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March 2020

Mar 18

Action Required—Log Analytics agent for Windows will enforce SHA-2 signing on May 18, 2020

Target availability: Q2 2020

The Log Analytics agent for Windows, sometimes known as the OMS Windows agent or Microsoft Monitoring agent, will begin to enforce SHA-2 signing on May 18, 2020. This change only requires action if you are running the agent on a legacy OS version (Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2008).

  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
  • Automation
  • Security Center
  • Azure Sentinel
  • Microsoft Build
  • Operating System
  • Security
Mar 18

Log Analytics Agent for Windows March 2020 release is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The Log Analytics Agent for Windows March 2020 release is now available.

  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
  • Management
Mar 12

Azure Monitor Application Insights now supports Python

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor now supports distributed tracing, metric collection, and logging of Python applications through integration with OpenCensus.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Application Insights
  • Features
  • Open Source
  • SDK and Tools
Mar 11

Azure Monitor Source Map Integration with Azure Blob Storage Enables Faster Debugging

NOW AVAILABLE

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  • Azure Monitor
  • Application Insights
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
Mar 11

Azure Application Insights now available in US Gov Arizona

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor Application Insights is now generally available in the US Government Arizona region. Additionally, the Application Insights web availability monitoring capability is now available in the Azure Government Cloud regions.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Application Insights
  • Features
  • Microsoft Connect
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services
Mar 4

Backup Reports is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup has released a new and improved reporting solution in public preview. With Backup Reports, you can now gain rich insights on your backups by aggregating data across workload types, vaults, subscriptions, regions and tenants, all on the Azure portal.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Lighthouse
  • Management

February 2020

Feb 24

Azure Monitor Log Analytics now has new, upgraded visualizations

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

Azure Monitor Log Analytics has greatly improved the ability to visualize logs data.

  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
Feb 19

Azure Monitor for containers now supports large-scale clusters

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

Azure Monitor for containers now supports the monitoring of large scale clusters up to 1,000 nodes and 100 node pools.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Services
Feb 18

Upgrade to the latest version of Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines

The Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines performance views have now switched to use the data stored in the InsightsMetrics table. If you haven't already done so, upgrade to the latest VMInsights solution on your workspace so your charts will display correctly.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
Feb 11

Introducing the new Azure Monitor Log Analytics table pane (Schema)

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Logs schema allows you to easily understand Azure Logs data structure and navigate Azure Logs to reach the content you need.We have revolutionized the schema area of Azure Logs to allow you to…

  • Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics
  • Features
  • Services
Feb 7

Backup Explorer is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2020

Azure Backup now offers a new solution called Backup Explorer (in preview). Backup Explorer is a built-in Azure Monitor Workbook enabling you to have a single pane of glass to perform real-time monitoring across your entire backup estate on Azure.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Resource Graph
  • Features
  • Management
  • Microsoft Ignite

January 2020

Jan 27

Upgrade to new solution for Azure Monitor for virtual machines

The new solution for Azure Monitor for VMs will soon be available in all regions. This update will provide richer monitoring functionality and map data sets for Service Map customers. Once it’s available in your region, it’ll be necessary to upgrade to the new solution in order to continue using Azure Monitor for VMs.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Services
Jan 14

Log Analytics gateway in Azure Monitor update—December 2019

NOW AVAILABLE

An updated version of the Log Analytics (OMS) gateway in Azure Monitor is now available.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics
  • Management

December 2019

Dec 23

Improvements to Azure Monitor for containers could impact your queries

NOW AVAILABLE

The new Azure Monitor for containers agent, version ciprod12042019, introduces major improvements in resource use and data volume optimizations to help reduce costs. As part of these improvements, we’ve disabled the collection of Name and Image fields in the ContainerLog table since these fields are available in other tables

  • Azure Monitor
  • Services
Dec 17

Azure Monitor for VMs now stores data in dedicated data types

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor for virtual machines (VMs) now stores computer-related and process-related data in dedicated data types, making it simpler to query against as well as offering quicker data ingestion.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Service Fabric
  • Cloud Services
  • Features
Dec 17

Azure Service Map now stores data in dedicated data types

NOW AVAILABLE

Service Map now stores computer-related and process-related data in dedicated data types, making it simpler to query against as well as offering quicker data ingestion.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Cloud Services
  • Service Fabric
  • Features
Dec 3

Azure Monitor Application Insights now available in Switzerland North and Australia Southeast

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2019

Azure Application Insights is now generally available in the Switzerland North and the Australia Southeast regions.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services

November 2019

Nov 19

Understand Kubernetes cluster health with Azure Monitor for containers

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor for containers can now monitor and report health status of Kubernetes cluster infrastructure components and all nodes running on any Kubernetes cluster.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Management
Nov 19

Monitor Azure Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes clusters with Azure Monitor for containers

IN PREVIEW

We are now supporting in public preview monitoring for Azure Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes clusters in Azure Monitor for containers.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Management
Nov 18

Enhanced observability for event-driven applications with Azure Event Grid now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Event Grid now integrates with Azure Monitor alerts.

  • Event Grid
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
  • Services

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