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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.
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.
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.
Target availability: Q1 2019
The serial console for Azure Virtual Machines has been updated to add VM reboot and additional fonts to choose from.
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.
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.
Learn about updates made to the Azure portal for February 2019.
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.
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.
Learn about updates made available to the Azure portal for December 2018.
Two new H-series (HB and HC) Azure Virtual Machines for High-Performance Computing (HPC) workloads now in preview.
Azure M-Series virtual machines are now available in the East Asia regions.
Azure M-Series virtual machines are now available in the Canada Central and Canada East regions.
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.
The Azure portal received updates in October 2018.
You can replicate virtual machines, enabled for encryption through the Azure Active Directory app, from one Azure region to another region.
It is easy to enable automatic OS image updates in Virtual machine scale sets for the most popular images.
Azure Virtual Machine (VM) Image Builder, now available in private preview, allows you to migrate your image building pipeline to Azure.
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.
NVv2 Azure Virtual Machines, which have been architected to support remote visualization workloads and other graphics intensive applications, are now available in preview.