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July 2019

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
Jun 12

General availability: 4 vCore Azure SQL Database managed instances on Gen5 hardware

NOW AVAILABLE

Four vCore Azure SQL Database managed instances are now available on Gen5 hardware for the General Purpose and Business Critical Service tiers.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services

May 2019

May 23

GPU and HPC VM Price Promotion now available

Announcing newly discounted promotional pricing for the NCv1, NVv1, and Hv1-series VM families.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
May 20

Generation 2 virtual machines in Azure – Public Preview

IN PREVIEW

Generation 2 (UEFI Boot) Virtual Machines available in Azure for public preview

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
May 15

Reserved instance pricing in the Dev/Test Offer

NOW AVAILABLE

Reserved instances discounts are now available for VMs and Azure SQL Database instances created in your Dev/Test offer subscriptions.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Pricing & Offerings
May 8

Azure Red Hat OpenShift now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Red Hat OpenShift, a fully managed Red Hat OpenShift service, jointly operated with Red Hat is now available.

  • Azure Red Hat OpenShift
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
  • Open Source
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
May 6

Red Hat Enterprise Linux BYOS images now available

IN PREVIEW

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

April 2019

Apr 19

Azure reservations: New experience and APIs for purchasing reservations

Azure reservation updates include new purchase experience and APIs.

  • Features
  • Management
  • Pricing & Offerings
Apr 19

Reserved Capacity Pricing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Starting today, you can now use the Azure SQL Data Warehouse Reserved Capacity pricing to reserve compute power for existing and future clusters. This option provides you savings up to 65% cDWU capacity.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Apr 11

Price reductions for Azure Container Instances are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Container Instances overall price reductions of anywhere between 35% and 50% depending on region and usage pattern.

  • Container Instances
  • Pricing & Offerings
Apr 2

Azure Search—New storage optimized service tiers are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

The new L-series tiers offer significantly more storage at a reduced cost per terabyte compared to the standard tiers. This is ideal for internal applications searching over large file repositories, archival scenarios when you have business data going back many years, or e-discovery applications.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
Apr 2

Reduced pricing for Azure AD B2C

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure AD B2C service will no longer charge for "Stored Users" starting April 1, 2019, to lower the cost of managing consumer identities.

  • Azure Active Directory B2C
  • Pricing & Offerings
Apr 1

B-series update: B1ls is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The new B1ls Azure virtual machine, which has the smallest memory and lowest cost among Azure VM instances, is now available.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings

March 2019

Mar 27

Greater storage capacity and performance with new Azure Disks SKU

NOW AVAILABLE

New Azure managed disks SKUs for Premium SSDs, Standard SSDs and Standard HDDs will reach up to 32TiB (32,767 GB). Performance will now reach up to 20,000 IOPS and 900 MBps on Premium SSD Disks

  • Pricing & Offerings
Mar 6

General Availability: Azure Lab Services

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Lab Services is now Generally Available.

  • Azure Lab Services
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Mar 6

Extended Security Updates for SQL Server 2008 are available now

NOW AVAILABLE

Extended Security Updates for SQL Server 2008 are now available for purchase

  • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
  • Pricing & Offerings

February 2019

Feb 27

General availability: Azure Lab Services

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing the general availability of Azure Lab Services.

  • Azure Lab Services
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services

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