Windows artifacts not supported for DTL on Fairfax

We would like to inform you that we don’t support Windows based artifacts for virtual machines created in DevTest Labs on Fairfax. We are working supporting these artifacts at our end and will send out updates on the progress here. We regret the inconvenience this may have caused you and thank you for the patience….

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Announcing Azure DevTest Labs in Azure Government

Today, we’re excited to announce the availability of Azure DevTest Labs in Azure Government. Azure DevTest Labs is a self-service sandbox environment in Azure that enables you to quickly create dev/test environments while minimizing waste and controlling costs. Developers and testers need to spend considerable time configuring their self-service environments. Decision makers want to leverage the cloud…

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Accessing Linux virtual machines created from non-deprovisioned custom images.

Users are experiencing issues while trying to access Linux virtual machines created from non-deprovisioned custom images. This is beacuse the Linux team removes the password file from the virtual machine when they start provisioning a new machine from the custom image that is not deprovisioned. As a result users can’t use the same credentials to…

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Lab creation may fail for users.

Initial update: We are investigating the issue where lab creation may fail for users due to an on going outage on a dependent service since 15th March, 18:25 UTC. The current workaround is to retry the Lab creation in case it fails for you. We are working on getting this resolved with the partner team…

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Users may not receive auto-shutdown notifications via email.

Final update: The email latency issue should be resolved as of 17th March, 7:00 UTC. Please reach out to us if you are not receiving timely auto-shutdown notifications. Thank you for your patience. Initial Update: We would like to inform the users of DevTest Labs that they may not receive auto VM shutdown notifications via…

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Update: DevTest Labs in Microsoft Azure Government Cloud

We would like to share the current progress on availability of DevTest Labs on Microsoft Azure Government Cloud (Fairfax). We are in the process of completing the engineering work for the same and you can expect to use DTL on Fairfax by next week. Currently, if you try to access DevTest Labs on the Azure…

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Long-running operations delayed

Long-running operations (e.g. Create lab, start VM, delete custom image) are being delayed by up to 2 hours. The impact appears to be limited to the following regions: Australia East, Brazil South, Canada East, East US, East US 2, Japan West, Korea South, North Central US, South India, Southeast Asia, UK South, West Europe, West US…

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Scenarios using the Claim capabilities in DevTest Lab

The Azure DevTest Lab service is useful in helping improve effectiveness  and efficiency of developers and testers.  There are advanced features available that move DevTest labs from a simple VM management tool to much more.  This post focuses on the ability to claim or un-claim virtual machines in Azure DevTest Labs and the various ways…


Feature update: Hortonworks image available in your lab

When you’re creating a VM in your lab, you can now select a Hortonworks image. After you enable this image, it will appear in the list of available images at VM creation. As a lab owner, you need to review and accept the terms of use for this image in order to enable it for…

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Feature update: Set expiration date to a Lab announcement

As a Lab admin, you can now set an expiration date to a Lab announcement so that you can post announcements for a specified period of time without having to disable them manually. The posted announcement will stop being displayed on the overview page of the Lab after the specified expiry date and time. You…

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