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Get the Container Instances usage in an Azure subscription Members Public

Using the Azure management APIs to list Azure Container Instance usage helps us understand how close to the limits we are!

Tobias Zimmergren
Tobias Zimmergren

Create Azure Monitor Alert Rules with Azure Bicep Members Public

Previously, I wrote a well-received popular blog post about Getting started with Azure Bicep. In that post, I also explained how you could automatically convert your JSON ARM templates into Bicep using the Bicep CLI. Regularly, I see new Bicep templates and other code being shared - but seldom the

Tobias Zimmergren
Tobias Zimmergren
AzureBicepAzure Monitor

Quickly discover any expiring certificates for Azure App Services Members Public

Discover expiring Azure App Service certificates using Azure Resource Graph queries.

Tobias Zimmergren
Tobias Zimmergren
AzureMonitoringApp Service

Deep-linking Azure Log Analytics and Application Insights queries Members Public

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
AzureLog AnalyticsApplication Insights

Enforce authentication when sending Application Insights telemetry Members Public

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
AzureApplication InsightsSecurity

Visualize Log Analytics data ingestion using Microsoft Sentinel Members Public

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
AzureLog AnalyticsAzure Sentinel

Create Azure DevOps or GitHub bugs from Azure Monitor logs Members Public

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
AzureApplication InsightsAzure DevOps

Discover sensitive Key Vault operations with Microsoft Sentinel Members Public

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
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