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    October 2018

    Oct 18

    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.

    Oct 18

    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.

    Oct 3

    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

    Aug 30

    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.

    Aug 29

    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.

    Aug 2

    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.

    Aug 1

    Log Analytics workspaces must be created in the Azure portal

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

    July 2018

    Jul 31

    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.

    Jul 26

    Public preview: Metric alerts for logs

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

    Jul 24

    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.

    Jul 24

    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.

    Jul 17

    Workspace selection added to Analytics, in each of your query editor tabs

    In Azure Log Analytics, you quickly select a different workspace to query, without losing the context of what you were working on.

    Jul 2

    New features for Azure dashboard tiles: resize and edit query

    There's a new option to resize and edit the query of Log Analytics and Application Insights Analytics tiles pinned to Azure dashboards.

    June 2018

    Jun 29

    A new overview page for Azure Log Analytics

    A new overview page for Azure Log Analytics helps users get started and quickly find the tool or service they came for—including cost management, logs, and View Designer.

    Jun 27

    Azure Web Apps Analytics and Azure Network Security Group Analytics available

    Two Azure Log Analytics solutions are now open source and available in the Azure Quickstart Templates gallery: Azure Web Apps Analytics and Azure Network Security Group Analytics.

    May 2018

    May 29

    Log Analytics query language recommendations for Summarize and Join operators

    For the Summarize and Join operators, we recommend that you modify your query syntax where applicable in saved searches and alerts, to avoid result ambiguity.

    April 2018

    Apr 24

    Deprecating the Log Search API for Azure Log Analytics

    The Log Search API will be deprecated during the week of April 30, 2018.

    Apr 17

    What's new in Azure Log Analytics - April 2018

    The latest updates to the Log Analytics portal include auto-sorting of results by default, Query Explorer support for renaming and deleting saved items, and new query language functions.

    Apr 13

    Alerts created in the Operations Management Suite portal can extend into Azure

    Alert rules created in the OMS portal can now extend into Azure to take advantage of the new Azure alerts experience. Monitoring isn't affected, and there's no downtime.

    Apr 10

    OMS Monitoring solution for Azure Backup using Azure Log Analytics

    Now you can use your Operations Management Suite (OMS) workspace and Azure Log Analytics to monitor backups across Recovery Services Vaults and Subscriptions.