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January 2023

19 Jan

Public Preview: Azure App Health Extension - Rich Health States

IN PREVIEW

Application Health Extension, Rich Health States allows for more detailed health reporting on your VM applications.

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features

October 2022

21 Oct

Continuous delivery setting of Azure VMSS will be retired on 31 March, 2023 – Use Azure DevOps to create pipelines

Target retirement date: March 31, 2023

Start using Azure Pipelines by 31 March, 2023 instead of Azure Portal to create Continuous delivery pipelines for Azure Virtual Machine Scale Set

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Retirements
12 Oct

Public preview: New Azure Virtual Machine Scale Set and Spot Virtual Machines capabilities

IN PREVIEW

You can now include standard VMs and Spot VMs in the same Azure Virtual Machine Scale Set. New VM-series are now supported with Virtual Machine Scale Sets flexible orchestration mode.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Features
10 Oct

General availability: New Azure proximity placement groups feature

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now use the new optional parameter "intent" to specify the VM sizes and zone intended for the proximity placement group.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services
  • Features

August 2022

30 Aug

Public preview: Ephemeral OS disks supports host-based encryption using customer managed key

IN PREVIEW

Create Ephemeral VMs with customer managed key encryption types for host-based encryption.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Managed Disks
  • Features

June 2022

7 Jun

General availability: Trusted launch support for virtual machines using Ephemeral OS disks

NOW AVAILABLE

Trusted launch virtual machine (VM) support for VMs using Ephemeral OS disks improves the security of generation 2 VMs in Azure.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Managed Disks
  • Features

May 2022

11 May

Generally available: Azure Compute Gallery support for trusted launch Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Compute Gallery now allows you to create and share custom images for Trusted launch virtual machines

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Management
  • Features

April 2022

4 Apr

Public preview: Arm64-based Azure VMs can deliver up to 50% better price-performance

IN PREVIEW

New general-purpose and memory-optimized Azure Virtual Machines, which feature Ampere Altra Arm-based processors, deliver even better price-performance than comparable x86-based Azure Linux Virtual Machines.

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

March 2022

15 Mar

Public preview: Trusted launch support for Virtual Machines using Ephemeral OS disks

IN PREVIEW

Trusted launch virtual machine (VM) support for VMs using Ephemeral OS disks improves the security of generation 2 VMs in Azure.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Managed Disks
  • Features

November 2021

16 Nov

Public preview: Run Command – Execute PowerShell or shell scripts on Virtual Machines and Scale Sets

IN PREVIEW

The updated Run Commands are now management orientated, allows to run multiple scripts, track their progress and define Run Command resources in ARM templates to automate VM deployments.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
15 Nov

Public preview: VM Applications – Manage and deploy applications to Virtual Machines and Scale Sets

IN PREVIEW

With VM Applications, you can create and securely store application packages in an Azure Compute Gallery. Package management is greatly simplified with logical grouping and versioning capabilities and packages can be shared with other users in your organization, across subscriptions, and tenants.

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

October 2021

28 Oct

General availability: Ephemeral OS disks for Azure VMs support additional VM sizes

NOW AVAILABLE

You now can choose where to store Ephemeral OS disks, either in VM temp disk or on VM cache. This enables Ephemeral OS disks to be created on more VM sizes that have sufficient temp disks.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Managed Disks
  • Features

September 2021

7 Sep

Public preview: Automatic scaling with Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets flexible orchestration mode

IN PREVIEW

This release provides improved quality and simplified Azure customer experience, giving you the opportunity to combine the functionality of Availability Sets and Virtual Machine Scale Sets.

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Features

June 2021

17 Jun

General availability: Maintenance control for Virtual Machine Scale Sets OS image upgrades

NOW AVAILABLE

Take control of OS image upgrades on your virtual machine scale sets by using the new maintenance control feature. Now you can update at the time chosen by you with all the safety checks in place.

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Management
  • Features

May 2021

25 May

General availability: Run Enterprise Java with Red Hat JBoss EAP for Azure Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Marketplace offers to run JBoss EAP on Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Machine Scale Sets are now available. Customers can quickly move existing Java EE/Jakarta EE workloads to the cloud with limited code changes.

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

April 2021

1 Apr

Public preview: Backup and restore of Azure VM Scale Sets with flexible orchestration is now supported

IN PREVIEW

Azure virtual machine scale sets provide the management capabilities for applications that run across many VMs, automatic scaling of resources and load balancing of traffic. Scale set orchestration modes allow you to have greater control over how virtual machine instances are managed by the scale set.

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Azure Backup
  • Management
  • Features

March 2021

3 Mar

Improve Azure Spot Virtual Machines runtime and simulate evictions with new features in public preview

IN PREVIEW

New Azure Spot Virtual Machines capabilities – ‘try & restore’ and REST APIs to simulate VM evictions - are now in public preview.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Services
  • Features

February 2021

16 Feb

Automatic Azure VM extension upgrade capabilities now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Automatic extension upgrade provides safe and automatic upgrades for extensions on Azure virtual machines and virtual machine scale sets, keeping your environments more secure and up to date.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Security
  • Features

December 2020

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
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Compliance
  • Features
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
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Compliance
  • Services
  • Features

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