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November 2023

Nov 15

Generally Available: Trusted launch as default for VMs deployed through PowerShell and CLI

NOW AVAILABLE

Trusted launch is now enabled by default for VMs deployed through PowerShell and CLI, enhancing the foundational security of these VMs.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Security
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

Public preview: Bring enhanced manageability to your SQL Server anywhere with Azure Arc

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2023

Azure Arc provides enhanced manageability for SQL Server, on-premises or across multi-cloud, to enable better visibility, flexibility and security.

  • SQL Server – Azure Arc
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

Azure Virtual Network Manager Security Admin Rule generally available in select regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Virtual Network Manager's security admin rule configuration is now generally available in select regions, empowering users to enforce security rules across their virtual networks globally.

  • Azure Virtual Network Manager
  • Services
  • Security
  • Management
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 13

Public Preview: Azure Monitor Agent JSON log collection

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2023

Azure Monitoring Agent team has released for public preview JSON log collection. New collection types enable customers to migrate from other competing data collection services to Azure Monitor.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics
  • Microsoft Sentinel
  • Security
  • SDK and Tools
  • Features
Nov 13

Public Preview: Azure Monitor Alerts integration with Event Grid for Azure Key Vault system events

IN PREVIEW

​​​​​​​Azure Monitor alerts as a destination in Event Grid event subscriptions allow you to receive notification of critical events via action groups as Short Message Service (SMS), email, push notification, and more. You can leverage on the low latency event delivery of Event Grid with the flexibility and direct-to-customer notifications of Azure Monitor alerts.

  • Alerts
  • Services
  • Compliance
  • Features
Nov 8

Azure Monitor Logs archive provides up to 12 years of retention

Azure Monitor Logs extends archive retention to up to 12 years

  • Features
Nov 8

Public Preview: Azure SQL updates for early-November 2023

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2023

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in early-November 2023.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Nov 7

Azure Red Hat OpenShift November 2023 updates

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Red Hat OpenShift now offers extended support, larger cluster size, and tagging support.

  • Azure Red Hat OpenShift
  • Features
Nov 6

Latency metrics for disks and performance metrics for temporary disks on Azure Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

New latency metrics on OS, data and temporary disks are now available in preview, allowing you to see how long it takes to complete input/output (IO) requests to Azure Disks . In addition, new performance metrics for temporary disks are generally available now and allow users to see the IOPS, throughput and queue depth for virtual machines with temporary disks.

  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Managed Disks
  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
Nov 6

Ability to add dynamic values in Alert’s custom fields

NOW AVAILABLE

Alerts help you detect and address issues before users notice them by proactively notifying you when Azure Monitor data indicates there might be a problem with your infrastructure or application. We added to the Custom properties section in the alert payload ability to add dynamic value extracted from the alert payload, or a combination of both can be added to the alert notification payload.

  • Alerts
  • Services
  • Compliance
  • Features
Nov 6

Azure Monitor managed service for Prometheus is available in 7 additional Azure regions

IN PREVIEW

Azure Managed Prometheus was announced GA in May 2023 and is available in 19 regions, with this new update Azure Managed Prometheus will be available in 7 additional regions.

  • Regions & Datacenters

October 2023

Oct 30

New E-mail templates for Log search alerts - API version 2021-08-01 and up

NOW AVAILABLE

During November, we will replace log search alerts (API version 2021-08-01 and up) that uses non-common schema template with an upgraded and more informative email template.

  • Alerts
  • Action Groups
  • Services
  • Compliance
  • Features
Oct 25

Public preview: Built-in Azure Monitor alerts for Azure Site Recovery

IN PREVIEW

Learn about the new and improved alerting capabilities offered for Azure Site Recovery, via Azure Monitor

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Monitor
  • Management
Oct 25

General availability: PostgreSQL 16 production support in Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2023

You can now choose PostgreSQL 16 when creating PostgreSQL clusters in Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL, a managed service for distributed Postgres database.

  • Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL
  • Features
Oct 10

ExpressRoute Traffic Collector is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Use ExpressRoute Traffic Collector to enable collection of flow logs for traffic sent over your ExpressRoute direct circuit.

  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Features
Oct 10

LSA payload update for fixes on 15-Jan

NOW AVAILABLE

On the 15-Jan we are going to fix those 2 values in LSA payload to contain the correct values according to our other alerts services.

  • Alerts
  • Services
  • Compliance
  • Features
Oct 6

Azure Activity Logs Legacy solution is replaced by Diagnostic settings

Target retirement date: September 15, 2026

Deprecation of Azure Activity Logs legacy solution and auto migration

  • Retirements
Oct 6

Migrate to Azure Monitor agent–based VM insights by 31 August 2024

Target retirement date: August 31, 2024

Log Analytics agent–based VM insights will be retired.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Retirements
Oct 2

Public Preview: Azure Log Alerts support for Azure Resource Graph (ARG)

IN PREVIEW

We are now introducing support for running queries also on Azure Resource Graph (ARG) tables, and even joining data between Azure Resource Graph (ARG) data sources from your Log Analytics workspace and Application Insights resources in a single query.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Alerts
  • Azure Resource Graph
  • Services
  • Compliance
  • Features

September 2023

Sep 29

Transition to the ContainerLogV2 table by 30 September 2026

Target retirement date: September 30, 2026

With the upgraded offering of ContainerLogV2 becoming generally available, on 30th September 2026, the ContainerLog table will be retired. If you currently ingest container insights data to the ContainerLog table, please make sure to transition to using ContainerLogV2 prior to that date.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Retirements

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