The tech press seems to of missed this public announcement from Microsoft. These will be the first Hyper-Threaded VM’s that will be offered via Azure.
Microsoft will be offering for the first time a new generation of Hyper-Threading Technology virtual machines for general purpose workloads, Dv3.
As well as a new Hyper-Threaded family for memory optimized workloads, Ev3.
There is no specific launch date indicated in the announcement however the announcement does mention that these will be matching the comparable AWS instance prices.