How to Automate the Backup of Azure Sentinel Tables to Long-term Storage Using Cloud Shell

Azure Sentinel customers with specific policies around data retention and the ability to retain data longer than Log Analytics allows, are interested in knowing how to move their Azure Sentinel tables to long-term storage. In a more recent blog post, Matt Lowe talked about how to Move Your Azure Sentinel Logs to Long-Term Storage with … Continue reading How to Automate the Backup of Azure Sentinel Tables to Long-term Storage Using Cloud Shell

Azure – Assign A Custom Role to Allow Specific Users to Stop/Start/Restart a specific VM

The Issue A customer recently had the need to only allow specific Server Owners to Start\Restart\Deallocate specific Virtual Machines. The Investigation I actually found this article that explains how to create this for an assignment to an entire subscription. https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/itops-talk-blog/step-by-step-enabling-custom-role-based-access-control-in-azure/ba-p/363668 You use the mentioned JSON File, { "Name": "Restart Virtual Machines", "IsCustom": true, "Description": "Restart … Continue reading Azure – Assign A Custom Role to Allow Specific Users to Stop/Start/Restart a specific VM

Azure GitHub Actions and Workflows

Let me give you an introduction how to use the power of GitHub Actions and Workflows to deploy resources into Azure. I'm going to explain you the basics of GitHub Actions, Workflows, runners and how to deploy resources into Azure. At the end of this post you should have understood how GitHub Actions and Workflows … Continue reading Azure GitHub Actions and Workflows

Azure – Point to Site Transit Traffic over Connected VNETs Issue

The Issue Recently one of my customers experienced an issue where we wanted to achieve the below. The reason was we wanted machines out on the internet to communicate with Active Directory Servers by using the Azure VPN Client. The Investigation So there are two ways to achieve a "Connection" between Virtual Networks. You can … Continue reading Azure – Point to Site Transit Traffic over Connected VNETs Issue

Visual Studio Code – “The IDE you wished you had started using earlier”

I recently presented at Ignite The Tour Johannesburg and my topics were relating to managing your Azure Environment using better tools and also some tips and tricks. This was a revolutionary step to say none the less as I was going to have to present a tool that I wished I started using earlier - … Continue reading Visual Studio Code – “The IDE you wished you had started using earlier”