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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

9/11/2020, Service Updates
Confidential computing DCsv2-series virtual machines (VMs) are now available in East US, Canada Central, Canada East, Southeast Asia, UK South, West Europe, and West US 2.
9/9/2020, Service Updates
Automatic VM guest patching provides safe and automatic patching for virtual machines to simplify update management and maintain security compliance.
9/1/2020, Service Updates
The new D v4 and E v4 series Azure Virtual Machines feature the Intel Xeon Platinum 8272CL custom processor, can achieve up to 3.4Ghz all core turbo frequency, and offer up to 504 GiB of RAM.
9/1/2020, Service Updates
You can now run Dsv4, Ddsv4, Esv4, and Edsv4 Azure VMs on Dedicated Hosts. The new Dedicated Hosts SKUs are based on the Intel Xeon Platinum 8272CL (Cascade Lake) processor, which offers improved...
8/24/2020, Service Updates
Confidential computing DCsv2-series virtual machines (VMs) are now available in East US, Canada Central, Canada East, UK South, West Europe, and West US 2.
8/19/2020, Service Updates
On August 1, 2020, Azure Backups support for HANA databases running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) became generally available. This offering is available across all Azure regions except for...
8/12/2020, Service Updates
Azure Backup now supports restoring unmanaged VMs/Disks as Managed Disks, backup for Virtual Machine Scale Sets, and allows replacing existing disks for VMs with Managed Service Identity
8/12/2020, Azure Podcast
We had a chance to talk with Ines Khelifi, the Principal PM Manager for Azure Digital Twins on the different use cases she has seen, the latest preview, and how Azure Digital Twins can be...
8/10/2020, Service Updates
NCas T4 v3 Series VMs are now available for preview in US West 2.
July introduces new options to drill into your cost data, save on Azure VMs and Data Lake storage, as well as new videos for even more cost-saving tips and tricks.
Azure Arc is a preview service that enables users to create and attach Kubernetes clusters both inside and outside of Azure. Azure Arc also enables the user to manage Windows and Linux machines...
7/24/2020, Service Updates
View the full schedule, by region, for updates coming to NCv3 Virtual machines.
7/24/2020, Service Updates
We are upgrading the virtualization technology through which customer VMs can access our high-bandwidth, low-latency InfiniBand network on our RDMA-enabled VM Sizes. By enabling SR-IOV (Single...
7/21/2020, Service Updates
Today, SAP and Microsoft announced an expanded partnership to enable customers to design and operate intelligent digital supply chain and industry 4.0 solutions in the cloud and at the edge.
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.