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July 2022

Jul 25

Generally available: New KMS DNS in Azure Global Cloud

NOW AVAILABLE

All Azure Windows VMs provisioned in Azure Global Cloud from July 2022, are activated via azkms.core.windows.net, which points to two new KMS IP addresses, 20.118.99.224 and 40.83.235.53.

  • Windows Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Operating System
Jul 21

General availability: NVads A10 v5 Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2022

NVads A10 v5 series virtual machines are now generally available. These are ideal for graphic, video, and AI workloads and include GPU portioning, making them perfect for any size workload.

  • Pricing & Offerings
Jul 19

Public preview: Azure Marketplace for Arc-enabled Azure Stack HCI

IN PREVIEW

Get popular VM images directly from Microsoft and third-party publishers via the Azure Marketplace.

  • Azure Stack HCI
  • Microsoft Inspire
Jul 19

Public preview: Arc-enabled guest VMs with extensions for Azure Stack HCI

IN PREVIEW

Simplify management and configuration of your guest virtual machine.

  • Azure Stack HCI
  • Microsoft Inspire

March 2022

Mar 29

Update: NV-series and NV_Promo Azure Virtual Machines will be retired on 31 August 2023

Target retirement date: August 31, 2023

Move to GPU accelerated virtual machines by 31 August 2023.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Retirements

December 2021

Dec 2

Public preview: FSLogix profiles support for Azure AD-joined VMs for Azure Virtual Desktop

IN PREVIEW

Create an Azure Files share to store FSLogix profiles and configure it to support Azure AD authentication.

  • Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Features

November 2021

Nov 12

General availability: Citrix supports Virtual Apps and Desktop Service on Azure VMware Solution

NOW AVAILABLE

Citrix has announced official support for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops on Azure VMware Solution. With this announcement you gain more choice and flexibility in the migration and modernization of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure to Azure.

  • Azure VMware Solution
  • Services
  • Features
Nov 8

General availability: ExpressRoute now supports Azure Virtual Desktop Shortpath RDP over Private Peering

NOW AVAILABLE

ExpressRoute enables direct connectivity between on-premises and Microsoft global network. You can connect to virtual machines and private endpoints defined in an Azure virtual network with private peering.

  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Features
Nov 2

Autoscale public preview is now available for Azure Virtual Desktop

IN PREVIEW

Azure Virtual Desktop now supports autoscale for pooled host pools to help you optimize costs.

  • Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 2

Azure Virtual Desktop for Azure Stack HCI public preview is now available

IN PREVIEW

With Azure Virtual Desktop for Azure Stack HCI, you can maintain full control over your infrastructure and enjoy the advantages of Azure Virtual Desktop in your own datacenter, including a full Windows 10 and 11 desktop experience for users with multi-session or single session support to optimize cost and performance.

  • Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 2

General availability: New Azure Virtual Machines deliver increased performance for a broad range of workloads

NOW AVAILABLE

The new Dv5 and Ev5 Azure Virtual Machines feature 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8370C (Ice Lake) processors and deliver better price-performance compared to prior VM generations. The latest Dasv5 and Easv5 VMs - based on the 3rd Generation AMD EPYCTM 7763v (Milan) processor - now include options without local disk storage for lower-cost entry points. All these new VMs are now generally available and target general-purpose and memory-intensive workloads.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings

October 2021

Oct 5

Windows 11 is now generally available on Azure Virtual Desktop

NOW AVAILABLE

Deploy Windows 11 desktops and applications on Azure Virtual Desktop and utilize new capabilities while optimizing for cost.

  • Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Features

September 2021

Sep 22

Announcing general availability of Azure AD-joined VMs support

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now deploy Azure AD-joined VMs in your host pools for Azure Virtual Desktop.

  • Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Features
Sep 17

General Availability: Azure Virtual Desktop is now available in the Azure China cloud

NOW AVAILABLE

Get started today with Azure Virtual Desktop in Azure China cloud. Deploy and scale Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes.

  • Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Features
Sep 8

Screen Capture Protection for Azure Virtual Desktop is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

This new Azure Virtual Desktop feature prevents sensitive information from being captured in screen captures and screen shares.

  • Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Features

August 2021

Aug 23

Windows 11 public preview is now available on Azure Virtual Desktop

IN PREVIEW

You can now run Windows 11 preview images on Azure Virtual Desktop.

  • Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Operating System
  • Features

July 2021

Jul 29

Start VM on connect capability in Azure Virtual Desktop enters general availability

NOW AVAILABLE

Start VM on Connect will help you optimize the costs of your deployment by offering a configuration setting in the service to start stopped or deallocated VMs when needed.

  • Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Services
  • Features
Jul 26

Public preview: Azure Virtual Desktop is now available in the Azure China cloud

IN PREVIEW

Get started today with Azure Virtual Desktop in public preview in Azure China cloud. Deploy and scale Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes.

  • Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Features
Jul 14

General availability: Deliver a secure hybrid workplace with Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365

NOW AVAILABLE

Learn about our new announcements and product updates for Azure Virtual Desktop at Microsoft Inspire 2021.

  • Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Services
  • Microsoft Inspire

June 2021

Jun 30

Azure Image Builder Service now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Use Azure Image Builder to streamline your image building pipeline and integrate your DevOps application life-cycle with the cloud native tools.

  • Open Source

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