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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Timur Khadimullin documents code for Azure DevOps Pipelines and an Azure function for managing the environment. Check out Timur’s solution here!