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    May 2019

    May 21

    Azure Monitor classic alerts retirement date extended to August 31st, 2019

    Azure Monitor classic alerts retirement date which was originally scheduled for June 30th, 2019 is being extended to August 31st, 2019 to provide customers more time to voluntarily migrate their classic alerts. You can migrate your classic alerts today using the migration tool. After August 31st, 2019 we will perform an automatic migration on your behalf.

    May 21

    Azure log integration tool deprecation

    Azure log integration (AzLog) tool will be deprecated on June 15, 2019.

    April 2019

    Apr 30

    Retire and replace specific Security Center features on July 31, 2019

    Each of the Security Center features that are being retired can be replaced with new ones, or existing features in Azure Log Analytics or Azure Sentinel Preview

    Apr 30

    The Azure US Gov Iowa region is being retired April 30, 2020

    We operate three additional US government regions, all of which provide similar or enhanced capabilities to the US Gov Iowa region, which is being retired.

    Apr 18

    Azure Traffic Manager will stop automatically enabling, disabling, or deleting endpoints for Azure Cloud Services on May 1, 2019

    Target availability: Q2 2019

    Currently, Azure Traffic Manager can automatically enable, disable, or delete endpoints when starting, stopping, or deleting the corresponding cloud service. However, this option will be retired on May 1, 2019, and you’ll need to manually enable, disable, or delete profile endpoints in Traffic Manager when starting, stopping, or deleting a cloud service. You’ll continue to be billed for the endpoints unless they are manually disabled or deleted.

    Apr 18

    Azure Automation Service Management REST APIs are being retired April 30, 2019.

    Migrate any Azure Automation Service Management REST APIs and PowerShell cmdlets for Azure Automation to Resource Manager REST APIs or the latest PowerShell cmdlets by April 30, 2019.

    Apr 8

    Cloud-based load testing features will be retired on March 31, 2020

    To continue cloud-based load testing, choose from several of our Azure partners and alternatives found in this article that are well equipped to adapt to your unique performance testing needs.

    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.

    Mar 25

    IoT Hub supports new Azure Monitor metric alerts

    Announcing the new Azure Monitor metric alerts in IoT Hub. These new metric alerts are faster and more flexible than the older classic alerts, and they're also easier to set up.

    Mar 6

    Retiring Azure Batch AI

    Microsoft made the Azure Machine Learning service generally available on Dec 4, 2018, which allows users to build, train, manage and deploy machine learning models. Because this new service has fully replaced the capabilities of Azure Batch AI Preview.

    February 2019

    Feb 23

    Azure Analysis Services web designer to be discontinued

    The Azure Analysis Services web designer will be removed from the Azure portal as early as March 1, 2019.

    Feb 4

    Azure StorSimple 5000/7000 series will no longer be supported starting July 9, 2019

    To avoid service disruptions, retire your StorSimple 5000/7000 series devices and migrate as soon as possible to an alternative solution.

    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.

    December 2018

    Dec 17

    Azure Scheduler will retire on September 30, 2019

    Move from Azure Scheduler to Azure Logic Apps by September 30, 2019

    Dec 5

    Azure Container Service Will Retire on January 31, 2020

    The Azure Container Service (ACS) will retire on January 31, 2020. Customers should begin transitioning to the Azure Kubernetes Service or other options now.

    November 2018

    Nov 30

    Move to Azure Resource Manager REST APIs for Azure SQL Database

    Azure Resource Manager is our cloud infrastructure stack that fully replaces the classic Azure Service Manager deployment model. As a result, support for Service Manager REST APIs for Azure SQL Database will be retired on December 1, 2019.

    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.