Azure DevOps: Use VSTS conditions to control build or release flow

I was asked recently about how to use Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) conditions to run different tasks dependent on the outcome of previous tasks (effectively branch the behaviour in a release). The scenario was: Perform a series of release tasks. Validate the release using a manual intervention task. If the manual intervention was rejected…

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The most basic basic of OMS / Log Analytics is….

Updated post (27th June2018): The Log Analytics landing page has been updated https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/log-analytics/log-analytics-oms-portal-faq [Workspace Summary] is the new “Overview” —————————————————————— …please use the Azure Portal to access the product not the Legacy OMS portal. Simply from Portal.Azure.Com, select your Log Analytics workspace – then press OVERVIEW or Log Search rather than OMS Portal.  The old…

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Log Analytics: Usage and Estimated Costs – update

Back at the start of April Clive posted about an update around usage and estimated costs for Log Analytics. This is now live(in our workspace) and allows the setting of a daily ingestion cap. The ingestion by solution is interesting – But also now you can set a daily cap as well as the data…

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Azure Security Center – Custom Alerts

Many my clients have asked can you extend the alerting in Azure Security Center(ASC). The answer is yes as few months back custom alerts went into public preview. Using this allows you to take a log analytics query and have it evaluated in ASC. It’s ideal if for example your application generates notable security events…

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Log Analytics: Usage and Estimated Costs

Recently this blade in the Azure Portal was updated for Log Analytics.  Mostly this is just an update but there are a few new charts and also a Daily Volume Cap setting. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/log-analytics/log-analytics-manage-cost-storage  A few features from the docs are not yet working (at least for me); such as this but hopefully this wont be…

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