OMS welcomes the new “Azure Analytics Query Language”

If you are a using OMS Log Analytics you know that the query language offers some powerful features to extract, aggregate, analyze and visualize collected data. However, there are times when some restrictions kick in and you have to find very creative workarounds to get the results you need. Sometimes it’s not possible at all. Now the good news: These days, all regions where Log Analytics is available are upgraded and your Log Analytics workspace now offers a new query language that is much more powerful and flexible.

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OMS View Designer – Use Name & Value Separator

If you are designing views on the OMS dashboard you rely on collected events. There are times when you want to parse values and only use parts of the field values. But how can this be done if data is already collected? Read on!

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Experts Live Europe 2017 is coming!

Another year is over and we are approaching the next regional community conference: Experts Live Europe 2017! Never heard of it? Checkout the conference website and read on!

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Experts Live Switzerland 2017 (May 17 2017) – The Regional Microsoft Community Conference

I bet you already heard of the annual conference “System Center Universe Europe” in the past. This Microsoft community conference was first held in Bern-Switzerland (2013), then moved to Basel-Switzerland (2014 and 2015) and finally to Berlin-Germany (2016). Finally, after 4 years we decided to rebrand the conference and use a new name for it: Experts Live Europe. Beside this 3-day conference that will again run again in Berlin from August 23-25 2017, we will also run a brand 1-day country event in Switzerland: Experts Live Switzerland!

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Use Github for your Visual Studio projects

Depending on the projects I’m working on i either use VSO/TFS or Github. While VSO/TFS integration is part of Visual Studio, Github is not. But there is an add-on available that allows you to enable Github integration into Visual Studio. This blog post guides you through the process on how to configure and use the Github approach,

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements H1 2017

I love to exchange with tech people from the community, share my knowledge and learn from other experts, partners and customers from all over the world. Listening to their experiences and challenges made me smarter and sharper. This is one of the reasons why I support IT communities and conferences all over the world, either as a speaker (myself) or as a sponsor (through my company itnetX). In the next weeks and months I will attend several conferences. This blog post sums up the most important conferences I will speak at. If you are attending one of them get in contact with me – I’d love to have a chat with you!

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Manage Linux Servers with Microsoft OMS

Linux is becoming more and more popular for Microsoft-focused people. Why? First, Microsoft is heavily investing in this area. If you look back some years, the strategy when it comes to non-Microsoft workloads completely changed. Second, many companies want the to use best-of-breed platform for their workloads. For some workloads this might be a Windows platform or application, for others, Linux applications will make the race. This indeed is a challenge for IT organizations because they need to be able to manage different types of workloads on different platforms. In this blog post I will demonstrate two OMS solutions that can assist with Linux-specific workloads.

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