Using custom events in app insights

At first glance, many folks don’t realize the leverage in using an Application Performance Monitoring (APM) tool like Application Insights. Yes, you can funnel logs to it so that you can search on them later. Yes, it will give you...

Choosing a subscription strategy

Often times, subscriptions can be become unwieldy. If there’s lack of organization, it creates multiple problems downstream. It can be challenging to track costs per application or subsystems. Tracking costs per environment can also be challenging. Granting access to developers...

Enforcing resource group tags

Resource group tags can be very useful. It can be one those things that you don’t realize that you need it until you wish you had it. One of those moments might be billing.

What if we deployed to production daily

Deploying to production quickly used to mean that some developer would have access to the production servers and deploy straight from their computer. Often, this was associated with the “cowboy” way of doing things. So, understandably, some companies created and...

Naming conventions

Like many struggles with naming things, by the time you find a name you actually like, it might be the nth iteration. Because infrastructure is not as easy to rename (sometimes just not possible), it can take time to find...

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