Updates Archives

Monthly updates for Virtual Machines: May 2019

May 31

Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in West US 2

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in West US 2. Around the world, it's available in seven public regions.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
May 30

Azure Monitor for VMs has a new data set for bound ports

NOW AVAILABLE

The VMBoundPort data set is now available for Azure Monitor for VMs customers in all supported Log Analytics workspace regions, including East US and West Europe.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
May 29

Azure Mv2 Virtual Machines offering up to 6 TB memory are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Mv2-series virtual machines offering up to 208 vCPU in 3TB and 6 TB memory configurations are now available in US East and US East 2 regions. Mv2 VMs are certified by SAP for SAP HANA OLTP and OLAP production workloads.

  • Virtual Machines
May 29

Azure App Configuration is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure App Configuration provides a service to centrally manage application settings and helps secure their accesses. In addition, it helps developers to ship code faster by being able to easily “flight” their features in production using feature flags.

  • App Service
  • Virtual Machines
  • App Configuration
May 23

GPU and HPC VM Price Promotion now available

Announcing newly discounted promotional pricing for the NCv1, NVv1, and Hv1-series VM families.

  • Virtual Machines
May 20

Generation 2 virtual machines in Azure – Public Preview

IN PREVIEW

Generation 2 (UEFI Boot) Virtual Machines available in Azure for public preview

  • Virtual Machines
May 18

Azure Virtual Machines NVv2 meter name change

Effective July 1, 2019, the meter names for Azure Virtual Machines NVv2 will change.

  • Virtual Machines
May 14

High-Performance Computing Virtual Machines are now available in South Central US, Western Europe

NOW AVAILABLE

HB-Series VMs are now available in South Central US, Western Europe

  • Virtual Machines
May 13

Azure Virtual Machine PowerOff now available with fast shutdown

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now quickly and forcefully power off (stop) your Azure VM with the new skipShutdown flag.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Windows Virtual Machines
May 9

Corrected billing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse and other Azure services

We’ve corrected billing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse and other Azure services that impacted EA customers only.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • HDInsight
  • Virtual Machines
May 6

Red Hat Enterprise Linux BYOS images now available

IN PREVIEW

Red Hat Enterprise Linux images are now available as both BYOS and PAYG offers.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Red Hat Linux
  • Linux Virtual Machines
May 6

Azure Shared Image Gallery is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Shared Image Gallery makes it easier to manage, share and distribute custom virtual machine (VM) images in Azure. Shared Image Gallery is now generally available in all public cloud regions.

  • Virtual Machines
May 6

Announcing Ephemeral OS Disk in Public Preview

IN PREVIEW

We are happy to announce Ephemeral OS disk in Public Preview. Ephemeral OS disks work well for stateless workloads, where applications are tolerant of individual VM failures and are more concerned about the time it takes to deploy at scale or to reimage the individual VMs.

  • Managed Disks
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
May 6

Azure VMware Solutions is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Run your VMware workloads natively on Azure with Azure VMware Solutions. This new category of Azure services, now available to the public, allows you to deploy your VMware-based applications on a dedicated and bare metal infrastructure in Azure.

  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Azure Migrate
  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances
  • Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple
May 6

Azure Quickstart Center enables new customers to build cloud projects with confidence

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Quickstart Center within the Azure portal enables new customers to use the self-guided approach to build cloud projects and accelerate deployment with ease.

  • Web Apps
  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure Database for MySQL
May 6

Azure Serial Console updated with VMSS support and improved language support

NOW AVAILABLE

You may now use the Serial Console feature to troubleshoot connectivity issues in both VMs and individual VMSS instances in a variety of languages.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Windows Virtual Machines

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