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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Deploying a logic app using azure devops yaml pipeline

In this blog post, I will walk through how to create a logic app in Visual Studio 2019 and deploy it through Azure DevOps using YAML pipelines: Prerequisite – You need to install “Azure Logic Apps Tools for Visual Studio 2019” extension in Visual Studio 2019: Step 1: Create a new repo in your Azure DevOps Organization and clone it in your local work system. Open Visual Studio 2019 and click on Create a new project: Step 2: Choose the Azure Resource Group template and click Next: Step 3: Give a project name, select the location where you have cloned […]

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Set an Azure Budget dynamically based on last month’s costs

Azure Budgets offers a great way to plan and drive accountability towards the Azure costs. Azure Budgets allow you to set a threshold value for your Azure environment and helps in proactively manage costs. You can also set alerts on top of the budgets using Azure Action Groups. A budget can be created at a subscription or a resource group level. To learn more on how to set up a budget, please check the official Microsoft documentation here – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cost-management-billing/costs/tutorial-acm-create-budgets Recently, I was working on a requirement to set up Azure budgets dynamically for the different subscriptions in our environment. […]

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