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    September 2019

    Sep 17

    Azure Firewall updates—September 2019

    Here are the Azure Firewall updates for September 2019. - Azure Firewall is now generally available in China. - Azure Firewall is now ISO compliant.

    • Azure Firewall
    • Compliance
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    Sep 16

    Azure Private Link is now available in preview

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Connect to services in your Azure virtual networks more securely and privately with Azure Private Link, now available in preview.

    • Virtual Network
    • Storage Accounts
    • Azure Data Lake Storage
    • Azure SQL Database
    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Security
    • Services
    Sep 4

    Azure Blueprints—NIST SP 800-53 R4 blueprint release is now live

    NIST SP 800-53 R4 is now live as a built-in blueprint in Azure Blueprints.

    • Azure Blueprints
    • Compliance
    • Management

    August 2019

    Aug 1

    Azure Dedicated Host in Preview

    A new Azure service that provides physical servers that host one or more Azure virtual machines. The server is dedicated to your organization and workloads.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Security
    • Services

    June 2019

    Jun 18

    Azure Bastion - RDP and SSH over SSL - now available for Preview

    Fully managed service for seamless and secure RDP/SSH access to your virtual machines without public IP on the VM.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Virtual Network
    • Azure Bastion
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Security
    • Services

    May 2019

    May 31

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in West US 2

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in West US 2. Around the world, it's available in seven public regions.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Management
    • Regions & Datacenters
    May 6

    Regulatory Compliance Dashboard in Azure Security Center is now generally available

    Regulatory Compliance Dashboard in Azure Security Center is now generally available

    • Security Center
    • Compliance
    • Security
    • Services

    April 2019

    Apr 23

    Public Preview: Resource Change History API

    With the last 14 days of resource changes, the public preview of the new Change History capability within the Azure Resource Graph API enables you to find when changes were detected on an Azure Resource Manager property and see what properties changed as part of that change event.

    • Azure Resource Graph
    • Compliance
    • Management
    • SDK and Tools
    Apr 5

    Japanese Era Update - April 2019

    A new Japanese era and its associated calendar begin on May 1, 2019. Microsoft as a company has been planning and preparing for the required changes for some time.

    • Compliance
    Apr 2

    Video Indexer is now ISO, SOC, HiTRUST, FedRAMP, HIPAA, PCI certified

    Video Indexer has received new certifications to fit with enterprise certification requirements.

    • Video Indexer
    • Compliance

    March 2019

    Mar 28

    New tool available to migrate from classic monitoring alerts

    Classic alerts are scheduled to retire, and now you can automatically migrate them to the new Azure Monitor platform.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Alerts (Classic)
    • Application Insights
    • Compliance
    • Management
    • Retirements
    • Services
    Mar 26

    Video Indexer is now ISO, SOC, HiTRUST, FedRAMP, HIPAA, PCI certified

    Video Indexer has received new certifications to fit with enterprise certification requirements.

    • Video Indexer
    • Compliance
    Mar 18

    Azure Backup SQL Servers running in Azure Virtual Machines is now generally available

    Target availability: Q1 2019

    Learn about this pay-as-you-go service that uses native SQL backup and restore APIs to provide a comprehensive solution to backup SQL servers running in Azure IaaS VMs.

    • Azure Backup
    • Virtual Machines
    • SQL Reporting
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Management
    Mar 15

    Azure Security Center update: Secure score for compliance metrics

    Use secure score to evaluate your security posture in Azure Security Center.

    • Security Center
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Security
    • Services

    February 2019

    Feb 20

    Enhancements to NSG flow logs (version 2) for Azure Network Watcher

    Enhancements to NSG flow logs (version 2) and traffic analytics are available in all public cloud regions.

    • Network Watcher
    • Virtual Network
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Management
    Feb 1

    Extend alerts created in the Azure Government cloud's OMS portal to Azure

    Azure Government customers who use the OMS portal can now extend their log query–based alerts to the Azure portal.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Log Analytics
    • Alerts
    • Compliance
    • Management
    • Retirements
    • Services

    January 2019

    Jan 28

    Azure DNS: Getting ready for DNS Flag Day

    Domains hosted on any Microsoft DNS service, including Azure DNS and Traffic Manager, will continue to work after DNS Flag Day. Customers don't need to take any action at this time.

    • Azure DNS
    • Traffic Manager
    • Compliance
    • Services
    Jan 23

    Preview refresh: Azure Backup supports PowerShell and ACLs for Azure Files

    You can now retain your backup of Azure Files shares for 10 years by using Azure Backup and PowerShell.

    • Azure Backup
    • Storage Accounts
    • File Storage
    • Compliance

    November 2018

    Nov 26

    General availability: Zone-redundant SQL databases and elastic pools in additional regions

    Zone-redundant SQL databases and elastic pools are now generally available in two additional regions: West Europe and South-East Asia.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Compliance
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    Nov 26

    Japanese Era Update

    On May 1, 2019, a new Japanese era and associated calendar will begin. Microsoft is preparing for these changes.

    • Compliance

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