DevTest Labs now enables you to create virtual machines from a previous version within a shared image gallery. This enables you to revert back to an earlier version of the image in case the latest one has errors and doesn’t work as expected. This feature is only applicable for images within a shared image gallery that has more than one image version.
Azure Lab Services now has a new instance size available—Medium (nested virtualization)that’s priced at USD0.55 per hour across all regions (55 lab units per hour). This new medium size can be used when each student needs multiple virtual machines, hosting relational databases, or running analytics.
Azure Lab Services now supports the ability to reset passwords. This is a configurable option during lab creation where the lab owner can enable or disable the "Use same password for all virtual machines" setting.
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. This approach is more secure because the user authenticates directly to the gateway machine or can use company credentials on a domain-joined gateway machine to connect to their machines. The lab also supports using token authentication to the gateway machine allowing users to connect to their lab virtual machines without having the RDP port exposed to the internet.
You can now make use of Az.DevTestLabs, a PowerShell module to simplify the management of Azure DevTest Labs. It provides composable functions to create, query, update and delete labs, virtual machines, custom images and environments.
DevTest Labs now supports the Shared Image Gallery feature. It enables lab users to access images from a shared location while creating lab resources. It also helps you build structure and organization around your custom-managed VM images.
In Azure Lab Services, we added the ability to provide address range of virtual machines for the labs. This is useful for scenarios where licensing servers for an application on the lab virtual machines only accept a specific range of IP addresses.
Microsoft now has 67 services covered by the FedRAMP High Provisional Authorization to Operate (P-ATO) for Azure Government in the continental United States. New are Security Center, Advisor, DB for Mysql/Postgres, File Sync, Lab Services, Migrate, Policy, Flow, PowerApps.