What are Azure Log Analytics and Azure Monitor–for Altaro

My latest blog post for Altaro.com is a long one – all about Azure Monitor, Azure Log Analytics, all the different ways they integrate across different Azure services as well as with your on-premises servers and even VMs in other clouds.

Read it here.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.

Azure Blob Storage: Data protection and Recovery capabilities for Altaro

Another one of my blog posts is now up over at Altaro.com. This one looks at Azure Blob storage with all the gory technical details around soft delete / recoverability, different resilience models (Locally redundant, Zone redundant, Geo redundant), tiered storage (Hot, Cool, Archive) etc.

Read it here.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.

M365 Records Management Guide for Altaro

Another recent post for Altaro went live on Christmas day.

This one covers Records Management in Microsoft 365, understanding the data you have (in the cloud and on-premises), the amount of sensitive data you have, how to protect it with Information Protection and Data Loss Prevention and Retention policies.

Finally you can see where Records Management comes into the picture and how to use it to manage particular types of documents in your organization (signed contracts, completed product specifications and the like).

Read it here.

Enjoy. And thanks for reading.

Cross Region Restore CRR for VMs for Altaro

In the lead up to Christmas I had a couple of my blog posts go live over at Altaro.com.

The first one covers Cross Region Restore (CRR) for VMs that you back up in one Azure region and you can then restore in another region (for testing purposes or in case of an outage). Previously you had to wait for Microsoft to declare an outage in the primary region before you could do the restore.

Read it here.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.

Secure Your Apps and Data with Azure Active Directory for Altaro

The second half of my Azure AD article series for Altaro is now online. In this article I’m talking about OAuth applications, their risks and mitigations in AAD and using Cloud App Security etc.

Read it here.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.

Microsoft Security Updates from Ignite 2020 for Altaro

Just when I thought I had the (similarly sounding names) of Microsoft’s security services / products down pat, it all changed at Ignite 2020. Most products have been given new names and this post I wrote for Altaro covers the highlights.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.