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What's New in SquaredUp for Azure

What’s New in v4.6

SquaredUp for Azure v4.6 includes the following new features:

  • Cost Management tile insights
  • Support for Azure Lighthouse
  • Open Access theme setting
  • Dashboard pack upgrades
  • Enhanced installation experience

Cost Management Insights

Gain deeper insights into your Microsoft Azure spend with our updated Cost visualisation tiles. Building upon the great new Cost Management tiles added in the previous release, you can now find out which resources are costing the most by rolling over the subscription and resource group segments in the Sunburst, and with the new drill down functionality the perspective for that segment is only ever one click away!

As well as enhancing the Cost tiles, version 4.6 also brings changes to the out of the box dashboards; this release includes an all new Cost Overview dashboard and the Subscriptions Overview has been updated to now include Cost Management tiles.

See How to use the Cost Management tile for more information.

Support for Azure Lighthouse

SquaredUp for Azure has been fully tested with Azure Lighthouse and is fully compatible.

Azure Lighthouse provides centralised management capabilities for service providers and enterprise IT organizations across multiple tenants.

See Azure Lighthouse for more details.

Open Access theme setting

It is now possible to choose which theme (light or dark) is used for Open Access dashboards. This setting is independent of users’ personal settings.

See How To Configure Open Access for more details.

Dashboard Pack upgrades

Upgrading from the previous version will now automatically install updates to the SquaredUp Dashboard Packs; new and updated Dashboards will be installed, if your installed Dashboards have been modified in any way which conflicts with the latest release then you will be able to retain your changes easily.

See Dashboard Packs and How to upgrade SquaredUp for Azure for more details.

Enhanced installation experience

Deploying from the Azure Marketplace is even easier with the following changes:

  • Virtual Machine upgraded to Data Centre 2019
  • Concise list of VM sizing options
  • Automated SSL Certificates with Let’s Encrypt

See How to deploy SquaredUp for Azure for more details.

Download now & more information

You can either deploy SquaredUp for Azure via the Azure Marketplace or install using the downloadable installer.

You can download v4.5 directly from here and read the Release Notes for details on other improvements in this release.

For a step by step guide on how to update your SquaredUp for Azure deployment to the latest version see How to upgrade SquaredUp for Azure.

What's New in v4.5

SquaredUp for Azure v4.5 brings five new major features:

  • Cost Management tile - Line Graph Tree Map and Sun Burst visualisations
  • Log Analytics visualisations
  • Alert donut and drilldown
  • Performance tile improvements including Heatmap and dimensions
  • Export to Excel

Cost Management tile

Create new Cost tiles to enhance your ability to see what you are spending the most on in Azure across different levels, like resource groups, subscriptions, and resource types. You can identify cost increases over time with SquaredUp's line graphs, or determine areas of cost with the tree map and sun burst visualisations.

See How to use the Cost Management tile for more information.

Log Analytics visualisations

You can now use line graphs and donuts in the Log Analytics tile to provide enhanced visualisations of Azure Monitor logs, as well as showing log data as either a scalar number or in grid tabular form.

Alerts donuts and drilldowns

SquaredUp for Azure version 4.5 includes a new Alerts donut tile to summarise alerts for different scopes by severity, resolved state etc - with drilldowns to underlying alert information.

Performance tile enhancements

We have now added a heatmap visualisation so you can quickly identify problems across a set of resources. This allows you to split metrics by dimensions – so, for example, you can show availability for each test or each location for any app monitored by AppInsights.

Export to Excel

Export the data from your whole dashboard to Excel for further analysis or sharing.

Download now & more information

You can either deploy SquaredUp for Azure via the Azure Marketplace or install using the downloadable installer.

You can download v4.5 directly from here and read the Release Notes for details on other improvements in this release.

For a step by step guide on how to update your SquaredUp for Azure deployment to the latest version see How to upgrade SquaredUp for Azure.

Release Notes

Download the latest version

How to deploy SquaredUp for Azure via the Azure Marketplace

How to install SquaredUp for Azure using the downloadable installer

How to upgrade SquaredUp for Azure

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