Announcing In-Place Upgrade from Ubuntu Server to Ubuntu Pro on Azure | Ubuntu

  • Post Updated: April 4, 2024

We are pleased to share that Azure is now offering an in-place upgrade from Ubuntu Server to Ubuntu Pro. This functionality, made possible through our strategic partnership with Azure, provides a straightforward way to leverage the advanced features and extended security maintenance of Ubuntu Pro, all without redeploying your Virtual Machine (VM) or scheduling a maintenance window.

“We’re excited to partner with Canonical to enhance the experience with Ubuntu on Azure. Our customers now have a seamless way to access the advanced security, compliance, and management features of Ubuntu Pro.” – Andrew Randall, Principal PM Manager at Microsoft

What is Ubuntu Pro?

Ubuntu Pro is a subscription that gives access to services on top of the Ubuntu Server LTS releases, while using the same code base and remaining fully-compatible with Ubuntu Server.

It is a cross-cloud operating system optimized for Azure that is security maintained for 10 years and enables the secure use of an…

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