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Microsoft Azure Hybrid Benefit use rights changes for Windows Server

Effective April 1, 2023, Microsoft revised and simplified the Azure Hybrid Benefit (AHB) use rights for Windows Server. For Windows Server, Microsoft eliminated the requirement that customers allocate licenses in packs of eight, eliminated the requirement that customers allocate 16 licenses before they begin using AHB. All other requirements remain

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Microsoft AI Builder: Azure OpenAI Service integration

Announced March 6, 2023, Azure OpenAI Service will be integrated into Microsoft AI Builder, and is currently in preview. Azure OpenAI Service enables users to use a new low-code generative AI model and templates within Microsoft Power Automate and Microsoft Power Apps. AI Builder is integrated in Microsoft Power Platform

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Microsoft Azure price increases in Europe [2023]

Effective April 1, 2023, prices for Azure services in Euro increase by 11 percent to more closely align to Azure pricing in US dollars. Even after this adjustment, customers buying in Euro will continue to find Azure offerings highly competitive. Microsoft periodically assesses its pricing of products and services to

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Microsoft Indirect Enterprise Agreement Cost Management available

Effective January 24, 2023, Microsoft Indirect Enterprise Agreement (EA) customers can manage their billing account directly in the Azure Management Portal, and effective February 20, 2023, comparable features are no longer available in the Azure Enterprise Portal. For the announcement article with links to useful documentation and how-to videos, please

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Microsoft products retiring in 2023

In 2023, a list of Microsoft products will retire according to a schedule. Upon retirement, there will be no new security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates. The retiring products, governed by the Modern Policy, in 2023 are: Product   Retirement Date

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Microsoft Azure DevOps Server 2022 available

Effective December 1, 2022, Microsoft Azure DevOps Server 2022 is available. Azure DevOps supports collaborative features and set of processes that bring together developers, project managers, and contributors to develop software. You can work in the cloud using Azure DevOps Services or on-premises using Azure DevOps Server. Azure DevOps Server

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Microsoft Azure Savings Plan for Compute

Effective October 12, 2022, Microsoft Azure Savings Plan for Compute is available. Microsoft Azure Savings Plan for Compute enables customers to take advantage of better pricing across a range of Azure compute services by committing to spend a fixed hourly amount for one or three years. Once the plan is

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