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September 2018

Sep 20

General availability: Event Hubs for Node.js

Version 1.0 of the Azure Event Hubs package for Node.js is now generally available.

Sep 10

Power BI Embedded integration with Azure Diagnostics

Power BI Embedded is integrated with Azure Diagnostics logs, so you can dive into specific behaviors of the resource and better understand root causes for peaks in usage or errors.

Sep 10

General availability: Event Hubs for Go

Version 1.0 of the Azure Event Hubs package for Go is generally available.

Sep 6

Azure SQL Data Warehouse enables streaming solutions with Azure Databricks

Azure SQL Data Warehouse (SQL DW) customers can build near real-time analytics solutions with tighter integration with Azure Databricks.

Sep 4

General availability: Event Hubs for Python

Version 1.0 of the Python package for Azure Event Hubs is now generally available.

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.

Aug 29

Updates to file support and Windows services tracking in Change Tracking and Inventory

New support has been added for more powerful tracking of Windows files, file content tracking and differencing, and adjustable Windows Service collection frequency.

Aug 2

System Center Operations Manager Management Pack to configure Operations Management Suite

The Operations Management Suite connection onboarding wizard in System Center Operations Manager is now updated to communicate with the new APIs.

Aug 1

Log Analytics workspaces must be created in the Azure portal

Starting July 29, new Log Analytics workspaces can be created only in the Azure portal.

July 2018

Jul 31

General availability: Start/Stop VMs during off-hours in Azure Automation

The Start/Stop VMs during off-hours solution in Azure Automation is generally available.

Jul 26

Public preview: Metric alerts for logs

Metric alerts for logs are now in public preview, with no signup or enablement process.

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 24

All Analytics custom logs are now grouped under the schema “Custom Logs” category

Tables for custom logs now appear in the "Custom Logs" category, rather than the "Log Management" category.

Jul 18

Azure Container Instances now available in Australia East, East US 2, and Central US

Azure Container Instances is available in three new regions. This change is in addition to new Azure CLI updates and moving to GA pricing.

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 16

What’s new in Azure Monitor—container health

New feature updates to have been released for Azure Monitor container health for Azure Kubernetes Service since the successful public preview launch at the //build conference.

Jul 16

Azure Firewall

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

Jul 13

Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Azure Log Analytics

Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Azure Log Analytics is available in the Azure Marketplace.

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 29

A new overview page for Azure Log Analytics

A new overview page for Azure Log Analytics helps users get started and quickly find the tool or service they came for—including cost management, logs, and View Designer.