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How to Ensure Self Describing Log Data Using Log4Net

In a previous article, The Benefit of Having an Enterprise Logging Policy, I presented the case for always using self-describing data formats when logging information. Using self-describing formats, such as key-value pairs and JSON, saves time and effort in terms… Read More

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Posted in .Net, DevOps, How To, LEQL, Log Management, Logentries, Uncategorized

How to Log from Azure Virtual Machines

You have evaluated the many IaaS providers out there and you have decided on Azure Compute.  Great choice! Azure is an ideal provider with broad support for various operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, tools, databases and devices. Azure also has… Read More

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Posted in .Net, Agent, Alerts, Cloud, Development, DevOps, How To, JSON, Log Management, Monitoring, Server monitoring, Uncategorized, Virtualization, Windows

Do You Still Email Yourself from Your Code? How to Stop the Madness

A few years back now, I took on an assignment to help a company modernize a series of legacy .NET applications.  One of these did some back office processing.  A vendor would stick some files on a shared drive, and… Read More

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