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May 2024

May 13

Public preview: Azure Application Gateway v2 Basic SKU

IN PREVIEW

Designed for customers, especially developers or small enterprises who are looking for a cost-effective Application Load Balancer solution and don’t require high scalability and the advanced features.

  • Application Gateway
  • Security
  • Services

April 2024

Apr 29

General availability: Improved network topology experience in Network Watcher and Azure Monitor Network Insights

NOW AVAILABLE

Enhancing network and resource health visualization with unified and dynamic topology across subscriptions, regions, and resource groups integrated with actionable connectivity and traffic insights

  • Network Watcher
  • Security
  • Management
  • Features

March 2024

Mar 19

General availability: Listener TLS certificates management in the Azure portal

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now manage the TLS certificates associated with Listeners through Azure portal.

  • Application Gateway
  • Security
  • Services
  • Management
  • Features

September 2023

Sep 26

General availability: Gateway Load Balancer IPv6 Support

NOW AVAILABLE

IPv6 support for Gateway Load Balancer is now generally available in all regions, enabling bump-in-the-wire network virtual appliance (NVA) insertion for your dual-stack architectures.

  • Load Balancer
  • Application Gateway
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features

July 2023

Jul 10

Azure’s cross-region Load Balancer is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Load Balancer support for cross-region load balancing is now generally available. You can now load balance across Azure regions enabling a globally redundant architecture via Azure Load Balancer.

  • Load Balancer
  • Services
  • Features

June 2023

Jun 8

General availability: Inbound ICMPv6 pings and traceroute are now supported on Azure Load Balancer

NOW AVAILABLE

Ping and traceroute to both IPv4 and IPv6 frontend of a Standard Public Load Balancer like you natively would on an on-premises device without any external software needed.

  • Load Balancer
  • Features
Jun 1

General availability: Azure Load Balancer per VM limit removal

NOW AVAILABLE

Increase resiliency, higher availability, and flexibility by utilizing more than 2 Standard Load Balancers per VM.

  • Load Balancer
  • Features

May 2023

May 8

General availability: Inbound ICMPv4 pings are now supported on Azure Load Balancer

NOW AVAILABLE

Inbound ICMPv4 pings are now supported on Azure Load Balancer.

  • Load Balancer
  • Features

March 2023

Mar 17

Public preview: Listener TLS certificates management available in the Azure portal

IN PREVIEW

You can now manage the TLS certificates associated with Listeners through Azure portal.

  • Application Gateway
  • Security
  • Services
  • Management
  • Features

September 2022

Sep 30

Azure Basic Load Balancer will be retired on 30 September 2025—upgrade to Standard Load Balancer

Target retirement date: September 30, 2025

Basic Load Balancer will be retired.

  • Load Balancer
  • Retirements

August 2022

Aug 1

General availability: Next hop IP support for Route Server

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2022

Peer Route Server with network virtual appliances (NVAs) deployed behind an Azure Internal Load Balancer (ILB).

  • Azure Route Server
  • Services

July 2022

Jul 14

Generally available: Azure Gateway Load Balancer

NOW AVAILABLE

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
  • Features

March 2022

Mar 21

General availability: Inbound NAT rule now supports port management for backend pools

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now specify target backend pool in inbound NAT rule for less management overhead when configuring port forwarding.

  • Load Balancer
  • Features

January 2022

Jan 10

Generally available: Load Balancer SKU upgrade through PowerShell script

NOW AVAILABLE

Upgrade to Standard SKU Load Balancer easily through a simple PowerShell script and take advantage of enhanced capabilities.

  • Load Balancer
  • Features

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
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Services

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

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