On November 18, 2014, many of our Microsoft Azure customers experienced a service interruption that impacted Azure Storage and several other services, including Virtual Machines.
We are very excited to announce that Live Channels for Azure Media Services is now generally available and backed by the full support of the Azure Service-Level Agreement (SLA) for all customers.
This year is closing with the biggest set of capabilities ever released in one day from the Azure Active Directory team. Many features are coming in public preview for the first time and others are now generally available, on December 11th.
Today, we’re announcing Public Preview support for Azure Premium Storage. Azure Premium Storage is a new type of SSD-based storage, designed to support I/O intensive workloads.
The availability of a new preview, which was previously announced in November, introduces near-complete SQL Server engine compatibility and more Premium performance, representing the next-generation of the SQL Database service.
Today we are furthering our enterprise offerings with new and enhanced Azure services across Storage, Azure SQL Database, Azure Active Directory and much more.
For customers to get productive on Hadoop quickly, Azure HDInsight has updated its query console for customers to browse a gallery of templates and be guided through the completion of a task.
At the end of October, we announced that Azure would begin disabling support for SSL 3.0 starting December 1, 2014. Today, we are providing an update and additional information for customers on upcoming changes.
Today we are excited to announce the general availability of Microsoft Azure Government. We announced the Private Preview of Azure for Government at the Microsoft Federal Executive Forum in March, 2014.
We are excited to announce that a few weeks ago we made Auditing for Azure SQL Database generally available.
Enterprise customers in Australia and China can now leverage Azure Backup in an efficient manner to solve some of the most vexing backup problems facing large customers everywhere.