Copy Blob Files Local with Event Grid and Azure Automation

This video demonstrates how to automatically sync Blob files in Azure Storage to a local file system.  I show how to configure Event Grid to trigger a webhook that starts a runbook in Azure Automation when a new file is added to Azure Blob Storage.  The Runbook runs on a Hybrid Worker and downloads the file from Azure Storage to a local file system. 

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Grafana Dashboard powered with Raspberry Pi Displaying Log Analytics and Application Insights Data

In this video I go over creating a Grafana Dashboard with data from Azure Application Insights and Log Analytics including subscription cost information.  I configure Grafana to allow anonymous, read only access and then configure a Raspberry Pi with FullPage OS to display the data in kiosk mode.   This video draws on a lot of other information I have published as well as information available from the community.  Links to relevant information below.

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Azure Global Boot Camp 2019

Azure Global Boot Camp

This year I was fortunate enough to present at the 2019 Global Azure Boot Camp in Nashville, TN.  How I ended up there is a bit of a story.  I have relatives in the area and reached out to the Nashville Azure User Group organizer, William Zack, early in the year to see if there was an opportunity to present.  I figured it could be a family trip as well.  We settled on April but as the date grew closer it was determined that there would be no UG that month.  Instead, I was asked to present at the Boot Camp that month. 

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Logic App and Service Bus

Logic App
Service Bus

This week I started working with Logic Apps.  I have a project with a specific end goal in mind for my first Logic App application.  This post will cover the first part of the process, moving data from a webhook to Azure Service Bus with Logic Apps.

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How to use a Free GitHub Account to Manage Azure Automation Runbooks

Azure Automation

Controlling source code is important for good code management, especially when multiple people are working on a project.  In this video, I’m going to show you how to connect an Azure Automation account with a free or paid GitHub account.

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Webhooks and Azure Automation Runbooks

Azure Automation

Overview

Azure Automation is Microsoft’s cloud-hosted automation solution.  It uses Python or PowerShell based scripts, referred to as runbooks, to launch automation jobs in Azure or on-premises.  These runbooks are started in multiple ways.  The information below details starting automation jobs with a webhook.

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Update Management in Azure Automation

AzureAutomation

Azure Automation Update Management is part of Azure Automation. In this video, I’m going over updating servers using Azure Automation Updates. Topics covered include: Continue reading “Update Management in Azure Automation”

Computer Groups In Azure Log Analytics

Log AnalyticsComputer Groups in Azure Log Analytics can easily be overlooked yet they are very useful.  Computer Groups are based off custom log searches or linked to Active Directory, SCCM or WSUS and based off groups in those systems. Continue reading “Computer Groups In Azure Log Analytics”