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    October 2018

    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 18

    Health monitoring and alerts for Azure AD DS

    You can monitor the health of your Azure Active Directory Domain Services managed domain and resolve configuration issues that affect your managed domain's health.

    Oct 17

    Power BI Embedded capacity monitoring app

    Power BI has released a new capacity monitoring app that helps you make more informed and data-driven decisions when managing your Power BI Embedded capacity.

    Oct 16

    Application Insights is available in Central India and Canada Central

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

    Oct 16

    Azure Security Center update September 2018

    Target availability: September, 2018

    New features are in preview for Azure Security Center.

    Oct 12

    Azure API Management update October 11

    Learn about the latest regular update to Azure API Management.

    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 26

    General availability: Automatic OS image upgrade in virtual machine scale sets

    It is easy to enable automatic OS image updates in Virtual machine scale sets for the most popular images.

    Sep 24

    Azure Functions

    Azure Functions 2.0 runtime is now generally available

    Sep 24

    Azure Stack—FedRAMP High documentation now available

    FedRAMP High documentation is now available for Azure Stack customers.

    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 24

    SQL Data Warehouse: User defined maintenance scheduling

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse maintenance scheduling is now preview. This is a new feature that seamlessly integrates the Azure Service Health planned maintenance notifications with Resource Health monitor services.

    Sep 24

    Azure Firewall now generally available

    Azure Firewall is a managed cloud-based network security service that protects your Azure Virtual Network resources. It's a fully stateful firewall as a service with built-in high availability and unrestricted cloud scalability.

    Sep 24

    Azure Frontdoor Service in preview

    Azure Frontdoor is your one secure entry point for delivering globally performant, highly scalable apps. Now in preview, Azure Frontdoor is a scalable and secure entry point for fast delivery of your global, microservice based web applications. Control and monitor your service’s traffic and global backends from one central control plane and dashboard.

    Sep 24

    Advanced Threat Protection for Azure database services for MySQL and PostgreSQL

    Advanced Threat Protection for Azure database services for MySQL and PostgreSQL helps to detect and respond to potential threats as they occur. Users receive an alert upon suspicious database activities, with potential vulnerabilities and anomalous database access and query patterns. This feature integrates alerts with Azure Security Center to provide details of suspicious activity and recommendations on how to investigate and mitigate them.

    Sep 10

    Power BI Embedded: New QPU metric

    A new Query Processing Units (QPU) metric has been added to Azure resource monitoring in Power BI Embedded.

    August 2018

    Aug 30

    Troubleshoot connectivity issues in a virtual network

    The Virtual Network portal blade has been enhanced to troubleshoot connectivity and performance issues or continually monitor your network endpoints from virtual machines (VMs) in a virtual network.

    Aug 28

    OMS portal moving to Azure portal

    With Azure portal now providing a more holistic, end-to-end management experience, we will retire the OMS portal on January 15, 2019.

    Aug 16

    Improvements to meter names and impacts to Power BI content pack reporting

    The Microsoft Azure Consumption Insights content pack replaces the Microsoft Azure Enterprise content pack, which will be decommissioned by December 31, 2018.

    Aug 9

    General availability: Azure Automation in Korea Central and West US 2 regions

    Azure Automation is now available in the Azure Korea Central and West US 2 regions.