Manage your Azure spend using Azure Cost Management

This post is a part of Azure Spring Clean which is a community event focused on Azure management topics from March 22-25, 2021. Many thanks to Joe Carlyle and Thomas Thornton for organizing this event and allowing me to contribute. In this blog post, I will share how you can manage your Azure spend using Azure Cost Management. Cost is always a critical factor in your organization’s success in all areas including the public cloud. Microsoft Azure (like any other public cloud provider / hyper-scaler) works on the principle of utility computing. Consuming Azure services requires a shift in the mindset from CapEx (Capital Expense) model […]

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2020 – A year of reflection

It is the time of the year to step back, reflect on the past glories and plan for the future. What a year 2020 has been! It has certainly not been a normal year. From conducting user group meetings to speaking at conferences and receiving my first MVP award, the year has been one of the craziest for me personally. And the pandemic just added to the craziness. Here is a short recap of what I have accomplished in 2020: Organized 20 meetings for Omaha Azure User group (2 in-person and 18 virtual). One virtual meeting was a half-day event […]

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An Introduction to Azure Monitor

This blog post is part of an online event, “Azure Back to School” run by my friend and Microsoft Azure MVP Dwayne Natwick. In this blog post, I will talk about Azure monitor, what it does, and how you can use it in your Azure-based solutions. What is Azure Monitor?In today’s complex cloud environments, it is essential to have visibility into what’s going on in your cloud environment and act on it accordingly. In September 2018, Application Insights (which is an Application Performance Management service) and Log Analytics workspace (a log aggregation and analysis platform) were combined inside a single […]

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Azure Governance – 101

I have presented on “Azure Governance – 101” in Omaha Azure User Group on August 19th, 2020. I have covered the basics of Azure Governance. I have covered: Azure resource Hierarchy and scopes Azure Management Groups / Subscriptions / Resource Groups Azure Blueprints and Azure Policies Azure Role-based Access Control Azure Resource Graph Azure Cost Management I have also covered some demos to illustrate the different concepts. The session was a Level–100 session. Here is the recording for the session:

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