Friday, April 22, 2022
One of the biggest topics of discussion at COP26, the global climate conference held in November 2021, was how a lack of reliable and consistent measurement hampers progress on the path to Net Zero. Today, we’re sharing an important update on how Microsoft, and our datacenters, are helping to solve our part of this measurement challenge.
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
At Microsoft Ignite in November 2021, we announced the memory-optimized Ev5 Azure Virtual Machine (VM) series based on the 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Platinum 8370C processor. The Ev5 VMs are designed for memory-intensive business-critical applications, relational database servers, and in-memory data analytics workloads.
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
As we mentioned last year, 2021 was all about modernization and transition to Microsoft Customer Agreement. While many of those investments are still in the early stages, you also saw many improvements across the board – from improved management experiences to richer reporting, from more proactive alerting to many, many ways to reduce costs in Azure. Read on for a sneak peek at what's coming in 2022.
Monday, November 22, 2021
Today, we are announcing the launch of two new Microsoft datacenters in Cheyenne, Wyoming—one in Cheyenne Business Parkway and another in Bison Business Park—enabling us to expand and support the growth and demand for our digital services in our West Central US datacenter region. Cheyenne has been home to Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure services since 2012 and this expansion will enable us to continue providing services to current and new customers.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
October ushers Cost Management and Billing into a new world – from coverage of Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, and more to a new tool that helps you reduce cost and manage your on-prem licenses. You can also update your address or purchase order number on existing invoices or try an early preview of subscription cost anomaly detection. All this plus 12 new cost-saving options, 3 new videos, and 7 documentation updates. We hope you're as excited about what the future holds as we are!
Monday, September 27, 2021
This is an exciting month for organizations using Azure reservations – you can now scope your reservations to a management group for even more savings. You'll also find a new cost view optimized around the products and services you use, new previews in Cost Management Labs for scheduled emails and better multitasking, as well as 7 new savings opportunities and video and documentation updates. Read on for the details and let us know what you think!
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
June brings amortization to the cost analysis preview, says goodbye to Cloudyn, and welcomes many new ways to optimize your costs, from 5 new generally available offers and 5 new previews to 3 lower prices and 3 expanded free offers. And as always, more documentation updates. Enjoy!
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
May brings expanded coverage of two popular features: Cost allocation is now supported in all usage APIs and downloads and management group exports are now available in Azure Government. On top of this, you also have more custom date selection options in the cost analysis preview and four new generally available offers to help you save money with Azure. This plus new videos and documentation updates rounds out another great month.
Friday, May 7, 2021
As your ally in the cloud, our Azure mission is to deliver thoughtfully designed products and services that equip you to solve challenges and invent what’s next. Our ability to meet your business and innovation needs is in part due to our growth mindset—which extends from front-end user experiences to small details like graphics and icons.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
April builds on top of past releases. From an expansion of the Retail Prices API to cover non-USD currencies to a new custom date picker based on your feedback. There's also new guidance for building out your cloud architecture for enterprises and operators as well as the usual cost optimization tips, videos, and documentation updates.