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

Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2019

We first announced the plan to deprecate classic alerts in October of 2018. Since then we have started rolling out a voluntary migration tool to allow you to migrate your classic alert rules on your own before the forced migration. 

However, the roll out of migration tool has been slower than we expected. We the importance of monitoring and alerting for our customers and have been very careful in providing a tool that allowed you to migrate classic alerts with very little disruption to your monitoring.  

Since the roll-out has been delayed, we want to provide you with 2 additional months so that you can move the classic alert rules voluntarily at a time of your choosing. The classic alerts retirement date which was originally announced to be on June 30th, 2019 will now be August 31st, 2019.  After August 31st, 2019, we will start the automatic migration process for any customers who haven’t voluntarily migrated. Please note that certain classic alerts which cannot be migrated using the tool, will continue to work as classic alerts till June 2020 and will need to be migrated manually.  

If you have any question reach out to us at ClassicAlertRetire@microsoft.com.

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