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November 2019

4 Nov

Azure ExpressRoute for satellites is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

ExpressRoute, with one of the largest networking ecosystems in the public cloud, now includes satellite connectivity partners, bringing new options and coverage.

  • Azure ExpressRoute

September 2019

19 Sep

Monitor bandwidth usage for all peered Azure virtual networks with ExpressRoute

NOW AVAILABLE

Monitor bandwidth use for all peered Azure virtual networks with an improvement to ExpressRoute, a capability of Network Performance Monitor.

  • Network Watcher
  • Network Performance Monitor
  • Azure ExpressRoute
12 Sep

New Azure ExpressRoute sites now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing three new ExpressRoute meet-me sites in Europe.

  • Azure ExpressRoute

July 2019

24 Jul

VNet Gateway Standard and High Performance Resource GUID changes

From 1 September 2019, the resource GUIDs (also known as meter IDs) for Virtual Network Gateway standard and high performance will change.

  • Azure ExpressRoute
1 Jul

Azure Cosmos DB ExpressRoute BGP Community now available

NOW AVAILABLE

We are now announcing the addition of the Azure Cosmos DB community on ExpressRoute, which will allow for regional advertising of Azure Cosmos DB.

  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure SQL Database

June 2019

18 Jun

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

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

  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Virtual Network

May 2019

6 May

Azure ExpressRoute is generally available in eight additional locations

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure ExpressRoute lets you extend your on-premises networks into the Microsoft cloud over a private connection facilitated by a connectivity provider. The ExpressRoute footprint is expanding to eight new locations.

  • Azure ExpressRoute
6 May

Azure VMware Solutions is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Run your VMware workloads natively on Azure with Azure VMware Solutions. This new category of Azure services, now available to the public, allows you to deploy your VMware-based applications on a dedicated and bare metal infrastructure in Azure.

  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Azure Migrate
  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances
  • Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple

April 2019

17 Apr

ExpressRoute Global Reach is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure ExpressRoute Global Reach allows customers to connect their on-premises networks via the ExpressRoute service through the Microsoft global network.

  • Azure ExpressRoute
17 Apr

ExpressRoute Direct is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

ExpressRoute Direct lets you use the functionality of ExpressRoute and connect directly to the global Microsoft backbone at 100 Gbps.

  • Azure ExpressRoute

March 2019

26 Mar

ExpressRoute Resource GUID name change from “Port” to “Direct”

On 1 May 2019, the resource GUID names of ExpressRoute will change from “Port” to “Direct”.

  • Azure ExpressRoute

February 2019

12 Feb

ExpressRoute to VNet Gateway resource GUID name changes

From 22 February 2019, the resource GUID names for ExpressRoute Gateway will change.

  • Azure ExpressRoute

September 2018

24 Sep

Azure Virtual WAN now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Virtual WAN provides a simple, unified, global connectivity and security platform to allow the deployment of large-scale branch infrastructure. ExpressRoute provides private connectivity into the Microsoft global network.

  • Virtual WAN
  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Virtual Network
24 Sep

Azure ExpressRoute Global Reach

IN PREVIEW

Azure ExpressRoute Global Reach allows you to connect your on-premises networks via the ExpressRoute service through Microsoft’s global network.

  • Azure ExpressRoute
24 Sep

ExpressRoute Direct in preview

IN PREVIEW

ExpressRoute Direct allows customers to use the functionality of ExpressRoute and connect directly to the global Microsoft backbone at 100 Gbps. This enables customers who have scenarios like massive data ingestion to storage, physical isolation, dedicated capacity and burst capacity to take advantage of Microsoft’s global backbone to access Azure regions at tremendous scale. This is backed with the enterprise-grade 99.95 per cent SLA for port pair availability.

  • Azure ExpressRoute
24 Sep

Zone-redundant VPN and ExpressRoute virtual network gateways generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Zone-redundant VPN and ExpressRoute virtual network gateways are now generally available. This physically and logically separates them across different availability zones, protecting your on-premises network connectivity to Azure from zone-level failures. Additionally, we have made fundamental performance improvements, including reducing the deployment time to create a virtual network gateway.

  • VPN Gateway
  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Security

April 2018

3 Apr

Microsoft peering on ExpressRoute Standard SKU now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Microsoft peering with route filters is now available for Azure ExpressRoute Standard SKU.

  • Azure ExpressRoute

March 2018

22 Mar

General availability: Disable BGP route propagation for virtual network routes

NOW AVAILABLE

If you’re connecting your virtual network using Azure ExpressRoute or VPN gateways, you can disable routing through BGP by simply adding a property in your route tables.

  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Virtual Network
  • VPN Gateway
  • Security

October 2017

2 Oct

Azure networking available only in the Azure portal from October 4

Azure Networking features will be available only in the Azure portal from October 4th, 2017. Networking related feature support from the classic Portal will be deprecated starting October 4th.

  • Network Watcher
  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Load Balancer
  • Virtual Network
  • VPN Gateway
  • Application Gateway
  • Security

October 2016

14 Oct

General availability: UltraPerformance Gateway tier for Azure ExpressRoute

NOW AVAILABLE

UltraPerformance Gateway connects a virtual network to an Azure ExpressRoute circuit and provides five times the network throughput of HighPerformance Gateway.

  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • VPN Gateway
  • Security

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