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October 2019

Oct 21

VNet Gateway meter name changes

NOW AVAILABLE

Effective December 1, 2019, the meter names of VNet Gateway standard, high performance, and ultra high performance will change. There won't be a pricing impact from this change, but you will need to modify billing routines that rely on names.

  • VPN Gateway
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Security
  • Services
Oct 15

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

IN PREVIEW

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
Oct 2

Azure Monitor Log Analytics—New capacity-based pricing option is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

A new capacity reservations pricing model for Azure Monitor Log Analytics is now available. With this new model, you pay a fixed fee based on the capacity tier you select for data ingestion.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Pricing & Offerings

September 2019

Sep 9

Monthly payment options are now available for Azure reservations

NOW AVAILABLE

Lower your upfront payment by selecting monthly payment options—at no additional cost—when purchasing Azure reservations.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Management
  • Pricing & Offerings
Sep 4

Reserved Capacity for Azure SQL Data Warehouse Now Available in Additional 18 Regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Today, we are announcing Reserved Capacity for SQL Data Warehouse in an additional 18 regions.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services

August 2019

Aug 21

Announcing pricing decrease for Azure App Service on the Premium plan

We are happy to announce a price reduction of an average of 35% for Linux App Service on the Premium v2 plan (pricing may vary by regional meters). This price reduction makes the decision point between hosting on a Standard App Service plan or a Premium v2 App Service plan a much simpler one.

  • App Service (Linux)
  • Web Apps Linux
  • Pricing & Offerings
Aug 20

Announcing new lower pricing for Azure Archive Storage

NOW AVAILABLE

Effective August 1, Azure Archive Storage dropped prices by up to 50% in some regions.

  • Archive Storage
  • Blob storage
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Aug 15

Microsoft Azure Ultra Disks now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Microsoft Azure Ultra Disks is the new managed disks offering which is now generally available for running data intensive business critical workloads on cloud requiring high IO performance and low latency

  • Managed Disks
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Aug 8

New AMD-based Azure VMs for general purpose and memory intensive workloads in preview

IN PREVIEW

New AMD-based Azure Dav3 and Eav3-series virtual machines – ideal for general purpose and memory intensive workloads – are now in Preview.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Aug 7

Azure Databricks Unit pre-purchase plan is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Databricks Unit (DBU) pre-purchase plan is now available, helping to make Azure the most cost-effective cloud for your workloads.

  • Azure Databricks
  • Pricing & Offerings
Aug 1

Azure Dedicated Host in Preview

IN PREVIEW

A new Azure service that provides physical servers that host one or more Azure virtual machines. The server is dedicated to your organization and workloads.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure Dedicated Host
  • Compliance
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Security
  • Services

July 2019

Jul 19

Introducing promotional pricing for the Basic Linux App Service Plan

NOW AVAILABLE

We’re excited to introduce a promotional price on the Basic app service plan for Linux, which depending on regional meters in your datacenter of choice, leads to a 66 percent price drop! In addition, we are also now offering a free App Service Plan for Linux, making starting out on App Service easier than ever!

  • App Service (Linux)
  • Web Apps Linux
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
Jul 15

New 48vCPUs Azure Virtual Machine sizes are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

New 48vCPUs sizes for the Dv3, Dsv3, Ev3, Esv3, Fsv2, and Lsv2 Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) are now available so you can better match your workload requirements.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
  • Microsoft Inspire
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Jul 15

Azure FXT Edge Filer Now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The Avere FXT Edge Filer solution is now generally available. This redesigned hardware takes advantage of Avere Systems’ software technology to accelerate network-attached storage (NAS) environments and expand access to Azure Blob storage.

  • Avere vFXT for Azure
  • Pricing & Offerings
Jul 11

Azure SQL Database published the first in the industry business continuity SLA for a relational database service

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure SQL database service has updated its service level agreement (SLA) offering guarantees for common disaster recovery metrics.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Jul 1

Introducing B12, B16 & B20 - new larger B-series VM sizes with flexible CPU usage

NOW AVAILABLE

We have released three new B-series sizes: B12ms, B16ms and B20ms. These are lower cost VMs with flexible CPU usage.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Regions & Datacenters
Jul 1

Azure Search—New storage optimized service tiers are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Storage Optimized editions, L1 & L2, are now generally available-- offering more storage at a reduced price per tier.

  • Cognitive Search
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings

June 2019

Jun 26

Azure Data Box Disk now available in Southeast Asia and Azure Government

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing Data Box Disk GA in SE Asia (Singapore) and Azure Government (US Gov Virginia)

  • Data Box Disk
  • Data Box
  • Data Box
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services
Jun 18

Azure Bastion - RDP and SSH over SSL - now available for Preview

IN PREVIEW

Fully managed service for seamless and secure RDP/SSH access to your virtual machines without public IP on the VM.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure Bastion
  • Compliance
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Security
  • Services
Jun 12

Dev/test pricing option for individual Visual Studio subscribers is now available for Azure SQL Database managed instance

Dev/test pricing option for individual Visual Studio subscribers is now available for Azure SQL Database managed instance.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services

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