Virtual Machines

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Azure virtual machines are one of several types of on-demand, scalable computing resources that Azure offers. Typically, you choose a virtual machine when you need more control over the computing environment than the other choices offer. An Azure virtual machine gives you the flexibility of virtualization without having to buy and maintain the physical hardware that runs it. However, you still need to maintain the virtual machine by performing tasks, such as configuring, patching, and installing the software that runs on it.

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Getting Started

  1. 9/14/2022, Learning Module
    Learn about the decisions you make before creating a virtual machine, the options to create and manage the VM, and the extensions and services you use to manage your VM.


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Microsoft Azure is excited to announce a new Secure Baseline scenario in the Landing Zone Accelerator for Azure App Service. This new scenario provides a simple, secure starting point to build...
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Create Ephemeral VMs with customer managed key encryption types for encryption at host.
Application insights extension enables easy to use application monitoring for IIS-hosted .NET Framework and .NET Core applications running on Azure VMs and VM scale sets.
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While it's possible to run the Kubernetes nodes either in on-demand or spot node pools separately, we can optimize the application cost without compromising the reliability by placing the pods...
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports pod sandboxing in preview in all Azure regions on a subset of Azure VM Sizes that support Nested Virtualization.     Pod Sandboxing compliments other...
As part of our commitment to ensuring that Microsoft Azure is the best place to run SQL Server and Windows Server, Microsoft is excited to announce that SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines just...
Today we announced the limited public preview of our new Azure HPC + AI storage service - Azure Managed Lustre. I’m beyond humbled and honored to be writing our first HPC tech blog on this new...
The Dlsv5 and Dldsv5 VM series provide 2GiBs per vCPU and can offer lower price points within the general-purpose Azure Virtual Machines portfolio.
The ability to manage VMs by remotely executing scripts has been improved with the updated Managed Run Command feature.
Allows you to enable secure boot, vTPM, virtualization-based security, and Microsoft Defender for Cloud integration, providing additional layers of defense against sophisticated threats.
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by Hugo Affaticati (Technical Program Manager), Tonny Wong (Principal Product Manager), Jon Shelley (Principal TPM Manager), and John Lee (Principal Product Manager).   Introduction   The NC...
Financial Services Industry (FSI) is one of the largest consumers of HPC environments in the cloud. To evaluate the performance of these systems, it is important to use benchmark tests that...
In Dec 2022, the following updates and enhancements were made for Azure Backup for SAP HANA – a backint certified database backup solution for SAP HANA databases in Azure VMs.Long term retention for…
New VM sizes provide the best remote storage performance of any Azure VMs to date. You can now process more data with fewer vCPUs while potentially reducing software licensing costs.
Sarah Novotny joins us on the show again, this time to tell us all about the collaboration that happens with Azure in Open Source Software. Media...