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    March 2018

    Mar 30

    General availability: Application security groups in all Azure regions

    Application security groups are generally available in all Azure public cloud regions. This feature provides security micro-segmentation for your virtual networks in Azure.

    • Virtual Network
    • Features
    Mar 22

    General availability: Standard Load Balancer

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

    • Load Balancer
    • Virtual Network
    Mar 22

    General availability: Disable BGP route propagation for virtual network routes

    If you're connecting your virtual network by using Azure ExpressRoute or VPN gateways, you can disable routing through BGP by simply adding a property in your route tables.

    • ExpressRoute
    • Virtual Network
    • VPN Gateway
    • Features

    February 2018

    Feb 8

    General availability: Virtual Network Service Endpoints for Azure SQL Database

    Virtual Network Service Endpoints for Azure SQL Database is generally available in all Azure regions.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Virtual Network

    January 2018

    Jan 31

    General availability: Virtual Network Service Endpoints and Firewalls for Azure Storage

    "Virtual Network Service Endpoints" and "Firewalls and Virtual Networks for Azure Storage" are generally available in all regions in the Azure public cloud and Azure Government.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Virtual Network
    Jan 15

    General availability: Service tags for NSGs

    Service tags for NSGs are generally available.

    • Virtual Network
    • Features
    Jan 9

    General availability: Augmented rules for NSGs

    Augmented security rules for NSGs are generally available.

    • Virtual Network
    • Features
    Jan 9

    Public preview: Application security groups in all regions

    Application security groups in public preview are available in all regions.

    • Virtual Network
    • Features
    • Management

    December 2017

    Dec 19

    General availability: Azure CNI plug-in

    Azure CNI allows your containers to be part of an Azure Virtual Network and leverage the rich set of capabilities that a virtual network offers.

    • Virtual Network
    • Features

    October 2017

    Oct 27

    Public preview expansion: VNet Service Endpoints and Storage Firewalls and Virtual Networks

    The public previews for Virtual Network Service Endpoints and Firewalls and Virtual Networks for Azure Storage have been expanded to include all regions in the Azure public cloud.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Virtual Network
    • Regions & Datacenters
    Oct 16

    Azure Global Virtual Network peering now available

    Azure Global Virtual Network peering is now available. This allows you to peer virtual networks in different Azure regions to build a global private network in Azure.

    • Virtual Network
    • Features
    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.

    • Network Watcher
    • ExpressRoute
    • Load Balancer
    • Virtual Network
    • VPN Gateway
    • Application Gateway
    • Features

    September 2017

    Sep 26

    Public preview: Global VNet Peering

    Global VNet Peering is in preview.

    • Virtual Network
    • Features
    Sep 26

    Virtual Network service endpoints in Azure SQL Database

    Announcing the public preview of Virtual Network service endpoints in Azure SQL Database.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Virtual Network
    • Features
    Sep 25

    Public preview: application security groups, service tags, augmented security rules

    Application security groups, service tags, and augmented security groups are currently in preview.

    • Virtual Network
    • Features
    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.

    • Load Balancer
    • Virtual Network
    • Features
    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.

    • Load Balancer
    • Virtual Network
    • Features
    Sep 25

    Public preview: Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Storage and SQL Database

    We are announcing the public preview of Virtual network service endpoints.

    • Virtual Network
    • Features

    April 2017

    Apr 18

    General availability: Dual network interfaces for all Azure VMs

    Every virtual machine in Azure now supports at least two network interfaces.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Network
    • Features

    March 2017

    Mar 22

    General availability: Multiple IP addresses per network interface

    Multiple IP addresses per network interface is generally available.

    • Load Balancer
    • Virtual Network
    • Features

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