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Written by: ronen ariely
07/05/2020 03:07 RssIcon

Good day guys,

before I start let me quote Microsoft Important comment, so no one will count on the feature in production: Change Analysis is currently in preview. This preview version is provided without a service-level agreement. This version is not recommended for production workloads.

So, what do we have here today? 

Updated "Application Change Analysis" service that supports viewing changes for all resources across Azure subscription on Azure portal. 

Sound awesome!

We can monitor historical changes on our Azure resources over time, including changes such as Key Vault RBAC settings, Networking restrictions, web app connection strings and so on that covers ARM deployment, configuration and web app in-guest file changes, and so on.

The service allows us to view activities during 14 days in the past.

The official documentation can be found here:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/app/change-analysis

What does not works well for me?

1. There is option to order by resources, type, change count, and resource group... but maybe the most important is the order by "Change Detection Time (UTC)" and this does not enable

2. There is no option to select how many rows we see in the page. If you manage an active subscription then watching only 10 actions in a page is very problematic. Together with the preview issue we might need to click multiple times to move to the back in order to watch the actions which we want to see.

There should be an option to select how many records we want to see in the page.

3. BUG: I got error massage which I have no idea what is the source of it

The error message I get are:

Oops, something went wrong. Email changeanalysisteam@microsoft.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

4. BUG: I am getting multiple records where the "Change Count" shows Unauthorized and when I move the mouse above then I see the following error details

Unauthorized to get changes. Please contact the owner of your subscription to make sure you have read access to the selected resource. Email changeanalysisteam@microsoft.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Obviously I am the owner of the subscription ;-)

Conclusions

Putting aside the bugs and the small needed improvement, this is a great tool to follow the activities in our account directly from the portal with a simple GUI