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Getting started with Azure Monitor Dynamic Thresholds

Getting started with Azure Monitor Dynamic Thresholds

For IT Operations teams, performance metrics are essential to monitoring server health. They give you an early warning of potential problems and some quantifiable data over “the computers are running slow”. They also give you data to back up a ... continue reading
How to Link Azure Boards with GitHub Commits and Pull Requests

How to Link Azure Boards with GitHub Commits and Pull Requests

TL/DR: When using Azure Boards to track work items, these work items can be linked to GitHub commits and pull requests. When doing so, updates to the pull requests are also noted in the work item. Once the pull request ... continue reading
Creating a transit VNet

Create a transit VNet using VNet peering

Azure Virtual Network (VNet) is the fundamental building block for any customer network. VNet lets you create your own private space in Azure, or as I call it your own network bubble. VNets are crucial to your cloud network as ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Enabling Custom Role Based Access Control in Azure

Step-By-Step: Enabling Custom Role Based Access Control in Azure

Hello Folks, During the preparation of the Ignite The Tour conference, @Neil Peterson and I along with the whole Cloud Ops Advocate team, were looking at issues that IT/Ops professionals are facing when looking at hybrid environments and migrating workloads ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Introduction to Azure Command Line Interface (CLI) with Azure Arm Templates

Step-By-Step: Introduction to Azure Command Line Interface (CLI) with Azure Arm Templates

Working with Azure Resource Manager Templates provides you with a way to codify your infrastructure using JSON! In this tutorial we'll show you how to get started with using different parameters along side with your template. From the Azure Resource ... continue reading
Check classic alert rules

Modernize alerting using Azure Resource Manager storage accounts

Classic alerts in Azure Monitor will reach retirement this coming June. We recommend that you migrate your classic alert rules defined on your storage accounts, especially if you want to retain alerting functionality with the new alerting platform. If you ... continue reading
Setting up a multi-resource metric alert rule

Monitor at scale in Azure Monitor with multi-resource metric alerts

Our customers rely on Azure to run large scale applications and services critical to their business. To run services at scale, you need to setup alerts to proactively detect, notify, and remediate issues before it affects your customers. However, configuring ... continue reading
An overview of Azure Blueprints

An overview of Azure Blueprints

Alex Frankel (@sonofdiesel) joins Scott Hanselman (@shanselman) to discuss Azure Blueprints. Environment creation can be a long and error prone process. Azure Blueprints helps you deploy and update cloud environments in a repeatable manner using composable artifacts such as policies, ... continue reading
Flowchart example of a hybrid network that extends an on-premises network to Azure

Best practices to consider before deploying a network virtual appliance

A network virtual appliance (NVA) is a virtual appliance primarily focused on network functions virtualization. A typical network virtual appliance involves various layers four to seven functions like firewall, WAN optimizer, application delivery controllers, routers, load balancers, IDS/IPS, proxies, SD-WAN ... continue reading
Using PowerShell to import and export Azure Blueprints

Using PowerShell to import and export Azure Blueprints

I’ve previously written an overview of what Azure Blueprints are and why you’d use them, so if you are unfamiliar with them, check out Getting started with Azure Blueprints. As the Azure Blueprints service is still in Preview, you won’t ... continue reading