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 21, 2020
Using Graph API with Azure Logic Apps

There isn’t always time or possibility to mess with scripts. Thanks to Azure Logic Apps, you can automate and orchestrate your infrastructure or application deployment without writing a single line of code. And Microsoft Graph can be used to assist with exposing REST APIs and client libraries to access data on a wide set of Microsoft 365 services.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on July 2, 2020
Azure Front Door Overview

Azure Front Door, a scalable and secure entry point for web applications and global HTTP(s) load balancer, has been available in GA over a year now. To that end, you can use the tool for multiple versatile scenarios. Use it, for instance, with Web/Mobile Apps, Cloud Services, and VMs – or combine it with on-prem services for hybrid deployments and smooth cloud migration.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on May 27, 2020
How to Start Azure Virtual Machines using Azure Logic Apps?

You can’t have it all, and this is true even for the best things in life. It’s possible to schedule automatic shutdowns of VMs in Azure (one of the ways to cut Azure costs). But you can’t use the same Azure Portal to schedule their automatic boot-up the same way. A way out of it is to use PowerShell, however, there’s another trick you might like better.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on May 14, 2020
How to Manage multiple Azure tenancies with Azure Lighthouse?

Working for an MSP demands a lot of toggling between browsers. For each separate tenancy, managing Azure resources demands multiple browsers and tabs. Thankfully, this turmoil has been solved: Azure Lighthouse comes to save the day. You can now allocate customer Azure resources and manage permissions from a single console!

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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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