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    April 2019

    Apr 18

    Azure Traffic Manager will stop automatically enabling, disabling, or deleting endpoints for Azure Cloud Services on May 1, 2019

    Target availability: Q2 2019

    Currently, Azure Traffic Manager can automatically enable, disable, or delete endpoints when starting, stopping, or deleting the corresponding cloud service. However, this option will be retired on May 1, 2019, and you’ll need to manually enable, disable, or delete profile endpoints in Traffic Manager when starting, stopping, or deleting a cloud service. You’ll continue to be billed for the endpoints unless they are manually disabled or deleted.

    January 2019

    Jan 28

    Azure DNS: Getting ready for DNS Flag Day

    Domains hosted on any Microsoft DNS service, including Azure DNS and Traffic Manager, will continue to work after DNS Flag Day. Customers don't need to take any action at this time.

    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.