Updates

Advancing safe deployment practices

5. februar 2020

When running IT systems on-premises, you might try to ensure perfect availability by having gold-plated hardware, locking up the server room and throwing away the key. Software wise, IT would traditionally prevent as much change as possible – avoiding applying updates to the OS and/or applications because they’re too critical, and pushing back on change requests from users.

Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Azure

Introducing maintenance control for platform updates

10. december 2019

We are taking a look at the preview of a maintenance control feature for platform updates on Azure Dedicated Host and Isolated virtual machines. Using this feature customers can take control of host updates for a period of 35-days in a rolling window. At public preview we are making CLI, PowerShell, APIs available. Portal will come later.

Senior Program Manager, Azure Compute

Introducing cost-effective increment snapshots of Azure managed disks in preview

24. september 2019

The preview of incremental snapshots of Azure managed disks is now available. Incremental snapshots are a cost-effective point-in-time backup of managed disks. Unlike current snapshots, which are billed for the full size, incremental snapshots are billed for the delta changes to disks since the last snapshot.

Principal Program Manager, Azure Managed Disks