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February 2021

Feb 23

We’re retiring Azure Network Watcher Connection Monitor (classic) on 29 February 2024

Target retirement date: February 29, 2024

Transition to the new Connection Monitor in Azure Network Watcher.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Network Watcher
  • Retirements

January 2021

Jan 7

Built-in Azure Policy support for NSG Flow Logs is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Network security group (NSG) Flow Logs can now be deployed and managed using built-in Azure policies. You don't need to write your own policies to manage NSG Flow Log deployments.

  • Network Watcher
  • Azure Monitor
  • Services
  • Features

November 2020

Nov 24

Unified Connection Monitor in Network Watcher is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Connection monitor provides unified end-to-end connection monitoring capabilities for hybrid and Azure deployments. It brings together the best of Network Performance Monitor and Connection Monitor (classic).

  • Network Watcher
  • Azure Monitor
  • Services
  • 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
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features

March 2020

Mar 19

101 services at FedRAMP High as Azure Government continues expanding capacity

NOW AVAILABLE

21 new services added to FedRAMP High ATO, delivering on continued commitment to accelerating compliance for government customers

  • Archive Storage
  • Azure Blueprints
  • Cloud Shell
  • Cognitive Search
  • Azure Stack Edge
  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Azure Database Migration Service
  • Azure Dedicated HSM
  • Azure Firewall
  • Azure Managed Applications
  • Azure Resource Graph
  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Azure Cost Management and Billing
  • Network Watcher
  • Speech Services
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features
  • Compliance

February 2020

Feb 19

Unified network monitoring with connection monitor now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Network Watcher now has a new and improved connection monitor feature. Connection monitor provides unified end-to-end connection monitoring capabilities for hybrid and Azure deployments.

  • Network Watcher
  • Features
Feb 17

Azure Network Watcher is now generally available in four new regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Network Watcher is now generally available in UAE North, Switzerland North, Norway West, and Germany West Central regions.

  • Network Watcher
  • Regions & Datacenters
Feb 10

Azure Resource Manager template support for NSG flow logs

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Resource Manager now supports the deployment of network security group (NSG) flow logs through Azure Resource Manager templates.

  • Network Watcher
  • Features

January 2020

Jan 24

New support for Network Security Group flow logs, a feature of Azure Network Watcher

NOW AVAILABLE

Network Security Group (NSG) flow logs, a feature of Azure Network Watcher, now supports two new Azure Storage configurations.

  • Network Watcher
  • Services

November 2019

Nov 27

Azure Storage—Restoration of NSG flow logs retention

NOW AVAILABLE

Retention on NSG flow logs was recently disabled, however, the functionality has been restored for general purpose v2 (GPv2) accounts and Blob storage accounts. Support for general purpose v1 (GPv1) storage accounts in NSG flow logs is being deprecated and retention for them will not be restored.

  • Network Watcher
  • Services
  • Features
Nov 4

Traffic Analytics accelerated processing option

IN PREVIEW

Traffic Analytics, a cloud based network audit and compliance solution, now provides faster insights into user and application activity on cloud networks.

  • Network Watcher
  • Features

September 2019

Sep 19

Monitor bandwidth usage for all peered Azure virtual networks with ExpressRoute

NOW AVAILABLE

Monitor bandwidth use for all peered Azure virtual networks with an improvement to ExpressRoute, a capability of Network Performance Monitor.

  • Network Watcher
  • Network Performance Monitor
  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Management

July 2019

Jul 12

Network Watcher is now Generally Available in South Africa North

NOW AVAILABLE

Network Watcher is available in South Africa North region.

  • Network Watcher
  • Services
  • Management

February 2019

Feb 20

Enhancements to NSG flow logs (version 2) for Azure Network Watcher

NOW AVAILABLE

Enhancements to NSG flow logs (version 2) and traffic analytics are available in all public cloud regions.

  • Network Watcher
  • Virtual Network
  • Features
  • Compliance
  • Management

November 2018

Nov 16

Enhancements to NSG flow logs for Azure Network Watcher

NOW AVAILABLE

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
  • Features
  • Compliance
  • Management
Nov 12

Azure Network Watcher enabled by default for subscriptions that contain virtual networks

NOW AVAILABLE

We’re rolling out changes to enable Network Watcher by default for subscriptions that contain a virtual network. This will simplify and improve your network troubleshooting experience.

  • Network Watcher
  • Virtual Network
  • Services
  • Features
  • Management

August 2018

Aug 30

Troubleshoot connectivity issues in a virtual network

NOW AVAILABLE

The Virtual Network portal blade has been enhanced to troubleshoot connectivity and performance issues or continually monitor your network endpoints from virtual machines (VMs) in a virtual network.

  • Network Watcher
  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Virtual Network
  • Features

March 2018

Mar 30

General availability: Azure Network Watcher Connection Monitor in all public regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Use Azure Network Watcher Connection Monitor to monitor and troubleshoot connectivity from an Azure virtual machine to anywhere.

  • Network Watcher
  • Features

January 2018

Jan 29

General availability: Azure Network Watcher in Microsoft Azure Germany

NOW AVAILABLE

Use Azure Network Watcher to monitor, diagnose, and gain insights into network performance and health.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Network Watcher
Jan 29

General availability: Azure Network Watcher in Microsoft Azure Government

NOW AVAILABLE

Use Azure Network Watcher, to monitor, diagnose, and gain insights into network performance and health.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Network Watcher

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