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Announcing new AMD EPYC™-based Azure Virtual Machines

August 7, 2019

Microsoft is committed to giving our customers industry-leading performance for all their workloads. After being the first global cloud provider to announce the deployment of AMD EPYC™ based Azure Virtual Machines in 2017, we’ve been working together to continue bringing the latest innovation to enterprises.

Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Azure
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Announcing Azure Databricks unit pre-purchase plan and new regional availability

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Azure Databricks is a fast, easy, and collaborative Apache Spark based analytics platform that simplifies the process of building big data and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. Azure Databricks provides data engineers and data scientists an interactive workplace where they can use the languages and frameworks of their choice.

Group Product Manager, Azure Data

Introducing Azure Dedicated Host

Thursday, August 1, 2019

We are excited to announce the preview of Azure Dedicated Host, a new Azure service that enables you to run your organization’s Linux and Windows virtual machines on single-tenant physical servers. Azure Dedicated Hosts provide you with visibility and control to help address corporate compliance and regulatory requirements.

Principal Program Manager, Azure Compute

New Azure Blueprint simplifies compliance with NIST SP 800-53

Thursday, August 1, 2019

To help our customers manage their compliance obligations when hosting their environments in Microsoft Azure, we are publishing a series of blueprint samples built in to Azure. Our most recent release is the NIST SP 800-53 R4 blueprint that maps a core set of Azure Policy definitions to specific NIST SP 800-53 R4 controls.

General Manager, Azure Global

Azure Cost Management updates – July 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Whether you're a new student, thriving startup, or the largest enterprise, you have financial constraints and you need to know what you're spending, where, and how to plan for the future. Nobody wants a surprise when it comes to the bill, and this is where Azure Cost Management comes in! Learn more about the latest updates from Azure Cost Management, including an update for partners, Marketplace usage for pay-as-you-go subscriptions, saving and sharing customized views within cost analysis, and more!

Program Manager, Azure Cost Management

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