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    October 2019

    Oct 15

    Updates to Azure Monitor for virtual machines (preview) before general availability release

    Updates to Azure Monitor for virtual machines (preview) will be launched in mid-November, 2019, ahead of the general availability (GA) release.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Service Fabric
    • Cloud Services
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Oct 14

    Upcoming changes for Service Map data stored in Log Analytics

    Updates for Service Map are coming that will change where we store some of our data in Log Analytics. These updates should be completed sometime in November, 2019.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Service Fabric
    • Cloud Services
    • Azure Monitor
    • Features

    September 2019

    Sep 18

    Azure Monitor for Azure Virtual Machines is now available in additional regions

    Azure Monitor for Azure Virtual Machines is now available in Japan East, North Europe, and East US2.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Service Fabric
    • Regions & Datacenters
    Sep 18

    Service Map feature of Azure Monitor is now available in additional regions

    The Service Map feature of Azure Monitor is now available in Japan East, North Europe, and East US2.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Service Fabric
    • Regions & Datacenters

    August 2019

    Aug 8

    New AMD-based Azure VMs for general purpose and memory intensive workloads in preview

    New AMD-based Azure Dav3 and Eav3-series virtual machines – ideal for general purpose and memory intensive workloads – are now in Preview.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services

    July 2019

    Jul 15

    New 48vCPUs Azure Virtual Machine sizes are now available

    New 48vCPUs sizes for the Dv3, Dsv3, Ev3, Esv3, Fsv2, and Lsv2 Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) are now available so you can better match your workload requirements.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Features
    • Microsoft Inspire
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    Jul 12

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in East and South East Australia regions

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in East Australia and South East Australia. Around the world, it is available in nine public regions.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Service Fabric
    • Regions & Datacenters

    June 2019

    Jun 18

    Azure Bastion - RDP and SSH over SSL - now available for Preview

    Fully managed service for seamless and secure RDP/SSH access to your virtual machines without public IP on the VM.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Virtual Network
    • Azure Bastion
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Security
    • Services

    May 2019

    May 31

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in West US 2

    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
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Management
    • Regions & Datacenters
    May 30

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

    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
    • Features
    • Management
    • Security
    May 6

    Announcing Ephemeral OS Disk in Public 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
    • Features
    May 6

    Azure Serial Console updated with VMSS support and improved language support

    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
    • Microsoft Build
    • Open Source

    February 2019

    Feb 25

    M-series virtual machines (VMs) are now available in the Korea South region

    Azure M-series VMs are now available in the Korea South region. M-series VMs offer configurations with memory from 192 GB to 3.8 TiB (4 TB) RAM and are certified for SAP HANA.

    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Regions & Datacenters

    October 2018

    Oct 22

    Azure portal October update

    The Azure portal received updates in October 2018.

    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Azure mobile app
    • Storage Accounts
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Azure Advisor
    • Service Fabric
    • Virtual WAN
    • Activity Log
    • Azure Managed Applications
    • Automation
    • Azure SQL Database
    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Management

    September 2018

    Sep 26

    General availability: Automatic OS image upgrade in virtual machine scale sets

    It is easy to enable automatic OS image updates in Virtual machine scale sets for the most popular images.

    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Virtual Machines
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Services

    April 2018

    Apr 2

    General availability: Azure zone-redundant snapshots and images for managed disks

    Azure zone-redundant snapshots and images for Managed Disks are now generally available.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Features

    March 2018

    Mar 23

    General availability: Azure Scheduled Events

    Azure Scheduled Events helps you react to maintenance events...before they happen.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    Mar 19

    Public preview: Low-priority VMs on virtual machine scale sets

    Low-priority VMs on scale sets enable users to significantly save on costs for their fault-tolerant, flexible workloads.

    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Features
    Mar 14

    Instance Metadata Service includes support for zones and virtual machine scale sets

    Version 2017-12-01 of Instance Metadata Service is available in global Azure regions. It has support for Availability Zones and virtual machine scale sets.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Services

    February 2018

    Feb 15

    Public preview: Automatic OS image updates in virtual machine scale sets

    A new capability is in preview: automatic guest OS image updates in scale sets.

    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Features
    • Operating System

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