CTT Big4 News Azure Recently #MS0012

CTT Big4 News Azure Recently #MS0012

Hello Friends, welcome to CTT News – Big4 Recently

AWS, IBM, Google & Azure – the Big4 Cloud Service providers are improving and introducing very frequently and it is hard to keep up to date ourselves without single source of information. Hence, in this series, we intend to address most important recent news of Big4 Cloud Platforms. You may save your valuable time by not searching recent updates of these cloud platforms from different individual websites. We hope, you will find this series interesting. Please visit specific Cloud provider news that you are interested in as following.

In this article, we will explore latest Azure Recently. So, lets jump on the updates.

Public preview: Metric alerts for logs

Metric alerts for logs are now in public preview, with no signup or enablement process. All customers with Azure Log Analytics workspaces in the regions of West Europe, East US, and West Central can now start creating metric alerts for supported logs. 

Supported logs are now expanded. You can create metric alerts for Heartbeat, Update, Perf Counters (Windows and Linux), and Event logs being channeled into your Azure Log Analytics workspace. The full list of supported logs and their extracted metrics with dimensions is available in the documentation

To create metric alerts for logs:

  1. In the Azure portal, go to the Alertssection inside Azure Monitor, and select the + New Alert Rule
  2. For an alert target, select your Log Analytics workspace (in any of the supported regions). 
    A list of signals available for the selected Log Analytics workspace appears, including a list of metricsignals from the platform monitoring service.
  3. Choose the metric that you need. Specify the dimension filters (if any) to apply, along with the alert threshold and frequency.
  4. Provide the alert details, including its name, severity, and description.
  5. Associate the alert with an action group. Specify the actions or notifications to be done when the alert is fired.

Public preview: Azure App Service support for Java SE on Linux

Azure App Service supports Java SE 8–based applications on Linux, now available in public preview. 

Accelerated and flexible restore points for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

A month ago, Azure SQL Data Warehouse began to support user-defined restore points. To continuously enhance this experience, the SQL Data Warehouse team has released accelerated and flexible restore points that are seamlessly integrated in the Azure portal. The release includes:

  • A finer granularity (8 hours) for cross-region and server restores with an integrated portal experience.
  • Fast restore (less than 20 minutes) for any data size with enhanced restore points.
  • Custom restore configurations within the portal.

Free course on the Log Analytics query language (KQL) now available

Some of the most commonly asked questions we get in Azure Log Analytics and Application Insights are around the query language. These come both from beginners who need a hand getting started, and intermediate users who want to know what advanced capabilities are available to them.

To answer these questions and more, we’ve paired up with Pluralsight to design and provide you a course on KQL. It will teach you topics such as:

  • Zero to 80% of the operators you’ll ever use in under an hour
  • Advanced aggregations
  • Working with time series and machine learning

The course is free. Simply visit the Pluralsight course webpage to register and get started.


Author: Debashree

A Technical writer and passionate about digital life. Always eager to learn and share knowledge.

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