#Azure and #MSOMS notable updates week 40/17


Azure

And so Azure AD DS are now GA in Ibiza so is support for ARM networks. Now we can run Azure AD DS on production environments. Bet on this in a recent project.

Azure AD releases three new public preview features

  1. Extending Azure AD Privileged Identity Management to include Azure RBAC roles.
  2. Automated, periodic access reviews
  3. Automated Terms of Use administration and reporting

Azure Building Blocks can help you simplify your Azure ARM templates. They are worth a look.

Java gets support for Azure Functions (do you really want to do that?) and App Insights SDK for node.js is now GA. The last one is really cool.

If you want to know more about Azure SQL Database data integrity beyond DBCC you should read this post. We currently chose not to run DBCC CHECKDB on our Azure SQL Databases. What is your opinion?

On Azure Marketplace you can now find SQL Server 2017 images on Windows and Linux (really?)

OMS

Have you take a look at LogicApps and the new Log Analytics artifacts for querying and ingesting data?

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The Log Analytics solution designer adds custom filtering to its capabilities, and all this in the Ibiza portal.

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Now it is time for me to get back to the Kemp solution and update it to Kusto and the new designer capabilities.

Keiko did it again, announcing the OMS Monitoring solution for Linux Service Fabric.

System Center

We all know the Office 365 Management Pack provided by Microsoft is basically useless. A new community driven MP has been released, I haven’t had the time to test it yet, but it sounds interesting.

If you are a SQL 2017 early adopter this MP still in RC is for you Microsoft System Center Management Pack (Release Candidate 1) for SQL Server 2017 + http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=55098

The ‘+’ in the name indicates that it will be used to monitor SQL Server 2017 and the releases that come after that.

New releases for the DHCP Management packs:

The DHP releases are for bug fixing:

  • DHCP Failover Server Relationship Discovery was failing as the Scope ID length max limit was 4000. The Scope ID length limit has been increased to 65536.
  • Alert description for “DHCP IPv4 Runtime Service Bound to Static IP Address Monitor”, “DHCP Dependent Service Health Monitor”,”DHCP Database Integrity Monitor” have been updated, users can comprehend and troubleshoot the situation better with such information.
  • To reduce the alert noise created with multiple alerts of same type, the alert rules “DHCP Back Up Database Warning”, “DHCP IPv4 Runtime DNS Registration Rule”,  “DHCP IPv4 Runtime Users Group Configuration Rule” and “DHCP Database Integrity Warning Rule” are suppressed so that only the alert count increases and not generate new alerts
  • “Collect ALL DHCP Server Performance Data” rule has been fixed to ingest right data in the registry key, thus indicating the correct health state of the entity
  • “DHCP Performance Health Monitor” which was always in not-monitored state has been rectified to correctly show the health state of the entity it monitors
  • “DHCP Server 2012 R2 Super Scope Addresses Available Percentage Monitor” that was failing to change state on critical alerts, has been fixed to show the appropriate state so the users do not miss out on critical state

Also released, Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics Management Pack version 1.8.1.1

Speaking of SCOM take this survey to help shape the product: https://aka.ms/scomsurvey and SCOM 2016 now supports SQL 2016 SP1

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