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How to find your Azure Log Analytics agent deployments in preparation for the Azure Monitor agent

How to find your Azure Log Analytics agent deployments in preparation for the Azure Monitor agent

If you have been using the Azure Log Analytics agent to monitor your Microsoft Azure virtual machines, you may have received an email stating that this functionality is being replaced by the Azure Monitor agent: Start using the Azure Monitor ... continue reading
Top 6 tips for configuring a new Microsoft Azure environment

Top 6 tips for configuring a new Microsoft Azure environment

A sparkling new Microsoft Azure environment is a beautiful thing, but before you start creating resources, what should you configure first? The Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework has detailed guidance on defining your strategy, planning for the cloud, getting ready with ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: Query Azure Role Based Access Control Assignments

PowerShell Basics: Query Azure Role Based Access Control Assignments

A great way to learn PowerShell is to set up a scenario in the Azure portal, then try different PowerShell commands to see if you can get the same results. In this article, we'll use Azure Role Based Access control, ... continue reading
Step by step: Adding multiple IP addresses to an Azure Virtual Machine with PowerShell

Step by step: Adding multiple IP addresses to an Azure Virtual Machine with PowerShell

When creating a new Azure virtual machine using the Azure portal, you can create and assign a static public IP address to it, but what if you need it to have more than one? In this article, we'll use PowerShell ... continue reading
Introduction to Azure AD B2C for IT Pros

Introduction to Azure AD B2C for IT Pros

Though Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory is the underlying identity platform for Azure resources and Microsoft 365 applications, there are two other identity capabilities with specific functions – Azure AD B2B and Azure AD B2C. Azure AD B2B lets you allow ... continue reading
Deep Dive: Windows hybrid join single-sign-on to Azure Active Directory

Deep Dive: Windows hybrid join single-sign-on to Azure Active Directory

In a previous article, we explored the process of logging on to Windows and authenticating with an on-premises Active Directory domain, against a Windows Server domain controller. Many organizations are now using both on-premises and cloud resources, and users want ... continue reading
Learn about Azure VMware Solution migrations

Learn about Azure VMware Solution migrations

In the early 2000s, before the arrival of Hyper-V, I learned how to run multiple servers on one piece of hardware using VMware Workstation. This gave our small organisation a level of local redundancy, running two internal clustered Lotus Domino ... continue reading
How to display Azure Monitor alerts with smart lights and no code

How to display Azure Monitor alerts with smart lights and no code

Ever since IT Pros started building servers, we’ve been monitoring them – Are they operational? Are they responsive? Are they running out of disk space? The challenge is ... who is monitoring the monitoring? While it’s common to send notifications ... continue reading
Am I billed for an Azure Virtual Machine if it's shut down?

Am I billed for an Azure Virtual Machine if it's shut down?

Come to the cloud, it has consumption-based billing! But what does that mean, exactly? Is my virtual machine free if it is shut down? Let's explore the billing components of an Azure Virtual Machine. Resources in Azure all have particular ... continue reading
Deep dive: Logging on to Windows

Deep dive: Logging on to Windows

Logging on to your computer is certainly faster than it used to be, yet there are a bunch of technical steps that happen in the background. At our ITOps Talk: All things hybrid event, senior developer Steve Syfuhs took us ... continue reading