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Azure portal October update

Published date: October 22, 2018

The following updates were made to the Azure portal in October 2018: 

Portal shell and UI

  • User experience refresh
  • Account, subscription, and directory management improvements

Quickstart Center

  • Microsoft-recommended best practices to set up your Azure environment

Compute, networking, and storage

  • Blades for virtual machine and storage account creation now in full screen
  • UI updates for virtual machine scale sets
  • Azure Advisor notifications and other integrated experiences in Azure Virtual Machines
  • Azure Service Fabric Mesh new portal experience
  • Desired State Configuration on the Virtual Machine blade
  • Virtual WAN portal experience
  • Azure Application Gateway Web Application Firewall UI updates

Management tools

  • Activity Log UI improvements
  • Managed Applications UI updates for Service Catalog
  • Managed Applications new default overview and monitoring support
  • Azure Automation with support for Python 2 runbooks


  • Azure SQL Database sign-in experience with improved visibility for the query editor
  • Azure SQL Data Warehouse maintenance window configuration

For more details, see the blog post.

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