Monitoring a Ubuntu VM with Operations Management Suite

Monitoring a Ubuntu VM with Operations Management Suite

I recently migrated my WordPress blog away from the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform to Azure.  There were a few reasons for this decision, one being flexibility within the hosting platform, and the second being making use of my Azure knowledge.  I’m hoping to write more blog posts around the migration and costing of this move within the next few months so please look out for them in the future.  Today I want to cover off monitoring with the Operation…

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Creating a Operations Management Suite Workspace in Azure

Creating a Operations Management Suite Workspace in Azure

Within Azure there is a tool called Operations Management Suite (OMS) which is a monitoring solution that was developed within the cloud.  It offers rich, real time insights into your workloads, potential security threats, to name a few of it’s features and it’s available for native cloud solutions, on premise workloads and can monitor other cloud environments beside Azure. I’m a huge fan of this product as it’s easy to configure and offers a massive amount of rich data that…

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My 101 guide to making the most of your Azure budget

My 101 guide to making the most of your Azure budget

I was recently chatting to someone around the costs of Azure and how they could make best use of a Visual Studio subscription which gave them around £115 a month to spend on Azure resources. My advice, shut resources that you can down when you aren’t using them. You can make significant savings right out the door by doing this. Let’s way through a common scenario to prove my point… Within Azure you get the ability to run virtual machines,…

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Jabra Evolve 65 Headset Review

Jabra Evolve 65 Headset Review

I recently got my hands on a set of Jabra Evolve 65 headset.   These headphones have been on the market for a while and include features such as 100 feet wireless range, 10 hour battery life, busy light and passive noise cancellation. Sound Quality The most important feature of headset is sound quality.  While I was testing out this headset I was travelling for work so keeping in touch with the family via Skype was high on my to do…

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Global Azure Bootcamp – Glasgow 2018

Global Azure Bootcamp – Glasgow 2018

Global Azure Bootcamp has been running globally for 5 years now and in 2018 it’s coming to Glasgow!! For those unaware of the Global Azure Bootcamp it is an initiative that sees communities all over the world holding a one day event on the same day with the aim of providing an environment where deep dive sessions can be held to help people learn more about Azure and meet new people. 21st April 2018 On the 21st April the Glasgow…

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2017 in Review

2017 in Review

A review of 2017 Here we are near the end of 2017 and I find myself reflecting on the past year.   As always there have been good and bad areas through the year but overall it’s been not to bad a year.  Focusing primarily on what I’ve been doing here on the blog, other social media and in the community generally it’s been an exciting year!! In 2016 I wrote 20 blog posts, in 2017 I’ve wrote over 45 blog…

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Why You Should Join a User Group in 2018

Why You Should Join a User Group in 2018

As we head into 2018 I thought a post covering the value of getting involved with your local community in the form of user groups would be appropriate. 5 reasons to get involved 5.  With the amount of product updates that Microsoft and other vendors are rolling out at a rapid rate, it is hard for us, as individuals, to keep track.  Getting involved with your local user groups helps you to keep up to date with the various different…

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Hello Microsoft!

Hello Microsoft!

I am joining Microsoft in January and I am super excited about it! Back in October I traveled down to the Microsoft Reading Offices and took part in several interviews.  The interviews covered off various topics and I took the team through some presentations that I had prepared.  After an anxious few days I received the call confirming a job offer.  After going through the usual background checks, I am now a month away from starting my new role. When…

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Glasgow Azure User Group 2017 Review

Glasgow Azure User Group 2017 Review

The Beginning Back in February when I was given access to an Azure MSDN account with free credit to use I was a little lost.  After much searching on the Internet and trial and error I started to figure things out within the Azure world, but I was hungry for more.  After more time on the Internet I discovered that there were no user groups in Glasgow or Edinburgh where I could go and get some helpful hints and find…

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