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    September 2018

    Sep 24

    OpenVPN support for Azure VPN Gateways

    Azure Virtual Network Gateways now 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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