Stakeholders want to use cloud-based, software as a service (SaaS) monitoring and management tools. They need to understand what services and solutions deliver to achieve end-to-end visibility, reduce costs, and focus less on infrastructure and maintenance of traditional software-based IT operations tools.

Azure Monitor expanded to include several different services originally developed with independent functionality:

  • Azure Monitor itself
  • Application Insights
  • Log Analytics
  • Unified alerting service
  • Azure Network Watcher


Learning Paths

AZ-400: Develop an instrumentation strategy
Published: 6/25/2020, Length: 9:41:00
Develop an effective instrumentation strategy through logging, telemetry, and monitoring and prepare for Exam AZ-400: Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions.
Implement Windows Server IaaS VM Security
Published: 9/2/2020, Length: 4:23:00
This learning path deals with securing your Azure resources. After completing the learning path, you’ll be able to determine if your Azure IaaS workloads have any security vulnerabilities, and remediate those potential security vulnerabilities.
Implement Windows Server hybrid cloud management, monitoring, and security
Published: 9/24/2020, Length: 2:55:00
This learning path addresses problems related to managing, monitoring, and securing a hybrid environment. After completing the learning path, you’ll be able to manage and maintain hybrid Azure and on-premises workloads.

Learning Modules

Monitor and report on security events in Azure AD
Published: 3/27/2020, Length: 0:35:00
Design a holistic monitoring strategy on Azure
Published: 12/3/2019, Length: 0:57:00

Monitoring News

10/20/2020, MS Tech Community
Hi there, welcome to another feature release blog of the Azure CLI. Today we will be sharing with you some of the recent Azure CLI work done related to announcements atenabled several end-to-end...
Azure IoT Edge now enables to better prioritize how your devices use bandwidth. This is particularly useful when your IoT Edge devices are going through a metered or constrained connection....
9/22/2020, Service Updates
Log Analytics UI gets several improvements in September including, search in query history, search in query dialog, and time picker enhancements.
9/22/2020, Service Updates
You can now observe degradation of performance or health in a VM with the new change data integration in Azure Monitor for VMs.
9/22/2020, Service Updates
Azure Monitor for Key Vault and Azure Monitor for Azure Cache for Redis provide out of the box insights for these resources using platform telemetry.
8/31/2020, Azure App Service
We have added a new log type for ASP .NET web apps on Windows (ASP .NET Core support is not yet supported). The log type, AppServiceAppLogs, captures your app’s log and error statements. This log...
8/27/2020, Service Updates
Log Analytics control plane REST APIs are generally available under a new consolidated version 2020-08-01.
8/5/2020, Service Updates
Azure monitor for containers with Azure portal now supports new Kubernetes resource view. In this new view you can diagnose the issue by drilling down to resource types including deployments,...
7/30/2020, Service Updates
In order to simplify and streamline Azure Monitor Logs, we're moving all links and content from the Quick Start page to the Overview page. The Quick Start page will be removed in August 2020.
7/21/2020, Service Updates
Use Azure Logic Apps and Power Automate to create automated workflows using hundreds of actions for a variety of services. The Azure Monitor logs connector is now generally available—use it to...
7/20/2020, Azure Podcast
Principal PM in the Azure Rukmani Gopalan joins us on the continuing discussion on ADLS. This time we focus on migration from Gen 1 to Gen 2. Rukmani gives us the background behind the two...
To help our SAP on Azure customers effectively monitor their SAP applications, today we are announcing the preview of Azure Monitor for SAP solutions, an Azure-native monitoring solution for...
7/10/2020, Azure Podcast
The team is joined by Stephen Wu from ADLS to talk about how the ADLS Gen 2 team is working to simplify the Storage conversation for Azure customers by driving for feature parity with Blob...
Azure Load Balancer customers now have instant access to a preconfigured solution for health monitoring and configuration analysis enabling rapid fault localization and informed design decisions.
6/24/2020, Service Updates
Azure Monitor for Key Vault Preview provides comprehensive monitoring of your key vaults by delivering a unified view of your Key Vault requests, performance, failures, and latency.
6/16/2020, Service Updates
Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines is now available in preview in US Gov Arizona. It's also available in an additional eighteen public regions around the world.
Over the past few months, we have released many new capabilities targeting to improve native integration with Azure, enable easier onboarding at scale, support enterprise security and compliance...
6/8/2020, Service Updates
A new API version for Azure Monitor Logs resource provider, 2020-03-01-preview, is now available. This API supports new functionality like customer-managed keys (CMK), bring your own storage...
5/26/2020, Service Updates
The management and download page for Azure Monitor Logs agents has been updated and enhanced with a new menu item and an improved UI.
5/26/2020, Service Updates
Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines is now available in US Gov Virginia. It's also available in an additional eighteen public regions around the world.