useful functionality to offer, such as Adaptive Cards.

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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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