The Mysteries of Log Analytics Workspaces

Log Analytics workspaces provide a special way to store log data from multiple sources such as Microsoft Defender for Cloud, Azure Monitor, and so much more. A workspace typically combines data from multiple services and likely has it’s own distinct configuration for retention. I get a lot of questions about what the differences between workspaces within the Log Analytics scope are and why we would use them. Let’s take a look today at some of the information around Microsoft Azure Log Analytics Workspaces.

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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 Cloud Shell

Video – Setting up for a Demo with Azure CLI

Join me for a start to finish Azure CLI walk-through of creating resources to use for testing or doing a demonstration in Azure. I create a Debian and Windows Server VM in about 5 minutes then we clean everything up when we’re done. Let’s build some Azure resources together and see just how easy and fast this really is!

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Azure Cloud Shell

Setting up for a Demo with Azure CLI

I’ve been asked a few times to share how I setup for doing a demo using different Azure resources. So, I’ll share my first way of setting up — Azure CLI. Today, we’ll walk through some of the steps I run and how to save it to do it all again next time. This is one of the ways that I get setup with storage accounts, Windows servers, Linux servers, and even App Gateways and Load Balancers…so buckle up for a little code run-through!

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Cleanup of Azure Resources

Create an Azure Virtual Environment – Cleanup

This article is the last in a mini-series that has shown you how to build out an Azure virtual environment to do learning and testing with. If you already have a subscription that’s awesome! You can get the first 30 days for free with a Microsoft Azure trial account right here. Check out the first steps for getting logged into Azure Portal and creating a resource group here. Today we are going to look at what cleanup we should do once we are done testing….

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Securing and mapping Azure File Share

Create an Azure Virtual Environment – Accessing Storage Account File Shares

This article is the fifth in a mini-series that will show you how to build out an Azure virtual environment to do learning and testing with. If you already have a subscription that’s awesome! You can get the first 30 days for free with a Microsoft Azure trial account right here. Check out the first steps for getting logged into Azure Portal and creating a resource group here. Today we are going to look at how to access our file share inside the storage account remotely from a workstation not inside Azure….

Read the full article to learn more about Azure File Shares and accessing data….

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