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March 2021

Mar 9

Azure Routing Preference is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Choice matters when it comes to cloud. Routing preference enables network service tiers for internet bound traffic, letting you to optimize for performance or cost.

  • Network Infrastructure
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
Mar 3

New orchestration mode for Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Increase the availability at scale of business-critical applications with new Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets features. Simplify workload deployment, management, and scalability with Virtual Machine Scale Sets flexible orchestration mode, now in public preview.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Mar 2

General availability: App Gateway ingress controller add-on for AKS

NOW AVAILABLE

Easily create or attach an existing Application Gateway instance to your Azure Kubernetes Service clusters.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Mar 2

General availability: Public IP per node capability in AKS

NOW AVAILABLE

Access AKS nodes directly via a public IP instead of a load balancer.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Mar 2

Azure Load Balancer support for IP-based backend pool management is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Load Balancer support for adding and removing resources from a backend pool via IP address is now generally available. This enables IP addresses to be reserved as part of a backend pool before the associated resources are created.

  • Load Balancing
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
  • Management

February 2021

Feb 15

Standard Load Balancer and IP addresses metadata now available through Azure Instance Metadata Service (IMDS)

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Instance Metadata Service (IMDS) is a mature REST API which offers metadata information regarding Networking, Storage, SKU and etc. We are now adding Load Balancer related information to the list of metadata IMDS covers.

  • Load Balancing
  • Features

January 2021

Jan 11

Public IP SKU upgrade generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure public IPs now support the ability to be upgraded from Basic to Standard SKU, enabling customers to retain the same IP address for services that require Standard IP frontends.

  • IP Addresses
  • Load Balancing
  • Features

December 2020

Dec 18

Five more free services now available in the Azure free account

NOW AVAILABLE

Free amounts of Archive Storage, Container Registry, Load Balancer, Service Bus, and VPN Gateway are now available for eligible Azure free account users, as well as and increased free amounts of Cosmos DB.

  • Services

November 2020

Nov 11

Support for Oracle WebLogic Server on Azure Kubernetes Service is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

This initial release of solutions jointly developed between Microsoft and Oracle enables you to bring your WebLogic workloads to a managed Kubernetes service on Azure.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Services
  • Features

October 2020

Oct 6

Standard Load Balancer and Public IP addresses support resource group move

NOW AVAILABLE

Standard Load Balancers and Standard Public IP addresses support cross resource group moves enabling easy management of resources at the resource group level.

  • Load Balancing
  • IP Addresses
  • Features

September 2020

Sep 22

Traffic Analytics & Diagnostics capabilities in Azure Monitor for Networks

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor for Network provides the starting point for network monitoring without any user configuration and provides access to all available network monitoring capabilities.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Network Watcher
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Preview: Azure Load Balancer now supports cross-region load balancing

IN PREVIEW

Azure Load Balancer now supports load balancing across regions based on health and latency.

  • Load Balancing
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite

August 2020

Aug 31

Upcoming changes to Standard Public IPs and Standard Load Balancers

NOW AVAILABLE

The zone related behavior in Standard Public IP address and Standard Load Balancer is being changed.

  • Load Balancing
  • Virtual Network
  • IP Addresses
  • Features

July 2020

Jul 21

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports bring-your-own control plane managed identity

IN PREVIEW

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports bring-your-own identities for the control plane managed identity.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Jul 8

Introducing Azure Load Balancer Insights using Azure Monitor for Networks

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Load Balancer customers now have instant access to a preconfigured solution for health monitoring and configuration analysis enabling rapid fault localization and informed design decisions.

  • Load Balancing
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Jul 8

Distributed network name for SQL Server on Virtual Machines is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Support for distributed network name (DNN) for SQL Server failover cluster instance (SQL FCI) on Azure IaaS with SQL Server 2019 CU2 and higher is now available.

  • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
  • Features
Jul 7

Azure Load Balancer support for IP-based backend pool management is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Load Balancer now supports adding and removing resources from a backend pool via an IPv4 or IPv6 addresses and virtual network ID. This will enable you to easily manage the containers, virtual machines, and virtual machine scale sets associated with their load balancer. It will also allow IP addresses to be reserved as part of a backend pool before the associated resources are created.

  • Load Balancing
  • Features
  • Management

June 2020

Jun 10

Azure Kubernetes Service—Integrated application gateway feature now available

IN PREVIEW

Azure Application Gateway ingress controller (AGIC), a managed, scalable, and highly available application delivery controller, is now available to use as the ingress (inbound) traffic load-balancer for Kubernetes pods within an AKS cluster.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features

May 2020

May 19

New network tier with routing preference is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Choose how your traffic routes between Azure and the internet using Azure routing preference, now available in preview. Choose either “routing via Microsoft Global Network” or “routing via ISP network (public internet)”. Egress data transfer pricing will vary based on the routing selection.

  • Services
  • Microsoft Build

April 2020

Apr 17

Automatic instance repairs for virtual machine scale sets now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Virtual machine scale sets now provide the capability to automatically repair unhealthy instances based on application health status.

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features

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