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June 2018

Jun 22

General availability: Metrics in Azure Traffic Manager

Azure Traffic Manager provides metrics for monitoring the health status of endpoints in a profile and the amount of traffic that a profile receives. These metrics are now generally available.

September 2017

Sep 26

Azure Traffic Manager traffic view

With traffic view, Azure Traffic Manager customers will now be able to understand where their user bases are located (up to a local DNS resolver level granularity), the volume of traffic originating from these regions, and the representative latency experienced.

Sep 26

Azure Traffic Manager real user measurements

Real user measurements will enable customers to influence the routing decisions made by Azure Traffic Manager, when using the performance routing method, to provide even lower latency for their users than is currently possible.

June 2017

Jun 30

Azure Traffic Manager—Fast Failover and TCP Probing

Two new features in Azure Traffic Manager are now generally available—Fast Failover and TCP Probing.

Jun 15

General availability: Fast Failover and TCP Probing in Azure Traffic Manager

In Azure Traffic Manager, two new features related to endpoint health are now generally available: Fast Failover and TCP Probing.

March 2017

Mar 30

Traffic Manager available only in the Azure portal from April 3

Starting April 3, 2017, the Azure Traffic Manager service will be available only in the Azure portal.

April 2015

Apr 29

Public preview: Network Resource Provider APIs released

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

October 2014

Oct 28

General Availability: Traffic Manager Nested Profiles

Traffic Manager Nested Profiles enable you to create more flexible and powerful load balancing and failover schemes to support the needs of larger, more complex deployments.

September 2014

Sep 10

Azure PowerShell 0.8.8

The new release adds support for Role-based access control, SQL Database auditing support in Azure Resource Manager mode and more

June 2014

Jun 26

Traffic Manager support for weighted traffic distribution

Azure Traffic Manager’s round robin load-balancing method now supports weights.

Jun 9

Azure PowerShell 0.8.3

This PowerShell release includes updates for Web Sites, Traffic Manager, and individual cmdlets.

May 2014

May 12

Azure PowerShell 0.8.1 and 0.8.2

New support for Managed Cache, Azure Automation, Traffic Manager and the Anti-Malware Cloud Service extension.

May 12

Traffic Manager support for external endpoints

Manage traffic for endpoints that live inside or outside of Azure.

March 2014

Mar 14

Azure Traffic Manager now supports Azure Web Sites

Manage and load balance Azure Web Sites with Azure Traffic Manager. Available for all Standard websites.

January 2014

Jan 17

ISO Certification expanded to include more Azure services

Azure ISO Certification expanded to include SQL Database, Active Directory, Traffic Manager, Web Sites, BizTalk Services, Media Services, Mobile Services, Service Bus, Multi-Factor Authentication, and HDInsight.

November 2013

Nov 21

General Availability: Traffic Manager

Use Azure Traffic Manager's load-balancing capability to create applications that set the bar for responsiveness and availability.