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November 2021

Nov 2

Gateway Load Balancer now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Gateway Load Balancer enables you to deploy, scale, and enhance the availability of third party network virtual appliances (NVAs) in Azure with ease

  • Load Balancer
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite

March 2021

Mar 9

Azure Routing Preference is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Choice matters when it comes to cloud. Routing preference enables network service tiers for internet bound traffic, letting you to optimize for performance or cost.

  • Network Infrastructure
  • Services
Mar 2

Azure Load Balancer support for IP-based backend pool management is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Load Balancer support for adding and removing resources from a backend pool via IP address is now generally available. This enables IP addresses to be reserved as part of a backend pool before the associated resources are created.

  • Load Balancer
  • Management
  • Features

February 2021

Feb 15

Standard Load Balancer and IP addresses metadata now available through Azure Instance Metadata Service (IMDS)

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Instance Metadata Service (IMDS) is a mature REST API which offers metadata information regarding Networking, Storage, SKU and etc. We are now adding Load Balancer related information to the list of metadata IMDS covers.

  • Load Balancer
  • Features

January 2021

Jan 11

Public IP SKU upgrade generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure public IPs now support the ability to be upgraded from Basic to Standard SKU, enabling customers to retain the same IP address for services that require Standard IP frontends.

  • IP Addresses
  • Load Balancer
  • Features

October 2020

Oct 6

Standard Load Balancer and Public IP addresses support resource group move

NOW AVAILABLE

Standard Load Balancers and Standard Public IP addresses support cross resource group moves enabling easy management of resources at the resource group level.

  • Load Balancer
  • IP Addresses
  • Features

September 2020

Sep 22

Traffic Analytics & Diagnostics capabilities in Azure Monitor for Networks

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor for Network provides the starting point for network monitoring without any user configuration and provides access to all available network monitoring capabilities.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Network Watcher
  • Features
Sep 22

Preview: Azure Load Balancer now supports cross-region load balancing

IN PREVIEW

Azure Load Balancer now supports load balancing across regions based on health and latency.

  • Load Balancer
  • Services

August 2020

Aug 31

Upcoming changes to Standard Public IPs and Standard Load Balancers

NOW AVAILABLE

The zone related behavior in Standard Public IP address and Standard Load Balancer is being changed.

  • Load Balancer
  • Virtual Network
  • IP Addresses
  • Features

July 2020

Jul 8

Introducing Azure Load Balancer Insights using Azure Monitor for Networks

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Load Balancer customers now have instant access to a preconfigured solution for health monitoring and configuration analysis enabling rapid fault localization and informed design decisions.

  • Load Balancer
  • Services
  • Pricing & Offerings
Jul 7

Azure Load Balancer support for IP-based backend pool management is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Load Balancer now supports adding and removing resources from a backend pool via an IPv4 or IPv6 addresses and virtual network ID. This will enable you to easily manage the containers, virtual machines, and virtual machine scale sets associated with their load balancer. It will also allow IP addresses to be reserved as part of a backend pool before the associated resources are created.

  • Load Balancer
  • Management
  • Features

April 2020

Apr 1

IPv6 for Azure Virtual Network is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

IPv6 for Azure Virtual Network is now generally available worldwide. IPv6 support within the Azure Virtual Network and to the internet enables you to expand into the growing mobile and IoT markets with Azure-based applications and to address IPv4 depletion in your own corporate networks.

  • Virtual Network
  • Services

February 2020

Feb 26

Azure Load Balancer TCP resets on idle timeout is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Load Balancer TCP resets on idle timeout is now generally available in all Azure regions.

  • Load Balancer
  • Features

July 2019

Jul 18

Microsoft adds new features to IPv6 support for Azure VNets

IN PREVIEW

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

March 2019

Mar 1

Global VNet Peering now supports Standard Load Balancer

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Load Balancer
  • Virtual Network
  • Features

January 2019

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
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Features

October 2018

Oct 20

General availability: Standard Load Balancer in Azure China cloud

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Standard Load Balancer is now generally available in Azure China cloud regions.

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

September 2018

Sep 24

Azure Load Balancer—Outbound Rules for Standard Load Balance GA

IN PREVIEW

Outbound Rules for Standard Load Balancer is now generally available. This new ability allows you to declare which public IP or public IP prefix should be used for outbound connectivity from your virtual network, and how outbound network address translations should be scaled and tuned.

  • Load Balancer
  • Services
Sep 24

Azure Load Balancer TCP resets on idle in preview

NOW AVAILABLE

Now in preview, Azure Load Balancer supports sending of bidirectional TCP resets on idle timeout for load balancing rules, inbound NAT rules, and outbound rules.

  • Load Balancer
  • Services
Sep 24

Azure Virtual Network TAP

IN PREVIEW

Azure Virtual Network TAP enables you to continuously mirror traffic from a virtual network to a packet collector.

  • Virtual Network
  • Services

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