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    August 2019

    8 Aug

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

    July 2019

    15 Jul

    New 48vCPUs Azure Virtual Machine sizes are 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
    12 Jul

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in East and South East Australia regions

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in East Australia and South East Australia. Around the world, it is available in nine public regions.

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

    June 2019

    18 Jun

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

    May 2019

    31 May

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in West US 2

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in West US 2. Around the world, it's available in seven public regions.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Management
    • Regions & Datacenters
    30 May

    Azure Monitor for VMs has a new data set for bound ports

    The VMBoundPort data set is now available for Azure Monitor for VMs customers in all supported Log Analytics workspace regions, including East US and West Europe.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Features
    • Management
    • Security
    6 May

    Announcing Ephemeral OS Disk in Public Preview

    We are happy to announce Ephemeral OS disk in Public Preview. Ephemeral OS disks work well for stateless workloads, where applications are tolerant of individual VM failures and are more concerned about the time it takes to deploy at scale or to reimage the individual VMs.

    • Managed Disks
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Features
    6 May

    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

    25 Feb

    M-series virtual machines (VMs) are now available in the Korea South region

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

    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Regions & Datacenters

    October 2018

    22 Oct

    Azure portal October update

    The Azure portal received updates in October 2018.

    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Azure mobile app
    • Storage Accounts
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Azure Advisor
    • Service Fabric
    • Virtual WAN
    • Activity Logs
    • Azure Managed Applications
    • Automation
    • Azure SQL Database
    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Management

    September 2018

    26 Sep

    General availability: Automatic OS image upgrade in virtual machine scale sets

    It is easy to enable automatic OS image updates in Virtual machine scale sets for the most popular images.

    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Virtual Machines
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Services

    April 2018

    2 Apr

    General availability: Azure zone-redundant snapshots and images for managed disks

    Azure zone-redundant snapshots and images for Managed Disks are now generally available.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Features

    March 2018

    23 Mar

    General availability: Azure Scheduled Events

    Azure Scheduled Events helps you react to maintenance events...before they happen.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    19 Mar

    Public preview: Low-priority VMs on virtual machine scale sets

    Low-priority VMs on scale sets enable users to significantly save on costs for their fault-tolerant, flexible workloads.

    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Features
    14 Mar

    Instance Metadata Service includes support for zones and virtual machine scale sets

    Version 2017-12-01 of Instance Metadata Service is available in global Azure regions. It has support for Availability Zones and virtual machine scale sets.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Services

    February 2018

    15 Feb

    Public preview: Automatic OS image updates in virtual machine scale sets

    A new capability is in preview: automatic guest OS image updates in scale sets.

    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Features
    • Operating System

    November 2017

    16 Nov

    General availability: Azure Reserved VM Instances

    Azure Reserved VM Instances are generally available.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Pricing & Offerings

    May 2017

    10 May

    Introducing the Azure app (preview)

    With the Azure mobile app, you can check status and critical metrics of your Azure resources, get notifications and alerts, and perform simple operations to resolve common issues.

    • Alerts
    • API Management
    • App Service
    • Azure Monitor
    • Logic Apps
    • Content Delivery Network
    • Cloud Services
    • HDInsight
    • Scheduler
    • Azure Stream Analytics
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Azure DevOps
    • Web Apps
    • Management

    February 2017

    11 Feb

    General availability: Azure Managed Disks and large scale sets

    Azure Managed Disks and large scale sets are generally available.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets

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