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    June 2019

    Jun 12

    Enhanced experience for Azure Advisor security recommendations

    Manage your Security Center recommendations through Advisor UI, API, CLI, or PowerShell. Remediate recommendations quickly with bulk actions. Follow more than 20 new best practice recommendations for availability, performance, and cost.

    • Azure Advisor
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    Jun 11

    Azure Monitor for containers - updates to live data settings

    Azure Monitor for containers - updates to live data settings

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Azure Monitor
    • Management
    Jun 1

    Azure Monitor for Containers - Updates on Windows AKS Support, UI enhancement, and Node Storage Capacity

    New features updates for Azure Monitor for Containers for Node Storage, Windows AKS support, and UI enhancements

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Azure Monitor
    • Management

    May 2019

    May 31

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in West US 2

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in West US 2. Around the world, it's available in seven public regions.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Management
    • Regions & Datacenters
    May 31

    Log Analytics Agent for Linux 1.10 now available

    The Log Analytics Agent for Linux v1.10 release is available, and contains important stability and reliability improvements.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Management
    May 30

    Azure Monitor for VMs has a new data set for bound ports

    The VMBoundPort data set is now available for Azure Monitor for VMs customers in all supported Log Analytics workspace regions, including East US and West Europe.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Features
    • Management
    • Security
    May 30

    Azure Monitor AIOps alerts with Dynamic Thresholds is now generally available

    With Dynamic Thresholds you no longer need to manually identify and set thresholds for alerts. The alert rule leverages advanced Machine Learning (ML) capabilities to learn metrics' historical behavior, identify patterns and anomalies that indicate possible service issues.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Features
    • Management
    • Microsoft Build
    May 29

    Geo Disaster Recovery available in Event Grid

    Automatic server-side geo disaster recovery of metadata in Event Grid is now available on the service.

    • Event Grid
    • Features
    • Management
    • Security
    • Services
    May 22

    Now available: PowerShell cmdlets for Azure Monitor metric and log alerts

    PowerShell cmdlets for new metric alerts and log alerts are now available. This release improves the management of alert rules by providing cmdlets to create, update, delete and list new metric alerts. Similarly, new cmdlets are available for creating, updating, deleting and listing log alerts for both Log Analytics and Application Insights.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Application Insights
    • Alerts
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    May 21

    Azure Monitor classic alerts retirement date extended to August 31st, 2019

    Azure Monitor classic alerts retirement date which was originally scheduled for June 30th, 2019 is being extended to August 31st, 2019 to provide customers more time to voluntarily migrate their classic alerts. You can migrate your classic alerts today using the migration tool. After August 31st, 2019 we will perform an automatic migration on your behalf.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Alerts
    • Application Insights
    • Features
    • Management
    • Retirements
    May 21

    Azure log integration tool deprecation

    Azure log integration (AzLog) tool will be deprecated on June 15, 2019.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Management
    • Retirements
    • Security
    May 16

    Network Security Group service tag for Azure Backup is now available

    NSG service tag for Azure Backup aims to ease the process of running backups in an environment locked down using NSGs. With this, you now have the option to simply use the ‘AzureBackup’ tag to allow outbound access to Azure Backup for your workload (SQL server) agent running inside the VM, instead of managing whitelisting of required IPs.

    • Azure Backup
    • Features
    • Management
    • Security
    May 13

    Improvements to the Azure portal user experience are now available

    Announcing exciting updates that improve the user experience in the Azure portal

    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Azure Resource Graph
    • Application Gateway
    • Activity Log
    • Management
    • Microsoft Build
    May 6

    Azure Cost Management multi-cloud for AWS is in preview

    Now you can manage your AWS spend along your Azure spend in Azure Cost Management

    • Cost Management
    • Management
    • Microsoft Build
    May 6

    Azure AD admin roles for B2C are in public preview

    Target availability: Q2 2019

    Announcing the public preview of new B2C Azure AD administrator roles for B2C tenants.

    • Azure Active Directory B2C
    • Management
    May 6

    Azure Shared Image Gallery is now generally available

    Azure Shared Image Gallery makes it easier to manage, share and distribute custom virtual machine (VM) images in Azure. Shared Image Gallery is now generally available in all public cloud regions.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Management
    • Microsoft Build
    May 6

    Azure Policy for AKS is now in public preview

    Azure Policy now has the capability of adding policy controls inside your AKS clusters including pods, namespaces and ingress

    • Azure Policy
    • Management
    May 6

    Group Targeting for Non-Azure Servers in Azure Update Management

    Target availability: Q2 2019

    Azure Update Management has released a new feature for public preview. Group targeting for non-Azure servers enables you to create dynamically resolved periodic update deployments for non-Azure servers.

    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    May 1

    Switch API preference for Log Alerts

    Log alert for Log Analytics users can now switch to the Azure compliant scheduledQueryRules API - without distruption to their monitoring.

    • Management
    • Services

    April 2019

    Apr 23

    Public Preview: Resource Change History API

    With the last 14 days of resource changes, the public preview of the new Change History capability within the Azure Resource Graph API enables you to find when changes were detected on an Azure Resource Manager property and see what properties changed as part of that change event.

    • Azure Resource Graph
    • Compliance
    • Management
    • SDK and Tools

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