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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.

December 2017

Dec 8

Azure IoT Central

Azure IoT Central is a fully managed SaaS offering for customers and partners that enables powerful IoT scenarios without requiring cloud solution expertise.

October 2017

Oct 15

Azure Application Insights SDK for Node.js

With Azure Application Insights for Node.js, developers can easily monitor Node.js apps and services in production for availability, performance, and usage.

September 2017

Sep 26

Azure Monitor updates

From Azure Monitor, you will be able to get at-a-glance reporting across your environment on the health and performance of your Azure services.

July 2017

Jul 15

Azure Network Watcher: Blob storage path update for NSG flow logs

On July 31, 2017, the Azure Network Watcher team will begin to update the Azure Blob storage path for NSG flow logs.

May 2017

May 12

Azure Functions and App Insights integration

With minimal effort, users will be able to add Application Insights to their Azure functions and have a powerful tool for monitoring applications.