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June 2022

Jun 7

General availability: Trusted launch support for virtual machines using Ephemeral OS disks

NOW AVAILABLE

Trusted launch virtual machine (VM) support for VMs using Ephemeral OS disks improves the security of generation 2 VMs in Azure.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Managed Disks
  • Features
Jun 1

Generally available: Azure NC A100 v4 virtual machines for AI

NOW AVAILABLE

Perfect for a range of AI workloads, this new virtual machines series can give you a significant performance boost over our previous NC generation series.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Regions & Datacenters
Jun 1

General availability: Storage optimized Azure VMs deliver higher performance for data analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

The new Lasv3 and Lsv3 VM series are well suited for high throughput and high IOPS workloads including big data applications, SQL and NoSQL databases, data intensive applications and more.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Pricing & Offerings

May 2022

May 25

Generally available Azure Ebsv5 now available in 13 additional regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Virtual Machines Ebsv5 and Ebdsv5 are now available in 13 additional regions.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Regions & Datacenters
May 11

Generally available: Azure Compute Gallery support for trusted launch Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Compute Gallery now allows you to create and share custom images for Trusted launch virtual machines

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Management
  • Features

April 2022

Apr 13

Generally available: IBM WebSphere on Azure with evaluation licensing

NOW AVAILABLE

Use evaluation licenses, instead of full entitlements, for WebSphere on Azure Virtual Machines for trial and prototyping.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Pricing & Offerings
Apr 5

Generally available: Azure Virtual Machines increase storage throughput by up to 300%

NOW AVAILABLE

Microsoft is announcing the general availability of the Ebs/Ebds v5 memory optimized Azure VM series, that deliver up to 300% increase in remote storage performance compared to prior generation VMs.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
Apr 4

Public preview: Arm64-based Azure VMs can deliver up to 50% better price-performance

IN PREVIEW

New general-purpose and memory-optimized Azure Virtual Machines, which feature Ampere Altra Arm-based processors, deliver even better price-performance than comparable x86-based Azure Linux Virtual Machines.

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

March 2022

Mar 29

Update: NV-series and NV_Promo Azure Virtual Machines will be retired on 31 August 2023

Target retirement date: August 31, 2023

Move to GPU accelerated virtual machines by 31 August 2023.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Retirements
Mar 29

Update: ND-series Azure Virtual Machines will be retired on 31 August 2023

Target retirement date: August 31, 2023

Transition to new HPC virtual machines by 31 August 2023.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Retirements
Mar 29

Update: NC v2-series Azure Virtual Machines will be retired on 31 August 2023

Target retirement date: August 31, 2023

Transition to new HPC virtual machines by 31 August 2023.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Retirements
Mar 29

NC v2-series Azure Virtual Machines retirement extended to 31 August 2023

Target retirement date: August 31, 2023

Transition to new HPC virtual machines by 31 August 2023.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Retirements
Mar 29

NC-series Azure Virtual Machines retirement extended to 31 August 2023

Target retirement date: August 31, 2023

Transition to new HPC virtual machines by 31 August 2023.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Retirements
Mar 29

Update: NC-series Azure Virtual Machines will be retired on 31 August 2023

Target retirement date: August 31, 2023

Transition to new HPC virtual machines by 31 August 2023.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Retirements
Mar 28

General availability: On-demand capacity reservations

NOW AVAILABLE

On-demand capacity reservations let you reserve compute capacity for one or more VM size(s) in an Azure region or availability zone for any length of time.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
Mar 21

General availability: Azure HBv3 virtual machines for HPC now upgraded

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2022

Azure HBv3 virtual machines are now upgraded to and generally available with AMD EPYC 3rd Gen processors with 3D V-Cache, codenamed “Milan-X”, in the Azure East US, South Central US, and West Europe regions.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Features
Mar 15

Public preview: Trusted launch support for Virtual Machines using Ephemeral OS disks

IN PREVIEW

Trusted launch virtual machine (VM) support for VMs using Ephemeral OS disks improves the security of generation 2 VMs in Azure.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Managed Disks
  • Features

February 2022

Feb 17

Public preview: Cross region virtual machine restore points

IN PREVIEW

Create restore points in any region and copy restore points from one region to another.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
Feb 17

General availability: Automatically delete a VM and its associated resources simultaneously

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now automatically delete disks, NICs, and Public IPs associated with a VM at the same time you delete the VM.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
Feb 16

Generally available: Virtual Machine level disk bursting supports additional VM types

NOW AVAILABLE

Handle unforeseen disk traffic spikes smoothly without the need to overprovision your virtual machine with virtual machine level disk bursting.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Features

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