Post notifications to Microsoft Teams using PowerShell

Microsoft Teams, announced earlier today, is a new platform for chat based communication. I was very happy to see the Connectors available including many popular CI/CD related tools. The Connector configurations allow for an easily pluggable extension for Microsoft Teams to integrate notifications in to discussions. This creates an opportunity to integrate datacenter and cloud… Read more

Monitoring your home IP security cameras with OMS Log Analytics

Summary: Monitor devices, like home IP security cameras, with OMS Log Analytics without installing an agent! Hi folks, In this blog post I would like to share with you how you can monitor devices with Log Analytics without the need to install the OMS (MMA) agent. We’ve recently announced the Log Analytics HTTP Data Collector… Read more

Microsoft Azure Stack Advanced Scenarios for TP1: Beyond the Basics

In the last post we deployed JSON templates and also VM Extensions to Windows and Linux VMs running on Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 1. Next let’s look at the installation and configuration of additional PaaS Resource Providers in Microsoft Azure Stack TP1. Resource providers are suppliers of an Azure /Azure Stack service via ARM… Read more

Using the OMS Search API with native PowerShell cmdlets

In a hybrid cloud world where manageability of your resources is key, it’s important to have automation support to leverage APIs that can help you in your to day management. One of those APIs is the Operations Management Suite (OMS) Search API. The OMS Search API allows you to execute saved searches and/or dynamic queries… Read more

Creating and Connecting an ExpressRoute Circuit with Azure Resource Manager

Hi readers, it’s me again. I wanted to highlight that the Azure ExpressRoute documentation has been updated to explain how to create and connect an ExpressRoute circuit with ARM. Go to the How To section and you’ll see the details to perform this (for example, this article explains how to create and modify ER circuits… Read more

Whitepaper – Designing Your Network Infrastructure For Disaster Recovery

In the current cycle of customer validation during the last 12 months, we have been working with many enterprise organizations and service providers in order to deliver successful Azure Site Recovery (ASR) deployments. The journey has been great and interesting. In a world where everyone expects 24/7 connectivity, it is more important than ever to… Read more

Self-service deployment of Microsoft workloads on Cloud Platform System (and other systems with Windows Azure Pack) – Part 3

Jeff Goldner is back with another installment of our CPS workload deployment series.  Jeff is a Principal Program Manager in Microsoft’s Cloud Solutions Group. Come get workload deployment details first hand at Ignite, Session BRK3469. Jeff Goldner from Microsoft’s Cloud Solutions, back for part three of the workload story for CPS. In this episode, we… Read more

Self-service deployment of Microsoft workloads on Cloud Platform System (and other systems with Windows Azure Pack) – Part 2

We are privileged to have a guest blogger on Building Clouds, Jeff Goldner.  Jeff is a Principal Program Manager in Microsoft’s Cloud Solutions Group.  This is the second post in a series discussing new artifacts being rolled out by Microsoft that are designed to run Microsoft workloads on the Cloud Platform System (CPS). More to… Read more

White paper: Modern Application Modeling and Configuration for Infrastructure Clouds

  Hello readers! This blog post introduces the “Modern Application Modeling and Configuration for Infrastructure Clouds” white paper from the Enterprise Cloud Group (ECG) CAT team, that you can download at the link below. We hope you will find this resource useful! Audience This document is for IT professionals or application owners interested in understanding… Read more