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 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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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on July 29, 2021
How to use Azure Sentinel for Incident Response?

Azure Sentinel is growing in popularity when it comes to Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR). Not only does it inform you when an incident becomes true, but it also functions as a response system to address it. The software exists to significantly reduce Mean-Time-to-Response, tightening your security even more.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on June 8, 2021
How to Build a Desktop Flow with Power Automate Desktop?

Automation in daily IT has become a standardized necessity rather than an advantage. Power Automate Desktop builds on the inherent robotic process automation of Power Automate. The solution allows you to automate all of your repetitive desktop processes. But the best thing is that the application is now free for all Windows 10 users!

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on May 13, 2021
Windows Sandbox Overview

Windows Sandbox is an application that creates a Windows instance fully separated from the host. It creates an isolated and secure environment where you can run files and applications without affecting the host — great for testing purposes. Once you close the sandbox, everything there is permanently deleted.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on January 5, 2021
How to Use Azure REST API with PowerShell

Getting comprehensive information on each and every virtual machine (VM) is a pain. To make things easier, Microsoft introduced Azure Resource Graph. You can now use a simple PowerShell script and receive contextual VM data at scale across your given set of subscriptions. No need to surf through every single one separately anymore.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on December 17, 2020
Using PowerShell Tasks and Parameters in Azure DevOps Pipelines

Azure DevOps is a very powerful product that encompasses the whole application lifecycle, including DevOps capabilities. Release Pipelines is one of the features that helps automate the testing and delivery of desired applications to end-users on multiple stages. But to use it properly, you should know how to couple it with PowerShell Tasks.

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