M365 Operating Guide for Sec Ops Teams – Use with Microsoft Sentinel

When building out a SOC team, many organizations quickly realize that there are very few silos left in IT when it comes to cloud. Our SOC members need to have cloud platform skills, M365, Exchange, Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, Windows Server, REHL, and so many more skills. To say this a different way; our cloud landscape is flat, and we need members that have a wide band of skills with some specialties mixed in. This is complex to say the least, and with labour challenges in our post-covid world, we need ways to upskill our teams and build out operations manuals and tasks to support those teams.

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Set Log Analytics Workspace Data Cap

Let’s take a look at setting data ingestion caps in an Azure Log Analytics workspace today. There are different reasons why we may want to limit the data coming into our storage account, today we look at both setting the data cap, and alerting us when that data cap is reached through Azure Monitor alerting.

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AzureTracks Azure News Update

Azure Updates – Number 36 – May 7, 2022

A summary update on Azure news that includes updates released from Microsoft Azure related to Azure, Architecture, Compute, and Sentinel topics. Save time digging around to find recent releases and changes. Released May 7, 2022.

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Azure Updates – Number 6 – March 13, 2021

A summary update on Azure news that includes updates released from Microsoft Azure related to Azure, Architecture, Compute, and Sentinel topics. Save time digging around to find recent releases and changes. Released March 13th. Great updates and sunny days on the way!

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Azure Updates – Number 5 – March 6, 2021 – Ignite Special

A summary update on Ignite March 2021 Azure News that includes updates released from Microsoft Azure related to Azure, Architecture, Compute, and Sentinel topics. Links to all the resource updates with each item. Hopefully this will save you some time digging around to find recent releases and changes. There was so many releases this past week that I wanted to post a supplementary update to help everyone with their weekend reading materials!

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Azure Monitor – Virtual Machines

Today I wanted to talk about Azure Monitor and one of the new functionalities the Azure Team has added – Virtual Machine Monitoring. This is a perfect example of a continuous improvement and basing new features on user feedback, great job Azure! Now, to get started monitoring your virtual machines we will need to check a few items off the list.

Posted on 10:23 am
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Virtual Machine Scale Sets

Virtual Machine Scale Sets – What are they for anyways?

Today we’re going to talk a little bit about Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets. What they do for us and why we would want to deploy VMs using scale sets. I’ve encountered a few situations where a business has deployed multiple systems to try and handle the growth of their systems during peak demand times…

Read the full article at the link below.

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Azure Monitoring

Azure Monitor – Service Health Overview

Azure Monitor – Service Health blade can help you get a quick overview of your infrastructure’s health in the Azure datacenters. The old saying of ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ definitely applies. Many enterprise customers will have their infrastructure distributed…

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