Welcome to the "New and Noteworthy," which highlights new and notable features in the latest releases of New Relic. (We don't highlight all the new features in each release, but definitely the most interesting ones in the most interesting releases.) To learn more about other topics, see Finding help or visit New Relic's Help Center.
Tip: To ensure that your New Relic version is up to date, refer to the Release Notes. Typically this is the first document in the individual Documentation category.
February 20, 2014
Not for long! Check out the Getting Started with New Relic guide, an overview of how to get the most out of New Relic's user interface. And if you're looking for other resources to help you get started, see Finding help, or visit New Relic's Help Center.
February 18, 2014
If you have been wanting to create custom dashboards that are truly custom, say no more! The Custom Dashboards feature (V2) allows you to create dashboards containing charts and tables with data from web applications, mobile applications, servers, plugins, and the API. It also provides a way to view any custom metric data you are collecting.
In addition to providing more choices for your dashboards, we have also updated the dashboard creation tools to make the customization process even easier. The Custom Dashboards feature is available with any New Relic paid account type.
February 5, 2014
To make your work easier, New Relic now provides a single location where you can select and view details about your selected app's server requests, browser page load time, and other transactions if applicable, such as message processing, background tasks, and other processes and jobs not handling web requests. The new Transactions dashboard shows:
Dashboard charts and drill-down options vary, depending on the type of transaction for your selected app and your New Relic subscription level. For example, the Transaction Traces and Key Transactions features are for New Relic Pro and higher. Also, Lite accounts will not see any dashboard details or options for other operations and background tasks.
The Transactions dashboard replaces the Web Transactions and Background Tasks dashboards. To see it in action: From the New Relic menu bar, select Applications > (selected app) > Monitoring > Transactions. Or, select a transaction directly from the Transactions section of the Applications Overview dashboard.
January 29, 2014
Chef and Puppet are configuration management tools that simplify and automate software installation. For example, Chef cookbooks and Puppet modules make it easier to install plugins with required runtime dependencies, such as Java or Ruby, by automating the process. Managing plugins with user permissions and startup scripts also is easier.
Plugins in Plugin Central may come bundled with a Chef or Puppet script, or you can write your own. For more information, see Writing Chef and Puppet installation scripts (developers) and Plugin installation with Chef and Puppet (users).
January 27, 2014
For technical reasons, SSO for iOS temporarily is not available.
If you have a New Relic account with single sign on (SSO), now you can use New Relic's app to sign in and view your account information from your iPhone or iPad. You should not need to update your iOS app, although we always recommend you use the latest version of New Relic's iPhone and iPad applications.
January 8, 2014
If you have been on a quest to find an easy way to build your Java app, New Relic can help! Grails provides many convenience features, and an emphasis on convention over configuration, so that you can build your app quickly.
The New Relic Java agent now supports Grails 1.3.7 - 2.3.x among other frameworks. For more information, including setup requirements and features, see Grails installation for Java and this blog post.
November 22, 2013
The New Relic user interface undergoes regular enhancements to make it easier for you to view and drill down into dashboard details. This summarizes some of the latest changes to your application's Web Transactions dashboard.
|If you want to...||Do this...|
|Toggle between app server data (default) and browser data||Select or clear the Show browser data checkbox.|
|View all web transactions as a list||Click the Show all transactions table link. Optional: From here, clear the Show browser data checkbox to show app server details, or click Export as CSV to export the data to a file with comma-separated values. To return to the previous view, click Back to top transactions.|
|View web transaction details||Select the transaction's name, and then click the view for App performance, Browser performance, or Historical performance.|
|View transaction trace details||Select the transaction trace's name, and then click the view for Summary, Trace details, or SQL statements if available. Optional: To expand the transaction trace to full screen view, click the slanting arrows icon. To return to the Web Transactions dashboard, click the back arrow next to the transaction trace's name.|