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    May 2019

    May 6

    Regulatory Compliance Dashboard in Azure Security Center is now generally available

    Regulatory Compliance Dashboard in Azure Security Center is now generally available

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Mar 15

    Azure Security Center update: Secure score for compliance metrics

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Nov 26

    Japanese Era Update

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

    Nov 16

    Enhancements to NSG flow logs for Azure Network Watcher

    Enhancements to NSG flow logs (version 2) are available in the West Central US region. They include per-flow throughput statistics.

    Nov 14

    Azure Bot Service enforcing transport layer security (TLS) 1.2

    On December 4, 2018, the Azure Bot Service will require all connections to be secured using transport layer security (TLS) 1.2.

    Nov 10

    Azure Policy now audits applications installed inside virtual machines

    Azure Policy Guest Configuration provides the capability to audit settings inside VMs on Azure. The newest policy offers the ability to check for known applications installed inside VMs on Azure.

    Nov 1

    Azure Stack—FedRAMP High documentation now available

    FedRAMP High documentation is now available for Azure Stack customers.

    October 2018

    Oct 23

    Classic alerts in Azure Monitor to retire in June 2019

    The classic alerting and monitoring functionality in Azure Monitor is scheduled for retirement.

    September 2018

    Sep 24

    Public preview: Guest Configuration feature for Azure Policy

    A new feature is in preview for Azure Policy. Azure customers now have native tooling that offers visibility inside virtual machines to server and application settings across their subscriptions.

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