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 Florent Appointaire on August 1, 2019
[Azure] Get a value in a Keyvault with Terraform

By default, if you want to deploy a VM on Azure with Terraform, you must give the username and password in clear in the variable file (see my previous article). But a solution exists, to secure all this. Just use an Azure Keyvault.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on July 30, 2019
[Azure] Deploy ressources with Terraform

Currently, we are speaking a lot about IaC, Infrastructure as Code. That gives you the opportunity, to deploy an infrastructure, from 0, with code, without being a great developer (I assure you, me and the code, it’s not a great love story).

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Posted by Romain Serre on July 16, 2019
Connect to your Azure VMs through Azure Bastion

Microsoft Azure users have no problem with connecting their VMs, except that its protection prospects in terms of public IP use could have been better, so the use of VPN is strongly advised, if not required. All this hussle ends with Azure Bastion, new Azure feature allowing to create RDP or SSH session from the Azure Portal, thereby relieving the users from the need to use a public IP address.

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Posted by Romain Serre on July 11, 2019
Deploy a turnkey RDS farm in Microsoft Azure

The Remote Desktop Services (RDS) is genuinely one of the best options there are for remote access to applications and desktops. The deployment of RDS, however, can be quite a pickle, which is why the release of a new Windows template for full RDS farm deployment is hot news. This template has everything you need. RD gateway, RD Broker, RD Licensing, – you name it, it’s got it.

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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 Florent Appointaire on June 20, 2019
[Azure] Windows Virtual Desktop – Publish Applications

Admittedly, the way of adjusting a novel piece of technology usually takes a few steps to make. The deployment and configuration of Windows Virtual Desktop are finished, but what to do next? First things first, you have to know the basics, in this case – deploying applications.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on June 18, 2019
[Azure] Windows Virtual Desktop

Application virtualization services, despite a lot of benefits, are not always able to rival SaaS platforms. Or at least, it used to be the case before the public preview of Windows Virtual Desktop. The latter is a desktop and app virtualization service employing simplified management, multi-session Windows 10, Office 365 ProPlus optimization, and RDS environments support. Learn how to utilize this novelty in a few clicks!

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Posted by Romain Serre on June 13, 2019
Store backups in Microsoft Azure from Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5U 4a

Veeam announced the next update of its backup app – Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5u4. It has an opportunity to create a Scale-Out Backup Repository (SOBR) with local and cloud extents. And one more benefit: SOBR can include two tiers. It’s not fiction. Create a performance tier and capacity tier such as a storage account in Microsoft Azure with SOBR!
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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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