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Troubleshooting Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) Sessions – Key User Experience and Graphics Metrics to Monitor
A quick guide to monitoring and troubleshooting Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) sessions. Including key graphics and user experience metrics, warning signs to look out for and remediation tips.
Top Microsoft Azure Cloud Services Explained with Use Cases
Whilst the Microsoft Azure cloud platform provides a vast spectrum of services, it can be challenging to determine the right services for your needs. This article provides details of the top 10 most popular services available on Azure and how they map to different business needs.
How to Monitor Azure Active Directory
What is Azure AD (Active Directory)? If you have arrived at this page but need a quick refresher on what Azure Active Directory is and why it is different to Active Directory that you might have installed on-premises, you might like to first read this quick run-down – What is Azure Active Directory.
Monitoring the AVD Connection Broker
What is the AVD Broker and what does it do? How does it fit into an AVD Deployment and how does it affect user logon experience? Learn about which key metrics, events and alerts you need to monitor for total insight and what thresholds and alerts should be configured for the AVD Broker
How to Identify Unused, Wasted and Orphaned Azure Resources and Reduce Azure Cost?
Optimize costs and save money on your Azure via new functionality to automatically and continuously monitor your Microsoft Azure tenants and subscriptions for unused resources, services, VMs, disks and more.
Key Monitoring Metrics in Kubernetes and OpenShift Environments
Monitoring the right Kubernetes or OpenShift metrics can ensure that your deployments are running and healthy. A quick guide and explanation of the essential metrics to track in your orchestrated containers deployments.
What is Azure Advisor?
Learn how Microsoft’s Azure Advisor service can proactively alert you of security enhancements, performance optimizations and cost saving measures you can take. Leveraging Azure Advisor can reduce your Azure costs when running services such as Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) on Azure, increase uptime and improve security.
Troubleshoot Slow Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) Logons
How does the AVD (Azure Virtual Desktop) logon process work? Understand this process and how to troubleshoot and diagnose the cause of slow logons and logon failures. Learn how to proactively monitor the whole component chain including Group Policies, DNS, Reverse Connect, FSLogix Profiles, Azure Active Directory and Azure AD Connect.
Azure AD Sign-in Log Monitoring
As the Azure cloud administrator, you need to know who is accessing your cloud resources, how they are access it, what they access, what changed, when they access and from where, etc? Learn how to proactively monitor, examine, and audit the Azure AD Sign-in log to improve security and ensure users can access the applications they need securely.
Monitor Azure Active Directory Audit Logs
Learn how proactively monitoring and recording the data in the Azure AD Audit log ensures that you will have access to critical compliance data beyond Microsoft’s 30-day default retention period and will be alerted to changes in you Azure AD deployment that may impact on users or security.
Why You Should Monitor Azure AD App Client Secret and Certificate Expirations
Monitoring and Alerting on Azure AD App Client Secret and Certificate Expirations The Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is Microsoft’s cloud-based identity and access management (IAM) service and an identity provider (IdP). Azure AD is the backbone for authentication in Microsoft 365 and for thousands of cloud-based...
Monitoring and Managing Azure Active Directory Users
This blog post is part 2 of our Monitoring Microsoft Azure Active Directory series. Managing Identity is a big challenge in a cloud environment, especially when users can potentially log in from anywhere. Additionally, users can often use different types of devices to log in and access cloud-hosted resources. Without a central Authentication...
What is Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)?
This is a multi-part series that covers monitoring Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD). In this blog post, which is part 1 of the series, you will learn about and understand Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and how it is different from an on-premises Active Directory (AD). As technology keeps evolving, companies increasingly look to...
GPU Monitoring for Digital Workspaces
What is a GPU? A Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) is a specialized integrated chip designed to handle graphics processing for applications like 3-D gaming, scientific, analytics, engineering, consumer, and industrial applications like CAD. When a GPU is present, it handles the graphics processing, leaving computational processing to the traditional CPU...
Browser Monitoring in Digital Workspaces
Browser Monitoring in Citrix Infrastructures A couple of application deployment and usage trends are causing interesting performance monitoring challenges in Citrix infrastructures: Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop are used to host client applications that users access through thin clients. With a lot of the corporate portals and intranet applications being...