It’s with pleasure I can announce that the RTW build of Seq 2.0 is now available.
What is Seq?
Seq is a log server designed specifically to take advantage of modern structured logging techniques. Libraries like Serilog and SLAB produce log events that are not only readable messages, but richly structured objects that can be searched and correlated with ease. Seq is the fastest way for .NET teams to capture and investigate these logs when debugging code in complex environments.
With Seq it’s trivially easy to find all events raised in a particular HTTP request, from a particular machine, or when processing a particular order, for example. Not only that, but queries unimaginable before the rise of structured logging – “show me all the orders processed with an item over $100” – can be expressed in a clean C#-style syntax and answered directly from logs.
The centrepiece of the 2.0 release is a completely redesigned query interface, featuring auto-completion and syntax help for filtering, click-to-apply signals, and easier sharing for users working in larger teams.
Seq 2.0 also paves the way to much easier temporal navigation with a new timeline view and to-the-millisecond date and time filtering.
In addition, almost every corner of the interface has been re-thought, and many small improvements made to ergonomics and usability.
Installing and Upgrading
If you’re not using Seq today, you can install it for free under the complimentary single-user license, or get a trial key that enables authentication and other team-oriented features on our website.
If you purchased Seq in the last year, you can upgrade under your existing license: just install the new version and your data will be migrated in place. Easy!
If you’ve used up your 12 months included upgrades already – you’re in luck: to celebrate the release of the new version we’re offering existing customers discounted upgrade pricing this month. Email Support and we’ll organize it for you and make sure everything goes seamlessly.
Documentation and Support
With this release we’re launching a new combined documentation and forum site at docs.getseq.net. Check out the new Getting Started page and keep an eye out for new content as we migrate it from the older Confluence site.
Thanks and Acknowledgements
This release was made possible by our wonderful customers, and a brave bunch of early adopters who’ve given us invaluable feedback and bug reports during the beta period. Thank you all!