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    June 2019

    18 Jun

    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

    May 2019

    31 May

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in West US 2

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in West US 2. Around the world, it is available in seven public regions.

    • Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual machine scale sets
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Management
    • Regions & Datacenters
    6 May

    Regulatory Compliance Dashboard in Azure Security Center is now generally available

    Regulatory Compliance Dashboard in Azure Security Center is now generally available

    • Security Center
    • Compliance
    • Security
    • Services

    April 2019

    23 Apr

    Public Preview: Resource Change History API

    With the last 14 days of resource changes, the public preview of the new Change History capability within the Azure Resource Graph API enables you to find when changes were detected on an Azure Resource Manager property and see what properties changed as part of that change event.

    • Azure Resource Graph
    • Compliance
    • Management
    • SDK and Tools
    5 Apr

    Japanese Era Update - April 2019

    A new Japanese era and its associated calendar begin on 1st May 2019. Microsoft as a company has been planning and preparing for the required changes for some time.

    • Compliance
    2 Apr

    Video Indexer is now ISO, SOC, HiTRUST, FedRAMP, HIPAA, PCI certified

    Video Indexer has received new certifications to fit with enterprise certification requirements.

    • Video Indexer
    • Compliance

    March 2019

    28 Mar

    New tool available to migrate from classic monitoring alerts

    Classic alerts are scheduled to retire and now you can automatically migrate them to the new Azure Monitor platform.

    • Monitor
    • Alerts (Classic)
    • Application Insights
    • Compliance
    • Management
    • Retirements
    • Services
    26 Mar

    Video Indexer is now ISO, SOC, HiTRUST, FedRAMP, HIPAA, PCI certified

    Video Indexer has received new certifications to fit with enterprise certification requirements.

    • Video Indexer
    • Compliance
    18 Mar

    Azure Backup SQL Servers running in Azure Virtual Machines is now generally available

    Target availability: Q1 2019

    Learn about this pay-as-you-go service which uses native SQL backup and restore APIs to provide a comprehensive solution to backup SQL servers running in Azure IaaS VMs.

    • Backup
    • Virtual Machines
    • SQL Reporting
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Management
    15 Mar

    Azure Security Center update: Secure score for compliance metrics

    Use secure score to evaluate your security posture in Azure Security Center.

    • Security Center
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Security
    • Services

    February 2019

    20 Feb

    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
    1 Feb

    Extend alerts created in the Azure Government cloud's OMS portal to Azure

    Azure Government customers who use the OMS portal can now extend their log query–based alerts to the Azure portal.

    • Monitor
    • Log Analytics
    • Alerts
    • Compliance
    • Management
    • Retirements
    • Services

    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.

    • Azure DNS
    • Traffic Manager
    • Compliance
    • Services
    23 Jan

    Preview refresh: Azure Backup supports PowerShell and ACLs for Azure Files

    You can now retain your backup of Azure Files shares for 10 years by using Azure Backup and PowerShell.

    • Backup
    • Storage Accounts
    • Azure Files
    • Compliance

    November 2018

    26 Nov

    General availability: Zone-redundant SQL databases and elastic pools in additional regions

    Zone-redundant SQL databases and elastic pools are now generally available in two additional regions: West Europe and South-East Asia.

    • SQL Database
    • Compliance
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    26 Nov

    Japanese Era Update

    On 1st May 2019, a new Japanese era and associated calendar will begin. Microsoft is preparing for these changes.

    • Compliance
    16 Nov

    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
    14 Nov

    Azure Bot Service enforcing transport layer security (TLS) 1.2

    On 4th December 2018, the Azure Bot Service will require all connections to be secured using transport layer security (TLS) 1.2.

    • Bot Service
    • Compliance
    • Services
    10 Nov

    Azure Policy now audits applications installed inside virtual machines

    Azure Policy Guest Configuration provides the capability to audit settings inside VMs on Azure. The newest policy offers the ability to check for known applications installed inside VMs on Azure.

    • Azure Policy
    • Compliance
    1 Nov

    Azure Stack—FedRAMP High documentation now available

    FedRAMP High documentation is now available for Azure Stack customers.

    • Azure Stack
    • Compliance
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Services

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