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The ability to forward your Azure Active Directory logs to Azure Log Analytics is now available.
Metric alerts for logs are generally available, enabling use of metric alerts for popular logs ingested by Log Analytics workspaces.
The language documentation site of Log Analytics and Application Insights has been merged into the standard Log Analytics documentation.
We have brought the Analytics portal in Application Insights and the Advanced Analytics portal in Log Analytics into the Azure portal.
New support has been added for more powerful tracking of Windows files, file content tracking and differencing, and adjustable Windows Service collection frequency.
The Operations Management Suite connection onboarding wizard in System Center Operations Manager is now updated to communicate with the new APIs.
Starting July 29, new Log Analytics workspaces can be created only in the Azure portal.
The OMS Linux Agent July 2018 release is now available. It contains many stability and installation improvements, plus introduces support for Ubuntu 18.04.
Metric alerts for logs are now in public preview, with no signup or enablement process.
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Tables for custom logs now appear in the "Custom Logs" category, rather than the "Log Management" category.
In Azure Log Analytics, you quickly select a different workspace to query, without losing the context of what you were working on.
There's a new option to resize and edit the query of Log Analytics and Application Insights Analytics tiles pinned to Azure dashboards.
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.
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.
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.
The Log Search API will be deprecated during the week of April 30, 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.
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.
Now you can use your Operations Management Suite (OMS) workspace and Azure Log Analytics to monitor backups across Recovery Services Vaults and Subscriptions.