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Dynamic Monitoring with Azure Monitor Workbooks and Resource Tags

Azure Resource Tags are a powerful tool to help organize your Azure Resources. You may have seen Microsoft's Thomas Mauer recent post on resource tagging, or fellow MVP Tao Yang's post on using Azure Policy to apply tags. Those are ... continue reading
Az Update: Azure Monitor for VMs, taking Microsoft exams online, VS Code Extension and more

Az Update: Azure Monitor for VMs, taking Microsoft exams online, VS Code Extension and more

With all the changes in Azure, it is sometimes hard to keep track, that's why I thought I would give you a quick update on two exciting things I learned this week. In this update, I want to share a ... continue reading

IIS Best Practices

It has been almost eight years since I first wrote a blog on IIS best practices. During this time, several new versions of IIS have arrived, some reached end of lifecycle; we were introduced a new development platform called .NET ... continue reading
New tools to block legacy authentication in your organization

New tools to block legacy authentication in your organization

Hey folks, If you’re a regular reader of this blog series, you know we’ve been advocating for admins to enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) for a while. In one of my previous posts, Your Pa$$word doesn’t matter, I showed how vulnerable ... continue reading
High-level Architecture of used Azure components for 4K encoding in the Azure cloud.

Burst 4K encoding on Azure Kubernetes Service

Burst encoding in the cloud with Azure and Media Excel HERO platform. Content creation has never been as in demand as it is today. Both professional and user-generated content has increased exponentially over the past years. This puts a lot ... continue reading
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10 recommendations for cloud privacy and security with Ponemon research

Today we’re pleased to publish Data Protection and Privacy Compliance in the Cloud: Privacy Concerns Are Not Slowing the Adoption of Cloud Services, but Challenges Remain, original research sponsored by Microsoft and independently conducted by the Ponemon Institute. The report ... continue reading
How To Install Log Analytics Gateway Using Load Balancers In Azure

How To Install Log Analytics Gateway Using Load Balancers In Azure

Hello everyone, after a long time, I am back with a new post. Today I will drive you through the configuration of a load balanced Log Analytics Gateway (formerly OMS Gateway and briefly referred below as LAGW) installed on Azure ... continue reading
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Using Azure Security Center and Log Analytics to Audit Use of NTLM

The purpose of this post is to show how you can collect and query security events of interest from Windows servers. To do this we will use: Azure Security Center to collect events Log Analytics Workspace to store events Kusto ... continue reading
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New features in Azure Monitor Metrics Explorer based on your feedback

A few months ago, we posted a survey to gather feedback on your experience with metrics in Azure Portal. Thank you for participation and for providing valuable suggestions! We want to share some of the insights we gained from the ... continue reading

Monitoring options available for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

For production workloads running on your Azure SQL Database managed instance it is very important to continuously understand the resource consumption and any potential performance issues such that you can react in time and have your business running smoothly. There ... continue reading