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Webinar: Migrating to Azure and monitoring your hybrid environment

“Don´t be a dinosaur, how to stay on top of your it Infrastructure when transitioning into Azure” — Join Niklas Akerlund, MVP, Cloud and Automation Expert to hear about the latest developments with Azure migrations. You can check out his blog here. Change is happening incredibly fast in today’s IT delivery, and for a service provider, it’s about embracing the […]

Log Analytics (OMS) AD Assessment – “No Data Found”

So, you deployed the OMS/Log Analytics AD (Active Directory) Assessment solution, and let it sit for a few hours, or maybe even a few days now.. Yet, the AD Assessment tile is still shows, “No Data Found“…. Well that is frustrating! Below is the series of steps I took to get this working, and ultimately […]

What is OMS and a Brief History of It

While discussing Azure/OMS topics in the community I often see incorrect usage of OMS (Operations Management Suite). That is understandable of course as Microsoft hasn’t done good job at clearing out all the terms but I still think we should be using the correct term when posting questions or discussing OMS in forums and other […]

OMS Portal Moving to Azure

For quite some time it was clear that the OMS Portal will move completely to Azure and that is good news. We have seen services like Update Management, Azure Security Center (Security & Audit solution is part of it) releasing new functionalities only in Azure Portal. In fact some services that have been part of […]

Aggregate on More Than One Column for Azure Log Search Alerts

Log Analytics alerts aka Azure Log Search Alerts allows you to create a single alert and trigger alert instances per a column. This is possible by creating metric measurement alert. Unfortunately these types of alerts also have a limitation which might be blocking in certain situation. The classical example for that limitation is to create […]

Creating Azure AD Application using Powershell

Azure AD Application Azure AD have something called Application registrations. These are often used to integrate with external services and can provide functionality like Single Sign On to your companies Twitter account. There’s a large selection of applications you can chose from in the Azure Portal, but this post will cover how to create your […]

Programmatically Change Azure Log Analytics Pricing Model

Microsoft recently introduced a new model for purchasing Azure Log Analytics. To use this new model you will basically have to enable it on per subscription bases. In short you can either continue to use the old models or flip a switch on your subscription to use the new model. You cannot use both models […]

Blocking Internet Access for Azure Virtual Machines

By default, every Azure virtual machine (VM) has access to the Internet. Sometimes this is great, but in most enterprise environments, server’s have Internet access restricted. So, how to restrict Azure VMs gaining access to the Internet? Restricting Internet access to your VMs in Azure isn’t difficult, but does require some baseline knowledge of Network […]

Quick and Practical Guide to ARM Templates book

Book published on Amazon – Quick and Practical Guide to ARM Templates

Quick and Practical Guide to ARM Templates is a very non-conventional book. The objective of the book is to help you “Become Experts in Developing ARM Templates for Microsoft Azure without any prior knowledge”. This book is for both a beginner and intermediate users. This is a quick and practical approach to learning ARM Templates for […]

Demystifying Azure Security – Series

Understanding the security is of utmost importance in designing any application architecture. When bringing your applications or infrastructure to Azure or even designing new applications in Azure, you need to be aware of all the ways you can make your application/design more secure by leveraging various features Azure has to offer. This series talks about […]