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May 2019

30 May

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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
29 May

Azure Mv2 Virtual Machines offering up to 6 TB memory are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Mv2-series virtual machines offering up to 208 vCPU in 3TB and 6 TB memory configurations are now available in US East and US East 2 regions. Mv2 VMs are certified by SAP for SAP HANA OLTP and OLAP production workloads.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
29 May

Azure App Configuration is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure App Configuration provides a service to centrally manage application settings and helps secure their accesses. In addition, it helps developers to ship code faster by being able to easily “flight” their features in production using feature flags.

  • App Service
  • Virtual Machines
  • App Configuration
  • Services
23 May

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
20 May

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
18 May

Azure Virtual Machines NVv2 meter name change

Effective July 1, 2019, the meter names for Azure Virtual Machines NVv2 will change.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
14 May

High-Performance Computing Virtual Machines are now available in South Central US, Western Europe

NOW AVAILABLE

HB-Series VMs are now available in South Central US, Western Europe

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Services
13 May

Azure Virtual Machine PowerOff now available with fast shutdown

NOW AVAILABLE

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
9 May

Corrected billing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse and other Azure services

We’ve corrected billing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse and other Azure services that impacted EA customers only.

  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • HDInsight
  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
6 May

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
6 May

Azure Shared Image Gallery is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Shared Image Gallery makes it easier to manage, share and distribute custom virtual machine (VM) images in Azure. Shared Image Gallery is now generally available in all public cloud regions.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Management
  • Microsoft Build
6 May

Announcing Ephemeral OS Disk in Public Preview

IN 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 VMware Solutions is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Run your VMware workloads natively on Azure with Azure VMware Solutions. This new category of Azure services, now available to the public, allows you to deploy your VMware-based applications on a dedicated and bare metal infrastructure in Azure.

  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Azure Migrate
  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple
  • Microsoft Build
  • Services
6 May

Azure Quickstart Center enables new customers to build cloud projects with confidence

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Quickstart Center within the Azure portal enables new customers to use the self-guided approach to build cloud projects and accelerate deployment with ease.

  • Web Apps
  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Microsoft Build
  • Services
6 May

Azure Serial Console updated with VMSS support and improved language support

NOW AVAILABLE

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

April 2019

1 Apr

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

18 Mar

Azure Backup SQL Servers running in Azure Virtual Machines is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2019

Learn about this pay-as-you-go service that uses native SQL backup and restore APIs to provide a comprehensive solution to backup SQL servers running in Azure IaaS VMs.

  • Azure Backup
  • Virtual Machines
  • SQL Reporting
  • Compliance
  • Features
  • Management
6 Mar

M-series virtual machines (VMs) are now available in the China North 2 region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure M-series VMs are now available in the China North 2 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 Machines
  • Regions & Datacenters
6 Mar

Threat intelligence-based filtering for Azure Firewall is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Threat intelligence-based filtering for Azure Firewall is now available in preview. The addition of the Threat Intelligence feed to the filtering capabilities expands both the options to alert and deny traffic from or to known malicious IP addresses and domains.

  • Virtual Network
  • Azure Firewall
  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Services

February 2019

11 Feb

Feature update: Serial console for Azure Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

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

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