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Reserved Common Fields in Log Analytics

I’ve recently been playing with some solution development and I’ve noticed something interesting. When we are using the OMS Data Collector API we send data by creating json file. That json file is in simple format like this:

In this pseudo code property is the name of our fields. So when the data is […]

Moving Update Worker Server between OMS Workspaces

Recently I’ve been fairly occupied in writing the second edition of Inside Microsoft Operations Management Suite book but now that I’ve finished my chapters I can go back to writing some blog posts. Update Workers are like Hybrid Workers but they are automatically registered by the Update Management solution. This creates a problem because there […]

How To Disable Azure AD Connect

As of today, there is no way to disable Azure AD Connect via the Azure Resource Manager (ARM) portal, but this can be done with some PowerShell. If you take a look at the ARM portal, there is no option to currently disable the directory synchronization. First, you will need to install the Azure Active […]

How to enable Azure Backup to Canada

Earlier in 2016, Microsoft increased the number of  Canadian Data Centers to two: Canada East and Canada Central. With most of my customers being within Canada, naturally they want their Azure Backup data stored within the Canada Data Centers/Regions — makes sense for many (legal) reasons. Only problem is, Azure backup is still very limited to specific […]

Weather Data in OMS Log analytics

  If you’re one of the few who has seen my last blog posts about my SCOM weather management pack, you have probably figured that I am a bit too much in to the weather. Along side the weather management pack I looked in to getting the same type of data in to Microsoft Operations Management […]

Hyper-V Network Virtual Switches 101

So you’ve spun up a Windows 2012R2 machine with Hyper-V installed and ready to go. However, now you’re stuck and not sure which type of  Network Virtual Switch (vSwitch) applies to your environment(s)… In Windows 2012R2, Hyper-V’s network virtual switch runs at Layer 2 (Data Link layer). If you are unfamiliar with this, or either […]