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    October 2019

    Oct 17

    SR-IOV availability schedule on NCv3 Virtual Machines SKU

    As part of Azure’s ongoing commitment to providing industry-leading performance, we are enabling support for all MPI types and versions, and RDMA verbs for InfiniBand-equipped virtual machines, beginning with NCv3 coming in early November 2019.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    Oct 17

    SR-IOV availability on NCv3 Virtual Machines SKU

    We are announcing enhancements to enable support for all MPI implementations and versions, and RDMA verbs for InfiniBand-equipped virtual machines, beginning with NCv3 coming in early November 2019.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    Oct 16

    Performance-optimized storage configuration for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines

    Self-installations of SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines can now benefit from performance-optimized storage configurations when they register with Resource Provider.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    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 24

    Register your SQL Server on Azure VMs self-installations with Resource Provider

    For the first time ever, you can register your self-installations of SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines with Resource Provider to unlock features and functionality previously only available with our Azure Marketplace images.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Security
    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
    Sep 18

    M-series virtual machines (VMs) are now available in the Germany West region

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

    • M-series
    • Virtual Machines
    • Regions & Datacenters
    Sep 18

    M-series virtual machines VMs are now available in the Switzerland West and Switzerland North regions

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

    • M-series
    • Virtual Machines
    • Regions & Datacenters
    Sep 18

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

    Azure M-series VMs are now available in the Germany North 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 Machines
    • Regions & Datacenters
    Sep 4

    M-series virtual machines (VMs) are now generally available in the France Central region

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

    • M-series
    • Virtual Machines
    • 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
    Aug 7

    M-series virtual machines (VMs) are now generally available in the Brazil South Region

    Azure M-series VMs are now available in the Brazil 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.

    • M-series
    • Virtual Machines
    • Regions & Datacenters
    Aug 1

    Azure Dedicated Host in Preview

    A new Azure service that provides physical servers that host one or more Azure virtual machines. The server is dedicated to your organization and workloads.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Azure Dedicated Host
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Security
    • Services

    July 2019

    Jul 30

    GPU Optimized Visualization VMs now available in South Central US, West US, West Europe and North Europe Azure Regions

    NVv3-Series VMs are now available in South Central US, West US, West Europe and North Europe Azure regions.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    Jul 24

    Azure Mv2-series virtual machines (VMs) offering up to 6 TB of memory are now available for the US West 2 region

    Azure Mv2-series virtual machines offering up to 208 vCPU in 3 TB and 6 TB memory configurations are now generally available for the US West 2 region. Mv2 VMs are certified by SAP for SAP HANA OLTP and OLAP production workloads.

    • Virtual Machines
    • M-series
    • Services
    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 15

    Proximity placement groups are now in preview

    A proximity placement group is an Azure Virtual Machine logical grouping capability that you can use to decrease network latency among VMs.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    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

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