Tag Archives: Devops


Notifications on error – Logic Apps

Notifications on error – Logic Apps

Once you have several Logic Apps running, orchestrating important processes within your organization. You soon run into limitations regarding monitoring workflow runs and getting notified when something unexpected has occurred. To overcome this, I’ve created a small project on GitHub and will cover how everything came together within this post.

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Azure Operational Insights Basics

Azure Operational Insights

About roughly a year ago I wrote a blogpost covering the options available for monitor Azure assets using the Azure portal. As mentioned before, the options are somewhat limited when it comes to monitoring larger environments.

Fortunately, there are some tools available in case If you want to take monitoring to the next level and one of them is Azure Operational Insights, which I will cover within this post.

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Azure App Service – App Service Plans

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I’ve been playing around with Azure App Service for a couple of days now and decided to address some aspects that haven’t been covered very well within the knowledge sessions I’ve seen so far. Many only cover the cool parts, creating new Logic Apps with everything already installed and configured. In addition, I haven’t seen any covering topics like scaling and configuration recommendations. In real environments, things require a bit more care and attention. Therefore I will cover some of the basic required when getting up and running with Azure App Service within upcoming blog posts.

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PowerShell DSC Series at Channel 9

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For everyone interesting in learning more about Desired State Configuration (DSC); channel9 recently published two interesting series covering beginner, intermediate, and advanced topics.

Both series are presented by Jeffrey Snover, Microsoft Distinguished Engineer and inventor of PowerShell, and therefore guaranteed to be informative as well as entertaining.

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Azure Portal Monitoring basics

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Within this post, I will focus on the basics of Availability and Performance monitoring within the Azure preview portal. This includes the creation of custom dashboards, adding and altering charts, enabling diagnostics and creating alerts.

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Chef and DSC – A peek into the kitchen

Chef and DSC - A peek into the kitchen

Don’t miss this very informative and entertaining session.  I love it when people speak passionately about the things that move them.

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Too many Chefs spoil the broth

Too many Chefs spoil the broth

I’ve recently deiced that it was time to assess my knowledge and skills when it comes to Chef, and a couple of other stuff as well, but focusing on Chef for now. After reading many articles, blog post, documentation and setup small environments, I just wanted to know what my level of understanding is and identify possible knowledge gaps.

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