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When to use what Azure monitoring service

The well-known Scott Hanselman has been producing the recurring Azure Friday series for a long time. Last Friday, Scott interviewed Azure Barry (Barry Luijbregts) about "What to use for monitoring your applications in Azure". Barry did a great overview about the main monitoring services. See the recording and a kind of summary transcript here.

PowerShell package 'Az.Accounts' failed to download

I recently ran into this problem: I had to install the Azure Az PowerShell module from the PowerShell Gallery on a new computer. Interestingly the installation with Install-Module -Name Az failed with the error message "WARNING: Source Location 'https://www.powershellgallery.com/api/v2/package/Az.Accounts/1.9.3' is not valid.". See my solution here.

Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon and Microsoft 365 for crisis communication resources

Microsoft 356 helps you communicate from anywhere. Today, the Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon online event starts and I show different services like the quick to use crisis communication SharePoint site the Microsoft Health Care Bot service and more. Check out the Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon and see how to start with these two services here.

Get the daily Bing picture as background in your Teams meetings automatically

The Microsoft Bing Search Engine provides a professional and beautiful picture every day, you can see it online at www.bing.com. With the Bing API, you can easily get the images for your own use, e.g. to use them as custom background image in your Microsoft Teams calls. See how this works and download the ready-to-use PowerShell script here.