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27
Nov

OMS Log Analytics: Parsing Custom Fields On The Fly

Posted by | · · · | OMS | No Comments on OMS Log Analytics: Parsing Custom Fields On The Fly

Summary The new Log Analytics query language contains a host of new keywords, statements, functions, and operators, making it easier than ever to do more with your data. Today’s focus is on the new “parse” keyword which allows a user to extract multiple custom fields from their data dynamically during a query, enabling users to […]

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30
May

Conquer Remote Workforce Challenges with the Right Technology

Posted by | · · · | Azure · Microsoft Intune · Windows 10 | No Comments on Conquer Remote Workforce Challenges with the Right Technology

It’s no question that a remote workforce is becoming more and more prevalent as time passes, as proven by a 2017 Gallup survey showing that 43 percent of employed Americans said they spent at least some time working remotely, which is up four percentage points since 2012. VPN technologies (like DirectAccess, my all-time favorite) have [...]

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29
Jul

Azure Automation Runbook to interact with On-Prem SQL via Hybrid Runbook Worker

Posted by | · · · · · · · | Azure | No Comments on Azure Automation Runbook to interact with On-Prem SQL via Hybrid Runbook Worker

Hi all, I’ve been spending several of my minutes lately reading and writing to an on-prem SQL DB via a Hybrid Runbook Worker from Azure Auotmation; so I figured I’d share some learnings. In our custom developed solutions such as, our Automated Server Patching Solution for example, we’ll use custom SQL DB’s to track the workflows. This […]

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11
Apr

Exploring OMS: Log Analytics Solutions

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Summary   As part of a series exploring the features and usage of OMS, this post discusses the nature and usage of OMS Solutions. Introduction   Welcome to the “Exploring OMS” series, where we talk about the features, functionality, and usage of Microsoft’s Operations Management Suite (OMS). For the uninformed, OMS is an “IT Management […]

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17
Feb

Have SCOM? Test OMS with Ease!

Posted by | · · · · · | OMS · SCOM | No Comments on Have SCOM? Test OMS with Ease!

Summary   This post shows how to leverage your existing SCOM investment to rapidly onboard and test OMS, Microsoft’s Operations Management Suite.   Introduction   If you work as a systems administrator and don’t live under a rock, odds are good that you’ve heard about Microsoft’s Operations Management Suite (OMS). It is being branded as […]

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11
Nov

Adding a Hybrid Runbook Worker for Azure Automation

Posted by | · · · · | Azure · Orchestrator · PowerShell | No Comments on Adding a Hybrid Runbook Worker for Azure Automation

Hey, everybody. Hope you are doing well. If you’re not, you are about to be doing better, for I am going to embed a pre-release of “The Force Awakens” below!   I lied, but you made it past the first line of my blog, and now I have you!   Instead, what I really want […]

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27
Aug

Cloud Desktop Applications using Azure RemoteApp

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The world of cloud desktop computing from any device is taking a major leap forward with the introduction of Azure RemoteApp.  Azure RemoteApp is a service that Microsoft currently has in preview that allows you to set up a Remote Desktop service as a cloud service in Azure.  For those that have used Citrix XenApp […]

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