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July 2020

1 Jul

Virtual machine scale sets—Automatic image upgrades for custom images now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Virtual machine scale sets now provide the ability to automatically deploy new versions of custom images to scale set virtual machines.

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features

June 2020

25 Jun

Ephemeral OS disks for Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) now support additional VM sizes

IN PREVIEW

You now have the ability to store ephemeral OS disks on the VM temp or resource disk in addition to the VM cache (in preview).

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

Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines is now in preview in US Gov Arizona

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines is now available in preview in US Gov Arizona. It ialso available in an additional eighteen public regions around the world.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Service Fabric
  • Cloud Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
15 Jun

New Azure Virtual Machines for general purpose and memory intensive workloads now in preview

IN PREVIEW

The new D v4-series and E v4-series Azure Virtual Machines feature the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8272CL custom processor, which can achieve up to 3.4 Ghz all core turbo frequency. The D v4-series and E v4-series virtual machines (VMs) don’t provide any temporary storage. The D v4-series and Ds v4-series virtual machine sizes can meet the requirements associated with most general-purpose workloads. The E v4-series and Es v4-series VMs offer up to 504 GiB of RAM and are ideal for various memory-intensive enterprise applications.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
2 Jun

New Azure Virtual Machines with high-performance local SSD are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The new Dd v4-series and Ed v4-series Azure Virtual Machines feature the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8272CL custom processor. The Dd v4-series and Dds v4 virtual machine (VM) sizes are well suited for applications that benefit from low latency, high-speed local storage (up to 2,400 GiB.) The Edv4-series and Edsv4-series VM sizes are ideal for various memory-intensive enterprise applications and feature up to 504 GiB of RAM, in addition to high-performance local SSD storage (up to 2,400 GiB.)

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

May 2020

26 May

Azure Monitor for VMs is now in preview in US Gov Virginia

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines is now available in US Gov Virginia. It ialso available in an additional eighteen public regions around the world.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Service Fabric
  • Cloud Services
  • Regions & Datacenters

April 2020

17 Apr

Automatic instance repairs for virtual machine scale sets now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Virtual machine scale sets now provide the capability to automatically repair unhealthy instances based on application health status.

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
14 Apr

Virtual machine scale sets—Automatic image upgrades for custom images

IN PREVIEW

Virtual machine scale sets now provides the ability to automatically deploy new versions of custom images to scale set virtual machines.

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
2 Apr

Azure Spot Virtual Machines are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Buy unused compute capacity at deep discounts and run interruptible workloads at scale with Azure Spot Virtual Machines.

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

March 2020

5 Mar

Automatic instance repairs for Azure virtual machine scale sets now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure virtual machine scale sets now provide the capability to automatically repair unhealthy instances based on application health status.

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
4 Mar

Virtual machine scale sets now simpler to manage

NOW AVAILABLE

Manage virtual machine scale sets more effectively by specifying the order in which virtual machines (VMs) are deleted or by protecting one or more VMs in a scale set from specific actions or by receiving notifications regarding VM deletions.

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
  • Services

January 2020

1 Jan

Azure Bastion now generally available in East US 2 and West US 2

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Bastion is now generally available in two more Azure public cloud regions—East US 2 and West US 2. We'll continue to add more regions going forward.

  • Azure Bastion
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Compliance
  • Features
  • Management
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • SDK and Tools
  • Security
  • Services

December 2019

17 Dec

Serial console for Azure Virual Machines now available in US Government Cloud

IN PREVIEW

Serial console is now available in preview in the Azure US Government Cloud, allowing customers in the government-only clouds to access the serial console of their VMs or virtual machine scale set instances.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Windows Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
  • Management
  • Open Source
  • Operating System
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services
17 Dec

Azure Monitor for VMs now stores data in dedicated data types

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor for virtual machines (VMs) now stores computer-related and process-related data in dedicated data types, making it simpler to query against as well as offering quicker data ingestion.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Service Fabric
  • Cloud Services
  • Features
17 Dec

Azure Service Map now stores data in dedicated data types

NOW AVAILABLE

Service Map now stores computer-related and process-related data in dedicated data types, making it simpler to query against as well as offering quicker data ingestion.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Cloud Services
  • Service Fabric
  • Features
3 Dec

Azure Spot VMs now in Preview

IN PREVIEW

Buy unused compute capacity at deep discounts and run interruptible workloads at scale with Azure Spot VMs now in Preview.

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

November 2019

4 Nov

Azure generation 2 virtual machines (VMs) are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Generation 2 VMs are now generally available in Azure. New available features include Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX), support for large VMs (up to 12 TBs) and the ability to provision OS Disks sizes that exceed 2 TBs.

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

New virtual machine scale sets capabilities are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

New virtual machine scale sets features simplify the management of virtual machines while improving their runtime and performance capabilities.

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Services
4 Nov

New Azure Dav4-series and Eav4-series virtual machines are now available.

NOW AVAILABLE

New Azure Dav4-series and Eav4-series virtual machines (VMs) based on AMD EPYC™ are now available. They are ideal for general purpose and memory intensive workloads.

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

October 2019

28 Oct

Azure Monitor's Service Map is now available in South Central US, West US, Central US, North Central US, East Asia and Central India

NOW AVAILABLE

The Service Map feature of Azure Monitor is now available in South Central US, West US, Central US, North Central US, East Asia and Central India, so it is now available in eighteen public regions around the world.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Service Fabric
  • Cloud Services
  • Regions & Datacenters

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