With the recent capability of setting retention period for Log Analytics data per table a lot of new possibilities of managing and retaining your data pop-up. A common scenario is that you may have a lot of performance data which may be logged every minute or even every 10 seconds. You need that data in such short intervals in your Log Analytics workspace only for the past month or so but you do not need such granularity for older data. At the same time it is good to have some summarization (aggregation) of that data for longer period due to compliance, analysis, etc but there is a cost associated when you retain a lot of data for longer period. By using serverless and the new per table retention capability now you can achieve this and save cost. In this blog I will show you how you can achieve this with simple example.
Azure Linked Subscription Level Template Deployment Requires Location
Subscription Level Template deployments is relatively new feature. Support for Azure CLI was added in version 2.0.40 and for AzureRM PowerShell module is yet to come. Basically instead of deploying resources at resource group you are doing that at subscription level. This opens a lot of possibilities some of which are:
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Change Owner of Azure Stack User Subscription
Azure Stack is extension of Azure and as such I am dealing with it as well. You may end up in a situation where you’ve created User Subscriptions in Azure Stack and after some time you want to delete them. Before deleting them you will need first to delete all the resources inside those subscriptions but the accounts of the owners of these subscriptions are no longer available or the do not want to cooperate. In such cases you can actually change the owners by using PowerShell. For example you can assign your Azure Stack Operator account as owner, login to the subscriptions with it via the User Portal and delete the resources before deleting the subscriptions.
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I’ve just released the latest version of this script you can find at GitHub. There is just a small fix provided by Lynne Taggart in this release. Basically Microsoft changed the layout of their download page once again so we needed a slightly different logic to pull the MP version and publish date information.
OMSSearch PowerShell Module 6.1.0 Release
There is a new version of the OMSSearch module which mainly includes two new cmdlets.
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