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New 48vCPUs sizes for the Dv3, Dsv3, Ev3, Esv3, Fsv2, and Lsv2 Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) are now available so you can better match your workload requirements.
A proximity placement group is an Azure Virtual Machine logical grouping capability that you can use to decrease network latency among VMs.
Use Azure DevTest Labs to configure a remote desktop gateway for your lab to ensure secure access to the virtual machines (VMs) without having to expose the RDP port.
Monitor your Windows and Linux virtual machine scale sets with Azure Monitor (in preview).
Public endpoint enabling data traffic from the Internet and outside the virtual network is now globally available for Azure SQL Database managed instance. This capability unlocks new enterprise integration scenarios between managed instance and other information systems such are multi-tenant Azure services Power BI, Azure App service, CRM, DWH and numerous other services on the Internet.
Azure Backup is an enterprise-scale, zero-infrastructure solution that protects SQL Server VM in Azure without the need to deploy and manage any backup infrastructure. This offering is already generally available for more recent SQL Server versions , and today we are excited to announce Azure Backup support for EOS SQL 2008 and 2008 R2 in public preview.
Just-in-time (JIT) virtual machine (VM) access can now be used with Azure Firewall.
Fully managed service for seamless and secure RDP/SSH access to your virtual machines without public IP on the VM.
You can now connect up to 4 circuits in a peering location to the same ExpressRoute virtual network gateway.
Target availability: Q2 2019
With the latest Gen 5 hardware in place, we are making a change to the default configuration for all new Azure SQL databases and elastic pools.
Advanced data security is now available for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines. Protect your SQL Server installations on Azure VMs with Microsoft’s advanced data security capabilities using just a few simple steps.
HC-series Virtual Machines, designed to provide supercomputer-grade performance and scalability with the best price-performance on the public cloud, are now generally available in West US 2 and East US.
With Dynamic Thresholds you no longer need to manually identify and set thresholds for alerts. The alert rule leverages advanced Machine Learning (ML) capabilities to learn metrics' historical behavior, identify patterns and anomalies that indicate possible service issues.
Azure Mv2-series virtual machines offering up to 208 vCPU in 3TB and 6 TB memory configurations are now available in US East and US East 2 regions. Mv2 VMs are certified by SAP for SAP HANA OLTP and OLAP production workloads.
With the adaptive network hardening feature, Security Center learns the network traffic and connectivity patterns of your Azure workloads and provides you with NSG rule recommendations for your internet facing virtual machines.
Generation 2 (UEFI Boot) Virtual Machines available in Azure for public preview
Effective July 1, 2019, the meter names for Azure Virtual Machines NVv2 will change.
Reserved instances discounts are now available for VMs and Azure SQL Database instances created in your Dev/Test offer subscriptions.
HB-Series VMs are now available in South Central US, Western Europe
Public IP Prefix, a reserved range of static IP addresses, is generally available in all Azure public regions, China cloud regions, and Government cloud regions.