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    March 2019

    Mar 18

    Azure Backup SQL Servers running in Azure Virtual Machines is now generally available

    Target availability: Q1 2019

    Learn about this pay-as-you-go service that uses native SQL backup and restore APIs to provide a comprehensive solution to backup SQL servers running in Azure IaaS VMs.

    Mar 6

    M-series virtual machines (VMs) are now available in the China North 2 region

    Azure M-series VMs are now available in the China North 2 region. M-series VMs offer configurations with memory from 192 GB to 3.8 TiB (4 TB) RAM and are certified for SAP HANA.

    Mar 6

    Threat intelligence-based filtering for Azure Firewall is now available in preview

    Threat intelligence-based filtering for Azure Firewall is now available in preview. The addition of the Threat Intelligence feed to the filtering capabilities expands both the options to alert and deny traffic from or to known malicious IP addresses and domains.

    February 2019

    Feb 11

    Feature update: Serial console for Azure Virtual Machines

    Target availability: Q1 2019

    The serial console for Azure Virtual Machines has been updated to add VM reboot and additional fonts to choose from.

    Feb 7

    New Lsv2 Azure virtual machines (VMs) for big data, databases, and data warehousing are now generally available

    New Lsv2 Azure virtual machines, which have been optimized for high-throughput and high-IOPS workloads, are now generally available.

    Feb 7

    M-series virtual machines (VMs) are now available in Australia Central 2 region

    Azure M-series VMs are now available in the Australia Central 2 region. M-series VMs offer configurations with memory from 192 GB to 3.8 TiB (4 TB) RAM and are certified for SAP HANA.

    Feb 5

    January 2019

    Jan 23

    M-series virtual machines (VMs) are now available in Australia Central region.

    M-series virtual machines (VMs) offer configurations with memory from 192 GB to 3.8 TiB (4 TB) RAM and are certified for SAP HANA.

    December 2018

    Dec 6

    Disaster recovery for virtual machines deployed in Availability Zones to another region

    You can now replicate and fail over virtual machines deployed in Availability Zones to other regions by using Azure Site Recovery. This capability is generally available in all regions that support Availability Zones.

    Dec 6

    November 2018

    Nov 14

    New H-series Azure VMs for HPC workloads are in preview

    Two new H-series (HB and HC) Azure Virtual Machines for High-Performance Computing (HPC) workloads now in preview.

    October 2018

    Oct 31

    M-Series VMs are now available in East Asia regions

    Azure M-Series virtual machines are now available in the East Asia regions.

    Oct 31

    M-Series VMs are now available in Canada Central and Canada East regions

    Azure M-Series virtual machines are now available in the Canada Central and Canada East regions.

    Oct 31

    Approve and audit support access requests to VMs using Customer Lockbox for Azure

    Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Azure helps customers control and audit a Microsoft support engineer’s access to compute workloads on Azure that may contain customer data.

    Oct 2

    Disaster recovery for Azure Disk Encryption–enabled virtual machines

    You can replicate virtual machines, enabled for encryption through the Azure Active Directory app, from one Azure region to another region.

    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.

    Sep 26

    Azure Virtual Machine Image Builder available in private preview

    Azure Virtual Machine (VM) Image Builder, now available in private preview, allows you to migrate your image building pipeline to Azure.

    Sep 24

    Protect data in use with Azure Confidential Computing

    Azure Confidential Computing benefits are now available on a new DC series of virtual machines in Azure for preview using Intel SGX chipsets. In addition, Azure is also offering an open source SDK to provide a consistent enclave abstraction experience to build your SGX-based applications.

    Sep 24

    New GPU enabled NVv2 Azure Virtual Machines for graphics intensive applications

    NVv2 Azure Virtual Machines, which have been architected to support remote visualization workloads and other graphics intensive applications, are now available in preview.

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