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    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 15

    Reserved instance pricing in the Dev/Test Offer

    Reserved instances discounts are now available for VMs and Azure SQL Database instances created in your Dev/Test offer subscriptions.

    • Azure DevTest Labs
    • Pricing & Offerings
    May 8

    Azure Red Hat OpenShift now available

    Azure Red Hat OpenShift, a fully managed Red Hat OpenShift service, jointly operated with Red Hat is now available.

    • Azure Red Hat OpenShift
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    • Open Source
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    May 6

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux BYOS images now available

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux images are now available as both BYOS and PAYG offers.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Red Hat Linux
    • Linux Virtual Machines
    • Microsoft Build
    • Open Source
    • Operating System
    • Pricing & Offerings

    April 2019

    Apr 19

    Azure reservations: New experience and APIs for purchasing reservations

    Azure reservation updates include new purchase experience and APIs.

    • Features
    • Management
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Apr 19

    Reserved Capacity Pricing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available

    Starting today, you can now use the Azure SQL Data Warehouse Reserved Capacity pricing to reserve compute power for existing and future clusters. This option provides you savings up to 65% cDWU capacity.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    Apr 11

    Price reductions for Azure Container Instances are now available

    Azure Container Instances overall price reductions of anywhere between 35% and 50% depending on region and usage pattern.

    • Container Instances
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Apr 2

    Azure Search—New storage optimized service tiers are now in preview

    The new L-series tiers offer significantly more storage at a reduced cost per terabyte compared to the standard tiers. This is ideal for internal applications searching over large file repositories, archival scenarios when you have business data going back many years, or e-discovery applications.

    • Azure Search
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Apr 2

    Reduced pricing for Azure AD B2C

    The Azure AD B2C service will no longer charge for "Stored Users" starting April 1, 2019, to lower the cost of managing consumer identities.

    • Azure Active Directory B2C
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Apr 1

    B-series update: B1ls is now available

    The new B1ls Azure virtual machine, which has the smallest memory and lowest cost among Azure VM instances, is now available.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings

    March 2019

    Mar 27

    Greater storage capacity and performance with new Azure Disks SKU

    New Azure managed disks SKUs for Premium SSDs, Standard SSDs and Standard HDDs will reach up to 32TiB (32,767 GB). Performance will now reach up to 20,000 IOPS and 900 MBps on Premium SSD Disks

    • Pricing & Offerings
    Mar 6

    General Availability: Azure Lab Services

    Azure Lab Services is now Generally Available.

    • Azure Lab Services
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    Mar 6

    Extended Security Updates for SQL Server 2008 are available now

    Extended Security Updates for SQL Server 2008 are now available for purchase

    • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
    • Pricing & Offerings

    February 2019

    Feb 27

    General availability: Azure Lab Services

    Announcing the general availability of Azure Lab Services.

    • Azure Lab Services
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services

    December 2018

    Dec 19

    Dev/test pricing for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is now available

    Dev/test pricing is now available for SQL Database Managed Instance as part of the Azure Enterprise dev/test offer, providing a cost-effective way to run your development and testing workloads on Azure SQL Database.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Managed Instance
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Dec 19

    Premium tier now available for the Azure Database Migration Service

    Azure Database Migration Service, the fully managed service designed for both operational database and data warehouse migrations, now supports offline and online migrations using the premium tier.

    • Azure Database Migration Service
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    Dec 6

    General availability: Increased compute in Azure Database for MySQL servers

    Customers can now scale up their compute to 64 vCores in the General Purpose pricing tiers and 32 vCores in the Memory Optimized tiers in Azure Database for MySQL.

    • Azure Database for MySQL
    • Open Source
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Dec 6

    General availability: Increased compute in Azure Database for PostgreSQL servers

    Customers can now scale up their compute to 64 vCores in the General Purpose pricing tiers and 32 vCores in the Memory Optimized tiers in Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

    • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
    • Open Source
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Dec 4

    Smaller SKUs for Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen2

    Smaller SKUs for Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen2

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features
    • Microsoft Connect
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Dec 4

    S1 Tier Now Available

    S1 Pricing Tier now available for large-scale deployments.

    • Azure Maps
    • Microsoft Connect
    • Pricing & Offerings

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