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September 2018

Sep 25

Linux preview support of custom virtual networks on Azure Container Instances

IN PREVIEW

You can now provision Linux containers into new or existing virtual networks with Azure Container Instances. This support is in preview for Linux in two regions: West US and West Europe.

  • Container Instances
  • Virtual Network
  • Features
Sep 24

Virtual network peering across Azure Active Directory tenants

NOW AVAILABLE

Virtual network peering is now available for virtual networks that belong to subscriptions in different Azure Active Directory tenants.

  • Virtual Network
  • Azure Active Directory
  • Features
  • Security
Sep 24

Preview: Public IP prefix

IN PREVIEW

Public IP Prefix is in preview.

  • Virtual Network
  • Features
Sep 24

Azure Virtual Network TAP

IN PREVIEW

Azure Virtual Network TAP enables you to continuously mirror traffic from a virtual network to a packet collector.

  • Virtual Network
  • Services
Sep 24

Point-to-site VPN connectivity in Virtual WAN preview

IN PREVIEW

We are pleased to announce support for point-to-site VPN in Azure Virtual WAN. A point-to-site (P2S) VPN lets you create a secure connection to your Azure Virtual WAN from an individual client computer.

  • Virtual WAN
  • Virtual Network
  • Services
Sep 24

Azure Virtual WAN now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Virtual WAN provides a simple, unified, global connectivity and security platform to allow the deployment large scale branch infrastructure. ExpressRoute provides private connectivity into the Microsoft global network.

  • Virtual WAN
  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Virtual Network
  • Services
Sep 24

OpenVPN support for Azure VPN Gateways

IN PREVIEW

Azure Virtual Network Gateways now support OpenVPN as a protocol for point-to-site clients to connect.

  • Virtual Network
  • VPN Gateway
  • Security
  • Services
Sep 4

General availability: Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Key Vault

NOW AVAILABLE

Virtual network service endpoints are generally available for Azure Key Vault in all public Azure regions.

  • Key Vault
  • Virtual Network
  • Features
  • Security

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
Aug 16

General availability: Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Database for PostgreSQL

NOW AVAILABLE

Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Database for PostgreSQL are generally available.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Virtual Network
  • Features
Aug 16

General availability: Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Database for MySQL

NOW AVAILABLE

Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Database for MySQL are generally available.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Virtual Network
  • Features

May 2018

May 30

Public preview: Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Database for PostgreSQL

Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Database for PostgreSQL are in public preview.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Virtual Network
  • Features
May 30

Public preview: Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Database for MySQL

Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Database for MySQL are in public preview.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Virtual Network
  • Features
May 9

General availability: Azure Cosmos DB Virtual Network Service Endpoints

Virtual Network Service Endpoints for Azure Cosmos DB is available in all regions of the Azure public cloud.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Virtual Network
  • Features

April 2018

Apr 30

Region expansion: Global VNet Peering

NOW AVAILABLE

Global VNet Peering is available in all Azure public regions, excluding the China, Germany, and Azure Government regions.

  • Virtual Network
  • Features
Apr 18

Region expansion: Global VNet Peering

NOW AVAILABLE

Global VNet Peering is now generally available in four additional regions: West Europe, US East 2, Southeast Asia, and Central US.

  • Virtual Network
  • Features

March 2018

Mar 30

General availability: Global VNet Peering

NOW AVAILABLE

Global VNet Peering is generally available.

  • Virtual Network
  • Features
Mar 30

General availability: Application security groups in all Azure regions

NOW AVAILABLE

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Virtual Network
  • VPN Gateway
  • Features
  • Security

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