Welcome to this week’s roundup! This roundup includes Azure news, feature releases, and fantastic articles to inform you on what you need to know about Azure!
How to find your Azure Log Analytics agent deployments in preparation for the Azure Monitor agent
Microsoft is retiring the Log Analytics agent for Azure Monitor in favor of a new Azure Monitor agent. You have until August 31, 2024 to update to the new agent. In this article, Sonia Cuff outlines how to use PowerShell and Azure Policy to find virtual machines using the Log Analytics agent. Check out the methods here!
Az module support in Azure Automation is now available
Azure Automation now supports the newer Az module by default, replacing the deprecated AzureRM modules. Azure also has a new Update Az Modules option in the portal to update to Az module for existing Automation accounts. Check out the announcement here!
Earn the new Azure Network Engineer Associate certification. Exam AZ-700 out of beta
The AZ-700 exam is now out of beta! This exam is the only requirement to achieve the Azure Network Engineer certification. Check out the announcement here!
John Savill’s AZ-700 Study Playlist on YouTube
Thomas Maurer’s AZ-700 Study Guide for Azure Network Engineer
Enable Vulnerability Assessment on SQL Servers with Azure Policy
Charbel Nemnom demonstrates how to enable vulnerability assessments on SQL Server using Azure Policy. This task helps maintain regulatory compliance and discover (and remediate!) potential database vulnerabilities. Check out Charbel’s walkthrough here!
Azure Static Web Apps – adding PR support to Azure DevOps pipeline
Timur Khadimullin documents code for Azure DevOps Pipelines and an Azure function for managing the environment. Check out Timur’s solution here!