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    October 2019

    16 Oct

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in South Central US, West US, Central US, North Central US, East Asia, and Central India regions

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in South Central US, West US, Central US, North Central US, East Asia, and Central India. It's available around the world in eighteen public regions.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Service Fabric
    • Cloud Services
    • Regions & Datacenters
    16 Oct

    Azure Monitor log analytics ingestion service undergoing maintenance from October 14 – 25

    Target availability: Q4 2019

    The ingestion service for the log analytics feature of Azure Monitor is undergoing maintenance from October 14 – 25. This shouldn't have any impact on data ingestion or usage of log analytics.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Services
    16 Oct

    Azure Monitor updates—Containers for China regions, Grafana dashboard template, Agent

    Updates on Azure Monitor for containers for China Region, Grafana dashboard template, and Agent.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Features
    • Management
    16 Oct

    Azure Monitor for containers is now available in Azure US Government region

    Azure Monitor for containers is now generally available in the Azure US Government region.

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Azure Monitor
    • Management
    • Regions & Datacenters
    15 Oct

    Updates to Azure Monitor for virtual machines (preview) before general availability release

    Updates to Azure Monitor for virtual machines (preview) will be launched in mid-November, 2019, ahead of the general availability (GA) release.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Service Fabric
    • Cloud Services
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    15 Oct

    OMS Agent for Linux October release is now available

    Target availability: Q4 2019

    The OMS Agent for Linux October 2019 release is now available. This release contains many stability and reliability improvements.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Features
    14 Oct

    Upcoming changes for Service Map data stored in Log Analytics

    Updates for Service Map are coming that will change where we store some of our data in Log Analytics. These updates should be completed sometime in November, 2019.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Service Fabric
    • Cloud Services
    • Azure Monitor
    • Features
    8 Oct

    Azure Application Insights is now available in the Brazil South region

    Azure Application Insights is now generally available in the Brazil South region.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    2 Oct

    Azure Application Insights is now available in the North Central US region

    Azure Application Insights is now generally available in the North Central US region.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Application Insights
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    2 Oct

    Azure Monitor Log Analytics—New capacity-based pricing option is now available

    A new capacity reservations pricing model for Azure Monitor Log Analytics is now available. With this new model, you pay a fixed fee based on the capacity tier you select for data ingestion.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Pricing & Offerings

    September 2019

    18 Sep

    Azure Monitor for Azure Virtual Machines is now available in additional regions

    Azure Monitor for Azure Virtual Machines is now available in Japan East, North Europe, and East US2.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Service Fabric
    • Regions & Datacenters
    18 Sep

    Service Map feature of Azure Monitor is now available in additional regions

    The Service Map feature of Azure Monitor is now available in Japan East, North Europe, and East US2.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Service Fabric
    • Regions & Datacenters

    August 2019

    26 Aug

    Azure Monitor Application Insights variable retention is now available in preview

    It’s now possible to configure the data retention on your Azure Monitor Application Insights resources from 30 days up to 730 days.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Management
    13 Aug

    New PowerShell scripts to streamline Azure Monitor Logs query and data collection

    Two new scripts are available now in PowerShell Gallery to streamline the query and collection of logs into Azure Monitor Logs.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Gallery
    12 Aug

    Azure Monitor Application Insights Status Monitor v2 is now generally available

    Announcing Application Insights Status Monitor v2 is now generally available.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Application Insights
    • Features
    8 Aug

    Azure Monitor for Containers with Prometheus support for AKS engines is now in preview

    Prometheus integration with Azure Monitor for containers is now in preview and brings together the best of two worlds. Typically, to use Prometheus you need to set up and manage a Prometheus server with a database. With the Azure Monitor integration, no Prometheus server is needed—simply expose the Prometheus endpoint through your exporters or pods (application), and the containerized agent for Azure Monitor for containers can scrape the metrics for you. A seamless onboarding experience to collect Prometheus metrics with Azure Monitor is provided.

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Azure Monitor
    • Features
    • Management

    July 2019

    24 Jul

    Azure Monitor for containers—Prometheus integration is now in preview

    Prometheus integration with Azure Monitor for containers is now available in preview.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Management
    • Open Source
    23 Jul

    Azure Monitor Log Analytics UI updates – June 2019

    We are excited and happy to share with you our latest updates and improvements to the Log Analytics UI!1. Log Analytics dashboard picker Log Analytics dashboards can visualize all of your saved log…

    • Log Analytics
    • Azure Monitor
    • Features
    12 Jul

    Application Insights is Available in South Africa North

    Azure Application Insights is now generally available in South Africa North

    • Azure Monitor
    • Application Insights
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    12 Jul

    General availability: Azure Log Analytics in SOUTH AFRICA NORTH, BRAZIL SOUTH, UK WEST and NORTH CENTRAL US

    SOUTH AFRICA NORTH, BRAZIL SOUTH, UK WEST and NORTH CENTRAL US regions are now GA for customers to start collecting telemetry and analyze their services for health and usage by using Azure Log Analytics.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Regions & Datacenters

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