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June 2021

Jun 10

General availability: Confidential Computing price reduction on DCsv2 virtual machines

NOW AVAILABLE

DCsv2-series Azure Virtual Machines protect the confidentiality and integrity of your data and code while it’s processed in the public cloud. The price for this offering is now 37% lower.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services

May 2021

May 25

General availability: Run Enterprise Java with Red Hat JBoss EAP for Azure Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Marketplace offers to run JBoss EAP on Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Machine Scale Sets are now available. Customers can quickly move existing Java EE/Jakarta EE workloads to the cloud with limited code changes.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

General availability: Enabling IBM WebSphere Application Server on Azure Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

IBM WebSphere Application Server (Traditional) Network Deployment on Azure Linux Virtual Machines is now available, jointly developed and supported by IBM and Microsoft.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Microsoft Build
May 4

New NPv1 virtual machines are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

New Xilinx Alveo U250 FPGA NPv1 VMs are now generally available in West US 2, East US, West Europe, and Southeast Asia.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Features

April 2021

Apr 29

Azure Site Recovery now supports Azure Policy in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Leverage Azure Policy to enable Azure Site Recovery for your VMs at scale and ensure organizational standards.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Azure Policy
  • Virtual Machines
  • Windows Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Management
Apr 26

New Azure VMs for general purpose and memory intensive workloads now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

New Dv5, Dsv5, Ddv5, Ddsv5, and Ev5, Edv5 series Azure Virtual Machines deliver increased scalability and an upgraded CPU architecture, including better price to performance compared to the prior generation. The new VMs - now in public preview - run on the 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8370C (Ice Lake) processor in a hyper-threaded configuration. This custom processor can reach an all-core Turbo clock speed of up to 3.5GHz and features Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512) and Intel® Deep Learning Boost.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Features
Apr 19

Azure Virtual Machines DCsv2-series now available in public preview in Azure Government

IN PREVIEW

Azure Government customers can build secure, enclave-based applications to protect code and data while it’s in use, in a dedicated cloud that meets stringent government security and compliance requirements. 

  • Virtual Machines
  • Security
  • Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
Apr 19

Announcing general availability of new M-series Msv2/Mdsv2 Medium Memory VMs for memory-optimized workloads

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Msv2/Mdsv2 Medium Memory Series offering up to 192vCPU and 4TB memory configurations and running on Cascade Lake processor are now generally available.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Regions & Datacenters
Apr 15

User data through Azure Instance Metadata Service now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Leverage user data to customize your VM instance provision and configuration.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
Apr 9

Public preview: Announcing Azure STIG solution templates to accelerate compliance for DoD

IN PREVIEW

Announcing the availability of Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) solution templates for both Windows and Linux on the Azure Marketplace (commercial) and Azure Government Marketplace.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Operating System
  • Compliance
Apr 5

New Azure Cloud Services deployment model now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Use Azure Cloud Services (extended support), now generally available, to increase regional resiliency and gain access to new capabilities that the Azure Resource Manager-based deployment model provides.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
  • Features

March 2021

Mar 31

Enabling IBM WebSphere on Azure Kubernetes Service

NOW AVAILABLE

Customers can now leverage guidance jointly developed with IBM to run WebSphere Liberty and Open Liberty on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

  • Virtual Machines
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Features
Mar 29

Backup for Azure Managed Disk is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Disk Backup offers snapshot lifecycle management to Azure Managed Disk by automating periodic creation of snapshot and retain it for configured duration using Backup policy.

  • Azure Backup
  • Virtual Machines
  • Managed Disks
  • Features
Mar 23

General availability: Publishing VM Images from Shared Image Gallery to Azure Marketplace

NOW AVAILABLE

ISVs can capture their images directly into Shared Image Gallery and select those images for publishing with an inline experience in Partner Center in just two steps.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Marketplace
  • Features
Mar 19

HBv3-Series VMs now generally available in East US, South Central US, and West Europe

NOW AVAILABLE

HBv3-series VMs for HPC now available in the East US, South Central US, and West Europe regions

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Features
Mar 3

Azure trusted launch for Virtual Machines now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure offers trusted launch as a seamless way to bolster the security of Generation 2 VMs. Designed to protect against boot kits, rootkits, and kernel-level malware, trusted launch is comprised of secure boot, virtual trusted platform module (vTPM), and boot integrity monitoring.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Security
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Mar 3

Automatic VM guest patching is now in public preview for Linux VMs

IN PREVIEW

Automatic VM guest patching provides safe and automatic patching for virtual machines to simplify update management and maintain security compliance.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Security
  • Features
Mar 3

New orchestration mode for Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Increase the availability at scale of business-critical applications with new Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets features. Simplify workload deployment, management, and scalability with Virtual Machine Scale Sets flexible orchestration mode, now in public preview.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Mar 3

Improve Azure Spot Virtual Machines runtime and simulate evictions with new features in public preview

IN PREVIEW

New Azure Spot Virtual Machines capabilities – ‘try & restore’ and REST APIs to simulate VM evictions - are now in public preview.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Mar 3

On-demand capacity reservations in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Reserve compute capacity and obtain a capacity SLA for Azure virtual machine deployments with on-demand capacity reservations.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features

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