Azure Monitor, Security Center, Sentinel Infrastructure as Code with Bicep

When deploying resources to Azure, you have several options, the Azure Portal, PowerShell, Azure Resource Management (ARM) Templates, and now we have Bicep templates. In this post I’ll share a Bicep template I’ve made to help you deploy Log Analytics, the backbone of Azure Monitor, Sentinel and Security Center. For the operations monitoring Application Insights, …

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Kusto Make-Series vs Summarize

You already know summarize in Kusto is pretty magical right? Well if not I’ll be going over some of its awesome sauce. In addition this post is going to talk about make-series and how it compares to summarize and when you might want to use each. Per the usual, my examples will be in Log …

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Azure Cost Management JSON Body Examples

Cost management isn’t very fun, but is vital to any cloud deployment. Without it, your costs can quickly spiral out of control. In this post I’ll provide Cost Management JSON Body examples, because I find the examples in the official docs overly complex and inadequate. If you’ve followed my blog or seen me present you …

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Azure Application Change Analysis

This is a post I’ve been meaning to put out for quite a while. Early last year, I discovered the service when coming up with a presentation on why a client should use Azure Monitor. Azure Application Change Analysis can track changes to Azure Resources as well as your Apps. In particular it shines with …

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Find Orphaned Azure Resources

As a follow up to my Azure Resource Graph examples repo, I have a few queries to find orphaned Azure resources. These queries are all in the repo, but I’m doing a separate post on this because I feel its a pretty common problem to have orphaned resources. I will also be adding more queries …

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Azure Workbooks: Icons Thresholds & Heatmaps

Today I want to show you how you can use icons, thresholds and heatmaps in Azure Monitor and Azure Sentinel Workbooks. These have long been things I’ve used in almost all my workbooks. Along with grouping and showing resource icons, these are what I consider nice touches that take your workbooks from a nice idea …

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