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Virtual Machines introduce the IaaS element to Microsoft Azure. They allow the operation of virtual machines on Microsoft Azure that were created by the user or provided by Microsoft. These are charged by the minute. Provisioning a virtual machine requires only the specification of a VHD (standard VHDs are used here) for the booting process, the VM size, and a few configuration parameters (e.g., administrator account, DNS name) depending on the selected VHD.

Documentation for Virtual Machines is split into several sections:

Getting Started

Getting Started

  1. 2/24/2017, Trainings
    This course, Managing Infrastructure with Microsoft Azure - Getting Started, equips the new Azure administrator with the skills needed to be successful deploying...
  2. 3/13/2017, Trainings
    Most Azure administrators go through a "gotcha" period in which they realize they made mistakes only after deployment. This course, Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines - Getting...
  3. 9/22/2016, Video, 0:03:58
    Learn how to create a Windows Server Virtual Machine and manage it with Remote Desktop.
  4. 9/30/2016, Trainings
    Want to know more about Microsoft Azure? Join MVP Corey Hynes as he explores Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines, in this installment in a series of courses designed to teach you...
  5. 9/28/2016, Video, 1:08:59
    The benefits of Cloud to IT organizations is undeniable, yet many of you are in early stages of plotting out your journey to the Cloud. Microsoft Azure IaaS is a collection of...
  6. 11/28/2017, Video, 0:56:03
    For many applications, the easiest path to the cloud is to move them to an Azure virtual machine. Azure Virtual Machines offers a fully customizable cloud environment that can...
  7. 10/2/2016, Video, 1:13:11
    Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines launched support under Azure Resource Manager (ARM) last June. Over this time Microsoft, partners and community members have published...

Virtual Machines News

7/9/2020, Service Updates
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports confidential workloads through integration with DCSv2 SKU node pools powered by Intel SGX.
Azure Migrate now supports assessments for Azure VMware Solution (AVS), providing even more options for you to plan your migration to Azure.
6/25/2020, Service Updates
You now have the ability to store ephemeral OS disks on the VM temp or resource disk in addition to the VM cache (in preview).
6/22/2020, Service Updates
High-performance computing (HPC) organizations typically calculate cost projections five-to-six years for the typical lifespan of an on-premises HPC cluster.
6/16/2020, Service Updates
Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines is now available in preview in US Gov Arizona. It's also available in an additional eighteen public regions around the world.
6/15/2020, Service Updates
HBv2-series VMs for HPC now available in the Japan East region.
6/15/2020, Service Updates
The new D v4-series and E v4-series Azure Virtual Machines feature the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8272CL custom processor, which can achieve up to 3.4 Ghz all core turbo frequency. The D v4-series and...
With this announcement, we are introducing two new Azure Virtual Machines families, one of which represents a brand-new product category in our portfolio.
6/3/2020, Service Updates
HBv2-series VMs for HPC now available in the West US 2 region.
6/2/2020, Service Updates
The new Dd v4-series and Ed v4-series Azure Virtual Machines feature the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8272CL custom processor. The Dd v4-series and Dds v4 virtual machine (VM) sizes are well suited for...
6/2/2020, Service Updates
Deploy M-series, NV v3-series and NV v4-series Azure Virtual Machines on Azure Dedicated Hosts. This will expand the range of workloads you can run on Dedicated Hosts to include memory-intensive...
6/2/2020, Service Updates
New preview features now available in Azure Shared Image Gallery.
6/2/2020, Service Updates
New features in Azure Shared Image Gallery are now generally available.
5/27/2020, Service Updates
Azure Backup support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), one of the widely used Linux operating systems running SAP HANA, is now available in preview. This preview is available across all Azure...
5/26/2020, Service Updates
Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines is now available in US Gov Virginia. It's also available in an additional eighteen public regions around the world.
5/19/2020, Service Updates
Azure Backup now supports Azure Virtual Machines with up to 32 attached disks.
Today we’re announcing the general availability of Azure Spot Virtual Machines (VMs). Azure Spot VMs provide access to unused Azure compute capacity at deep discounts.
5/8/2020, Azure Podcast
Nills Franssens, a Senior Cloud Solutions Architect, prolific blogger and author, is back on the show to talk to us about his fascination with Azure Kubernetes Service, which led him to co-author...
5/4/2020, Azure Podcast
Shane Curtis, an Endpoint Consultant with Planet Technologies, share his deep insights into the Windows Virtual Desktop service which has grown in popularity due to the demand for work-from-home...
Today, I’m excited to announce the preview of the next generation of Azure VMware Solution, designed, built, and supported by Microsoft in close partnership with VMware.