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June 2020

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
2 Jun

Azure Dedicated Hosts now support additional Azure Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services

May 2020

29 May

Windows Virtual Desktop media optimisation for Microsoft Teams is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Media optimisation for Microsoft Teams is now available for Windows Desktop client on Windows 10 machines

  • Windows Virtual Desktop
  • Features
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
19 May

Announcing Project Bonsai and Project Moab

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Microsoft Build
19 May

Azure VM Image Builder service will be generally available Q3 2020

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Services
19 May

New Azure extensions for Visual Studio Code

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Visual Studio Code
  • Microsoft Build
  • Open Source
  • SDK and Tools
19 May

ManageIQ (formerly known as CloudForms) is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Stack Hub
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Build
19 May

Azure Container Registry support for Azure Private Link and firewall is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Container Registry
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
19 May

IoT Hub support for virtual networks is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

IoT Hub support for virtual networks is now generally available.

  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
19 May

Azure Virtual Machines—Support for backup is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup now supports Azure Virtual Machines with up to 32 attached disks.

  • Azure Backup
  • Management
  • Microsoft Build
19 May

New Responsible ML innovation in Azure Machine Learning

NOW AVAILABLE

To help organisations overcome barriers to adopting artificial intelligence (AI), Microsoft is announcing several new Responsible ML innovations in Azure Machine Learning.

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
19 May

Azure Bot Service and Bot Framework updates for Build 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Bot Service
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
  • SDK and Tools
19 May

Azure Private Link for Azure Cosmos DB now in general availability

NOW AVAILABLE

Private Link provides private connectivity from a virtual network to Azure platform as a service (PaaS) services.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
18 May

Azure Relay—Azure Private Link support for sender clients is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Features
  • Security
  • Services
14 May

Private endpoints for Azure Storage are now generally available in the Azure Government region

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
13 May

Azure SQL Auditing to storage account behind Virtual Network and firewall now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Security
13 May

Virtual machine (VM)-level disk bursting

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services
7 May

Azure Virtual Network NAT now generally available in Azure Government and Azure China

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Virtual Network
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters

April 2020

29 Apr

Cross-region restore for Azure Virtual Machines using Azure Backup

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Features

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