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Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview – incremental release published

One of the pain points with the first Microsoft Azure Stack TP were the long running operations for IaaS regarding VM deployment, deletion, start and stop.

Microsoft has released an incremental update yesterday to fix these issues and some more.

  • Faster VM deployment times
  • Better performance in VM-related actions such as stop, start, delete
  • Incremental stability and reliability improvements to the portal experience
  • Updated extensions for Desired State Configuration and Docker (for purposes of Azure alignment)

The incremental release is not an in-place upgrade for the TP. So you have to redeploy the whole stack. Make sure that you save scripts and templates you are using on the ClientVM before you initiate the redeploy.

You can download the new bits under https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/azure-stack/try/

I recommend to do a redeploy with the incremental release of Azure Stack! You won’t regret it!

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