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    October 2019

    2 Oct

    Azure Monitor Log Analytics – New capacity-based pricing option is now available

    A new capacity reservations pricing model for Azure Monitor Log Analytics is now available. With this new model, you pay a fixed fee based on the capacity tier you select for data ingestion.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Pricing & Offerings

    September 2019

    9 Sep

    Monthly payment options are now available for Azure reservations

    Lower your upfront payment by selecting monthly payment options – at no additional cost – when purchasing Azure reservations.

    • Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances
    • Azure SQL Database
    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Management
    • Pricing & Offerings
    4 Sep

    Reserved Capacity for Azure SQL Data Warehouse now available in additional 18 regions

    Today, we are announcing Reserved Capacity for SQL Data Warehouse in an additional 18 regions.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services

    August 2019

    21 Aug

    Announcing pricing decrease for Azure App Service on the Premium plan

    We are happy to announce a price reduction of an average of 35% for Linux App Service on the Premium v2 plan (pricing may vary by regional meters). This price reduction makes the decision point between hosting on a Standard App Service plan or a Premium v2 App Service plan a much simpler one.

    • App Service (Linux)
    • Web Apps Linux
    • Pricing & Offerings
    20 Aug

    Announcing new lower pricing for Azure Archive Storage

    From 1 August, Azure Archive Storage dropped prices by up to 50% in some regions.

    • Archive Storage
    • Blob Storage
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    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
    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
    7 Aug

    Azure Databricks Unit pre-purchase plan is now available

    Azure Databricks Unit (DBU) pre-purchase plan is now available, helping to make Azure the most cost-effective cloud for your workloads.

    • Azure Databricks
    • Pricing & Offerings
    1 Aug

    Azure Dedicated Host in preview

    A new Azure service that provides physical servers that host one or more Azure virtual machines. The server is dedicated to your organisation and workloads.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Azure Dedicated Host
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Security
    • Services

    July 2019

    19 Jul

    Introducing promotional pricing for the Basic Linux App Service Plan

    We’re excited to introduce a promotional price on the Basic app service plan for Linux, which, depending on regional meters in your data centre of choice, will lead to a 66 per cent price drop! In addition, we are also now offering a free App Service Plan for Linux, making starting out on App Service easier than ever!

    • App Service (Linux)
    • Web Apps Linux
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    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
    15 Jul

    Azure FXT Edge Filer now available

    The Avere FXT Edge Filer solution is now generally available. This redesigned hardware takes advantage of Avere Systems’ software technology to accelerate network-attached storage (NAS) environments and expand access to Azure Blob storage.

    • Avere vFXT for Azure
    • Pricing & Offerings
    11 Jul

    Azure SQL Database published the first-in-the-industry business continuity SLA for a relational database service

    Azure SQL database service has updated its service-level agreement (SLA) offering guarantees for common disaster recovery metrics.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • 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
    • 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
    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
    12 Jun

    Dev/test pricing option for individual Visual Studio subscribers is now available for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

    Dev/test pricing option for individual Visual Studio subscribers is now available for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    12 Jun

    General availability: 4 vCore Azure SQL Database Managed Instances on Gen5 hardware

    Four vCore Azure SQL Database Managed Instances are now available on Gen5 hardware for the General Purpose and Business Critical Service tiers.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services

    May 2019

    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

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

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings

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