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    February 2019

    26 Feb

    Public preview: Azure Log Analytics is available in new regions in Australia

    Azure Log Analytics is available for preview in Australia East and in Australia Central.

    26 Feb

    Remove Application Insights connections via PowerShell

    To stop application data from reaching your workspace after OMS portal deprecation, remove existing connections by using a PowerShell script.

    21 Feb

    Azure Monitor status blog is now available

    Azure Monitor Status blog provides timely updates on the health of Azure Monitor products (Application Insights, Log Analytics, Service Map, Azure Alerts).

    20 Feb

    OMS Agent for Linux February release now available

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

    4 Feb
    1 Feb

    Extend alerts created in the Azure Government cloud’s OMS portal to Azure

    Azure Government customers who use the OMS portal can now extend their log query-based alerts to the Azure portal.

    January 2019

    9 Jan

    Final reminder: OMS portal moving to the Azure portal

    The OMS portal will be retired on 15 January 2019. You can continue to use your existing services and licensing in the Azure portal.

    December 2018

    26 Dec

    Log Analytics solutions and views will soon drill in to the new Logs UX

    Three months ago, we announced the new Azure Monitor Logs UX. Starting in early January, solutions and views will open the new Logs UX instead, offering an improved query editor and a full schema view.

    October 2018

    19 Oct

    Azure AD activity logs integration with Azure Monitor Diagnostics and Azure Log Analytics is in public preview

    Gain insights from Azure AD user activity logs stored in an Azure storage account and streamed to your preferred SIEM or custom environment, or integration with Azure Log Analytics tools directly in the Azure portal.

    18 Oct

    Send your Azure Active Directory data to Azure Log Analytics

    The ability to forward your Azure Active Directory logs to Azure Log Analytics is now available.

    18 Oct

    General availability: Metric alerts for logs

    Metric alerts for logs are generally available, enabling use of metric alerts for popular logs ingested by Log Analytics workspaces.

    3 Oct

    Log Analytics language documentation site has moved

    The language documentation site of Log Analytics and Application Insights has been merged into the standard Log Analytics documentation.

    August 2018

    30 Aug

    New log experience in the Azure portal

    We have brought the Analytics portal in Application Insights and the Advanced Analytics portal in Log Analytics into the Azure portal.

    29 Aug

    Updates to file support and Windows services tracking in Change Tracking and Inventory

    New support has been added for more powerful tracking of Windows files, file content tracking and differencing, and adjustable Windows Service collection frequency.

    2 Aug

    System Center Operations Manager Management Pack to configure Operations Management Suite

    The Operations Management Suite connection onboarding wizard in System Center Operations Manager is now updated to communicate with the new APIs.

    1 Aug

    Log Analytics workspaces must be created in the Azure portal

    From 29 July, new Log Analytics workspaces can only be created in the Azure portal.

    July 2018

    31 Jul

    OMS Linux Agent July 2018 release now available

    The OMS Linux Agent July 2018 release is now available. It contains many stability and installation improvements, plus introduces support for Ubuntu 18.04.

    26 Jul

    Public preview: Metric alerts for logs

    Metric alerts for logs are now in public preview, with no signup or enablement process.

    24 Jul

    Free course on the Log Analytics query language (KQL) now available

    Learn KQL (the query language used in Application Insights and Log Analytics). Go from a beginner to a pro in just a few hours through a free, exercise-driven course.

    24 Jul

    All Analytics custom logs are now grouped under the schema “Custom Logs” category

    Tables for custom logs now appear in the "Custom Logs" category, rather than the "Log Management" category.