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December 2019

Dec 17

Serial console for Azure Virual Machines now available in US Government Cloud

IN PREVIEW

Serial console is now available in preview in the Azure US Government Cloud, allowing customers in the government-only clouds to access the serial console of their VMs or virtual machine scale set instances.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Windows Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets

May 2019

May 13

Azure Virtual Machine PowerOff now available with fast shutdown

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now quickly and forcefully power off (stop) your Azure VM with the new skipShutdown flag.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Windows Virtual Machines
May 6

Azure Serial Console updated with VMSS support and improved language support

NOW AVAILABLE

You may now use the Serial Console feature to troubleshoot connectivity issues in both VMs and individual VMSS instances in a variety of languages.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Windows Virtual Machines

February 2019

Feb 11

Feature update: Serial console for Azure Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2019

The serial console for Azure Virtual Machines has been updated to add VM reboot and additional fonts to choose from.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Windows Virtual Machines

September 2018

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

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