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May 2024

May 8

Public Preview: SQL Server on Azure VM storage configuration deployment experience with support for Premium SSD v2

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2024

Customers can now choose Premium SSD v2 for the Ebdsv5 and Ebsv5 virtual machine series with the additional ability to opt-in for NVMe support.

  • SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines
  • Features
May 7

Azure Ultra Disk Storage is now available in Italy North

NOW AVAILABLE

Now available in Italy North region, Azure Ultra Disk Storage provides high-performance along with sub-millisecond latency for your most-demanding workloads.

  • Ultra Disk Storage
  • Managed Disks
  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Features

March 2024

Mar 25

Preview: New Features in Azure Container Storage

IN PREVIEW

Azure Container Storage is a fully managed volume orchestration service built natively for containers. New capabilities include support for Temp SSD, simplified installation via AKS CLI, and scalable storage for cost-efficient workload management.

  • Azure Container Storage
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Mar 21

Private Preview: Force detach zone redundant disks during zone outage

IN DEVELOPMENT

Force detach zone redundant disks during zone outage and take advantage of ZRS ability to achieve an RPO of 0.

  • Managed Disks
  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Virtual Machines
  • Windows Virtual Machines
  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Features
Mar 5

Public preview: New Generation AMD VMs - Dasv6/Easv6/Fasv6

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2024

Azure introduces the latest AMD-based VMs in public preview for the D, E, and F series VMs, built on the 4th Generation AMD EPYC™ (Genoa) CPU.

  • Pricing & Offerings

February 2024

Feb 29

General Availability: Encryption at host for Premium SSD v2 and Ultra Disks is now available in more regions.

NOW AVAILABLE

Encryption at host for Premium SSD v2 and Ultra Disks is now available in Canada East, West Europe, South Central US and West US 3.

  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Ultra Disk Storage
  • Managed Disks
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Features
Feb 19

Generally available: Support for Azure VMs using Premium SSD v2 in Azure Backup

NOW AVAILABLE

General availability for the support for Azure VMs using Premium SSD v2 in Azure Backup.

  • Azure Backup
  • Management
  • Features
  • Compliance
Feb 12

Generally available: Zone Redundant Storage for Azure Disks is now available in Canada Central

NOW AVAILABLE

Zone Redundant Storage (ZRS) for Azure Disks is now available on Azure Premium SSD and Standard SSD in the Canada Central region.

  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Managed Disks
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Features
Feb 5

Azure Ultra Disk Storage is now available in Canada East

NOW AVAILABLE

Now available in Canada East region, Azure Ultra Disk Storage provides high performance along with sub-millisecond latency for your most-demanding workloads.

  • Ultra Disk Storage
  • Managed Disks
  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Features

January 2024

Jan 22

Private Preview: Support for Azure VMs using Premium SSD v2 in Azure Site Recovery

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2024

Private preview for the support for Azure VMs using Premium SSD v2 in Azure Site Recovery.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Management
  • Compliance
Jan 10

General Availability: Premium SSD v2 and Ultra disks support with Trusted launch

NOW AVAILABLE

Trusted launch VMs now support Azure Premium SSD v2 and Ultra disks storage.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Managed Disks
  • Ultra Disk Storage
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features
  • Compliance
Jan 8

Azure Ultra Disk Storage is now available in UK West and Poland Central

NOW AVAILABLE

Now available in the UK West and Poland Central regions, Azure Ultra Disk Storage provides high performance along with sub-millisecond latency for your most-demanding workloads.

  • Ultra Disk Storage
  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Managed Disks
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Features
Jan 8

Generally available: Zone Redundant Storage for Azure Disks is now available in more regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Zone Redundant Storage (ZRS) for Azure Disks is now available on Azure Premium SSD and Standard SSD in the West US3 and Germany West Central regions.

  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Managed Disks
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Features

November 2023

Nov 20

General Availability: Encryption at host for Premium SSD v2 and Ultra Disks

NOW AVAILABLE

Encryption at host for Premium SSD v2 and Ultra Disks

  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Managed Disks
  • Ultra Disk Storage
  • Features
Nov 15

Generally Available: Azure Mv3 Medium Memory (MM) Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Get improved performance and higher reliability for your memory-optimized workloads with the public preview of the new generation Mv3 Medium Memory (MM) Virtual Machines.

  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Services
  • Management
  • Features
Nov 15

GA: Ultra Disk performance updates

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Ultra Disk Storage now provides maximum throughput of up to 10 GBps and IOPS of up to 400K IOPS per disk.

  • Ultra Disk Storage
  • Managed Disks
  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

Public preview: Confidential temp disk encryption for confidential VMs

IN PREVIEW

Confidential temp disk encryption is now available for all confidential VMs.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Security
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Services
  • Features
Nov 15

Announcing the public preview of Azure confidential VMs with Intel TDX

IN PREVIEW

Microsoft is excited to announce the public preview of DCesv5 and ECesv5-series confidential VMs. These VMs are powered by 4th Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with Intel® Trust Domain Extensions (TDX). They enable organizations to bring confidential workloads to the cloud without code changes to applications and will be available starting December 1st.

  • Security
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Pricing & Offerings
Nov 15

Public Preview: Enhanced performance and scalability in Azure Database for PostgreSQL

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2023

Benefit from the enhanced performance and scalability of Azure Database for PostgreSQL to improve mission-critical workloads.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

Public preview: VM Hibernation

VMs can now be put into a hibernate state in which you don't pay for any VM usage, while the VM state can be saved and be restored at a later time. 

  • Microsoft Ignite

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