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    May 2019

    May 13

    Azure Virtual Machine PowerOff now available with fast shutdown

    You can now quickly and forcefully power off (stop) your Azure VM with the new skipShutdown flag.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Linux Virtual Machines
    • Windows Virtual Machines
    • SDK and Tools
    May 6

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux BYOS images now available

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux images are now available as both BYOS and PAYG offers.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Red Hat Linux
    • Linux Virtual Machines
    • Microsoft Build
    • Open Source
    • Operating System
    • Pricing & Offerings
    May 6

    Azure Serial Console updated with VMSS support and improved language support

    You may now use the Serial Console feature to troubleshoot connectivity issues in both VMs and individual VMSS instances in a variety of languages.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Linux Virtual Machines
    • Windows Virtual Machines
    • Microsoft Build
    • Open Source

    February 2019

    Feb 11

    Feature update: Serial console for Azure Virtual Machines

    Target availability: Q1 2019

    The serial console for Azure Virtual Machines has been updated to add VM reboot and additional fonts to choose from.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Linux Virtual Machines
    • Windows Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Management
    • Open Source
    • Operating System
    • Services

    September 2018

    Sep 17

    General availability: Serial console for Azure VMs

    Serial console for Azure VMs is generally available with new features and many bug fixes and improvements.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Linux Virtual Machines
    • Windows Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Open Source
    • Operating System
    • Services

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