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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.

Apr 9

Define a data volume cap in Log Analytics

In Azure Log Analytics, you can enable the daily volume cap and limit the daily ingestion for your workspace.

August 2017

Aug 9

Azure Log Analytics updates

With Azure Log Analytics, you can collect and correlate data from multiple sources to get a unified dashboard view and gain insights to detect and mitigate IT issues.

April 2017

Apr 26

Web Log Analytics for Azure HDInsight

Azure HDInsight will soon include specific tasks—such as doing Web Log Analytics on Azure Website—in the query console.