Virtual Machines

New smaller Windows Server IaaS Image

18 May 2017

We continue to find ways to make Azure a better value for our customers. Azure Managed Disks, a new disk service launched in Feb '17, simplifies the management and scaling of Virtual Machines (VM). You can choose to create an empty Managed Disk, or create a Managed Disk from a VHD in a storage account, or from an Image as part of VM creation.

Program Manager, Azure Compute

Azure DevTest Labs updates at Build 2017

11 May 2017

Azure DevTest Labs is a commercial Azure service that enables IT admins to create a cost-controlled self-service for developers and testers to quickly create environments in Azure, while minimizing waste and optimizing cost. We announced the service GA last May, and never stop exploring more opportunities to build solutions that solve our customers’ real problems in various scenarios. Today, as Microsoft Build 2017 happening now in Seattle, I would like to take this moment with you to look back all the key functionalities we've shipped since Connect() conference last November, and explain how they can help you in various scenarios.

Sr. Program Manager, Azure DevTest Labs

Batch computing at a fraction of the price

10 May 2017

Today at Microsoft Build 2017, we are delighted to announce the public preview of a new way to obtain and consume Azure compute at a much lower price using Azure Batch – low-priority VMs. Low-priority VMs are allocated from our surplus compute capacity and are available for up to an 80% discount, enabling certain types of workloads to run for a significantly reduced cost or allowing you to do much more for the same cost.

Principal Program Manager

Introducing the Azure app public preview

10 May 2017

You can't always predict what will happen or when, but you can be prepared. The Azure mobile app helps you stay connected to your Azure resources – anytime, anywhere! Check status and critical metrics of your Azure resources, get notifications and alerts about important health issues, perform simple operations to resolve common issues, and run powerful scripts in the Azure Cloud Shell (coming soon).

Program manager