Category Archives: Azure

Azure Resource Locks

In my last post I described how to use Azure Resource Policies to keep your environment clean. However, Azure Resource Policies do not protect you from unwanted modifications or even deletions of critical resources. This is where Azure Resource Locks … Continue reading

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Azure Resource Policies – a complete walkthrough

When companies use Azure to deploy and use resources, they should use strict guidelines to safeguard their subscriptions and keep the quality at a high level. They need to make sure that resources are placed in the correct resource groups, … Continue reading

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GitHub Source Control for your Azure Automation Runbooks

If you work with Automation you might know that you will only be successful when following crystal clear developlent guidelines and processes. One important factor to keep in mind – especially in larger projects with many involved automation engineers – … Continue reading

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My new certification: MCSD – Azure Solutions Architect … or why I re-focus

Normally I do not blog about certifications I earned, but this one is somewhat special. The IT industry is transitioning, going through huge changes and the term “cloud” is in everyone’s head. This change will also impact many IT companies. … Continue reading

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Microsoft Azure Operational Insights – use SCOM and the alert intelligence pack

In my last post I explained how servers can be connected directly with OpInsights. Another option is to use an on premise SCOM infrastructure. While you are already collecting information with SCOM, you can still forward information to OpInsights for further … Continue reading

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Microsoft Azure Operational Insights – basics and direct agent communications

OpInsights is a Microsoft cloud-based service that gives you the ability to collect, combine, correlate and visualize data from your infrastructure without having to build anything on your own. You just need to connect your servers to OpInsight – either … Continue reading

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Manage Windows Azure using PowerShell: Part 1 – “The Setup”

When companies start using Windows Azure it sooner or later comes to the situation that you want to use the same management tools to manage on premise VMs and apps and azure-based VMs and apps. No big deal: Microsoft delivers … Continue reading

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