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    April 2019

    18 Apr

    Azure Traffic Manager will stop automatically enabling, disabling or deleting endpoints for Azure Cloud Services on 1st May 2019

    Target availability: Q2 2019

    Currently, Azure Traffic Manager can automatically enable, disable or delete endpoints when starting, stopping or deleting the corresponding cloud service. However, this option will be retired on 1st May 2019 and you will need to manually enable, disable or delete profile endpoints in Traffic Manager when starting, stopping or deleting a cloud service. You will continue to be billed for the endpoints unless they are manually disabled or deleted.

    January 2019

    28 Jan

    Azure DNS: Getting ready for DNS Flag Day

    Domains hosted on any Microsoft DNS service, including Azure DNS and Traffic Manager, will continue to work after DNS Flag Day. Customers don't need to take any action at this time.

    June 2018

    22 Jun

    General availability: Metrics in Azure Traffic Manager

    Azure Traffic Manager provides metrics for monitoring the health status of endpoints in a profile and the amount of traffic that a profile receives. These metrics are now generally available.

    September 2017

    26 Sep

    Azure Traffic Manager traffic view

    With traffic view, Azure Traffic Manager customers will now be able to understand where their user bases are located (up to a local DNS resolver level granularity), the volume of traffic originating from these regions and the representative latency experienced.

    26 Sep

    Azure Traffic Manager real user measurements

    Real user measurements will enable customers to influence the routing decisions made by Azure Traffic Manager, when using the performance routing method, to provide even lower latency for their users than is currently possible.

    June 2017

    30 Jun

    Azure Traffic Manager—Fast Failover and TCP Probing

    Two new features in Azure Traffic Manager are now generally available—Fast Failover and TCP Probing.

    15 Jun

    General availability: Fast Failover and TCP Probing in Azure Traffic Manager

    In Azure Traffic Manager, two new features related to endpoint health are now generally available: Fast Failover and TCP Probing.

    March 2017

    30 Mar

    Traffic Manager available only in the Azure portal from April 3

    Starting April 3, 2017, the Azure Traffic Manager service will be available only in the Azure portal.

    April 2015

    29 Apr

    Public preview: Network Resource Provider APIs released

    Manage your Azure network resources by using new REST-based Resource Provider APIs.

    October 2014

    28 Oct

    General Availability: Traffic Manager Nested Profiles

    Traffic Manager Nested Profiles enable you to create more flexible and powerful load balancing and failover schemes to support the needs of larger, more complex deployments.

    September 2014

    10 Sep

    Azure PowerShell 0.8.8

    The new release adds support for Role-based access control, SQL Database auditing support in Azure Resource Manager mode and more

    June 2014

    26 Jun

    Traffic Manager support for weighted traffic distribution

    Azure Traffic Manager’s round robin load-balancing method now supports weights.

    9 Jun

    Azure PowerShell 0.8.3

    This PowerShell release includes updates for Web Sites, Traffic Manager, and individual cmdlets.

    May 2014

    12 May

    Azure PowerShell 0.8.1 and 0.8.2

    New support for Managed Cache, Azure Automation, Traffic Manager and the Anti-Malware Cloud Service extension.

    12 May

    Traffic Manager support for external endpoints

    Manage traffic for endpoints that live inside or outside of Azure.

    March 2014

    14 Mar

    Azure Traffic Manager now supports Azure Web Sites

    Manage and load balance Azure Web Sites with Azure Traffic Manager. Available for all Standard websites.

    January 2014

    17 Jan

    ISO Certification expanded to include more Azure services

    Azure ISO Certification expanded to include SQL Database, Active Directory, Traffic Manager, Web Sites, BizTalk Services, Media Services, Mobile Services, Service Bus, Multi-Factor Authentication, and HDInsight.

    November 2013

    21 Nov

    General Availability: Traffic Manager

    Use Azure Traffic Manager's load-balancing capability to create applications that set the bar for responsiveness and availability.

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