Monthly updates for February 2014
Microsoft has opened two new Azure datacenters in Japan. Japan East and Japan West offer new options for data residency and durability, plus disaster recovery.
WebJobs allows the website owner to setup recurring and scheduled tasks and jobs.
This post describes Azure Service Health Notifications (also known as Incident Notifications) within the Azure Management Portal.
Disable standard server headers (like "X-Powered-By" and "X-AspNet-Version") on Azure Web Sites.
Save a snapshot version of your web app and restore it later.
Windows IaaS virtual machines show VM configuration (internal and public IP, disk space, memory, deployment ID, etc.) on the desktop.
ExpressRoute enables dedicated, private, high-throughput network connectivity between Azure datacenters and on-premises IT environments.
VM Agent is a lightweight process that runs inside your virtual machines. Use it to install and manage extensions.
Co-Admin limit per subscription increased from 10 to 200.
Mobile Services integration with Notification Hubs simplifies push channel management.
Write backend Mobile Service logic by using .NET and the ASP.NET Web API framework, run Mobile Service code locally, and debug remotely.
Develop cross-platform mobile apps with PhoneGap and Azure Mobile Services.
Recycle a worker process based on specific conditions or triggers.
WordPress 3.8 is now available in the Azure Web Sites App Gallery.