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September 2018

Sep 24

IKEv1 and OpenVPN support for Azure VPN Gateways

Azure Virtual Network Gateways now support IKEv1 in VpnGw1/2/3 SKUs. Azure Virtual Network Gateways now also support OpenVPN as a protocol for point-to-site clients to connect.

Sep 24

Zone-redundant VPN and ExpressRoute virtual network gateways generally available

Zone-redundant VPN and ExpressRoute virtual network gateways are now generally available. This physically and logically separates them across different availability zones, protecting your on-premises network connectivity to Azure from zone-level failures. Additionally, we have made fundamental performance improvements including reducing the deployment time to create a virtual network gateway.

March 2018

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.

October 2017

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.

September 2017

Sep 26

P2S VPN for Macs and AD Domain Authentication for P2S VPN

Azure Networking announces the general availability of P2S VPN for Macs and AD Domain authentication for P2S VPN.

June 2017

Jun 30

New generation of VPN Gateways

To improve your Azure VPN experience, we're going to introduce a new generation of VPN gateways with better performance, a better SLA, and at the same price as our older gateways.

October 2016

Oct 14

General availability: UltraPerformance Gateway tier for Azure ExpressRoute

UltraPerformance Gateway connects a virtual network to an Azure ExpressRoute circuit and provides five times the network throughput of HighPerformance Gateway.

October 2015

Oct 7

Support for IaaS under Azure Resource Manager in Australia and Brazil regions

Support is available for Azure Compute, Network, and Storage providers under Azure Resource Manager in Australia East, Australia Southeast, and Brazil South.

Oct 7

Support for IaaS under Azure Resource Manager in Australia and Brazil regions

Announcing support for Azure Compute, Network, and Storage Providers under Azure Resource Manager in Australia East, Australia Southeast, and Brazil South.

September 2015

Sep 29

Office 365, Azure Government Cloud, Resource Manager templates, simplified billing

Announcing updates to Office 365, Azure Government Cloud, Resource Manager templates, and simplified billing.

June 2015

Jun 30

General availability: Azure Virtual Machine services in Azure Resource Manager

Azure Virtual Machines, virtual networks, load balancer network interfaces, public IP addresses, network security groups, VPN gateways and Application Gateways are generally available and supported through Azure Resource Manager.

May 2015

May 4

Azure Standard VPN Gateway

We’ve announced a new Azure Virtual Private Network (VPN) Gateway that allows you to connect your virtual network via ExpressRoute and site-to-site VPN.

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