Azure Virtual Machine PowerOff now available with fast shutdown
Published date: 13 May, 2019
The Azure Compute Virtual Machines API has now been updated to allow users to forcefully skip the graceful shutdown period when executing a power-off command. This may be useful in situations where a VM may need to be quickly powered off and the risk for data loss or corruption can be ignored. To use this feature, ensure the skipShutdown flag is added to your API or SDK calls.
More details are available at:
Azure VM PowerOff API reference