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    February 2019

    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

    January 2019

    Jan 25

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

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

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Azure Monitor
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    Jan 25

    Azure Monitor for containers: January updates

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

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Azure Monitor
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    Jan 15

    Azure portal January 2019 update

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

    • Container Instances
    • Management
    • Services

    December 2018

    Dec 6

    Azure portal December 2018 update

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

    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Virtual Machines
    • Security Center
    • Azure Site Recovery
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    Dec 4

    Azure Backup simplifies data protection and protects against ransomware.

    Azure Backup is simple to use because it’s a modern software-as-a-service application built into the platform to give you the latest updates while reducing management.

    • Azure Backup
    • Management

    November 2018

    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.

    • Network Watcher
    • Virtual Network
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Management
    Nov 13

    Azure Network Watcher enabled by default for subscriptions that contain virtual networks

    We’re rolling out changes to enable Network Watcher by default for subscriptions that contain a virtual network. This will simplify and improve your network troubleshooting experience.

    • Network Watcher
    • Virtual Network
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    Nov 7

    Azure portal November 2018 update

    See updates to the Azure portal in November 2018.

    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Marketplace
    • Recovery Services
    • Azure SQL Database
    • Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Management
    • Services
    Nov 5

    OMS Agent for Linux November release now available

    The OMS Linux Agent November 2018 release is now available. This release contains many stability and installation success improvements.

    • Management

    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.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Alerts (Classic)
    • Alerts
    • Metrics
    • Application Insights
    • Compliance
    • Management
    • Retirements
    • Services
    Oct 22

    Azure portal October update

    The Azure portal received updates in October 2018.

    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Azure mobile app
    • Storage Accounts
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Azure Advisor
    • Service Fabric
    • Virtual WAN
    • Activity Log
    • Azure Managed Applications
    • Automation
    • Azure SQL Database
    • Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Management
    Oct 19

    Deprecating older versions of the Azure API Management REST API

    Older versions of the Azure API Management REST API are being deprecated and will be retired on October 1, 2019.

    • API Management
    • Features
    • Management
    • SDK and Tools
    Oct 18

    General availability: Metric alerts for logs

    Metric alerts for logs are generally available, enabling use of metric alerts for popular logs ingested by Log Analytics workspaces.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Log Analytics
    • Alerts
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services

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