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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 March 3, 2020
What is Azure Private Link (Preview)?

Bypassing conjunctions with public networks is easier said than done. Especially, if your endpoints are in faraway regions or even have different tenants, keeping the bandwidth high and cybersecurity tight can be an issue. Microsoft introduced Azure Private Link specifically for that reason, allowing users to create private endpoints within their virtual network.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on February 4, 2020
Sharing Data Using Azure Data Share

There isn’t always time or reason to remake data into convenient presentations, complications, and other content. Sometimes, you just need to get the job done quickly and effectively. Microsoft has thought about it and, now, you can easily control what you share, who receives your data, and on what terms with a single tool.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on January 23, 2020
Sign in to Virtual Machine in Azure using Azure Active Directory Authentication

Online activities using malware and viruses increase exponentially every year. Even the smallest mishaps in cybersecurity policies may result in substantial damage. Therefore, who / how / and the way someone accesses your virtual machines is also important. Fortunately, Microsoft created a tool that allows using Azure RBAC and AD Conditional Access to control all of that. Read the guide by Nicolas Prigent, a Swiss Systems Engineer, to learn how to use Azure Active Directory to sign in to your VMs so that other Azure security tools are involved in the process.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on December 24, 2019
Getting Started with Microsoft Graph Explorer

Managing queries across various Microsoft 365 services can be somewhat challenging. The interaction across these applications in your cluster should be prioritized to ensure smooth workload. One handy tool to do that is Microsoft Graph Explorer, which exposes REST APIs and client libraries to access data on the aforementioned services.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on October 29, 2019
Monitoring Microsoft Teams using PowerShell Universal Dashboard

Microsoft Teams is set to supersede Skype for StaffHub and Business. It’s a powerful tool in itself, so knowing how to make the most of it is crucial for managing your workload organically. Luckily, PowerShell Universal Dashboard can help you monitor your Microsoft Teams Cloud call queues as if they were on the palm of your hand.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on October 8, 2019
Automating Disk Snapshots using Azure Runbook

Even if you know all the backup ways and methods, you can always open a door to new knowledge. This time we’re talking about backing up Azure Virtual Machines (VMs), namely creating VM disk snapshots in order to back up a disk manually. But even in this process, you can get automation. How?

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on August 13, 2019
Deploying Azure Active Directory Domain Services (AADDS)

If your organization is working with a cloud-only environment, there is hardly a necessity to tell you about managed domains and their benefits for an IT infrastructure. However, what can get your attention, is a possibility to deploy a managed domain without a need to deploy virtual machines (VMs) first, which is precisely what Azure offers with a new server role in Active Directory!

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on August 7, 2019
Protecting Azure Virtual Machines using Just in time VM access

One of the primary benefits of operating in a virtualized environment is granting remote access to distant users. However, in the age of digital crime being on the rise, it is not as safe as we would want it to be. Luckily, Azure users don’t have to lose sleep over security issue anymore. With Just in Time VM Access, you can automatize configuring the NSGs to allow inbound traffic to the requested port.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on July 2, 2019
Deploying Azure Bastion

A botnet, DDOS attacks, phishing scam are entering the real world with the fast path, carrying a real threat to your data. How to make yourself secure? Azure Bastion is one way to protect your
strategic and critical assets from cyber risks. It allows you to have private and fully managed RDP and SSH access to your Azure Virtual Machines (VMs). How to deploy it in your environment?
Read the article by Nicolas Prigent, a System Engineer, to find out how to create an Azure Bastion host at the following link

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on June 5, 2019
Azure Lab Services Overview

Microsoft released in February 2019 a new service called Azure Lab service. With Azure Lab Services, you can easily set up and provide on-demand access to preconfigured virtual machines. Thanks to a dashboard, you can also keep your budget in check by controlling exactly how many hours your lab users can use the virtual machines.

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