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    September 2019

    Sep 12

    Azure Backup support for large disks up to 30 TB is now in public preview

    Announcing the public preview support for larger and more powerful Azure Managed Disks of up to 30 TB size.

    • Azure Backup
    • Features

    August 2019

    Aug 23

    Storage Ultra Disks meter name change

    Effective October 1, 2019, the meter (also known as resource GUID) names for Ultra Disks in US East 2 regions will change.

    • Managed Disks
    • Services
    Aug 21

    Help protect large data disks Azure Site Recovery

    Protect large data disks of up to 8 TB in size with Azure Site Recovery.

    • Azure Site Recovery
    • Management
    Aug 15

    Microsoft Azure Ultra Disks now generally available

    Microsoft Azure Ultra Disks is the new managed disks offering which is now generally available for running data intensive business critical workloads on cloud requiring high IO performance and low latency

    • Managed Disks
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    Aug 13

    Announcing Azure Backup limited public preview support for large disks up to 30TB size

    Today, we are announcing the limited public preview of larger and more powerful Azure Managed Disks of up to 30 TiB size. This preview provides production level support for managed virtual machines.

    • Azure Backup
    • Features
    • Services
    Aug 9

    Disaster recovery of Azure Disk Encryption-enabled virtual machines

    Azure Site Recovery now supports disaster recovery for Azure Disk Encryption-enabled virtual machines without Azure Active Directory app.

    • Azure Site Recovery
    • Features
    Aug 8

    New AMD-based Azure VMs for general purpose and memory intensive workloads in preview

    New AMD-based Azure Dav3 and Eav3-series virtual machines – ideal for general purpose and memory intensive workloads – are now in Preview.

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

    July 2019

    Jul 30

    GPU Optimized Visualization VMs now available in South Central US, West US, West Europe and North Europe Azure Regions

    NVv3-Series VMs are now available in South Central US, West US, West Europe and North Europe Azure regions.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    Jul 23

    Azure portal July 2019 feature update

    This month, Azure portal updates include updates to Azure Security Center, the ability to use ephemeral OS disks on Azure VMs, sending Windows diagnostics data to Azure Monitor and more.

    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Features
    Jul 23

    Azure Site Recovery: Support released for large disks (up to 8 TB)

    You can now protect large data disks of up to 8 TB in size with Azure Site Recovery.

    • Azure Site Recovery
    • Features
    • Services
    Jul 11

    Azure Ephemeral OS Disk is now Generally Available

    Announcing the general availability of Ephemeral OS disk which enables faster reimage of your VMs to its original state as well as enabling you to create thousands of VMs at scale with Shared Image Gallery.

    • Features
    • Services
    Jul 1

    Introducing B12, B16 & B20 - new larger B-series VM sizes with flexible CPU usage

    We have released three new B-series sizes: B12ms, B16ms and B20ms. These are lower cost VMs with flexible CPU usage.

    • Virtual Machines
    • B-series
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Regions & Datacenters

    June 2019

    Jun 26

    Azure Data Box Disk now available in Southeast Asia and Azure Government

    Announcing Data Box Disk GA in SE Asia (Singapore) and Azure Government (US Gov Virginia)

    • Data Box Disk
    • Data Box
    • Data Box
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    Jun 19

    Enable replication for added Azure VM data disks

    May 2019 - Site Recovery supports enabling replication for data disks added to Azure VMs already enabled for disaster recovery.

    • Azure Site Recovery
    • Features
    Jun 12

    Enhanced experience for Azure Advisor security recommendations

    Manage your Security Center recommendations through Advisor UI, API, CLI, or PowerShell. Remediate recommendations quickly with bulk actions. Follow more than 20 new best practice recommendations for availability, performance, and cost.

    • Azure Advisor
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services

    May 2019

    May 20

    Generation 2 virtual machines in Azure – Public Preview

    Generation 2 (UEFI Boot) Virtual Machines available in Azure for public preview

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    May 14

    High-Performance Computing Virtual Machines are now available in South Central US, Western Europe

    HB-Series VMs are now available in South Central US, Western Europe

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Services
    May 8

    Ordered Clustered Columnstore Indexes for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now in preview

    Columnstore is a key enabler for storing and efficiently querying large amounts of data.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    May 6

    Announcing Ephemeral OS Disk in Public Preview

    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.

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

    April 2019

    Apr 22

    Azure Batch updates now available

    Here are the latest new or enhanced capabilities for Azure Batch, available now.

    • Batch
    • Features

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