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April 2019

Apr 2

Azure portal April 2019 update

NOW AVAILABLE

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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
Mar 18

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

NOW 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
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
Mar 6

New capabilities in Azure Monitor alerts

IN PREVIEW

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

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
Feb 20

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Network Watcher
  • Virtual Network
Feb 20

OMS Agent for Linux February release now available

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
Feb 11

Azure Automation supports the Azure PowerShell Az module

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Automation now supports the Azure PowerShell Az module.

  • Automation
Feb 11

Feature update: Serial console for Azure Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

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
Feb 8

Azure Automation: Update Azure Modules runbook is open source

NOW AVAILABLE

The Update Azure Modules runbook is now officially open source.

Feb 7

Azure Cost Management preview for Azure Government

IN PREVIEW

Announcing Azure Cost Management preview for Azure Government.

  • Cost Management + Billing
  • Microsoft Azure portal
Feb 7

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

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Cost Management + Billing
  • Microsoft Azure portal
Feb 5

Azure Storage Account Failover is now in public preview

IN 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
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
Feb 1

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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

January 2019

Jan 25

Public preview: Azure Monitor for containers support for AKS-engine

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor for containers support for AKS-engine is available in public preview.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Azure Monitor
Jan 25

Azure Monitor for containers: January updates

NOW AVAILABLE

We're updating the Azure Monitor for containers agent to enhance reliability and performance for the agent.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Azure Monitor
Jan 15

Azure portal January 2019 update

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Container Instances

December 2018

Dec 6

Azure portal December 2018 update

NOW AVAILABLE

Learn about updates made available to the Azure portal for December 2018.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Virtual Machines
  • Security Center
  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Security

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