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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.
Announcing exciting updates that improve the user experience in the Azure portal
Now you can manage your AWS spend along your Azure spend in Azure Cost Management
Target availability: Q2 2019
Announcing the public preview of new B2C Azure AD administrator roles for B2C tenants.
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.
Azure Policy now has the capability of adding policy controls inside your AKS clusters including pods, namespaces and ingress
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.
Log alert for Log Analytics users can now switch to the Azure compliant scheduledQueryRules API - without distruption to their monitoring.
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.
New Azure Monitor alerts experience is now available in Azure Government.
Azure Monitor for containers is now general available in Azure China.
Azure reservation updates include new purchase experience and APIs.
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.
The Azure portal has been updated in the areas of IaaS, Azure Data Explorer, Security Center, Azure Site Recovery, RBAC, support, and more.
Classic alerts are scheduled to retire, and now you can automatically migrate them to the new Azure Monitor platform.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enhancements to NSG flow logs (version 2) and traffic analytics are available in all public cloud regions.