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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
  • Features
  • Management
  • Security
  • Services
Dec 4

Azure Backup simplifies data protection and protects against ransomware.

NOW AVAILABLE

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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

NOW AVAILABLE

See updates to the Azure portal in November 2018.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Marketplace
  • Recovery Services
  • Azure SQL Database
  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • 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

Target retirement date: August 31, 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

NOW AVAILABLE

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
  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Management
Oct 19

Deprecating older versions of the Azure API Management REST API

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2019

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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
Oct 15

Limited public preview: Premium blobs in the Azure portal

IN PREVIEW

You can create and manage premium blob storage accounts from the Azure portal. This preview is available in the US East 2, US Central, and US West regions.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Storage Accounts
  • Blob storage
  • Features
  • Management
Oct 4

Deprecation of preview API versions for Azure Database for PostgreSQL

Target availability: Q4 2018

For Azure Database for PostgreSQL, all customers who use the preview APIs must switch to the new API version by December 1, 2018.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Management
Oct 4

Deprecation of preview API versions for Azure Database for MySQL

Target availability: Q4 2018

For Azure Database for MySQL, all customers who use the preview APIs must switch to the new API version by December 1, 2018.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Management

September 2018

Sep 27

Public preview: Azure Cost Management

IN PREVIEW

Azure Cost Management is in preview. It can help you understand how and where you're accruing costs in the cloud, and how to keep costs down.

  • Cost Management + Billing
  • Management
Sep 26

Preview of AzureRM.Automation cmdlets

IN PREVIEW

We have released a preview version of the AzureRM.Automation cmdlets. This version contains new cmdlets for the Update Management and Source Control features.

  • Management
  • SDK and Tools
Sep 21

Update Management: Pre/post tasks, dynamic groups, and update inclusion

IN PREVIEW

Update Management now supports dynamic groups, pre/post tasks, and inclusion lists.

  • Automation
  • Features
  • Management
  • Services

August 2018

Aug 29

Updates to file support and Windows services tracking in Change Tracking and Inventory

NOW AVAILABLE

New support has been added for more powerful tracking of Windows files, file content tracking and differencing, and adjustable Windows Service collection frequency.

  • Automation
  • Log Analytics
  • Features
  • Management
  • Services
Aug 28

OMS portal moving to Azure portal

Target availability: Q1 2019

With Azure portal now providing a more holistic, end-to-end management experience, we will retire the OMS portal on January 15, 2019.

  • Management
Aug 16

Update Management: Reboot control

NOW AVAILABLE

Many customers have asked for the ability to control when reboots occur when installing new updates. To address this feedback, Update Management has added a new option for update deployments. When…

  • Features
  • Management
Aug 13

Add HTTPS probes to standard load balancers from the Azure portal

The Azure portal has built-in support to add HTTPS probes to standard load balancers.

  • Load Balancer
  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Features
  • Management

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