Updates Archives

Monthly updates for May 2019

May 31

Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in West US 2

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in West US 2. Around the world, it's available in seven public regions.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
May 31

Log Analytics Agent for Linux 1.10 now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The Log Analytics Agent for Linux v1.10 release is available, and contains important stability and reliability improvements.

  • Azure Monitor
May 30

Azure Monitor for VMs has a new data set for bound ports

NOW AVAILABLE

The VMBoundPort data set is now available for Azure Monitor for VMs customers in all supported Log Analytics workspace regions, including East US and West Europe.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
May 30

Azure Monitor AIOps alerts with Dynamic Thresholds is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

With Dynamic Thresholds you no longer need to manually identify and set thresholds for alerts. The alert rule leverages advanced Machine Learning (ML) capabilities to learn metrics' historical behavior, identify patterns and anomalies that indicate possible service issues.

  • Azure Monitor
May 29

Geo Disaster Recovery available in Event Grid

NOW AVAILABLE

Automatic server-side geo disaster recovery of metadata in Event Grid is now available on the service.

  • Event Grid
May 22

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Application Insights
  • Alerts
May 21

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

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

  • Azure Monitor
  • Alerts
  • Application Insights
May 21

Azure log integration tool deprecation

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

  • Azure Monitor
May 16

Network Security Group service tag for Azure Backup is now available

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.

  • Azure Backup
May 13

Improvements to the Azure portal user experience are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing exciting updates that improve the user experience in the Azure portal

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Azure Resource Graph
  • Application Gateway
  • Activity Log
  • Security
May 6

Azure Cost Management multi-cloud for AWS is in preview

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Cost Management + Billing
May 6

Azure AD admin roles for B2C are in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2019

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

  • Azure Active Directory B2C
May 6

Azure Shared Image Gallery is now generally available

NOW 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.

  • Virtual Machines
May 6

Azure Policy for AKS is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Azure Policy
May 6

Group Targeting for Non-Azure Servers in Azure Update Management

IN PREVIEW

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.

May 1

Switch API preference for Log Alerts

NOW AVAILABLE

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

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