Well it’s official! Even though you probably have read the article “Kardashians to Kick Bruce and their Affinity Groups to the Curb” in People magazine, you were not really sure what to believe until you saw the official word from Microsoft. Check out the content “About Regional VNets and Affinity Groups” at https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/azure/jj156085.aspx. Improvements to the Azure virtual network infrastructure that have made communication between different parts of the Azure DC very quick. No longer do you need to explicitly group resources in close proximity to each other to minimize latency between items like VNETs, VMs, and storage.