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    August 2019

    21 Aug

    Help protect large data disks Azure Site Recovery

    Protect large data disks of up to 8 TB in size with Azure Site Recovery.

    • Azure Site Recovery
    • Management
    15 Aug

    Microsoft Azure Ultra Disks now generally available

    Microsoft Azure Ultra Disks is the new managed disks offering which is now generally available for running data-intensive business critical workloads on cloud requiring high IO performance and low latency

    • Managed Disks
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    13 Aug

    Announcing Azure Backup limited public preview support for large disks up to 30 TB size

    Today, we are announcing the limited public preview of larger and more powerful Azure Managed Disks of up to 30 TiB size. This preview provides production-level support for managed virtual machines.

    • Azure Backup
    • Features
    • Services
    9 Aug

    Disaster recovery of Azure Disk Encryption-enabled virtual machines

    Azure Site Recovery now supports disaster recovery for Azure Disk Encryption-enabled virtual machines without Azure Active Directory app.

    • Azure Site Recovery
    • Features
    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

    30 Jul

    GPU Optimised Visualisation VMs now available in South Central US, West US, West Europe and North Europe Azure Regions

    NVv3-Series VMs are now available in South Central US, West US, West Europe and North Europe Azure regions.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    23 Jul

    Azure portal July 2019 feature update

    This month, Azure portal updates include updates to Azure Security Center, the ability to use ephemeral OS disks on Azure VMs, sending Windows diagnostics data to Azure Monitor and more.

    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Features
    23 Jul

    Azure Site Recovery: Support released for large disks (up to 8 TB)

    You can now protect large data disks of up to 8 TB in size with Azure Site Recovery.

    • Azure Site Recovery
    • Features
    • Services
    11 Jul

    Azure Ephemeral OS Disk is now generally available

    Announcing the general availability of the Ephemeral OS disk, which enables faster reimaging of your VMs to its original state as well as enabling you to create thousands of VMs at scale with Shared Image Gallery.

    • Features
    • Services
    1 Jul

    Introducing B12, B16 & B20 – new larger B-series VM sizes with flexible CPU usage

    We have released three new B-series sizes: B12ms, B16ms and B20ms. These are lower-cost VMs with flexible CPU usage.

    • Virtual Machines
    • B-series
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Regions & Datacenters

    June 2019

    26 Jun

    Azure Data Box Disk is now available in Southeast Asia and Azure Government

    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
    19 Jun

    Enable replication for added Azure VM data disks

    May 2019 – Site Recovery supports enabling replication for data disks added to Azure VMs already enabled for disaster recovery.

    • Azure Site Recovery
    • Features
    12 Jun

    Enhanced experience for Azure Advisor security recommendations

    Manage your Security Center recommendations through Advisor UI, API, CLI or PowerShell. Remediate recommendations quickly with bulk actions. Follow more than 20 new best-practice recommendations for availability, performance and cost.

    • Azure Advisor
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services

    May 2019

    20 May

    Generation 2 virtual machines in Azure - Public Preview

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

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    14 May

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

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

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Services
    8 May

    Ordered Clustered Columnstore Indexes for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now in preview

    Columnstore is a key enabler for storing and efficiently querying large amounts of data.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    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

    April 2019

    22 Apr

    Azure Batch updates now available

    Here are the latest new or enhanced capabilities for Azure Batch, available now.

    • Batch
    • Features
    10 Apr

    Azure Data Box Disk now available in Japan and Korea

    Announcing availability of Data Box Disk in Japan and Korea

    • Data Box Disk
    • Data Box
    • Regions & Datacenters
    2 Apr

    Azure portal April 2019 update

    The Azure portal has been updated in the areas of IaaS, Azure Data Explorer, Security Center, Azure Site Recovery, RBAC, support and more.

    • Features
    • Management
    • Security
    • Services

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