Article: Managing and maintaining your Microsoft Azure activity log

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In this article published at Techgenix, I went through the process to manage and maintain the Azure Activity Log.

It is imperative for the cloud administrator to be in control and understand what is going on in the Microsoft Azure environment for operation, security and infrastructure purposes. Being able to track every resource activity and identify who, what, and when an activity was performed helps any size organization to manage and control their cloud environment. All modifications performed at the Azure infrastructure level are recorded on the activity log in the ARM (Azure Resource Manager) mode, and all that information can be stored in a storage account, moved to a third-party solution using Event Hub services, OMS. The same information can be retrieved using Azure Portal, RestAPI, PowerShell, and CLI interface.

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Written by Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio is a Canadian MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management, and Office Server and Services, besides the Microsoft Award he also holds a Solutions Master (MCSM) in Exchange and several other certifications. Anderson has been contributing to the Microsoft Community with articles, tutorials, blog posts, twitter, forums and book reviews. He is a regular contributor here at,, and Anderson (Portuguese).