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    January 2019

    Jan 9

    Final reminder: OMS portal moving to the Azure portal

    The OMS portal will be retired on January 15, 2019. You can continue to use your existing services and licensing in the Azure portal.

    December 2018

    Dec 26

    Log Analytics solutions and views will soon drill in to the new Logs UX

    Three months ago, we announced the new Azure Monitor Logs UX. Starting in early January, solutions and views will open the new Logs UX instead, offering an improved query editor and a full schema view.

    Dec 19

    Azure Monitor for Containers agent updates

    Updates to the Azure Monitor for Containers agent include the auto-upgrade feature, along with enhancements and bug fixes.

    Dec 11

    Azure Monitor for containers is now available

    Azure Monitor for containers is now generally available. Azure Monitor for containers monitors the health and performance of Kubernetes clusters hosted on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

    October 2018

    Oct 23

    Classic alerts in Azure Monitor to retire in June 2019

    The classic alerting and monitoring functionality in Azure Monitor is scheduled for retirement.

    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.

    September 2018

    Sep 24

    New full stack monitoring capabilities in Azure Monitor

    We're bringing together our existing capabilities for monitoring infrastructure, apps, and networks under the moniker of Azure Monitor to provide a unified offering that delivers full stack monitoring for your applications.

    Sep 20

    General availability: Event Hubs for Node.js

    Version 1.0 of the Azure Event Hubs package for Node.js is now generally available.

    August 2018

    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 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 16

    What’s new in Azure Monitor—container health

    New feature updates to have been released for Azure Monitor container health for Azure Kubernetes Service since the successful public preview launch at the //build conference.

    Jul 13

    Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Azure Log Analytics

    Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Azure Log Analytics is available in the Azure Marketplace.

    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.