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As Azure continues to grow, we want to keep you informed—so that we can plan for the future together. This product roadmap is the place to find out what’s new and what’s coming next. Let us know what you think by providing feedback and voting on items. You can also subscribe to notifications, so you’ll always be the in the know.

Automation and configuration for virtual machines

Date updated: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Azure Automation includes three new enterprise-grade capabilities for managing virtual machines—update management, inventory, and change tracking.

  • Now available
  • Virtual Machines

Azure Backup now supports BEK encrypted Azure virtual machines

Date updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Azure Backup now supports backup and restore of Azure virtual machines encrypted using Bitlocker Encryption Key(BEK) for managed or unmanaged disks.

  • Now available
  • Backup
  • Virtual Machines

Azure Virtual Machine's Serial Console

Date updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

With Azure Virtual Machine's Serial Console, you can debug both with direct serial-based access and fix these issues with the tiniest of effort.

  • In preview
  • Developer
  • IT Pro
  • ITI
  • Open Source

Azure Virtual Machine's serial console feature now available

Date updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Use Azure Virtual Machine's serial console to debug both with direct serial-based access and fix these issues with minimal effort.

  • In preview
  • Developer
  • IT Pro
  • ITI
  • Open Source

M-Series virtual machines now available

Date updated: Friday, December 8, 2017

The highest performing Azure virtual machines (VMs) to date, the M-Series, are now available.

  • Now available
  • Virtual Machines

ND and NCv2 virtual machines now available

Date updated: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

ND and NCv2 virtual machines (VMs), as announced at Build 2017, are now available.

  • Now available
  • Virtual Machines

Azure Virtual Machines - New Dv3 and Ev3 VM sizes

Date updated: Friday, July 21, 2017

We're excited to announce the general availability of our new Dv3 virtual machine sizes. We're also changing the naming for the high memory D sizes (D11-D14) to become the Ev3 family. 

  • Now available
  • Virtual Machines

Azure Virtual Machines B-Series

Date updated: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The B-Series of virtual machines offer a cost-effective way to deploy workloads that burst in their performance, but don't require continuous full performance of the CPU.

  • In preview
  • Virtual Machines

Av2-series and F-series virtual machines in Azure Stack

Date updated: Monday, February 12, 2018

We're working on bringing Av2-series and F-series virtual machines (VM) to Azure Stack.

  • In development
  • Azure Stack
  • Azure Stack - Infrastructure

Display virtual machines prices in Azure Stack portal

Date updated: Monday, February 12, 2018

Work is currently in development to allow Azure Stack operators the ability to configure the virtual machine pricing and display it in the Azure Stack portal.

  • In development
  • Azure Stack
  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure Stack - Infrastructure

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