Canonical has announced the availability of Multipass 1.8, a tool that lets you quickly set up Ubuntu VMs on Windows, Linux and macOS. This update brings aliases and Apple M1 support.
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Oracle is making a new driver for VirtualBox that will allow it to do a passthrough to utilize the host's TPM. This may be in preparation for the new TPM requirement for Windows 11 on VMs.
Canonical, the firm behind Ubuntu Linux, has announced the availability of LXD 4.0 LTS. It brings VM support as well as many improvements. It's available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.
With virtual computing solutions targeting a variety of workloads such as enterprise applications, visualization, and machine learning, Microsoft has announced updates to its Azure VM solutions.
The latest release of Azure Storage Explorer bumps the service to version 1.10.0. With this update, the option to easily backup and restore VMs using disk support is being offered.
The new managed disks service has reached GA in some U.S., European, and Asian regions. It becomes the fourth persistent disk offering in Azure, and was first unveiled at Ignite last year.
Microsoft has expanded upon Project Tardigrade, the initiative it announced at this year's Build conference, which allows Azure to become more resilient against spontaneous platform failures.
The software giant has announced a preview of its Lv2-series Azure virtual machines which support AMD's EPYC processors. Specifically, the one highlighted is the dual-socket EPYC 7551.
Earlier today, Microsoft's developer account posted a tweet revealing that 40 percent of the virtual machines hosted on the company's Azure cloud platform are powered by Linux distros.
Microsoft has unveiled a new feature called Azure Service Health, which provides a more personalized report about issues affecting Azure resources you are using. It's available now in preview.
Extending the disaster recovery options for its Azure cloud platform, Microsoft has unveiled the ability to cross-region replicate VMs and applications in IaaS implementations via Azure Site Recovery.
Microsoft today released the April 2017 builds of the Windows developer evaluation virtual machines, available for VMWare, Hyper-V, VirtualBox, and Parallels. Licensed versions will be available too.
Microsoft has released the August 2016 edition of evaluation Windows developer virtual machines, allowing access to the latest tools, including Bash on Ubuntu on Windows and Project Islandwood.