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Azure Resource Graph III – Entity properties

When querying data, the first thing we want to know is „What data is avaiable ?“. Azure Resource Graph (ARG), in its current iteration stores resources from a subscription with the following values:

So there are 16 properties available for querying, which we will explore. the interesting thing here is that ARG stores also… Read more Azure Resource Graph III – Entity properties

Azure DevOps – Whats new ?

Microsoft announced Azure DevOps yesterday (Sept 10, 2018). Below find a summary of changes. 1.) URL´s change: contoso.visualstudioonline.com gets dev.azure.com/contoso (with autoredirection of old links) 2.) Pipelines now support GitHub and any git repo 3.) Boards seem to have new enhancements, but i couldnt figure out the difference between VSTS and Azure DevOps. Maybe you… Read more Azure DevOps – Whats new ?

New Version of PowerShell Gallery in Public Preview

Dear All! The PS Gallery will receive an update very soon, you can test the preview version already now on https://www.preview.powershellgallery.com/ New features are: Improved download performance provided via CDN Enhanced security for publishers, including support for 2FA, multiple publishing keys Account management support for changing email address or login account Direct download of items… Read more New Version of PowerShell Gallery in Public Preview

Enable ServiceMaps for Azure VM´s

Azure ServiceMap is a great extension to LogAnalytics, measuring Processes, Connectivity and Performance for Windows and Linux Computers onPrem and in the Cloud. This script (from https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msoms/2017/08/29/azure-vm-extension-for-dependency-agent/ ) enables the ServiceMap extension to all VM´s in a defined ResourceGroup. I just tested this again and it still works fine.

Hope that helps. R.

Blog relaunch 2017

Hallo Alle! Trotzdem dieser Blog jetzt einige Zeit offline war wurde er Anfang Juli 2017 auf eine neue Plattform verschoben. Jetzt mit HTTPS verschlüsselt dürft ihr euch auf Erfahrungen mit Azure, PowerShell, Monitoring und Security freuen. Bis bald / Roman Stadlmair

PowerShell your ServiceManager & ITAM: Get Hardware Maintenance Expiry Information

Hi All ! There are millions of exampled out there to PowerShell your Service Manager and  i dont want to replicate them. So in this Blog Series i will focus on real world examples people have with Service Manager and Provance (2014 Standard or Enterprise). The first one is about automatic notification of to-be-expired maintenance… Read more PowerShell your ServiceManager & ITAM: Get Hardware Maintenance Expiry Information

PowerShell your ServiceManager & ITAM: Get Discovered Computer Information

Hi all ! Lets focus on a simple problem, many Service Manager / ITAM customers probably have. A set of discovered computers by AD/SCCM is imported into the ServiceManager CMDB with more or less useful information. On the other hand there is unstructured ITAM data. So what those many people want is: Create an Asset… Read more PowerShell your ServiceManager & ITAM: Get Discovered Computer Information