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    September 2019

    Sep 16

    Azure Private Link is now available in preview

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Connect to services in your Azure virtual networks more securely and privately with Azure Private Link, now available in preview.

    • Virtual Network
    • Storage Accounts
    • Azure Data Lake Storage
    • Azure SQL Database
    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Security
    • Services

    August 2019

    Aug 8

    Azure Firewall feature updates for July 2019

    Here are the Azure Firewall feature updates for July 2019.

    • Azure Firewall
    • Virtual Network
    • Features
    • Services

    July 2019

    Jul 18

    Microsoft adds new features to IPv6 support for Azure VNets

    IPv6 for Azure VNETs enables you to expand into the growing mobile and IoT markets with your Azure-based applications and to address IPv4 depletion in your own networks.

    • Virtual Network
    • Services

    June 2019

    Jun 18

    Azure Bastion - RDP and SSH over SSL - now available for Preview

    Fully managed service for seamless and secure RDP/SSH access to your virtual machines without public IP on the VM.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Virtual Network
    • Azure Bastion
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Security
    • Services
    Jun 18

    ExpressRoute now supports up to 4 circuits from the same peering location into the VNet

    You can now connect up to 4 circuits in a peering location to the same ExpressRoute virtual network gateway.

    • ExpressRoute
    • Virtual Network
    • Features

    May 2019

    May 13

    General Availability: Public IP Prefix

    Public IP Prefix, a reserved range of static IP addresses, is generally available in all Azure public regions, China cloud regions, and Government cloud regions.

    • Virtual Network
    • Features

    April 2019

    Apr 23

    Public Preview: Microsoft adds full IPv6 support for Azure VNets

    Dual Stack IPv4/IPv6 Connectivity allows you to bring your private IPv6 space into Azure and enables connectivity over IPv6 within your Virtual Networks.

    • Virtual Network
    • Services
    Apr 12

    General availability: Gateway Transit support for Global VNet Peering

    Global VNet Peering now supports Gateway Transit to simplify customer network's by allowing the use of a remote gateway in another region.

    • Virtual Network
    • VPN Gateway
    • ExpressRoute Gateways
    • Features

    March 2019

    Mar 6

    Threat intelligence-based filtering for Azure Firewall is now available in preview

    Threat intelligence-based filtering for Azure Firewall is now available in preview. The addition of the Threat Intelligence feed to the filtering capabilities expands both the options to alert and deny traffic from or to known malicious IP addresses and domains.

    • Virtual Network
    • Azure Firewall
    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Services
    Mar 1

    Global VNet Peering now supports Standard Load Balancer

    Global VNet Peering now supports Standard Load Balancer in all Azure regions, including Azure China and Azure Government regions.

    • Load Balancer
    • Virtual Network
    • Features
    Mar 1

    General availability: Global VNet Peering in Azure Government regions

    Global VNet Peering is available in Azure Government cloud regions.

    • Virtual Network
    • Features

    February 2019

    Feb 25

    Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Database for MariaDB are now generally available

    Now generally available, virtual network service endpoints for Azure Database for MariaDB are accessible in all available regions.

    • Azure Database for MariaDB
    • Virtual Network
    • Features
    Feb 20

    Enhancements to NSG flow logs (version 2) for Azure Network Watcher

    Enhancements to NSG flow logs (version 2) and traffic analytics are available in all public cloud regions.

    • Network Watcher
    • Virtual Network
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Management
    Feb 12

    Virtual Network Public IP name and resource GUID changes

    Effective April 1, 2019, the names and resource GUIDs for Virtual Network Public IP will change.

    • Virtual Network
    • Services

    January 2019

    Jan 31

    General availability: Global VNet Peering in Azure China cloud

    Global VNet Peering is now available in Azure China regions.

    • Virtual Network
    • Features
    Jan 28

    General availability: Standard Load Balancer and Standard Public IP in Azure Government

    Azure Standard Load Balancer and Standard Public IP are now generally available in Azure Government cloud regions.

    • Load Balancer
    • Virtual Network
    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Features
    • Regions & Datacenters

    December 2018

    Dec 6

    Public preview: Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Database for MariaDB

    Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Database for MariaDB are in public preview.

    • Azure Database for MariaDB
    • Virtual Network
    • Features
    • Microsoft Connect

    November 2018

    Nov 16

    Enhancements to NSG flow logs for Azure Network Watcher

    Enhancements to NSG flow logs (version 2) are available in the West Central US region. They include per-flow throughput statistics.

    • Network Watcher
    • Virtual Network
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Management
    Nov 13

    Azure Network Watcher enabled by default for subscriptions that contain virtual networks

    We’re rolling out changes to enable Network Watcher by default for subscriptions that contain a virtual network. This will simplify and improve your network troubleshooting experience.

    • Network Watcher
    • Virtual Network
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services

    October 2018

    Oct 31

    Azure App Service new Virtual Network Integration capability is in preview

    VNet Integration capability with Azure App Service is in preview.

    • App Service
    • Virtual Network
    • Services

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