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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 Videos

Azure Migrate tutorial: Migrating VMware apps & virtual machines to Azure
2/26/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Mechanics
[0:21:20]
10 Tips to Reduce your Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) Cost
2/20/2020, YouTube: Cloud in 5 minutes
[0:14:19]
Secure VM administrative access with Azure Bastion | BRK2093
1/16/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite
[0:34:03]

Virtual Machines News

4/2/2020, Service Updates
Buy unused compute capacity at deep discounts and run interruptible workloads at scale with Azure Spot Virtual Machines.
3/26/2020, Service Updates
Azure Dedicated Hosts now offer Azure reservations and support for Lsv2, Msv2, Dasv4, and Easv4 Azure Virtual Machines in addition to providing new hardware options. Run a broader range of...
3/18/2020, Service Updates
HBv2-series VMs for HPC now available in the Azure West Europe region
3/16/2020, Microsoft Azure Blog
Today we are announcing the general availability of Azure Monitor for virtual machines (VMs), which provides an in-depth view of VM performance trends and dependencies.
3/16/2020, Microsoft Azure Blog
Today we are very excited to share the general availability of NVv4 virtual machines in South Central US, East US and West Europe regions, with additional regions planned in the coming months....
3/5/2020, Service Updates
NDv2 GPU VMs for high-end deep learning training and HPC workloads are going GA in East US, South Central US, and West Europe.
3/5/2020, Service Updates
We are announcing general availability of NVv4 Virtual Machines. NVv4 VMs are designed to provide you unprecedented GPU resourcing flexibility. You can now choose VMs with a whole GPU all the way...
2/28/2020, Service Updates
We encourage you to make the switch to Azure Resource Manager to take advantage of the many feature enhancements in ARM.
2/27/2020, Microsoft Azure Blog
HPC-optimized virtual machines now available.
2/25/2020, Service Updates
We recommend moving your high performance computing (HPC) workloads to another HPC Virtual Machine size.
2/24/2020, Service Updates
Effective April 1, 2020, the meter names of Virtual Machines NVv4 series will change because they will become generally available in West Europe and South Central and East US regions.
2/24/2020, Azure Podcast
Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect, Marc Böhnke, gives us the low-down on the partnership between SAP and Azure and the technical details that that has resulted in the ERP software to be easily...
2/4/2020, Service Updates
New Azure Dav4-series and Eav4-series virtual machines based on the latest AMD EPYC™ 7452 processor are now available in East US, East US2, West US2, Southeast Asia, North and West Europe regions.
2/3/2020, Service Updates
We are announcing general availability of HBv2 Virtual Machines for High-Performance Computing. HBv2 VMs are designed to provide supercomputing levels of performance and MPI scalability at...
1/31/2020, Azure DevOps Blog
I still cannot believe it is 2020, and yet January is already over! This week, we’ve got updates on working with Git, deploying static websites and Azure VMs, and more. Thanks to the community...
1/27/2020, Service Updates
Azure Backup now provides soft delete for SQL server in Azure VM and SAP HANA in Azure VM workloads along with the already supported Azure Virtual machine soft delete scenario. Soft delete is a...
1/27/2020, Service Updates
The new solution for Azure Monitor for VMs will soon be available in all regions. This update will provide richer monitoring functionality and map data sets for Service Map customers. Once it’s...
1/22/2020, Service Updates
The Azure Backup solution to backup SAP HANA DBs in Azure Virtual Machines is now available in Australia Central, Australia Central 2, Australia East (AE), Australia Southeast (ASE), Japan East...
1/22/2020, Service Updates
The Azure Backup solution to backup SAP HANA DBs in Azure Virtual Machines is now available in West Europe (WE), North Europe (NE), France Central, France South, UK West (UKW), Germany North,...
1/17/2020, Service Updates
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) bring-your-own-subscription (BYOS) images, also referred to as RHEL Gold images, are now generally available in Azure with a simple automated sign-up process. This...