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Azure Update Management: Log Analytics Agents & Automation Accounts

Introduction Many of our customers would like to start patching servers as soon as possible using a single Update Management Solution deployed on a single Log Analytics Workspace. To achieve this goal you need to deploy the Azure Monitor Agent (newer ... continue reading
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Azure Policy Guest Configuration – Using Tags for Configuration of Features

The preview for being able to audit and correct settings inside of a virtual machine using Azure Policy Guest Configuration is available now, this post explores deploying settings into the virtual machine. Recently on a POC with a customer we ... continue reading
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Azure Monitor – OMI Vulnerabilities Rapid Check Workbook

Hi folks, As you have heard for sure, Microsoft found, and released fixes for, serious vulnerabilities, which allow for Elevation of Privilege (EoP) and unauthenticated Remote Code Execution (RCE) attacks in the Open Management Infrastructure (OMI). These vulnerabilities are deeply ... continue reading
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Azure & Desired State Configuration Part 4/4

Index Part 1 : Focus on Desired State Configuration in PowerShell Part 2 : Focus on Deploying with DevOps Pipeline Part 3 : Focus on Azure Automation Account Part 4 : Focus on DSC in Automation Account Scenario Until now ... continue reading
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Azure & Desired State Configuration Part 3/4

Scenario In Part 1 and Part 2 we saw how we could deploy a web server on a new VM in using a Desired State Configuration file using Azure Devops and even The Azure Portal. The next section will describe ... continue reading
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Azure & Desired State Configuration Part 2/4

Scenario In Part 1 Azure & Desired State Configuration Part 1/4 - Microsoft Tech Community we saw how we could deploy a web server on a new VM in using a Desired State Configuration file and the Azure Portal. Now ... continue reading
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Azure & Desired State Configuration Part 1/4

Scenario I recently had a customer that requested some demo's on how they could use Azure Automation, Azure Devops and PowerShell Desired State Configuration to Automate their deployments and increase the quality of deployments. In this 4 Part Series I ... continue reading
ITOpsTalk: Azure Monitor Agent

ITOpsTalk: Azure Monitor Agent

Have you ever wondered if there is an option to limit the number of agents you need to deploy on your servers to allow for proper monitoring? There is the Azure monitor Agent, the performance monitoring agent, the Desired State ... continue reading

PowerShell Team 2021 Investments

PowerShell Team 2021 Investments The PowerShell Team plans engineering work per semester (6 months at a time). However, PowerShell itself follows the .NET schedule of release every year. In this blog post, we’ll cover the year long plan for PowerShell ... continue reading
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Managing Hybrid Runbook Worker At Scale

Hello readers , The Azure Automation question of today is: how can we manage (registration or de-registration) the Hybrid Runbook Workers (HRW) at scale? In this automated world, it is fool to think that we need to go each computer ... continue reading