Often I see questions around how I can the auto provisioning agents capabilities (now renamed to Settings & monitoring) in Defender for Cloud via API.
Azure Policy has a unique feature compared to other competitors when it comes to evaluating Azure Resources. As Azure Policy is built along Azure Resource Manager (ARM) policies are in effect right away. This means if you have policy that blocks location and you try to deploy to that location a resource you will not be able to. The effect is enforced no matter if you use ARM Template Deployments, Portal, PowerShell, CLI, SDK or just plain old REST API. Of course on existing resources the policies are evaluated once 24 hours but you can of course trigger on-demand evaluation scan. The time that the scan will run depends on how many resources the policy will need to evaluate. Obviously policies that evaluate many resources (such as policies for tags or locations) will take longer (also dependable on the number of resources for the applied scope).
In case you couldn’t catch the Inside Azure Management Virtual Summit live we have now uploaded the recordings. You can check them out at Inside Azure Management YouTube channel. Enjoy the free content.
As you know we recently have released the fourth edition of Inside Azure Management book. What is better then free book? – A free book and free virtual summit. Yes that is right we are organizing a free virtual summit titled Inside Azure Management. I must say the actual organization is mainly led by Peter Zerger so once again I would like to thank him for his efforts. The virtual summit will take place on 23rd of July. If you want to register you can check the official web site of the event. You will find some interesting sessions and speakers that you might not see so much on other events. I will be delivering a session titled "Exploring Configuration Management in Azure" which will focus on showing you the different configuration management options within Azure with focus on Azure Policy and Azure Resource Manager Deployments.
It is also important to say that if you like the summit and you want to help people you can check one of the causes we are supporting with this event.
Enjoy the summit!!!
The time has come to publish the Inside Azure Management v4 book. This is the only free book that focuses on Azure Management. If you want you can also support us with purchase from Amazon. Links for both the free and purchasable version you will find below. It is needless to say that the authors of this book Pete Zerger, Tao Yang and Kevin Greene and me have put a lot of effort. Additionally also Ryan Irujo, Alexandre Verkinderen and Bert Wolters have put also a lot of effort in authoring of certain chapters. I would like to thank to all authors for the great work. Comparing v3 to v4 release we have tried to make the existing content better with providing even more examples. Overall we have followed the same guidance as before: trying to give you less content that is already available and focus on tips, tricks, scenarios and examples. Any feedback you can send it to us via e-mail: insidemscloud (at) outlook.com. I hope that you will enjoy our work and you will find it useful.