Category: Azure

Log Analytics Advanced Queries

Advanced Queries from Azure Log Analytics can be a bit daunting at first, however below are some example Log Analytics Queries to help get you started: Here are some links to more details: Log Analytics Demo site – https://portal.loganalytics.io/demo#/discover/query/main Kusto Course – https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/kusto-query-language-kql-from-scratch Log Analytics new log search FAQ and known issues – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/log-analytics/log-analytics-log-search-faq Cheat Sheet – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/log-analytics/log-analytics-log-search-transition…

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Extended Security Updates | Windows Server 2008/R2 or SQL Server 2008/R2

Announced recently, the new Extended Security Updates which gives you 3 years free extended security updates past the end of Extended Support for: Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 R2 SQL Server 2008 SQL Server 2008 R2 To make use of the Extended Security Updates offer for the versions of software above, you just need to either: Migrate your…

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Azure VM disk comparison

Azure Disks, there’s a LOT of them. Many of my customers have VMs deployed with various different storage options, the question always comes up, cost & value. I wanted to post a blog to shine some light on my experience of me talking to customers, some tips and tricks. This blog compares Azure storage to…

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Azure Virtual WAN

At the time of this publication, the new Azure Virtual WAN is currently in public preview. Similar to Office 365, Microsoft have brought Azure one set closer to the customer by using 130+ edge nodes. It means that your branch sites far away from Azure datacneters, can connect into an edge node closer to them…

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Azure ExpressRoute demystified

Microsoft ExpressRoute, as much as it can be complicated and hard work to implement, I have done the hard work and turned the complication into something that is understandable. To begin with, I’ll point out a couple of significant changes to ExpressRoute this year: Bye bye Public peering. Beginning April 1, 2018, public peering is…

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