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January 2021

19 Jan

The Azure Quota REST API to manage service limits (quotas) is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Use Azure REST Quota APIs to manage the service limits (quota) of Azure Virtual Machines (cores/vCPU) and Azure Machine Learning. Take advantage of this capability to query current usage and quotas for the supported resources and update these limits.

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
18 Jan

Backup for Azure Managed Disk is in limited preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2021

Azure Backup offers snapshot lifecycle management to Azure Managed Disk by automating periodic creation of snapshot and retain it for configured duration using Backup policy.

  • Managed Disks
  • Azure Backup
  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
4 Jan

NCas_T4_v3-Series VMs are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

These virtual machines are ideal to run ML and AI workloads utilizing Cuda, TensorFlow, Pytorch, Caffe, and other Frameworks or the graphics workloads using NVIDIA GRID technology.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Features

December 2020

11 Dec

HBv2-series VMs for HPC are now available in UAE North

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure’s most powerful and scalable HPC VMs, the HBv2-series, are now available in the UAE North region. Customers in this region can now run scale-out MPI workloads to tens of thousands of CPU cores.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
11 Dec

Automatic VM placement and Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets available on Dedicated Host

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure can now select the dedicated host to which your VM is deployed. Additionally, Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets can be deployed in conjunction with Dedicated Hosts.

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Virtual Machines
  • Compliance
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
11 Dec

Intel SGX based confidential computing VMs now available on Azure Dedicated Hosts

NOW AVAILABLE

The new DCsv2_Type1 Dedicated Host SKUs add confidential computing capabilities to Azure Dedicated Hosts. The DCsv2-series Azure Virtual Machines can help protect the confidentiality and integrity of your data and code while it’s processed in the public cloud. Dedicated hosts will provide further isolation from other tenants, further enhancing the isolation aspect of secure applications within confidential computing.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Security
  • Compliance
  • Services
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
9 Dec

Azure Stack Edge Virtual Machine Support is in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Stack Edge hosts Azure virtual machines so you can run your VM based IoT, AI, and business applications on an Azure appliance at your location.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure Stack Edge
  • Features

November 2020

20 Nov

Azure Shared Image Gallery--New features are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Shared Image Gallery introduces new features to copy image versions, use disks or VMs to create image versions, and export a managed from an image version.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Management
  • Features
19 Nov

Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines Guest Health is in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Announcing the Public Preview of the Guest Health feature of Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines, that monitors the health of your virtual machines and fires an alert when any of the parameters being monitored are outside the acceptable range.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Management
  • Features
12 Nov

New SAP HANA Certified Memory-Optimized Virtual Machines now available

NOW AVAILABLE

We are expanding our SAP HANA certifications, enabling you to run production SAP HANA workloads on the Edsv4 virtual machines sizes.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
11 Nov

New constrained vCPUs capable VMs now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The latest memory optimized Azure VM series Esv4, Edsv4, and Easv4 now offer new constrained vCPU VM sizes.

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

October 2020

7 Oct

New Azure Spot Virtual Machines features

IN PREVIEW

You can now access the price history of Spot Virtual Machines and the eviction rate for the past 28 trailing days in the Azure portal.

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

September 2020

30 Sep

Confidential computing nodes (DCSv2) support on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Orchestrate your container applications with hardware based isolation and data-in-use protection through Intel SGX enclaves. Supporting both enclave aware containers and confidential containers (unmodified container apps)

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Virtual Machines
  • Security
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
30 Sep

General availability: Azure Availability Zones in more regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Availability Zones are now generally available in Australia East and Canada Central.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Regions & Datacenters
23 Sep

New maintenance control features

IN PREVIEW

Increase control over maintenance operations and ensure higher availability for your business-critical applications with two new features now in preview. You can now schedule host maintenance operations in addition to the already available manual updates. Additionally, we are adding the ability for you to control when guest OS image updates on Virtual Machine Scale Sets are rolled out.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
22 Sep

Selective disks backup for Azure Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Using the Selective disks backup feature, you get an option to backup subset of the data disks in an Azure Virtual Machine.

  • Azure Backup
  • Virtual Machines
  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
22 Sep

Azure Backup support for up to 32 disks is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Backup now supports Azure Virtual Machines with up to 32 attached managed disks. 

  • Azure Backup
  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
22 Sep

New Azure Dedicated Hosts capabilities

IN PREVIEW

Azure can now select the dedicated host to which your VM is deployed. Additionally, Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets can be deployed in conjunction with Dedicated Hosts.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Microsoft Ignite
11 Sep

Azure Virtual Machines DCsv2-series are now available in Southeast Asia

NOW AVAILABLE

Confidential computing DCsv2-series virtual machines (VMs) are now available in East US, Canada Central, Canada East, Southeast Asia, UK South, West Europe, and West US 2.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Security
  • Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
9 Sep

Automatic VM guest patching is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Automatic VM guest patching provides safe and automatic patching for virtual machines to simplify update management and maintain security compliance.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Windows Virtual Machines
  • Security
  • Features

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