Friday Five: Power BI, Azure Log Analytics, And More

Early Look: Azure Migrate & Azure Migrations

Steve Buchanan is a “Group Manager – Cloud Transformation/DevOps” with Avanade, a six-time Microsoft MVP, and author of several technical books focused on cloud and data center management. In his 17+ years as an IT professional, Steve has held positions ranging from infrastructure architect to IT manager. Steve was recently featured on the “25 ITSM Experts to Watch in 2017” list and as an “IT Unity Community Champ” in 2017. He has presented at several technical conferences including MMS, Microsoft Ignite, and OSCON. Steve is currently focused on transforming the position of IT into a strategic partner of the business and driver of digital transformation through ITSM, DevOps, and CloudOps. He stays active in the technical community and enjoys blogging about his adventures in the world of IT at Follow him on Twitter @buchatech

Application Insights, Power BI : The Best Tools To Monitor Your Azure Website!

Chourouk Hjaij is an Azure MVP, blogger and speaker. She writes on her blog here, has published many code samples on MSDN and has spoken at events around the world. Being a Microsoft Certified Trainer has allowed her to become proficient in simplifying complex technologies, making her an expert in Azure, Office 365 and Xamarin. Sharing expertise and leadership have allowed to her to become a MCT Regional Lead for France region. Chourouk works as a head of the Microsoft department in LK Technology. She helps startups and enterprises make the best architecture around Microsoft technologies, and helps them to architect their cloud projects by mentoring others in latest software development techniques. Chourouk was a very active Microsoft Student Partner and she was awarded the MEA first prize in the Microsoft technical competition for cross platform mobile development & Azure. Follow her on Twitter @ChouroukHJ

Azure Analysis Services Scheduled Autoscaling And Pausing

Jorg Klein is a Technology Consultant Data & Analytics and Microsoft Data Platform MVP working at Macaw in The Netherlands. He has many years of experience in the areas of business intelligence, data warehousing and analytics. In the last years he focused only on the Microsoft Azure PaaS Data Platform and Power BI. Jorg has been blogging for more than 10 years on his blog at He likes to work together with the Microsoft product teams and regularly provides them with feedback as Azure advisor. Follow him on Twitter via @jorg__klein

Azure Log Analytics: The Best ‘Syslog’ Destination

John Joyner is Senior Director, Technology at ClearPointe, a Microsoft Gold Partner for Datacenter and Cloud Productivity based in the South Central US. A Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter MVP and co-author of the 4-book System Center Operations Manager Unleashed series, he consults with customers on their cloud journeys. Recently he's enjoyed using Azure services to deliver high-value business continuity and log analytics solutions to customers. Follow him on Twitter @john_joyner,  and see the TechNet Gallery Solution download for John's featured blog here.

Create A Professional Scrum Process 

Richard Hundhausen is the president of Accentient, a company that helps software teams deliver better products by understanding and leveraging Scrum and DevOps. He is a certified Professional Scrum Trainer, Visual Studio and Development Technologies MVP, author of Professional Scrum Development with Microsoft Visual Studio, and co-creator of the Scaled Professional Scrum framework. As a software developer and consultant with over 30 years of experience, he understands that software is built and delivered by people and not by processes or tools. Follow him on Twitter @rhundhausen

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