Create Azure monitor Alert based on Custom metrics

Azure Diagnostics Extension provides the basic monitoring and diagnostics capabilities on a Azure resources. Diagnostics agent enable monitoring Azure guest VM, with capabilities to use standard metrics and to add a new extended metrics that are not collected by default. This is can be done by allowing “Diagnostics Settings” on azure virtual machine, “Enable guest … Continue reading Create Azure monitor Alert based on Custom metrics

Field Notes: Cloud Management Gateway – Failed to provision cloud service

Background I recently had to setup the Cloud Management Gateway at a customer and followed all the steps and requirements to implement but still encountered the below error message which does not really give you an exact reason as to why it is failing. In this post I would like to take you through the … Continue reading Field Notes: Cloud Management Gateway – Failed to provision cloud service

Importance of the Microsoft Product lifecycle dashboard – Keeping your environment Supported

The following post was contributed by Meriem Jlassi, a PFE working for Microsoft Introduction As a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) at Microsoft, I get asked by a lot of customers about whether products are still supported, are they close to end of life or when do I need to plan upgrades. And before the release … Continue reading Importance of the Microsoft Product lifecycle dashboard – Keeping your environment Supported

Windows Admin Center–Part 1 of Optimization Series

  This is going to be the first in a series of posts on how to optimize your environment, with the tools provided by Microsoft at no cost to you.   Windows Admin Center which can be downloaded here is the Natural evolution and ultimate replacement for Server Manager.   It is a Free, single … Continue reading Windows Admin Center–Part 1 of Optimization Series

Going Serverless with Azure Functions & Powershell: SendGrid

  In this post, we will discuss the process of creating that solution using Azure Function Apps and SendGrid to send emails based on your Powershell Functions which runs in your local machine. We will see that how can we build a serverless email solution that reports your disk usage with Azure Functions, SendGrid and … Continue reading Going Serverless with Azure Functions & Powershell: SendGrid

Publish Your Home Internet Connection IP Address Using Azure Blobs- Part 2

This is part 2 of a hack to publish your Home Internet Connection IP Address to Azure. Please check part 1 of the article here https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/meamcs/2018/12/23/publish-your-home-internet-connection-ip-address-using-azure-blobs-part-1/ Scenario Ever wanted to be able to access your home server while your on the go, but you don't know its IP Address ? Or maybe it changed ? … Continue reading Publish Your Home Internet Connection IP Address Using Azure Blobs- Part 2