Monthly updates for May 2019
Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in West US 2. Around the world, it's available in seven public regions.
The Log Analytics Agent for Linux v1.10 release is available, and contains important stability and reliability improvements.
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.
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.
Automatic server-side geo disaster recovery of metadata in Event Grid is now available on the service.
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.
Target retirement date: August 31, 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.
Target retirement date: June 15, 2019
Azure log integration (AzLog) tool will be deprecated on June 15, 2019.
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.
Announcing exciting updates that improve the user experience in the Azure portal
Now you can manage your AWS spend along your Azure spend in Azure Cost Management
Target availability: Q2 2019
Announcing the public preview of new B2C Azure AD administrator roles for B2C tenants.
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.
Azure Policy now has the capability of adding policy controls inside your AKS clusters including pods, namespaces and ingress
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.
Log alert for Log Analytics users can now switch to the Azure compliant scheduledQueryRules API - without distruption to their monitoring.