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 June 23, 2022
Restrict some Activities in Office Online by using Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps

Remote work is continuing to penetrate the fabric of the regular workflow ever more. Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps is a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) that functions as a gatekeeper between your users and cloud resources they have access to. Among others, it allows to tap into Shador IT and app use to prevent malicious behavior.

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Posted by Romain Serre on June 9, 2022
Enable passwordless authentication on Azure AD with FIDO2 key

Security is at the forefront of IT infrastructure now, perhaps, even more so than performance. Azure AD provides identities to various applications and can be used to manage authentication. Of course, multi-factor authentication is the standard now. However, passwordless options are available as well, with another set of steps.

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Posted by Romain Serre on May 31, 2022
Manage access to resources in Azure AD with Access Package

Managing user access to resources during their working lifecycle can be quite a hassle. Luckily, with Access Package, you handle the onboarding, cross-boarding, or offboarding of a user with ease. Just create a self-service catalog of resources to which a user can request access themselves, — all that’s left for you is approval.

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Posted by Romain Serre on March 10, 2022
Join Windows 365 instances to Azure AD only

Windows 365 is Microsoft’s recent twist on virtual desktop infrastructure. Microsoft also calls it “your PC in the cloud.” Initially, Windows 365 wasn’t able to work with only Azure Active Directory (AD), requiring Hybrid AD Join. Now, this has been simplified, so you can easily connect your Windows 365 “PCs in the cloud” to “Azure AD only” in just a few steps.

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Posted by Romain Serre on January 27, 2022
Restore M365 Data from Dell Druva

Previously, we discussed how to backup Microsoft 365 using Druva, a backup software as a service from Dell that leverages Amazon cloud. While Druva proves a bit fussy in terms of configuration and backup, it is rather simple when it comes to data restore, regardless of whether it’s OneDrive, Teams, Sharepoint, or whatever you want to restore.

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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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