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Announcing the general availability of Azure Ultra Disk Storage

August 15, 2019

Today, we are announcing the general availability (GA) of Microsoft Azure Ultra Disk Storage—a new Managed Disks offering that delivers unprecedented and extremely scalable performance with sub-millisecond latency for the most demanding Azure Virtual Machines and container workloads.

Corporate Vice President, Azure Storage, Media, and Edge
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Improving Azure Virtual Machines resiliency with Project Tardigrade

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Codenamed Project Tardigrade, this effort draws its inspiration from the eight-legged microscopic creature, the tardigrade also known as the water bear. Virtually impossible to kill, tardigrades can be exposed to extreme conditions, but somehow still manage to wiggle their way to survival.

Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Azure

Announcing the preview of GitHub Actions for Azure

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

On Thursday, August 8, 2019, GitHub announced the preview of GitHub Actions with support for Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD). Actions makes it possible to create simple, yet powerful pipelines and automate software compilation and delivery. Today, we are announcing the preview of GitHub Actions for Azure.

Principal Program Manager, Azure DevOps

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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