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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PowerShell Remoting is not a Vulnerability

Dear security experts, PowerShell is not a vulnerability, in fact its your friend in keeping environments secure. I know it can be scary cause PowerShell is pretty damn powerful, but disabling remote PowerShell is not the answer. Whats this all about? In December I received an email about changes to an environment I help manage. …

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Add Custom Performance Counters Log Analytics

Did you know you can add any performance counter found in Performance Monitor on your Windows servers to Log Analytics work space in Azure Monitor? Yea I didn’t either. I’ve been working on a project for Microsoft Consulting Services working with a MS Product Group, all of which is under NDA. However, I can tell …

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Azure Monitor Service Monitoring with Change Tracking Solution

Within Azure Monitor, we have Log Analytics, and within Log Analytics we have a number of solutions. One such solution is the Change Tracking Solution. You might ask, what does “change tracking” have to do with Windows or Linux service/daemon monitoring? Funny you ask. I’ll get to that in a minute, first lets get the …

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