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    November 2019

    6 Nov

    Azure Shared Image Gallery now available in Azure Government and Azure China

    Azure Shared Image Gallery is now generally available in Azure Government and Azure China cloud regions.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Management
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Regions & Datacenters
    6 Nov

    Azure Shared Image Gallery now supports specialized images in preview

    Azure Shared Image Gallery now supports specialized images in preview. This feature enables you to create specialized image versions using multiple snapshots (OS disk and data disks).

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Management
    • Microsoft Ignite
    4 Nov

    Azure generation 2 virtual machines (VMs) are now generally available

    Generation 2 VMs are now generally available in Azure. New available features include Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX), support for large VMs (up to 12 TBs), and the ability to provision OS Disks sizes that exceed 2 TBs.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Features
    • Services
    4 Nov

    New Azure Dav4-series and Eav4-seriesvirtual machines are now available.

    New Azure Dav4-series and Eav4-series virtual machines (VMs) based on AMD EPYC™ are now available. They are ideal for general purpose and memory intensive workloads.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Features
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services

    October 2019

    28 Oct

    Azure Monitor’s Service Map is now available in South Central US, West US, Central US, North Central US, East Asia and Central India

    The Service Map feature of Azure Monitor is now available in South Central US, West US, Central US, North Central US, East Asia and Central India, so it’s now available in 18 public regions around the world.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Service Fabric
    • Cloud Services
    • Regions & Datacenters
    28 Oct

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in South Central US, West US, Central US, North Central US, East Asia and Central India regions

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in South Central US, West US, Central US, North Central US, East Asia and Central India. It’s available around the world in eighteen public regions.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Service Fabric
    • Cloud Services
    • Regions & Datacenters
    25 Oct

    Azure Mv2-series VMs with 12 TB memory now GA in US West 2, US East and US East 2 regions

    Azure Mv2-series Virtual Machines offering 416 vCPU and 12 TB memory configurations are now generally available in the US West 2, US East and US East 2 regions. Mv2-series VMs are certified by SAP for SAP HANA OLTP and OLAP production workloads.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Services
    25 Oct

    Azure Mv2-series VMs offering up to 12 TB memory are now GA in the Southeast Asia region

    Azure Mv2-series Virtual Machines offering up to 416 vCPU in 3 TB, 6 TB and 12 TB memory configurations are now generally available in the Southeast Asia region. Mv2-series VMs are certified by SAP for SAP HANA OLTP and OLAP production workloads.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Services
    25 Oct

    Azure Mv2-series VMs offering up to 12 TB memory are now GA in EU West and EU North regions

    Azure Mv2-series Virtual Machines offering up to 416 vCPU in 3 TB, 6 TB and 12 TB memory configurations are now generally available In the EU West and EU North regions. Mv2-series VMs are certified by SAP for SAP HANA OLTP and OLAP production workloads.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Services
    21 Oct

    Virtual Machines Dav3 Eav3 meter name changes

    Starting December 1, 2019, some meter names of the Virtual Machines Eav3/Easv3 and Dav3/Dasv3 series will change.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Services
    17 Oct

    SR-IOV availability schedule on NCv3 Virtual Machines SKU

    As part of Azure’s ongoing commitment to providing industry-leading performance, we are enabling support for all MPI types and versions, and RDMA verbs for InfiniBand-equipped virtual machines, beginning with NCv3 coming in early November 2019.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    17 Oct

    SR-IOV availability on NCv3 Virtual Machines SKU

    We are announcing enhancements to enable support for all MPI implementations and versions, and RDMA verbs for InfiniBand-equipped virtual machines, beginning with NCv3 coming in early November 2019.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    16 Oct

    Performance-optimised storage configuration for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines

    Self-installations of SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines can now benefit from performance-optimised storage configurations when they register with Resource Provider.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    15 Oct

    Updates to Azure Monitor for virtual machines (preview) before general availability release

    Updates to Azure Monitor for virtual machines (preview) will be launched in mid-November, 2019, ahead of the general availability (GA) release.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Service Fabric
    • Cloud Services
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    14 Oct

    Upcoming changes for Service Map data stored in Log Analytics

    Updates for Service Map are coming that will change where we store some of our data in Log Analytics. These updates should be completed sometime in November 2019.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Service Fabric
    • Cloud Services
    • Azure Monitor
    • Features

    September 2019

    24 Sep

    Register your SQL Server on Azure VMs self-installations with Resource Provider

    For the first time ever, you can register your self-installations of SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines with Resource Provider to unlock features and functionality previously only available with our Azure Marketplace images.

    • Virtual Machines
    • SQL Server on virtual machines
    • Features
    • Security
    18 Sep

    Azure Monitor for Azure Virtual Machines is now available in additional regions

    Azure Monitor for Azure Virtual Machines is now available in Japan East, North Europe and East US2.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Service Fabric
    • Regions & Datacenters
    18 Sep

    Service Map feature of Azure Monitor is now available in additional regions

    The Service Map feature of Azure Monitor is now available in Japan East, North Europe and East US2.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Service Fabric
    • Regions & Datacenters
    18 Sep

    M-series virtual machines (VMs) are now available in the Germany West region

    Azure M-series VMs are now available in the Germany West region. M-series VMs offer configurations with memory from 192 GB to 3.8 TiB (4 TB) RAM and are certified for SAP HANA.

    • M-series
    • Virtual Machines
    • Regions & Datacenters
    18 Sep

    M-series virtual machines VMs are now available in the Switzerland West and Switzerland North regions

    Azure M-series VMs are now available in the Switzerland West and Switzerland North regions. M-series VMs offer configurations with memory from 192 GB to 3.8 TiB (4 TB) RAM and are certified for SAP HANA.

    • M-series
    • Virtual Machines
    • Regions & Datacenters

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