Category Archives: 3rd Party

Protect your Azure subscription IDs when presenting

I came across a great browser extension a while ago called Azure Mask. I’ve been following the development of it closely because for a while it didn’t work with Edge. That issue is now fixed so lets have a look.

Azure mask does exactly what it says on the tin, it will mask your Azure subscription IDs and make them appear blurred out, this is a great tool for anyone presenting or screen sharing in Azure.

Looking at the below you can see exactly that

There’s even a hand toggle to easily turn the mask on and off

Azure Mask is available for Chrome (so it works on Edge) and Firefox and is available here from GitHub big kudos to developer Brian Clark

Silect Dashboards for SCOM

Silect has released an awesome set of dashboards for SCOM and best of all they’re free. You can request your copy here.

All you need to get started is PowerBI Desktop available here, then load the pbix file and edit the data source to point at your SCOM database instances.

Then hit refresh and you’ll have 10 nice health dashboards with an overview of your SCOM environment.

I really like this solution, it’s elegant and easy to setup. Great job Silect.