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October 2020

Oct 7

New Azure Spot Virtual Machines features

IN PREVIEW

You can now access the price history of Spot Virtual Machines and the eviction rate for the past 28 trailing days in the Azure portal.

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

September 2020

Sep 30

Confidential computing nodes (DCSv2) support on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Orchestrate your container applications with hardware based isolation and data-in-use protection through Intel SGX enclaves. Supporting both enclave aware containers and confidential containers (unmodified container apps)

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Virtual Machines
  • Security
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 30

General availability: Azure Availability Zones in more regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Availability Zones are now generally available in Australia East and Canada Central.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Regions & Datacenters
Sep 23

New maintenance control features

IN PREVIEW

Increase control over maintenance operations and ensure higher availability for your business-critical applications with two new features now in preview. You can now schedule host maintenance operations in addition to the already available manual updates. Additionally, we are adding the ability for you to control when guest OS image updates on Virtual Machine Scale Sets are rolled out.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Selective disks backup for Azure Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Using the Selective disks backup feature, you get an option to backup subset of the data disks in an Azure Virtual Machine.

  • Azure Backup
  • Virtual Machines
  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Azure Backup support for up to 32 disks is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Backup now supports Azure Virtual Machines with up to 32 attached managed disks. 

  • Azure Backup
  • Virtual Machines
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

New Azure Dedicated Hosts capabilities

IN PREVIEW

Azure can now select the dedicated host to which your VM is deployed. Additionally, Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets can be deployed in conjunction with Dedicated Hosts.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 11

Azure Virtual Machines DCsv2-series are now available in Southeast Asia

NOW AVAILABLE

Confidential computing DCsv2-series virtual machines (VMs) are now available in East US, Canada Central, Canada East, Southeast Asia, UK South, West Europe, and West US 2.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Security
  • Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
Sep 9

Automatic VM guest patching is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Virtual Machines
  • Windows Virtual Machines
  • Security
  • Features
Sep 1

New Azure VMs for general purpose and memory intensive workloads now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The new D v4 and E v4 series Azure Virtual Machines feature the Intel Xeon Platinum 8272CL custom processor, can achieve up to 3.4Ghz all core turbo frequency, and offer up to 504 GiB of RAM.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
  • Features
Sep 1

Azure Dedicated Hosts now support new Azure Virtual Machines series

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now run Dsv4, Ddsv4, Esv4, and Edsv4 Azure VMs on Dedicated Hosts. The new Dedicated Hosts SKUs are based on the Intel Xeon Platinum 8272CL (Cascade Lake) processor, which offers improved performance compared to the previous generation.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
  • Features

August 2020

Aug 24

Azure Virtual Machines DCsv2-series are now available in Canada East

NOW AVAILABLE

Confidential computing DCsv2-series virtual machines (VMs) are now available in East US, Canada Central, Canada East, UK South, West Europe, and West US 2.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Security
  • Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
Aug 10

New GPU NCas T4 v3 VMs are in public preview

IN PREVIEW

NCas T4 v3 Series VMs are now available for preview in US West 2.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Features

July 2020

Jul 24

SR-IOV availability on InfiniBand-equipped Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

We will be enabling support for all MPI implementations and RDMA verbs for InfiniBand-equipped virtual machines. This greatly increases ability and options for leveraging InfiniBand for your workloads.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
Jul 24

SR-IOV availability schedule on on InfiniBand-equipped Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

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 on the following schedule.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
Jul 9

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports confidential workloads through DCSv2 SKUs (private preview)

IN PREVIEW

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports confidential workloads through integration with DCSv2 SKU node pools powered by Intel SGX.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Security
  • Features

June 2020

Jun 25

Ephemeral OS disks for Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) now support additional VM sizes

IN PREVIEW

You now have the ability to store ephemeral OS disks on the VM temp or resource disk in addition to the VM cache (in preview).

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Managed Disks
  • Features
Jun 22

Announcing extended term reservation for the Azure HBv2 Virtual Machine

NOW AVAILABLE

High-performance computing (HPC) organizations typically calculate cost projections five-to-six years for the typical lifespan of an on-premises HPC cluster.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Pricing & Offerings
Jun 16

Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines is now in preview in US Gov Arizona

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines is now available in preview in US Gov Arizona. It's also available in an additional eighteen public regions around the world.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Service Fabric
  • Cloud Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
Jun 15

HBv2-Series VMs now available in Japan East

NOW AVAILABLE

HBv2-series VMs for HPC now available in the Japan East region.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Features

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