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    May 2019

    May 16

    Network Security Group service tag for Azure Backup is now available

    NSG service tag for Azure Backup aims to ease the process of running backups in an environment locked down using NSGs. With this, you now have the option to simply use the ‘AzureBackup’ tag to allow outbound access to Azure Backup for your workload (SQL server) agent running inside the VM, instead of managing whitelisting of required IPs.

    May 6

    Azure Cost Management multi-cloud for AWS is in preview

    Now you can manage your AWS spend along your Azure spend in Azure Cost Management

    May 6

    Azure AD admin roles for B2C are in public preview

    Target availability: Q2 2019

    Announcing the public preview of new B2C Azure AD administrator roles for B2C tenants.

    May 6

    Azure Shared Image Gallery is now generally available

    Azure Shared Image Gallery makes it easier to manage, share and distribute custom virtual machine (VM) images in Azure. Shared Image Gallery is now generally available in all public cloud regions.

    May 6

    Azure Policy for AKS is now in public preview

    Azure Policy now has the capability of adding policy controls inside your AKS clusters including pods, namespaces and ingress

    May 6

    Group Targeting for Non-Azure Servers in Azure Update Management

    Target availability: Q2 2019

    Azure Update Management has released a new feature for public preview. Group targeting for non-Azure servers enables you to create dynamically resolved periodic update deployments for non-Azure servers.

    May 1

    Switch API preference for Log Alerts

    Log alert for Log Analytics users can now switch to the Azure compliant scheduledQueryRules API - without distruption to their monitoring.

    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 22
    Apr 19

    Azure reservations: New experience and APIs for purchasing reservations

    Azure reservation updates include new purchase experience and APIs.

    Apr 16

    Announcing Azure Backup support to move Recovery Services vaults across subscriptions and resource groups

    Announcing the GA support for move functionality for recovery services vaults where you can migrate a vault between subscriptions and resource groups with a few steps, in minimal downtime and without any data-loss of old backups. You can move RS vault and retain recovery points of protected VMs to restore to any point in time later.

    Apr 2

    Azure portal April 2019 update

    The Azure portal has been updated in the areas of IaaS, Azure Data Explorer, Security Center, Azure Site Recovery, RBAC, support, and more.

    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 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 portal March 2019 update

    Learn about updates to the Azure portal for March 2019, including Virtual Network Gateway overview page changes, new full-screen DNS Zone and Load Balancer create blades, and Azure Management Group integration with Activity Log.

    Mar 6

    New capabilities in Azure Monitor alerts

    Azure Monitor has two new capabilities: multi-resource alerts and dynamic thresholds that make it easier and scalable for you to create Azure Monitor metric alerts.

    February 2019

    Feb 26

    Introducing the Azure portal “how to” video series

    A new video weekly series highlights specific aspects of the Azure portal so you can be more efficient and productive while deploying your cloud workloads from the portal.

    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.