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Multiple VM NICs and Network Virtual Appliances in Azure

At TechEd Europe 2014, we announced support for multiple Network Interface (NICs) in Azure VMs, along with several important partnership in bringing Network Virtual Appliances to Azure, notably Citrix Netscaler and Riverbed appliances.

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Azure Load Balancer new distribution mode

We have introduced a new distribution mode called Source IP Affinity and is also known as session affinity or client IP affinity. Azure Load Balancer can be configured to use a 2 tuple (Source IP, Destination IP) or 3 tuple (Source IP, Destination IP, Protocol) to map traffic to the available servers.

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Protecting against the SSL 3.0 vulnerability

Starting on December 1, 2014, Azure and Office 365 will begin disabling support for SSL 3.0. This means that from December 1, 2014, all client/browser combinations will need to utilize TLS 1.0 or higher to connect to Azure and Office 365 services without issues and may require certain client/browser combinations to be updated.

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New: Azure Traffic Manager Nested Profiles

Azure customers can now create nested profiles for traffic management. This allows tremendous flexibility in creating powerful load-balancing and failover schemes to support the needs of larger, more complex deployments.