The following updates were made to the Azure portal in January 2019:
New Azure portal home page
Shared time range for tiles on dashboards
Azure Container Instances
New start functionality
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
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
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
The Virtual Network blade in the Azure portal has been enhanced to troubleshoot connectivity and performance issues or continually monitor your network endpoints from virtual machines (VMs) in a virtual network. You can:
Check for connectivity between source (VM) and destination (VM, URI, FQDN, IP address).
Identify configuration issues that are affecting reachability.
Provide hop-by-hop paths from source to destination; hop-by-hop latency; minimum, maximum, and average latency between source and destination; and a topology (graphical) view from source to destination.
Customers can easily run scripts on an Azure VM directly from the Azure portal without having to connect to the machine. You can run either PowerShell scripts or Bash scripts and you can even troubleshoot a machine that has lost connection to the network.
New offerings include the general availability of the Azure GDPR Data Subject Request (DSR) portal, Azure Policy, Compliance Manager for GDPR, Data Log Export, and the Azure Security and Compliance Blueprint for GDPR.
We are making available the public preview of the create subscription experience in the Azure portal. This capability will directly align with the the ability to create multiple enterprise subscriptions using the Create Subscription API. This experience is fully integrated in the Azure portal and will enable you to quickly get an EA subscription created without any programming.