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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
Customize cost data visualizations with Azure Workbooks and Azure Cost Management

Customize cost data visualizations with Azure Workbooks and Azure Cost Management

Azure Workbooks have become a standard data visualization tool inside Azure. After starting in Azure Monitor, they now are also in Azure Sentinel, and Azure Security Center. Workbooks are incredibly dynamic, allowing you to create parameters that can be used ... continue reading
Automation in Azure Backup for management-at-scale

Automation in Azure Backup for management-at-scale

As you manage your operations in Azure, your backup estate might expand by including new diverse set of workloads or scale-up in volume. At small-scale, actions such as identifying the right machines to be backed up, configuring backup, monitoring their ... continue reading
Azure Arc for Security Engineers

Azure Arc for Security Engineers

Azure Arc and the Azure control plane enables Security Engineers to take care of Cloud Governance and make sure that their hybrid and multi cloud environment are configured in a secure and compliant state. In this blog post, we are ... continue reading
Azure Resource Graph: Zero to Hero

Azure Resource Graph: Zero to Hero

Azure Resource Graph is an extremely powerful extension to Azure Resource Management that provides efficient resource exploration at scale. It supports both Azure Lighthouse as well as cross subscription querying. It also provides the ability to do complex filtering and ... continue reading
Azure Arc for IT Pros

Azure Arc for IT Pros

In this blog post, we are going to have a look at Azure Arc for IT Pros. Azure Arc allows you to extend Azure management and Azure services to anywhere. Meaning that you can manage and govern resources running across ... continue reading
Azure Backup Center – Report on and Optimize your Backup environment.

Azure Backup Center – Report on and Optimize your Backup environment.

Hello folks, In the first post in this series, we explored the overall capabilities ABC is the one single place for all simplified backup needs. As mentioned before, everything in one interface one place to discover and configure, to operate ... continue reading
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Set Your Alert State Using Azure Automation

Hello blog readers One of recurring questions during my customer engagements on Azure Monitor is: how do I set alert state to either Acknowledged or Closed with no manual intervention? This question is broader and deeper than it appears. In ... continue reading
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
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Exploring Anomalies with Log Analytics using KQL

Detecting anomalies in your data can be a very powerful and desired functionality. Within Azure Monitor we provide a really easy method to alert on Anomalies if they are coming from Metrics (Creating Alerts with Dynamic Thresholds in Azure Monitor ... continue reading