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    July 2019

    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

    Proximity placement groups are now in preview

    A proximity placement group is an Azure Virtual Machine logical grouping capability that you can use to decrease network latency among VMs.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    12 Jul

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in East and South East Australia regions

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in East Australia and South East Australia. Around the world, it is available in nine public regions.

    • Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual machine scale sets
    • Service Fabric
    • Regions & Datacenters
    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
    • B-series
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Regions & Datacenters

    June 2019

    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
    6 Jun

    High-Performance Computing Virtual Machines are now available in West US 2, East US

    HC-series Virtual Machines, designed to provide supercomputer-grade performance and scalability with the best price-performance on the public cloud, are now generally available in West US 2 and East US.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services

    May 2019

    31 May

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in West US 2

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in West US 2. Around the world, it is available in seven public regions.

    • Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual machine scale sets
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Management
    • Regions & Datacenters
    30 May

    Azure Monitor for VMs has a new data set for bound ports

    The VMBoundPort data set is now available for Azure Monitor for VMs customers in all supported Log Analytics workspace regions, including East US and West Europe.

    • Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual machine scale sets
    • Features
    • Management
    • Security
    29 May

    Azure Mv2 Virtual Machines offering up to 6 TB memory are now generally available

    Azure Mv2-series virtual machines offering up to 208 vCPU in 3TB and 6 TB memory configurations are now available in US East and US East 2 regions. Mv2 VMs are certified by SAP for SAP HANA OLTP and OLAP production workloads.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Services
    29 May

    Azure App Configuration is now available in preview

    Azure App Configuration provides a service to centrally manage application settings and helps secure their accesses. In addition, it helps developers to ship code faster by being able to easily “flight” their features in production using feature flags.

    • App Service
    • Virtual Machines
    • App Configuration
    • Services
    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
    18 May

    Azure Virtual Machines NVv2 meter name change

    Effective 1st July 2019, the meter names for Azure Virtual Machines NVv2 will change.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Services
    14 May

    High-Performance Computing Virtual Machines are now available in South Central US, Western Europe

    HB-Series VMs are now available in South Central US, Western Europe

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Services
    13 May

    Azure Virtual Machine PowerOff now available with fast shutdown

    You can now quickly and forcefully power off (stop) your Azure VM with the new skipShutdown flag.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Linux virtual machines
    • Windows Virtual Machines
    • SDK and Tools
    9 May

    Corrected billing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse and other Azure services

    We have corrected billing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse and other Azure services that impacted EA customers only.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • HDInsight
    • Virtual Machines
    • Services
    6 May

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux BYOS images now available

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux images are now available as both BYOS and PAYG offers.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Red Hat Linux
    • Linux virtual machines
    • Microsoft Build
    • Open Source
    • Operating System
    • Pricing & Offerings
    6 May

    Azure Shared Image Gallery is now generally available

    Azure Shared Image Gallery makes it easier to manage, share and distribute custom virtual machine (VM) images in Azure. Shared Image Gallery is now generally available in all public cloud regions.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Management
    • Microsoft Build
    6 May

    Announcing Ephemeral OS Disk in Public Preview

    We are happy to announce Ephemeral OS disk in Public Preview. Ephemeral OS disks work well for stateless workloads, where applications are tolerant of individual VM failures and are more concerned about the time it takes to deploy at scale or to reimage the individual VMs.

    • Managed Disks
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual machine scale sets
    • Features
    6 May

    Azure VMware Solutions is now generally available

    Run your VMware workloads natively on Azure with Azure VMware Solutions. This new category of Azure services, now available to the public, allows you to deploy your VMware-based applications on a dedicated and bare metal infrastructure in Azure.

    • Resource Manager
    • Azure Migrate
    • ExpressRoute
    • Virtual Machines
    • Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances
    • Microsoft Build
    • Services

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