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May 2019

May 6

Azure Policy for AKS is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Azure Policy
  • Management
May 6

Group Targeting for Non-Azure Servers in Azure Update Management

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Features
  • Management
  • Services
May 1

Switch API preference for Log Alerts

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Management
  • Services

April 2019

Apr 23

Public Preview: Resource Change History API

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Resource Graph
  • Compliance
  • Management
  • SDK and Tools
Apr 22

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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

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.

  • Features
  • Management
  • Security
  • Services

March 2019

Mar 28

New tool available to migrate from classic monitoring alerts

Target retirement date: June 30, 2019

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

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
  • 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

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
  • 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

NOW AVAILABLE

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

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

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Automation now supports the Azure PowerShell Az module.

  • Automation
  • Management
  • Services
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
  • Features
  • Management
  • Open Source
  • Operating System
  • Services
Feb 8

Azure Automation: Update Azure Modules runbook is open source

NOW AVAILABLE

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

IN PREVIEW

Announcing Azure Cost Management preview for Azure Government.

  • Cost Management + Billing
  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Management
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services

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