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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 January 20, 2022
Backup M365 with Dell Druva

Dell Druva is among the newer players when it comes to data management as a service. Essentially, Dell Druva is a backup SaaS for other SaaS, such as Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, and Amazon Web Services. Apart from a great GUI and useful features, what’s great is that Druva stores data in AWS, not in Azure.

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Posted by Romain Serre on January 4, 2022
Restore M365 items from Rubrik Polaris

Rubrik Polaris is a SaaS platform that centralizes backup management of cloud environments such as Microsoft 365, Azure, AWS, or GCP. You’ve already seen how to backup M356 with Rubrik Polaris. Now it’s time to find out how you restore it.

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Posted by Romain Serre on December 2, 2021
Protect Microsoft 365 with Rubrik Polaris

Rubrik Polaris is a centralized Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) backup management platform for On-Premises Rubrik Backup Appliances. It allows you to manage the appliances and backup/restore data to and from a compatible public cloud. Its main advantage, however, is that Polaris manages all backups the same, whether it’s a VM, a database, a mailbox, or a SharePoint site.

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Posted by Romain Serre on November 4, 2021
Integrate partners product in Azure Sentinel from the solution gallery

Microsoft released Azure Sentinel Solutions for public review in May 2021. The feature is a gallery that’s part of Azure Marketplace, where users can publish packages to easily integrate a product from Azure Sentinel itself. Administrators can just select a solution from the gallery, click on create, follow the wizard, and integrate the new solution, which already contains data connectors, workbooks, queries, and analytics rules templates.

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Posted by Romain Serre on October 7, 2021
Create a custom image for your Windows 365 deployment

Previously, we talked about the new release of Windows 365 and how to deploy it by default. Today, we’re sharing how you can get creative. You can create your own custom Windows 365 deployments by utilizing Azure VM generation 1 and generation 2 images. It might sound daunting, but we’ve broken everything down for you.

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Posted by Romain Serre on September 23, 2021
Getting started with Windows 365 : your Cloud PC

The IT world is moving ever further into the cloud. Microsoft recently released Windows 365, which is supposed to be a simplified version of Azure Virtual Desktop. It’s marketed as “your PC in the Cloud,” which is mostly operable from Microsoft Endpoint Manager. There are many exciting things to expect from this launch, so you better get into it.

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Posted by Romain Serre on September 8, 2021
Encrypt your Azure VM with Azure Disk Encryption

Usually, when deployed, Azure VMs don’t have BitLocker (a volume encryption feature) enabled. This may contradict your corporate security policy. To address that, you can use Azure Disk Encryption to encrypt Windows or Linux Azure VMs with BitLocker or DM-Crypt. However, to complete the process, you will need a secret and a key.

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Posted by Romain Serre on August 17, 2021
Start Azure Virtual Desktop VM on connect

The Start VM on Connect feature for Azure Virtual Desktop is finally available for general use. It allows you to start Azure Virtual Desktop hosts specifically when the user connects to them. Using this new feature together with auto-shutdown will enable you to save Azure costs by not powering up Azure Desktop VMs when nobody’s using them.

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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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