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    March 2019

    Mar 1

    Global VNet Peering now supports Standard Load Balancer

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

    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.

    October 2018

    Oct 20

    September 2018

    Sep 24

    Azure Load Balancer—Outbound Rules for Standard Load Balance GA

    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.

    Sep 24

    Azure Load Balancer TCP resets on idle in preview

    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.

    August 2018

    Aug 13

    Add HTTPS probes to standard load balancers from the Azure portal

    The Azure portal has built-in support to add HTTPS probes to standard load balancers.

    March 2018

    Mar 22

    General availability: Standard Load Balancer

    Azure Standard Load Balancer is now generally available in all regions.

    October 2017

    Oct 2

    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.

    September 2017

    Sep 26

    Azure Load Balancer standard HA Ports

    HA Ports, a premium offering of the Azure Standard Load Balancer, is now generally available. This will enable customers to configure a single load balancing rule to process traffic from all the protocols and ports, thus enabling deployment of services or appliances in high availability mode.

    Sep 25

    Public preview: Load Balancer Standard

    Load Balancer Standard is in preview. You can use it to create load-balanced deployments with greater scale, resiliency, and ease of use for virtual machine instances inside a virtual network.

    Sep 25

    Public preview: HA Ports

    Azure Load Balancer introduces a HA Ports, a capability that enables you to load balance internal virtual network traffic on all ports for all supported protocols.

    March 2017

    Mar 22

    General availability: Multiple IP addresses per network interface

    Multiple IP addresses per network interface is generally available.

    February 2017

    Feb 9

    Public preview: Multiple IP addresses per NIC

    Multiple IP addresses per NIC is in public preview.

    September 2016

    Sep 26

    IPv6 for Azure VMs available in most regions

    Extend your application's reach with IPv6 for Azure virtual machines.

    January 2016

    Jan 29

    Preview: Log analytics for Azure Load Balancer

    Use Audit, Alert event, and Health probe logs to manage and troubleshoot Azure Load Balancer.

    October 2015

    Oct 7

    Support for IaaS under Azure Resource Manager in Australia and Brazil regions

    Support is available for Azure Compute, Network, and Storage providers under Azure Resource Manager in Australia East, Australia Southeast, and Brazil South.

    Oct 7

    Support for IaaS under Azure Resource Manager in Australia and Brazil regions

    Announcing support for Azure Compute, Network, and Storage Providers under Azure Resource Manager in Australia East, Australia Southeast, and Brazil South.

    June 2015

    Jun 30

    General availability: Azure Virtual Machine services in Azure Resource Manager

    Azure Virtual Machines, virtual networks, load balancer network interfaces, public IP addresses, network security groups, VPN gateways and Application Gateways are generally available and supported through Azure Resource Manager.

    May 2015

    May 5

    New networking features now available in all regions

    New networking features were announced at Ignite 2015, and they are available in few regions.

    April 2015

    Apr 29

    Public preview: Network Resource Provider APIs released

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

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