Put away the Halloween candy, and dust off your stuffed turkeys, folks. October is long gone, as are a fresh set of announcements from Microsoft about changes to its Azure cloud platform. Here’s the important news you might have missed.

Price drops for a bunch of Azure compute instances

If there’s one constant in the public cloud, it’s the back-and-forth between competing providers over who gets to claim that they have the cheapest services. Microsoft fired another shot in that war in October, dropping prices for its A1, A2, Dv2 and F series compute instances. Here’s how that breaks down, straight from a blog post by Microsoft corporate vice president Takeshi Numoto:

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