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    May 2019

    22 May

    Now available: PowerShell cmdlets for Azure Monitor metric and log alerts

    PowerShell cmdlets for new metric alerts and log alerts are now available. This release improves the management of alert rules by providing cmdlets to create, update, delete and list new metric alerts. Similarly, new cmdlets are available for creating, updating, deleting and listing log alerts for both Log Analytics and Application Insights.

    21 May

    Azure Monitor classic alerts retirement date extended to 31st August 2019

    Azure Monitor classic alerts retirement date which was originally scheduled for 30th June 2019 is being extended to 31st August 2019 to provide customers more time to voluntarily migrate their classic alerts. You can migrate your classic alerts today using the migration tool. After 31st August 2019 we will perform an automatic migration on your behalf.

    21 May

    Azure log integration tool deprecation

    Azure log integration (AzLog) tool will be deprecated on 15th June 2019.

    16 May

    Network Security Group service tag for Azure Backup is now available

    NSG service tag for Azure Backup aims to ease the process of running backups in an environment locked down using NSGs. With this, you now have the option to simply use the ‘AzureBackup’ tag to allow outbound access to Azure Backup for your workload (SQL server) agent running inside the VM, instead of managing whitelisting of required IPs.

    6 May

    Azure Cost Management multi-cloud for AWS is in preview

    Now you can manage your AWS spend along your Azure spend in Azure Cost Management

    6 May

    Azure AD admin roles for B2C are in public preview

    Target availability: Q2 2019

    Announcing the public preview of new B2C Azure AD administrator roles for B2C tenants.

    6 May

    Azure Shared Image Gallery is now generally available

    Azure Shared Image Gallery makes it easier to manage, share and distribute custom virtual machine (VM) images in Azure. Shared Image Gallery is now generally available in all public cloud regions.

    6 May

    Azure Policy for AKS is now in public preview

    Azure Policy now has the capability of adding policy controls inside your AKS clusters including pods, namespaces and ingress

    6 May

    Group Targeting for Non-Azure Servers in Azure Update Management

    Target availability: Q2 2019

    Azure Update Management has released a new feature for public preview. Group targeting for non-Azure servers enables you to create dynamically resolved periodic update deployments for non-Azure servers.

    1 May

    Switch API preference for Log Alerts

    Log alert for Log Analytics users can now switch to the Azure compliant scheduledQueryRules API - without distruption to their monitoring.

    April 2019

    23 Apr

    Public Preview: Resource Change History API

    With the last 14 days of resource changes, the public preview of the new Change History capability within the Azure Resource Graph API enables you to find when changes were detected on an Azure Resource Manager property and see what properties changed as part of that change event.

    22 Apr
    19 Apr

    Azure reservations: New experience and APIs for purchasing reservations

    Azure reservation updates include new purchase experience and APIs.

    16 Apr

    Announcing Azure Backup support to move Recovery Services vaults across subscriptions and resource groups

    Announcing the GA support for move functionality for recovery services vaults where you can migrate a vault between subscriptions and resource groups with a few steps, in minimal downtime and without any data-loss of old backups. You can move RS vault and retain recovery points of protected VMs to restore to any point in time later.

    2 Apr

    Azure portal April 2019 update

    The Azure portal has been updated in the areas of IaaS, Azure Data Explorer, Security Center, Azure Site Recovery, RBAC, support and more.

    March 2019

    28 Mar

    New tool available to migrate from classic monitoring alerts

    Classic alerts are scheduled to retire and now you can automatically migrate them to the new Azure Monitor platform.

    18 Mar

    Azure Backup SQL Servers running in Azure Virtual Machines is now generally available

    Target availability: Q1 2019

    Learn about this pay-as-you-go service which uses native SQL backup and restore APIs to provide a comprehensive solution to backup SQL servers running in Azure IaaS VMs.

    15 Mar

    Azure portal March 2019 update

    Learn about updates to the Azure portal for March 2019, including Virtual Network Gateway overview page changes, new full-screen DNS Zone and Load Balancer create blades and Azure Management Group integration with Activity Log.