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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
Apr 24

General availability: Virtual network flow logs

NOW AVAILABLE

Gain visibility of IP traffic flowing through your virtual networks

  • Network Watcher
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure Virtual Network Manager
  • Services
  • Features

March 2024

Mar 19

Microsoft open sources Retina: A cloud-native container networking observability platform

NOW AVAILABLE

The Microsoft's Azure Container Networking team is announcing Retina, a cloud-native container networking observability platform that enables Kubernetes users, admins, and developers to visualize, observe, debug, and analyze Kubernetes’ workload traffic irrespective of Container Network Interface (CNI), operating system (OS), and cloud.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Network Watcher
  • Open Source
  • Services
  • Features

November 2023

Nov 16

General availability: Integration of Azure Monitor Agent support with Connection Monitor

NOW AVAILABLE

Integration of Azure Monitor Agent support in Connection Monitor for monitoring connectivity across ARC enabled endpoints as sources and destinations

  • Network Watcher
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features

March 2023

Mar 1

General availability: New enhanced connection troubleshoot

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Network Watcher announces enhanced connection troubleshoot helping resolve network connectivity issue comprehensively along with actionable insights

  • Azure Monitor
  • Network Watcher
  • Features

October 2022

Oct 12

Public preview: Azure resource topology

IN PREVIEW

Enhancing network and resource health visualization with unified and dynamic topology across subscriptions, regions, and resource groups.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Network Watcher
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Oct 12

Public preview: Integration of Azure Monitor Agent with Connection Monitor

IN PREVIEW

Integration of Azure Monitor Agent support in Connection Monitor for monitoring connectivity to ARC enabled endpoints.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Network Watcher
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features

June 2022

Jun 8

Public preview: Connection Monitor Support for virtual machine scale sets

IN PREVIEW

Azure Network Watcher Connection Monitor announces support for virtual machine scale sets which enables faster performance monitoring and network troubleshooting through connectivity checks.

  • Network Watcher
  • Features
Jun 8

Public preview: Network Watcher packet capture support for virtual machine scale sets

IN PREVIEW

Azure Network Watcher packet capture announces support for virtual machines scale sets. This is as an out of the box, on-demand capability, enabling faster diagnostics and troubleshooting of networking issues.

  • Network Watcher
  • Features

July 2021

Jul 21

General availability: Public IP information and inter-zone traffic among many new insights in Traffic Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Network Watcher Traffic Analytics solutions is used to monitor network traffic. It now provides WHOIS and Geographic data for all Public IPs interacting with your deployments and further adds DNS domain, threat type & threat description for Malicious IPs. Now, it also supports inter-zone traffic and VMSS level traffic insights.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Network Watcher
  • Features
Jul 21

General availability: Built-in Azure Policy support for Network Watcher Traffic Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

Traffic Analytics can now be enabled using Built-in Azure Policy, thus improving your deployment experience. Now organizations can enforce org wide standards and manage traffic monitoring at scale using these policies.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Network Watcher
  • Features

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
  • 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
  • AI Enrichment
  • Azure Stack Edge
  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Azure Database Migration Service (classic)
  • Azure Dedicated HSM
  • Azure Firewall
  • Azure Managed Applications
  • Azure Resource Graph
  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Microsoft Cost Management
  • Network Watcher
  • Azure AI Speech
  • 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

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