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    April 2019

    Apr 22

    General Availability: New Azure Monitor alerts experience available in Azure Government

    New Azure Monitor alerts experience is now available in Azure Government.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Alerts
    • Management
    • Services
    Apr 22

    General Availability: Azure Monitor for containers is now available in Azure China

    Azure Monitor for containers is now general available in Azure China.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Management
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    Apr 19

    Azure reservations: New experience and APIs for purchasing reservations

    Azure reservation updates include new purchase experience and APIs.

    • Features
    • Management
    • Pricing & Offerings
    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.

    • Azure Backup
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    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.

    • Features
    • Management
    • Security
    • Services

    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 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 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.

    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    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.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Management

    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.

    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    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 20

    OMS Agent for Linux February release now available

    The OMS Agent for Linux February 2019 release is now available. This release contains many stability and reliability improvements.

    • Log Analytics
    • Azure Monitor
    • Management
    Feb 11

    Azure Automation supports the Azure PowerShell Az module

    Azure Automation now supports the Azure PowerShell Az module.

    • Automation
    • Management
    • Services
    Feb 11

    Feature update: Serial console for Azure Virtual Machines

    Target availability: Q1 2019

    The serial console for Azure Virtual Machines has been updated to add VM reboot and additional fonts to choose from.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Linux Virtual Machines
    • Windows Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Management
    • Open Source
    • Operating System
    • Services
    Feb 8

    Azure Automation: Update Azure Modules runbook is open source

    The Update Azure Modules runbook is now officially open source.

    • Features
    • Management
    • Open Source
    • SDK and Tools
    Feb 7

    Azure Cost Management preview for Azure Government

    Announcing Azure Cost Management preview for Azure Government.

    • Cost Management
    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Management
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    Feb 7

    Azure Cost Management preview for pay-as-you-go

    Azure Cost Management for pay-as-you-go is now in preview.

    • Cost Management
    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Management
    • Services
    Feb 5

    Azure Storage Account Failover is now in public preview

    Azure Storage Account Failover enables customers to control when to failover their GRS and RA-GRS storage accounts from the primary to the secondary region.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Azure Resource Manager
    • Features
    • Management
    Feb 5

    Azure Portal February 2019 update

    Learn about updates made to the Azure portal for February 2019.

    • Azure Site Recovery
    • Virtual Machines
    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    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

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