Going Serverless with Azure Functions & Powershell: SendGrid

By Dustin Ward

In this post, we will discuss the process of creating that solution using Azure Function Apps and SendGrid to send emails based on your Powershell Functions which runs in your local machine. We will see that how can we build a serverless email solution that reports your disk usage with Azure Functions, SendGrid and Powershell.…

Azure Maps – The Microsoft Azure Enterprise Location Platform

By Dustin Ward

Azure Maps is the de facto location intelligence platform natively hosted in the Microsoft Azure cloud. Chris Pendleton, PM Lead for the service, gives us an overview of what Azure Maps is, who uses Azure Maps, how Azure Maps is being used across our customer base and how you can start using Azure Maps today.…

Azure Resource Manager templates

By Dustin Ward

This article describes the structure of an Azure Resource Manager template. It presents the different sections of a template and the properties that are available in those sections. The template consists of JSON and expressions that you can use to construct values for your deployment. This article is intended for users who have some familiarity…

Monitor Azure Data Factory pipelines by using Azure Monitor and Log Analytics

By Dustin Ward

Azure Data Factory¬†integration with Azure Monitor¬†enables you to route your data factory metrics to Log Analytics. Now, you can monitor the health of your data factory pipelines by using the Azure Data Factory Analytics service pack available in the Azure Marketplace. Data Integration solutions can be complex with many moving parts involving complex data factories…

Create alerts to proactively monitor your data factory pipelines

By Dustin Ward

Organizations can now improve operational productivity by creating alerts on data integration events (success/failure) and proactively monitor with Azure Data Factory. Data integration is complex and helps organizations combine data and business processes in hybrid data environments. The increase in volume, variety, and velocity of data has led to delays in monitoring and reacting to…