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10/17/2019 Virtual Machines New Features Performance-optimized storage configuration capabilities for virtual machines (VMs) registered with SQL VM Resource Provider are now available. This feature automates storage configuration according to performance best practices for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines through Azure portal or Azure quickstart templates when creating a SQL VM. Automated performance best practices include separating data and log files, cache configuration for Premium SSD, support for Temp DB on local disk, support for Ultra Disks to host data, log, or Temp DB files and database engine only images. Link Link Details
9/25/2019 Virtual Machines New Features Unlock auto-patching, auto-backup, monitoring, and manageability capabilities, as well as licensing flexibility, when registering your self-installations of SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines with Resource Provider. Link Link Details
8/8/2019 Virtual Machines Preview Features New Azure virtual machines part of the Dv3 and Ev3-series – optimized for general purpose and memory intensive workloads – are now in Preview. These new VM sizes feature AMD’s EPYC™ 7452 processor. They are available in US East. Link Link Details
8/1/2019 Virtual Machines Preview Features Azure Dedicated Host provides a single-tenant physical server to host your Azure virtual machines for Windows and Linux. The server capacity is not shared with other customers. As a result, you can run general purpose, memory intensive or compute intensive workloads in a hardware-isolated and virtualized server environment dedicated to your organization. With Azure Dedicated Host, you can address specific compliance requirements while increasing visibility and control over your underlying infrastructure. Azure Dedicated Host is in public preview today. Link Link Details
7/25/2019 Virtual Machines Region Update Azure Mv2-series virtual machines (VMs) offering up to 6 TB of memory are now available for the US West 2 region Link Link Details
7/11/2019 Virtual Machines New Features July-9 2019 marks the official last day of SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 support. Customers that need to remain on SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 for some additional time can extend the support status of these versions for up to 3 years with Extended Security Updates (ESUs). ESUs are offered on Azure Virtual Machines at no additional charge above the cost of the virtual machine, or by purchasing an ESU subscription for on-premises or hosted environments. To download a critical security update (if and when released over the next 3 years), customers must first register the eligible SQL Server instances in their own SQL Server Registry. For more information, see Downloading Extended Security Updates. Link Link Details
6/6/2019 Virtual Machines Region Update 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. Link Link Details
5/20/2019 Virtual Machines Preview Features We are excited to announce the Public Preview of Generation 2 virtual machines on Azure. Generation 2 virtual machines use the new UEFI-based boot architecture vs. the BIOS-based architecture used by Generation 1 virtual machines. The new architecture enables customers to: Build large virtual machines (up to 12TB) Provision OS disks sizes that exceed 2TB, and Leverage advanced security capabilities like SecureBoot and Virtual Trusted Platform Module (vTPM) to secure their Virtual Machines. Link Link Details
5/13/2019 Virtual Machines New Features The Azure Compute Virtual Machines API has now been updated to allow users to forcefully skip the graceful shutdown period when executing a power off command. This may be useful in situations where a VM may need to be quickly powered off and the risk for data loss or corruption can be ignored. To use this feature, ensure the skipShutdown flag is added to your API or SDK calls. Link Link Details
5/7/2019 Virtual Machines New Features Azure’s Mv2 VM series will be available on May 13, offering virtual machines with up to 6TB RAM on a single VM. This is by far the largest-memory SAP HANA-certified configuration offered on any virtual machine in the public cloud. 6TB Mv2 VMs will be generally available and production certified in U.S. East and U.S. East 2 regions. U.S. West 2, Europe West, Europe North and Southeast Asia regions will be available in the coming months. Link Details

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