Monthly updates for April 2014
Target availability: Q2 2015
Azure SQL Database introduces two new service tiers, Basic and Standard, to join Premium, which is already in preview. The Web and Business service editions will be retired in 12 months.
Memcached Cloud is a reliable, fully-managed, fail-safe service that runs Memcached. Your dataset is constantly replicated, so if a node fails, an auto-switchover mechanism guarantees data is served without interruption.
The Azure Brazil South Region, located in Sao Paulo state, is now broadly available for public preview.
Azure Web sites is now available in Southeast Asia for all customers.
Redis Cloud is a fully-managed cloud service for hosting and running your Redis dataset in a highly-available and scalable manner, with predictable and stable top performance.
Newly created HDInsight clusters will run on Windows Server 2012 R2, have .NET 4.5 available, and allow inbound connections to any executable on worker nodes.
The new GA release of Autoscale includes performance- and schedule-based scaling, and you can customize it to scale based on metrics you define.
Get Read access to your secondary storage replica, in case your primary location fails.
This Preview release includes support for Azure Resource Manager.
Azure Scheduler is generally available in all Azure regions, backed by an enterprise SLA, and is ready to use for production scenarios.
This Azure Cross Platform Command-Line Interface release includes support for Azure Resource Manager and Azure Active Directory authentication.
Share features like auto-scale, web tests, backup, and computing capacity across your web sites.
Azure Web Sites now supports an additional Basic SKU tier.
Use resource groups to manage all of your application resources.
The Azure Portal preview adds new features to help you monitor and operate your Azure Web Sites.
Automate repetitive tasks, quickly deploy critical applications, and proactively manage infrastructure.
View billing info using new charts and visualizations.
Create team projects, view your Git and TFVC repositories, edit source code, make commits, view your builds, and continuously deploy to Azure Web Sites.
The Azure Preview portal radically simplifies the cloud—whether you write code, operate infrastructure, or manage finances.
Add and manage over 1000 apps using Azure Active Directory.