Romain Serre
Romain Serre
Romain Serre works in Lyon as a Senior Consultant. He is focused on Microsoft Technology, especially on Hyper-V, System Center, Storage, networking and Cloud OS technology as Microsoft Azure or Azure Stack. He is a MVP and he is certified Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (MCSE Server Infrastructure & Private Cloud), on Hyper-V and on Microsoft Azure (Implementing a Microsoft Azure Solution).

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Posted by Romain Serre on July 20, 2021
Use Azure Policy to Allow Only Certain Resource Types in Resource Groups

Managing and ensuring the compliance of departments in your tenant is important to cybersecurity and smooth workflow. This is especially relevant for medium and large deployments. Combining Azure resources into groups and using Role-Based Access Management (RBAC) will reduce threats and increase work efficacy. Azure Policy can help enhance those processes further.

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Posted by Romain Serre on June 17, 2021
Configure Conditional Access to enforce Multi-Factor Authentication to access Azure Portal

You can increase your Azure Portal Security by configuring Conditional Access, an Azure Active Directory (AD) Premium P1 feature, to enforce multi-factor authentication. The feature collects various signals from user IP location to group membership, allows you to see them in real-time, and decide whether to allow or deny application access to AD or allow limited access.

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Posted by Romain Serre on May 20, 2021
Populate Computer Groups Automatically from Registry Key for Azure Update Management

Azure Automation Update Management is primarily used for orchestrating Windows Server and Linux updates. But it can also be configured to add target machines or machine groups for updating automatically, using a registry key. One less headache! Otherwise, you’d have to add machines or machines to groups manually.

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Posted by Romain Serre on April 22, 2021
Hotpatch for Azure VM

The new feature relies on Windows Server (WS) Azure Edition VM, which is a new type of WS Image. Hotpatching is now available in preview in all Azure regions. It allows establishing two types of baselines that will enable hotpatching without rebooting the WS Azure VM, which really invests in the smoothness of the experience.

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Posted by Romain Serre on April 15, 2021
How to change the disk size & performance for an Azure virtual machine

Microsoft Azure offers its services on a pay-as-you-go basis. This means that your expenditure depends on the cloud resources used. You’ll want to keep them as close to an application’s needs as possible. Otherwise, you’ll either experience slowdown or unreasonable costs. Thankfully, you can alter your VM disk size and performance on the fly.

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Posted by Romain Serre on March 4, 2021
Filter Web Content with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

Among many good things, remote work creates new challenges for business cybersecurity. Regardless of whether the user uses VPN, having additional security measures can never hurt. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint introduces additional layers where you can also set web content filters to avoid your employees creating unwanted cyber threats.

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Posted by Romain Serre on February 2, 2021
Restore Office 365 data from Veeam Backup for Office 365

Learning how to configure Veeam Backup for Office 365 is great but restoring an O365 tenant is a whole other story. To follow this article and complete the necessary actions, you’ll need to install the explorer console provided with Veeam Backup for O365 on your server. Then, a user-friendly interface will take you through the restoration procedure.
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Posted by Romain Serre on January 14, 2021
Backup Office 365 with Veeam Backup for Office 365

No one needs to tell that the efficiency and variety of security measures that keep your system up and running have gone quite up in recent years. However, you can’t be ready for everything, so it’s good to make sure your backup’s got your back, in this case – for Office 365 users.

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Posted by Romain Serre on December 9, 2020
Overview of Veritas SaaS Backup for Office 365

Veritas is a great offer for storing Office 365 data without any hard commitment. It doesn’t need any backup infrastructure since it comes as software-as-a-service (SaaS). In addition, your data will be encrypted, pursuant to GDPR rules, while it’s stored at the Veritas Datacenter in Denmark. Finally, the price for unlimited storage here is as good as it gets.

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Posted by Romain Serre on November 4, 2020
Azure Stack HCI Firmware and Drivers Updates with Dell EMC Open Manage for Windows Admin Center

Dell markets its EMC OpenManage extension for Windows Admin Center as a unified solution for ensuring Azure Stack HCI updates and compliance. Unfortunately, that is not the case since Dell’s extension is not in line with the current Azure hardware and software compliance matrix, and it’s not in tune with the latest WAC versions.

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