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Workbook tiles with a summary of Traffic Analytics state in all NSGs

Azure Network Security Hygiene with Traffic Analytics

Hello, dear readers! My name is Hélder Pinto and I am sharing here some tips about how to leverage NSG Flow Logs and Traffic Analytics to improve your Azure network security hygiene and, at the end, simplify your NSG rules ... continue reading
CSV output containing the Storage Accounts use by the Azure Diagnostics extension

How to Remove at Scale the Azure Diagnostics Extension and its Storage Data

Hello, dear readers! Here is Hélder Pinto again, now writing about a topic that came out of my experience in one of my customers, who decided to stop using the Azure Diagnostics Extension in their virtual machine estate but had ... continue reading
Automate non-critical VM downsize when confidence score is high for several weeks in a row

Automating Continuous Optimization with the Azure Optimization Engine

Hello, dear readers! Here is Hélder Pinto again, writing the last post of a series dedicated to the implementation of automated Continuous Optimization with Azure Advisor recommendations. For a contextualization of the solution here described, please read the introductory post ... continue reading
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Augmenting Azure Advisor Cost Recommendations for Automated Continuous Optimization – Part 3

This is the third post of a series dedicated to the implementation of automated Continuous Optimization with Azure Advisor Cost recommendations. For a contextualization of the solution here described, please read the introductory post for an overview of the solution ... continue reading
Augmenting Azure Advisor Cost Recommendations for Automated Continuous Optimization – Part 2

Augmenting Azure Advisor Cost Recommendations for Automated Continuous Optimization – Part 2

This is the second post of a series dedicated to the implementation of automated Continuous Optimization with Azure Advisor Cost recommendations. For a contextualization of the solution described in this and following posts, please read the introductory post. Introduction As ... continue reading
Augmenting Azure Advisor Cost Recommendations for Automated Continuous Optimization – Part 1

Augmenting Azure Advisor Cost Recommendations for Automated Continuous Optimization – Part 1

Here is Helder Pinto PFE presenting the first post of a series dedicated to the implementation of automated Continuous Optimization with Azure Advisor Cost recommendations. Introduction We can define Continuous Optimization (CO) in the context of Microsoft Azure and IT ... continue reading
How to use Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA) in Azure Automation Hybrid Worker

How to use Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA) in Azure Automation Hybrid Worker

This post describes how to use Azure Automation Hybrid Worker in on-premises scenarios where you need to authenticate against the local resources you want to automate, all without using any Azure Automation credential/certificate, thanks to Group Managed Service Accounts and ... continue reading