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When you create a virtual machine as a lab user, the name of the machine is now pre-filled with a unique, automatically generated name.
You can resize a lab virtual machine in Azure DevTest Labs.
Azure Lab Services, the simple and easy way to create a computer lab in the cloud, is now in preview. Azure Lab Services is an expansion of Azure DevTest Labs that allows you to create fully customized, shareable, and secure labs.
You can redeploy a lab virtual machine so that you don't waste time troubleshooting your remote desktop connection or application access to a Windows-based Azure virtual machine.
Azure DevTest Labs is available in Azure Government.
When you're creating a VM in your lab, you can select a Hortonworks image.
You can set an expiration date and time for a lab announcement, so you don't have to manually remove the announcement later.
Set up internal support information for your lab.
As a lab user, you can now create a custom image from a licensed image (Data science, Bitnami, Kali Linux).
In DevTest Labs, you can post announcements to notify users about recent changes or additions to your lab.
You can select a Kali Linux image when you're creating a VM in your lab.
You can now set Contributor access rights on a resource group that contains your environment, so that you have the flexibility of modifying your environment objects.
Data science and Bitnami images are available in your lab.
You can restart your lab virtual machines by using the Restart button.
You can unclaim a VM and return it to the claimable pool for reuse.
Set tags on labs for improved cost tracking.
Azure DevTest Labs now generates managed images, instead of VHD files, when you select to create custom images from a VM. You can still export custom image VHD files.
The latest version of Azure CLI 2.0 includes commands for Azure DevTest Labs users to claim VMs in a lab.
Azure DevTest Labs now makes it much easier for you to provision multiple-VM or PaaS environments from Azure Resource Manager templates, even with nested templates.
Azure DevTest Labs: Use Azure CLI to create and manage environments with multiple VMs or PaaS resources
The latest version of Azure CLI 2.0 includes commands for Azure DevTest Labs users to create and manage environments that contain multiple VMs or PaaS resources.
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