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August 2018

Aug 22

Azure DevTest Labs: Public environment repository in labs

We're releasing a public repository of Azure Resource Manager templates for each lab.

July 2018

Jul 24

Azure DevTest Labs: Configure mandatory artifacts for your lab

In DevTest Labs, you can set a list of mandatory artifacts that will be applied on every machine created within your lab.

Jul 3

Azure DevTest Labs: Auto-fill virtual machine username and password

When you create a virtual machine as a lab user, the username and password for the machine are now pre-filled.

Jul 3

Azure DevTest Labs: Auto-fill virtual machine name

When you create a virtual machine as a lab user, the name of the machine is now pre-filled with an unique, automatically generated name.

May 2018

May 15

Azure DevTest Labs: Resize a lab virtual machine

You can resize a lab virtual machine in Azure DevTest Labs.

April 2018

Apr 25

Azure DevTest Labs: Redeploy a lab virtual machine

You can redeploy a lab virtual machine so that you don't waste time troubleshooting your remote desktop connection or application access to a Windows-based Azure virtual machine.

Apr 10

Azure DevTest Labs available in Azure Government

Azure DevTest Labs is available in Azure Government.

February 2018

Feb 5

Azure DevTest Labs: Hortonworks image available in your lab

When you're creating a VM in your lab, you can select a Hortonworks image.

January 2018

Jan 29

Azure DevTest Labs: Set expiration date for a lab announcement

You can set an expiration date and time for a lab announcement, so you don't have to manually remove the announcement later.

December 2017

Dec 1

Azure DevTest Labs: Enable custom images with licensing terms

As a lab user, you can now create a custom image from a licensed image (Data science, Bitnami, Kali Linux).

November 2017

Nov 27

Azure DevTest Labs: Post customized announcements to your lab

In DevTest Labs, you can post announcements to notify users about recent changes or additions to your lab.

October 2017

Oct 30

Azure DevTest Labs: Kali Linux image available in your lab

You can select a Kali Linux image when you're creating a VM in your lab.

Oct 10

Azure DevTest Labs: Set access rights to an environment resource group

You can now set Contributor access rights on a resource group that contains your environment, so that you have the flexibility of modifying your environment objects.

Oct 9
Oct 6

Azure DevTest Labs: New action to restart a Lab VM

You can restart your lab virtual machines by using the Restart button.

Oct 5

Azure DevTest Labs: Unclaim a VM and return it to the claimable pool

You can unclaim a VM and return it to the claimable pool for reuse.

September 2017

June 2017

Jun 14

Azure DevTest Labs: January 2016 update

New features are available in Azure DevTest Labs, including the capability to apply artifacts to an existing lab VM, better support for artifact repository management, more Resource Manager template support and samples, and premium storage support.

May 2017

May 31

Azure DevTest Labs: Changes in exporting custom image VHD files

Azure DevTest Labs now generates managed images, instead of VHD files, when you select to create custom images from a VM. You can still export custom image VHD files.

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