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Generation 2 (UEFI Boot) Virtual Machines available in Azure for public preview
Effective July 1, 2019, the meter names for Azure Virtual Machines NVv2 will change.
HB-Series VMs are now available in South Central US, Western Europe
You can now quickly and forcefully power off (stop) your Azure VM with the new skipShutdown flag.
We’ve corrected billing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse and other Azure services that impacted EA customers only.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux images are now available as both BYOS and PAYG offers.
Azure Shared Image Gallery makes it easier to manage, share and distribute custom virtual machine (VM) images in Azure. Shared Image Gallery is now generally available in all public cloud regions.
We are happy to announce Ephemeral OS disk in Public Preview. Ephemeral OS disks work well for stateless workloads, where applications are tolerant of individual VM failures and are more concerned about the time it takes to deploy at scale or to reimage the individual VMs.
Run your VMware workloads natively on Azure with Azure VMware Solutions. This new category of Azure services, now available to the public, allows you to deploy your VMware-based applications on a dedicated and bare metal infrastructure in Azure.
The Azure Quickstart Center within the Azure portal enables new customers to use the self-guided approach to build cloud projects and accelerate deployment with ease.
You may now use the Serial Console feature to troubleshoot connectivity issues in both VMs and individual VMSS instances in a variety of languages.
The new B1ls Azure virtual machine, which has the smallest memory and lowest cost among Azure VM instances, is now available.
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.