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January 2021

11 Jan

Monitoring your Azure Data Explorer Clusters with Azure Monitor (Insights) - public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor for Azure Data Explorer (public preview) provides comprehensive monitoring of your Azure Data Explorer clusters by delivering a unified view of the performance, operations, and usage.

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Azure Monitor
  • Services
  • Features
  • Management
11 Jan

View change data through Azure Monitor workbook integration with Application Change Analysis

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2021

Application Change Analysis integration with Azure Monitor workbook is now in public preview

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
7 Jan

Built-in Azure Policy support for NSG Flow Logs is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Network security group (NSG) Flow Logs can now be deployed and managed using built-in Azure policies. You don't need to write your own policies to manage NSG Flow Log deployments.

  • Network Watcher
  • Azure Monitor
  • Services
  • Features
6 Jan

Activity Log Alerts - Change in "Description" property in the alert payload now in development

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q2 2020

Starting April 1, 2021, the fired alert property "Description“ will contain the alert rule description. A new property “Activity Log Event Description“ added to the Activity Log fired Alert payload that will replace the old property "Description“.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
6 Jan

Cross resource query between Azure Monitor and Azure Data Explorer in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor cross resource query enables you to run cross-resource queries by using client tools that support Kusto queries.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Features
5 Jan

View changes at-scale with Application Change Analysis now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Application Change Analysis now has a new UI to view changes in all resources under selected subscriptions, without 10 rows per page limitation. Check it out and monitor your Azure resources at-scale.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Activity Log
  • Azure Resource Graph
  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Services
  • Features
  • Compliance
  • Management

December 2020

22 Dec

Azure Monitor for Containers support for Private Clusters now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

You can now view live monitoring data for private clusters.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
11 Dec

Private Link support for Azure Automation is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Ensure a secure channel to connect to your Automation Accounts resources with the help of Private Links in Automation.

  • Automation
  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Private Link
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features
  • Management
9 Dec

Azure resource logs for Azure Storage is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

With Azure Storage logs and native export options, it’s more convenient to troubleshoot issues on requests to your storage account.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
9 Dec

Public preview: Azure Monitor for containers new Reports(tab) & deployment live logs

IN PREVIEW

Now access all your Kubernetes related visualizations such as Node-disk, Node-network, Workloads & Persistent Volume, and many more in new Reports(tab). As part of this update you can also view, search, and filter pod Live Logs of AKS deployments for quick troubleshooting.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Services
9 Dec

New Azure Monitor Agent and Data Collection Rules capabilities released in public preview

IN PREVIEW

The new Azure Monitor Agent and the Data Collection Rules feature of Azure Monitor are announcing the release of several key features including support for on-premises servers (with Arc installed) and virtual machines scale sets, as well as sample ARM templates for programmatic installation and management, in addition to portal UI.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
  • Management
9 Dec

Infrastructure Encryption for Azure Monitor dedicated clusters now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Customers using Azure Monitor dedicated cluster get high level of assurance that their data is secure with additional 256-bit AES encryption at the Azure Storage infrastructure level.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
2 Dec

Azure Monitor for Windows Virtual Desktop in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor for Windows Virtual Desktop is a new capability that provides a centralized monitoring view to help you identify and troubleshoot issues with Windows Virtual Desktop.

  • Windows Virtual Desktop
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features

November 2020

24 Nov

Unified Connection Monitor in Network Watcher is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Connection monitor provides unified end-to-end connection monitoring capabilities for hybrid and Azure deployments. It brings together the best of Network Performance Monitor and Connection Monitor (classic).

  • Network Watcher
  • Azure Monitor
  • Services
  • Features
19 Nov

Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines Guest Health is in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Announcing the Public Preview of the Guest Health feature of Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines, that monitors the health of your virtual machines and fires an alert when any of the parameters being monitored are outside the acceptable range.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
  • Management
16 Nov

Public preview: Application Insight in UAE North

IN PREVIEW

UAE North is now in public preview for customers to start collecting telemetry and analyze their services for health using Application Insight.

  • Application Insights
  • Azure Monitor
  • Regions & Datacenters
16 Nov

Public preview: Azure Log Analytics in Germany West Central, UAE North, and Switzerland West

IN PREVIEW

Germany West Central, UAE North, and Switzerland West are now in public preview for customers to start collecting telemetry and analyze their services for health and usage using Azure Log Analytics.

  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
  • Regions & Datacenters
16 Nov

General availability: Application Insight in Australia Central, Brazil Southeast, and Norway East

NOW AVAILABLE

Application Insight, a part of Azure Monitor, is now generally available in Australia Central, Brazil Southeast, and Norway East regions for customers to collect telemetry and analyze their service health in production environments.

  • Application Insights
  • Azure Monitor
  • Regions & Datacenters
16 Nov

General availability: Azure Log Analytics in Brazil Southeast and Norway East

NOW AVAILABLE

Log Analytics, a feature of Azure Monitor, is now generally available for customers to start collecting telemetry and analyze their services for health and usage in Brazil Southeast and Norway East.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics
  • Regions & Datacenters
5 Nov

Azure Monitor Application Insights Java 3.0 is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2020

Now you can monitor your Java apps without a single change of code - the Application Java agent can be enabled through just a couple of configuration changes, and will monitor Java applications in any environment.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Application Insights
  • SDK and Tools
  • Features

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