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    May 2019

    6 May

    Azure now supports GitHub identity single sign-on

    GitHub identities are now supported as sign-in option to log in to Azure. An existing Microsoft account is no longer needed to sign in to Azure.

    6 May

    Azure now supports GitHub identity single sign-on

    GitHub identities are now supported as sign-in option to log in to Azure. An existing Microsoft account is no longer needed to sign in to Azure.

    6 May

    New services and capabilities in Azure Cognitive Services

    New services and capabilities are available in preview through Azure Cognitive Services.

    6 May

    Azure Cognitive Services capabilities that are now generally available

    The following Azure Cognitive Services capabilities are now generally available: neural text to speech and computer vision read.

    March 2019

    15 Mar

    Azure portal March 2019 update

    Learn about updates to the Azure portal for March 2019, including Virtual Network Gateway overview page changes, new full-screen DNS Zone and Load Balancer create blades, and Azure Management Group integration with Activity Log.

    February 2019

    26 Feb

    Introducing the Azure portal “how to” video series

    A new video weekly series highlights specific aspects of the Azure portal so you can be more efficient and productive while deploying your cloud workloads from the portal.

    7 Feb
    7 Feb
    5 Feb

    January 2019

    28 Jan

    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.

    December 2018

    6 Dec

    November 2018

    October 2018

    20 Oct
    15 Oct

    Limited public preview: Premium blobs in the Azure portal

    You can create and manage premium blob storage accounts from the Azure portal. This preview is available in the US East 2, US Central and US West regions.

    September 2018

    24 Sep

    Azure Cost Management in the Azure Portal preview

    Azure Cost Management is in the Azure portal and currently in preview. It’s now enabled by default, with improved performance and fully integrated into the Azure platform.

    August 2018

    30 Aug

    Troubleshoot connectivity issues in a virtual network

    The Virtual Network portal blade has been enhanced to troubleshoot connectivity and performance issues or continually monitor your network endpoints from virtual machines (VMs) in a virtual network.

    13 Aug

    Add HTTPS probes to standard load balancers from the Azure portal

    The Azure portal has built-in support to add HTTPS probes to standard load balancers.

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