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Keith Mayer is a Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft focused on Windows Infrastructure, Data Center Virtualization, Systems Management and Private Cloud. Keith has over 20 years of experience as a technical leader of complex IT projects, in diverse roles, such as Network Engineer, IT Manager, Technical Instructor and Consultant. He has consulted and trained thousands of IT Pros worldwide on design of enterprise technology solutions.
Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including Private Cloud, System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, Windows Server, SharePoint and Exchange. He also holds other industry certifications from VMware, IBM, Cisco, Citrix, HP, CheckPoint, CompTIA and Interwoven.
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The Azure Billing REST API was recently made available as a Public Preview, and there’s been a ton of interest from customers in leveraging this API to collect and track usage of cloud services in their Microsoft Azure subscriptions.
UPDATE: Version 0.9.4 and later of the Azure PowerShell module now include new Azure Resource Manager cmdlets to query Azure usage data directly: Get-UsageAggregates and Get-UsageMetrics.
In this article, I’ll provide a simple script that leverages Azure PowerShell to call this API and export usage data from your Azure subscription to a CSV file for further analysis …
Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) is a great new feature of Azure Resource Manager and the Azure Preview Portal for delegating granular access to Azure resources.
Recently, I was asked for an easy way to enumerate the list of resources to which a particular user is assigned. In this article, I’ll provide a brief code snippet using the latest version of the Azure PowerShell module that quickly lists the RBAC assignments for a user …