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5 benefits of cloud technology for media companies and how to migrate 

Despite cloud technology offering game-changing potential for media companies, the industry hasn’t yet adopted it in full. Many organisations retain their legacy on-premise infrastructure and business model. Yet those that have taken the transformation leap can now stand as exemplars to newcomers. Their innovation has prompted the creation of many media-specific tools and services in the cloud which are now tried, tested and good to go. In...Read more

Azure Workbook: This will show Public IP Address that you have 

This Azure Monitor Workbook can help identify by using KQL (Kusto Query Language) data from AzureActivity and Azure Resource Graph (ARG) which IP addresses are configured and when. Tip you can also use the queries to form an Alert in Azure Monitor or Azure Sentinel to detect when a IP address is made public. Demo:...Read more

Log Analytics: Queries, how to find and run them in a Workbook – part 2 

I hadn’t intended a Part 2 on this topic, but I also managed to add Tabs into the “FindMySyntax” Workbook for Azure Monitor Workbooks and Azure Resource Graph. Please see part1: https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/industry-blog/en-gb/cross-industry/2020/06/18/log-analytics-kql-saved-queries-how-to-find-and-run-them-in-a-workbook/ Summary So why do I have a Azure Monitor Workbook to find Workbooks, two main reasons: In Shared Workbooks, I can again search...Read more

Log Analytics Workspace Retention Reporting Options (Part 2) 

In my previous post I talked about using Postman to make a REST API call to a Log Analytics workspace to view and change the retention settings. Equally I mentioned that I would look to utilise an Azure Monitor workbook to visualise the settings. Azure Monitor workbooks are a fantastic way to visualise data within...Read more

Log Analytics Workspace Retention Reporting Options (Part 1) 

Hi all, This is the first of two posts that I will be doing on how you can report on the Retention settings of an Azure Log Analytics workspace. In the second post I will provide a sample Workbook for displaying the settings. It is often that during my conversations with customers about Azure Monitor,...Read more

Log Analytics or Azure Sentinel – how schedule a report 

In this post I show how you can schedule a report to run, using a Log Analytics query, its a frequent ask and one I have answered a few times in posts like this: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-log-analytics/log-analytics-for-report-generation/m-p/1469610 Question: Can I schedule a query to run in Azure Monitor Logs / Log Analytics (or even for Azure Sentinel)...Read more

Audit at scale. Workspaces and Azure Security Center 

A few times this week I’ve had two discussions. How is my Azure Security Center (ASC) licenced and configured? And how many workspaces do I have, and what retention policy is set.   You can look in the portal, however to do this at scale, lets use Azure Resource graph:   I suggest you use...Read more

Log Analytics: Improved rendering of Charts 

Hi all,   I just found out today that the Render operator now supports more features in Log Analytics.   Event | summarize dcount(EventID) by Computer , bin(TimeGenerated, 1h) | render timechart with (legend = hidden, title = “My Title here”, xtitle = “X title”, ytitle = “Y title”, ymin = 3, ymax = 10)...Read more