Retiring Virtual Machines and Azure Cloud Services from the classic portal

Monday, November 13, 2017

Starting November 15, 2017, both Azure Virtual Machines and Azure Cloud Services will be available only in the Azure portal. Access from the classic portal will no longer be supported. If you were using the classic portal for OS images, please use PowerShell instead.

For details on how to get started in the Azure portal, refer to the Virtual Machines and Azure Cloud Services documentation.

New features for Virtual Machines in the Azure portal include:

  • Ability to add classic disks to a VM
  • Ability to add classic images to a VM  

New features for Azure Cloud Services in the Azure portal include:

  • Deployment-related operation logs
  • Ability to update one or more roles at a time

Learn more about the upcoming capabilities of Cloud Services.

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