Working with Time in Log Analytics

Inside Log Analytics and therefore many other products that use Kusto, we have many options to play with time.  In this post I’ll show real world examples when working with time in Log Analytics. In particular how to use Timespans, Datetime and Time Difference in Kusto. For the purposes of this post all examples will …

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Monitor Website Availability with Application Insights

If you’ve read my blog before then you probably know that Application Insights uses the same query language as Log Analytics and that Log Analytics are both services under the Azure Monitor name. So, why not delve a little into application monitoring? In this post I’ll show you how to monitor website availability. Along with …

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Azure Log Analytics Server Performance Report

Having worked with SCOM for a number of years, one of things I grew to really like is some of the performance reporting available from the SCOM Data Warehouse. Presently, Log Analytics offers no real out of box performance reporting. Some of the solutions offer dashboards and things like that. In this post I’ll be …

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Azure Log Analytics Summarize Operator

This post is aimed at beginners with Azure Log Analytics. I’ll be discussing how you can use the Azure Log Analytics Summarize operator when you query data in your Log Analytics workspace. The Summarize Operator will likely be the most commonly used Operator. It seems like at least once a week I learn something knew …

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Format the TimeGenerated Field Azure Log Analytics

I was recently writing a summary performance report binned by day. If you have used the summarize operator with bin you know that the TimeGenerated field has a lot of extra characters on it. So naturally my next question was how do you format the TimeGenerated Field?  I took a look at the official format_datetime() …

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