Virtual Machines

Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) nearing end-of-life

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" has been with us from the beginning, since we first embarked on the journey to support Linux virtual machines in Microsoft Azure. But as its five-year support cycle is nearing an end in April 2017 we must now move on and say "goodbye" to Precise.

Senior Program Manager, Azure

Cloud migration and disaster recovery of load balanced multi-tier applications

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Support for Azure virtual machines availability sets has been a highly anticipated capability by many Azure Site Recovery customers. Today, I am excited to announce that Azure Site Recovery now supports creating failed over virtual machines in an availability set.

Senior Program Manager, Cloud + Enterprise

Availability of migration of ExpressRoute for Classic to Resource Manager IaaS Migration

Monday, April 10, 2017

Today, we are pleased to announce that customers using ExpressRoute can also migrate their Virtual Networks (including all the VMs in the VNET) to Azure Resource Manager without downtime. The instructions on how to do this can be found at Migrate ExpressRoute circuits and associated virtual networks from the classic to the Resource Manager deployment model.

Program Manager, Azure Compute