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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Kusto Query Language: the PowerShell of query languages?

I don’t usually get into speculation or predictions. More often than not they turn out wrong. However, something that I’ve been thinking about is the Kusto Query Language, which is the language behind many of my recent posts on Azure Log Analytics. But the PowerShell of query languages? PowerShell is pretty ubiquitous at this point, …

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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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Timer Trigger Azure Functions: Post logs to Log Analytics

In my previous post I showed how to create HTTP trigger Powershell Azure Function. Timer triggers have a number of difference uses for Ops people. They can be used to schedule start Azure Automation Runbooks, run a query against a database in a set interval, or check the response time on a website. In this …

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