Azure Cost Management and Billing updates – April 2021

By Dustin Ward

Whether you’re a new student, a thriving startup, or the largest enterprise, you have financial constraints, and you need to know what you’re spending, where, and how to plan for the future. Nobody wants a surprise when it comes to the bill, and this is where Azure Cost Management and Billing comes in. We’re always…

Upgrade your infrastructure with the latest Dv5/Ev5 Azure VMs in preview

By Dustin Ward

On April 6, Microsoft participated in the launch of Intel’s 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, where Microsoft announced the upcoming preview of Azure Confidential Computing and general-purpose Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines. Today we are delivering on that promise and announcing the preview of Dv5-series and Ev5-series Azure Virtual Machines for general-purpose and memory-intensive workloads. You can…

Microsoft brings Azure supercomputing to UK Met Office

By Dustin Ward

This post was co-authored by Gayle Sheppard, Corporate Vice President, Global Expansion and Transformation. The UK Meteorological Office (Met Office) is working with Microsoft to deliver advanced supercomputing capabilities for weather and climate research, ensuring the continuation of the Met Office’s international leadership in this area. Supercomputing is fundamental to the Met Office’s weather and…

Cloud Services (extended support) is generally available, migration tool in preview

By Dustin Ward

This post was co-authored by Altaf Tambawala, Principal Program Manager, Azure Today, we are announcing the general availability of Cloud Services (extended support), which is a new Azure Resource Manager (ARM)-based deployment model for Azure Cloud Services. The platform-supported tool for migrating existing cloud services to Cloud Services (extended support) also goes into preview today. Cloud…

New solutions for Oracle WebLogic on Azure Virtual Machines

By Dustin Ward

We are announcing a major release for Oracle WebLogic Server (WLS) on Azure Virtual Machines. The release is jointly developed with the WebLogic team as part of a broad-ranging partnership between Microsoft and Oracle. Software available under the partnership includes Oracle WebLogic, Oracle Linux, and Oracle Database, as well as interoperability between Oracle Cloud Infrastructure…