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Deep-linking Azure Log Analytics and Application Insights queries

Deep-linking Azure Log Analytics and Application Insights queries
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For a while, I've wanted to craft deep links (direct links) to queries in Azure Monitor. Either directly to Log Analytics workspaces or to Application Insights resources I have. I have plenty of use cases for this, but most notably is the fact that we want to easily share queries

Tobias Zimmergren
Tobias Zimmergren
Azure, Log Analytics, Application Insights, Monitoring
Enforce authentication when sending Application Insights telemetry

Enforce authentication when sending Application Insights telemetry
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Microsoft recently announced the capability, and public preview, of authenticated requests to Application Insights. This is an important update for a wide range of reasons. In this post, we'll explore how to configure your Application Insights instance to reject requests that aren't authenticated and with the correct authorization, and also

Tobias Zimmergren
Tobias Zimmergren
Azure, Application Insights, Security
Visualize Log Analytics data ingestion using Azure Sentinel

Visualize Log Analytics data ingestion using Azure Sentinel
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With Microsoft's built-in workbook template in Azure Sentinel, named "Data collection health monitoring", we can visualize the data ingestion and quickly understand our workspaces and the data we have.

Tobias Zimmergren
Tobias Zimmergren
Azure, Log Analytics, Azure Sentinel
Create Azure DevOps or GitHub bugs from Azure Monitor logs

Create Azure DevOps or GitHub bugs from Azure Monitor logs
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When operating distributed applications it can be a lot of work if you want to copy error details into tickets and work items for your teams to look at. In this post we're taking a quick look at how we can quickly send specific log entries from Application Insights over to Azure DevOps or GitHub.

Tobias Zimmergren
Tobias Zimmergren
Azure, Application Insights, Azure DevOps, DevOps
Discover sensitive Key Vault operations with Azure Sentinel

Discover sensitive Key Vault operations with Azure Sentinel
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Microsoft's Azure Key Vault Security workbook helps you structure the explorations of sensitive operations in your Azure Key Vaults. Using this workbook, we can cut the diagnostic and troubleshooting time down by a lot.

Tobias Zimmergren
Tobias Zimmergren
Azure, cybersecurity, Security, Azure Sentinel
Solution: Unable to find .deps.json when running .NET 5 tests in Azure DevOps

Solution: Unable to find .deps.json when running .NET 5 tests in Azure DevOps
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I recently upgraded some projects to .NET 5 from the previous .NET Core 3.x versions I had running. My projects utilize xUnit, and I run them from Azure DevOps. However, when I upgraded my projects, and modified the build definition accordingly with the latest NuGet installer, and the latest

Tobias Zimmergren
Tobias Zimmergren
Azure, Azure DevOps, .NET
Getting started with Azure Bicep

Getting started with Azure Bicep
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Authoring Infrastructure as Code templates, like ARM, just got easier. With Bicep, we can more easily manage and build our templates with a typed and IntelliSense-powered approach, and easily convert them to ARM templates when we need to deploy them. Here's a first look.

Tobias Zimmergren
Tobias Zimmergren
Azure
Backing up all Azure Key Vault Secrets, Keys, and Certificates

Backing up all Azure Key Vault Secrets, Keys, and Certificates
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Backing up Azure Key Vault objects isn't hard. You can do it from the Azure Portal, from Azure PowerShell, or the Azure CLI. We'll take a look at all these options. Finally, we'll take a look at how we can backup/copy secrets from one vault to another, across subscriptions.

Tobias Zimmergren
Tobias Zimmergren
Azure, Key Vault
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