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The following table describes the important changes to the Amazon CloudWatch Logs User's Guide.

ChangeDescriptionRelease Date

Console improvements

You can navigate from metrics graphs to the associated log groups. For more information, see Pivot from Metrics to Logs.

7 November 2016

Console usability improvements

Improved the experience to make it easier to search, filter, and troubleshoot. For example, you can now filter your log data to a date and time range. For more information, see View Log Data Sent to CloudWatch Logs.

29 August 2016

Added AWS CloudTrail support for Amazon CloudWatch Logs and new CloudWatch Logs metrics

Added AWS CloudTrail support for CloudWatch Logs. For more information, see Logging Amazon CloudWatch Logs API Calls in AWS CloudTrail.

10 March 2016

Added support for CloudWatch Logs export to Amazon S3

Added support for exporting CloudWatch Logs data to Amazon S3. For more information, see Exporting Log Data to Amazon S3.

7 December 2015

Added support for AWS CloudTrail logged events in Amazon CloudWatch Logs

You can create alarms in CloudWatch and receive notifications of particular API activity as captured by CloudTrail and use the notification to perform troubleshooting.

November 10, 2014

Added support for Amazon CloudWatch Logs

You can use Amazon CloudWatch Logs to monitor, store, and access your system, application, and custom log files from Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances or other sources. You can then retrieve the associated log data from CloudWatch Logs using the Amazon CloudWatch console, the CloudWatch Logs commands in the AWS CLI, or the CloudWatch Logs SDK. For more information, see What is Amazon CloudWatch Logs?.

July 10, 2014