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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.)
Deploy M-series, NV v3-series and NV v4-series Azure Virtual Machines on Azure Dedicated Hosts. This will expand the range of workloads you can run on Dedicated Hosts to include memory-intensive and graphics-intensive applications.
Media optimisation for Microsoft Teams is now available for Windows Desktop client on Windows 10 machines
Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines is now available in US Gov Virginia. It ialso available in an additional eighteen public regions around the world.
Announcing Project Bonsai, Microsoft’s machine teaching service to create intelligent industrial control systems, along with Project Moab, a new open-source balancing robot to help engineers and developers learn how to build these real-world autonomous systems.
Unify and simplify your image building process across Azure and Azure Stack using Azure VM Image Builder. It helps give you ease of use with automated image building pipeline, management for the images you have built and DevOps integration with Azure DevOps and other DevOps management solutions you use. In addition, it enables Azure integration for governance and compliance with virtual network configuration and connectivity via enterprise networking options and authentication.
Two new extensions for Visual Studio Code are now available that make it easier to work with Azure—Azure Virtual Machines and Azure Resource Groups.
ManageIQ, a Red Hat platform that allows cloud operators to manage their resources on Azure Stack Hub platforms, such as virtual machines, and track usage data, is now available in preview.
Container Registry support for Private Link and ingress firewall, a means to limit the network traffic of resources within a virtual network, is now generally available.
IoT Hub support for virtual networks is now generally available.
Azure Backup now supports Azure Virtual Machines with up to 32 attached disks.
To help organisations overcome barriers to adopting artificial intelligence (AI), Microsoft is announcing several new Responsible ML innovations in Azure Machine Learning.
See the list of enhancements and new capabilities designed to make chatbot development more productive, including the GAs of Bot Framework Composer and Virtual Assistant solution accelerators, as well as support for human hand-off scenarios.
Private Link provides private connectivity from a virtual network to Azure platform as a service (PaaS) services.
With this preview release, traffic between your Relay sender client running inside your virtual network and Azure Relay uses the Microsoft backbone network providing network isolation.
Private endpoints for Azure Storage are now generally available in the Azure Government region. Private endpoints provide secure connectivity to Azure Storage from an Azure virtual network. On-premises networks can also securely connect to a storage account using a private endpoint when that network is connected to a virtual network using Azure Express Route or VPN.
We have been listening to feedback around the need to store Azure SQL audit logs in a secure location, and are excited to announce today that writing database events via Azure SQL Auditing to an Azure storage account destination behind an Azure Virtual Network or firewall is now in general availability.
Virtual machine (VM)-level disk bursting is a new feature that enables your workloads to handle unforeseen disk traffic spikes smoothly without the need to overprovision your virtual machine. The feature is now enabled on all of Azure Lsv2-series virtual machines.
Azure Virtual Network NAT (network address translation) simplifies outbound-only Internet connectivity for virtual networks and is now generally available in the Azure Government and Azure China regions. NAT can be configured for one or more subnets of a virtual network and provides on-demand connectivity for virtual machines.
With the introduction of cross-region restore, you can now initiate restores in a secondary region at will to mitigate real downtime issues in a primary region for your environment.
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