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December 2018

Dec 6

Disaster recovery for virtual machines deployed in Availability Zones to another region

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Virtual Machines
Dec 6

Azure portal December 2018 update

NOW AVAILABLE

Learn about updates made available to the Azure portal for December 2018.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Virtual Machines
  • Security Center
  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Security

November 2018

Nov 14

New H-series Azure VMs for HPC workloads are in preview

IN PREVIEW

Two new H-series (HB and HC) Azure Virtual Machines for High-Performance Computing (HPC) workloads now in preview.

  • Virtual Machines

October 2018

Oct 31

M-Series VMs are now available in East Asia regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure M-Series virtual machines are now available in the East Asia regions.

  • M-series
  • Virtual Machines
Oct 31

M-Series VMs are now available in Canada Central and Canada East regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure M-Series virtual machines are now available in the Canada Central and Canada East regions.

  • M-series
  • Virtual Machines
Oct 31

Approve and audit support access requests to VMs using Customer Lockbox for Azure

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Virtual Machines
Oct 22

Azure portal October update

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure portal received updates in October 2018.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Azure mobile app
  • Storage Accounts
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Azure Advisor
  • Service Fabric
  • Virtual WAN
  • Activity Log
  • Azure Managed Applications
  • Automation
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
Oct 2

Disaster recovery for Azure Disk Encryption–enabled virtual machines

NOW AVAILABLE

You can replicate virtual machines, enabled for encryption through the Azure Active Directory app, from one Azure region to another region.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Virtual Machines

September 2018

Sep 26

General availability: Automatic OS image upgrade in virtual machine scale sets

NOW AVAILABLE

It is easy to enable automatic OS image updates in Virtual machine scale sets for the most popular images.

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Virtual Machines
Sep 26

Azure Virtual Machine Image Builder available in private preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Virtual Machine (VM) Image Builder, now available in private preview, allows you to migrate your image building pipeline to Azure.

  • Virtual Machines
Sep 24

Protect data in use with Azure Confidential Computing

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Virtual Machines
Sep 24

New GPU enabled NVv2 Azure Virtual Machines for graphics intensive applications

IN PREVIEW

NVv2 Azure Virtual Machines, which have been architected to support remote visualization workloads and other graphics intensive applications, are now available in preview.

  • Virtual Machines
Sep 17

General availability: Serial console for Azure VMs

NOW AVAILABLE

Serial console for Azure VMs is generally available with new features and many bug fixes and improvements.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Windows Virtual Machines
Sep 5

Filter VM sizes by current or previous generation

With a recent update to the virtual machine size picker, the default filter set will show current-generation virtual machine sizes only.

  • Virtual Machines

August 2018

Aug 27

Cross-subscription disaster recovery for Azure virtual machines

Azure Site Recovery supports cross-subscription disaster recovery for virtual machines. You can configure DR for Azure IaaS applications to a different subscription with in the same Azure Active Directory tenant.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Virtual Machines

July 2018

Jul 25

Name change: End of Dv2-series VMs promotion

The previously announced Dv2-series promotion will expire on September 1, 2018.

  • Virtual Machines

June 2018

Jun 4

Standard SSD Disks for Azure Virtual Machines is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Standard SSDs are a cost-effective Managed Disk solution optimized for dev-test and entry-level production applications requiring consistent latency.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Virtual Machines

May 2018

May 19

Enterprise administrators can view reserved instances in the Azure portal

Azure Enterprise Agreement administrators can now see their Azure reservations in the Azure portal.

  • Virtual Machines
May 10

GUID Migration: E64i VM series

Effective end of May 2018, resource GUIDs will be updated for the E64i VM series.

  • Virtual Machines

April 2018

Apr 16

GUID migration: Linux support

Microsoft and SUSE will implement some name changes to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) VM offers on Azure.

  • Virtual Machines

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