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September 2018

Sep 18

General availability: Azure Availability Zones in West US 2 and North Europe

Azure Availability Zones, a high-availability solution for mission-critical applications, is now generally available in West US 2 and North Europe.

Sep 6

Azure Database Migration Service: PostgreSQL to Azure DB for PostgreSQL migrations support

The Azure Database Migration Service (DMS) provides users the ability to migrate on-premises PostgreSQL databases or PostgreSQL databases running in a virtual machine to Azure Database for PostgreSQL while the source database remains online during migration. To learn more about using DMS to perform online migrations with minimal downtime, see the article Migrate PostgreSQL to Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

Sep 6

Migration support for PostgreSQL to Azure DB for PostgreSQL

Now in preview, you can migrate PostgreSQL databases to Azure Database for PostgreSQL with minimal downtime by using the Azure Database Migration Service (DMS). Use the Azure CLI to provision an instance of the DMS service and then perform migrations from PostgreSQL on-premises or with virtual machines to Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

Sep 5

Filter VM sizes by current or previous generation

With a recent update to the virtual machine size picker, the default filter set will show current-generation virtual machine sizes only.

Sep 4

General availability: Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Key Vault

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

August 2018

Aug 30

Troubleshoot connectivity issues in a virtual network

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.

Aug 27

Cross-subscription disaster recovery for Azure virtual machines

Azure Site Recovery supports cross-subscription disaster recovery for virtual machines. You can configure DR for Azure IaaS applications to a different subscription with in the same Azure Active Directory tenant.

Aug 22

Configure just-in-time virtual machine access from the VM blade

Just-in-time virtual machine access can now be configured from the virtual machine blade (in preview) to make it even easier for you to reduce your exposure to threats.

Aug 22

Azure Database migration service support for MySQL to Azure Database for MySQL migrations

Now in preview, you can migrate MySQL databases to Azure Database for MySQL with minimal downtime by using the Azure Database migration service.

Aug 22

Support for SQL Server to Azure SQL Database online migrations

Now in preview, migrate SQL Server databases to Azure SQL Database with minimal downtime by using the Azure Database Migration Service.

Aug 22

Support for MySQL to Azure Database for MySQL online migrations

Now in preview, migrate MySQL databases to Azure Database for MySQL with minimal downtime by using the Azure Database Migration Service.

Aug 16

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

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

Aug 16

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

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

Aug 16

Improvements to meter names and impacts to Power BI content pack reporting

The Microsoft Azure Consumption Insights content pack replaces the Microsoft Azure Enterprise content pack, which will be decommissioned by October 31, 2018.

Aug 8

Instance size flexibility for Azure Reserve Virtual Machine Instances now available

Instance size flexibility is a new Azure Reserved VM Instances feature that can simplify the management of your new and existing Azure RI purchases.

Aug 8

Azure Security Center—Adaptive Application Controls now generally available

Adaptive Application Controls for Azure Security Center has two new improvements that are now generally available. First, get recommendations for new file types such as MSIs and scripts. Second, group virtual machines based on the similarity of the applications they're running.

July 2018

Jul 31

General availability: Start/Stop VMs during off-hours in Azure Automation

The Start/Stop VMs during off-hours solution in Azure Automation is generally available.

Jul 29

Azure Security Center update July 22

A recent update added Azure Security Center to the Subscription blade, added integration for Rapid7, and included JIT access directly in the VM Configuration blade.

Jul 25

Name change: End of Dv2-series VMs promotion

The previously announced Dv2-series promotion will expire on September 1, 2018.

Jul 16

Azure Virtual WAN

Azure Virtual WAN is a networking service providing optimized and automated branch-to-branch connectivity through Azure. Virtual WAN allows customers to connect their branches to each other and Azure.

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