Azure Content Spotlight – Azure Update Management (Preview)

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. The Azure Update Management Service is part of every Azure Subscription. It allows you to manage updates and patches for your virtual machines. You can schedule your updates, assess the status of available…

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Accessing The Power BI APIs in a Federated Azure AD Setup

Or the alternative title – combining ADFS w/SAML and Azure AD w/OAuth in the same authentication request just because it is possible 🙂 A few days ago I was asked to look into how the Power BI APIs could work in a kiosk-like use case with regards to the auth part. (People don’t usually consult…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Azure Security Center

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. The Azure Security Center (ASC) provides security management and threat detection for both cloud and on-prem environments.  The intent of ASC is to provide a unified mechanism for managing security policies and cloud…

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Controlling Azure Costs with proper tagging and the billing APIs

Hi, At the time of writing this blog post, it is hard to be entirely satisfied with the existing Azure cost control solutions such as Cloudyn or the Microsoft Azure Consumption Insights Power BI app, should you envision a very granular way of analyzing costs. Indeed, both Cloudyn and the Power BI app help to…