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    October 2018

    Oct 16

    Application Insights is available in Central India and Canada Central

    Application Insights is now available in Central India and Canada Central.

    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

    Azure API Management update September 24

    Learn about the latest regular update to Azure API Management.

    Sep 24

    Azure Functions

    Azure Functions 2.0 runtime is now generally available

    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.

    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.

    July 2018

    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 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 6

    Azure Security Center update July 1

    The Azure Security Center update on July 1 includes many features, including a redesigned overview dashboard and new security recommendations.

    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 27

    Application Insights multistep web tests GUID migration

    Effective August 1, 2018, we’re making a change that will allow web tests to be paid with MSDN credits. This change will affect the GUID.

    Jun 12

    Logic Apps available in US Gov

    Logic Apps is available in the US Gov Texas region.

    Jun 11

    Azure API Management integration with Azure Application Insights

    The Azure API Management integration with Azure Application Insights is now available. With this integration, you now have the ability to troubleshoot and debug APIs more effectively by adding API Management telemetry into Application Insights,

    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.

    May 22

    General availability: Log alerts for Application Insights

    Log alerts for Application Insights are generally available as part of Azure Monitor.

    May 18

    Public preview: Query across applications in log alerts

    Cross-app query support is in preview, as part of log alerts for Application Insights.

    May 7

    Azure Maps now Generally Available

    Azure Maps is now Generally Available

    April 2018

    Apr 10

    Standard Load Balancer now generally available

    Azure Standard Load Balancer is now generally available in all public regions. Standard Load Balancer enables you to scale your applications and create high availability for small scale deployments to large and complex multi-zone architectures. You can create resiliency for all your virtual machine resources inside a virtual network. It supports inbound as well as outbound connections, provides low latency and high throughput, and scales up to millions of flows for all TCP and UDP applications.

    Apr 2

    Power BI Embedded Bookmarks API

    Power BI Embedded has released a set of JavaScript APIs that lets you use and control bookmarks in your application.

    March 2018

    Mar 15

    Power BI Embedded single-visual embedding

    By embedding visuals into your application, you can get in-page analytics where only the most relevant and insightful data resides next to your user’s day-to-day actions, making data-driven decisions easier.