Streaming your Application Insights telemetry to Power BI

Yesterday I got a question from my team about Azure Application Insights regarding visualizing Application Insights telemetry in Power BI. Even Application Insights provides extremely intuitive dashboard for a variety of metrics, the main reason of using Power BI is to first eliminate Azure Portal access control, and secondly to combine dataset of telemetry and other datasets.

The question drives me to start researching Application Insights and approach to sending telemetry to Power BI. In this article, I’d like to introduce an approach then quickly walk you through steps to build a demonstration.

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Building a mixed cloud model for SharePoint – Part 5

Building a mixed cloud model for SharePoint” series is to show you how possible you can deploy SharePoint workload not only by using Azure Compute service but also Platform-as-a-service based such as Azure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Azure SQL Database.

In this article, let’s again have a look the two deployment models for your SharePoint workload on Azure and decision considerations. Make sure you understand that SharePoint workload on Azure is still considered on-premises deployment as we still use Azure Compute to host SharePoint.

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Hosting your WordPress blog resources in Azure Blob Storage

If you are running a WordPress blog in a commercial hosting out of Azure, you may run out of disk capacity because commercial hosting don’t often not offer you a good storage. It becomes a challenge if the blog has many contributors writing articles everyday. Such a workload would result to flushing your hosting’s disk. Is there another option to host your image or video out of your hosting?

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Getting Azure AD access token via REST Call

Part of Azure experiment, one of my colleagues started playing with Azure API Management last week. He was interested with what I introduced about the service, including API gateway, API publishing portal to readable policies to manipulate inbound request before back-end hit. He also loved to work with API call via REST because API is a flexible way of touching Azure resources through pure HTTP request, without installing any specific library.

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Building a mixed cloud model for SharePoint – Part 2

In previous article, you created a SharePoint 2016 virtual machine by given built-in template. You were also introduced about Azure AD DS and joined the virtual machine to your Azure AD DS. Everything you have done so far by only PowerShell. Of course, you can create all resources via Azure Portal. However, such a way takes time and hard to control and organize parameters.

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Connect to Azure AD using Microsoft Account with PowerShell

Microsoft Account is considered not an internal account given to Microsoft employee. Microsoft account is associated to external services such as Live Mail, Skype, Xbox or so on. When connecting to Azure AD with Microsoft Account (e.g. LiveID) , you might be get started with Connect-AzureAD  to get the tenant ID. Below screen is what you might get.

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