Pro Tip: Track Microsoft Azure Services Status via RSS Feeds

Pro Tip: Track Microsoft Azure Services Status via RSS Feeds

If you have already made the move to Microsoft's Azure cloud and need to keep an eye on the status of different services from within Azure that your company uses there are a couple of options available to you.

First is the main Microsoft Azure Status Portal located at

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/status/

You can set this page to refresh the current status of Azure services across all of their regions in increments of 2, 5, 10 and 30 minutes. The chart displays the various services organized by their broader category with each region represented.

Microsoft Azure Status Portal

As you can see in the legend at the top of this image, the portal reports one of four statuses for each service/region - Good, Warning, Error and Information.

The Microsoft Azure Status Portal is broken down into these categories and services:

COMPUTE

  • Virtual Machines
  • Cloud Services
  • Batch
  • RemoteApp
  • Service Fabric
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Azure Container Service
  • Functions

NETWORKING

  • CDN
  • ExpressRoute
  • Azure DNS
  • Virtual Network
  • Traffic Manager
  • Load Balancer
  • VPN Gateway
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Application Gateway

STORAGE

  • Storage
  • Managed Cache Services

WEB and MOBILE

  • App Service
  • Mobile Services
  • API Management
  • Media Services
  • Notification Hubs
  • Search
  • Mobile Engagement

DATABASES

  • SQL Database
  • DocumentDB
  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Redis Cache
  • SQL Server Stretch Database

INTELLIGENCE and ANALYTICS

  • HD Insight
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Factory
  • Data Catalog
  • Power BI Embedded
  • Data lake Store
  • Data Lake Analytics
  • Cognitive Services

INTERNET OF THINGS

  • Azure IoT hub
  • Steam Analytics
  • Event Hubs
  • IoT Suite

ENTERPRISE INTEGRATION

  • StorSimple
  • Service Bus
  • BizTalk Services
  • Logic Apps

SECURITY and IDENTITY

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Azure Active Directory DS
  • Key Vault
  • Azure Active Directory B2C
  • Security Center
  • Access Control Service

DEVELOPER TOOLS

  • Visual Studio Team Services
  • Visual Studio Application Insights
  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • HockeyApp

MONITORING and MANAGEMENT

  • Backup
  • Site Recovery
  • Scheduler
  • Automation
  • Log Analytics
  • Microsoft Azure Portal
  • Microsoft Azure Classic Portal
  • Azure.Microsoft.com
  • AutoScale
  • Monitoring and Alerts
  • Azure Resource Manager
  • DataMarket

You may have noticed an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) icon next to each of the individual services listing. You can subscribe to these feeds using your favorite RSS reader and you will see the latest updates on that service if it has any issues.

Note: These feeds will normally appear empty when the Azure service is healthy so you should only expect them to update when there are reported issues. After an outage or incident they will once again be empty until the next issue crops up.

If you want to take a look at past issues with any of the Azure services just visit the Azure Status Portal History page.

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