Monthly updates for August 2014
Use Process Explorer to view and manage your website processes.
Azure Cosmos DB is the highly scalable NoSQL document database-as-a-service that offers rich query and transactional processing over schema-free data.
StorSimple is now available in Japan with the same service-level agreement coverage available in other regions worldwide.
In this update, we have added server management experiences for SQL Database in the new Azure Preview portal. You can now easily reset the server administrator password, and configure firewall rules and default auditing settings for databases in the server.
Incorporate search capabilities into applications without having to worry about the complexities of full-text search
Azure Backup is now available in Japan with the same service-level agreement coverage available in other regions worldwide.
Write your services using the power of ASP.NET Web API and your favorite .NET language.
WebJobs can now be created and managed in the Azure Preview portal.
Azure Site Recovery is now available in Japan with the same service-level agreement coverage available in other regions worldwide.
Azure is now commercially available in 51 additional countries.
Host Azure HDInsight in Japan West and US Central with the same service-level agreement coverage available in other regions worldwide.
Azure Resource Manager Tools Preview for Visual Studio 2013 enables developers to create and deploy reusable deployment templates (JSON files) that declaratively describe the resources that make up an app.
MyGet provides hosted NuGet Servers. Developers can use their own packages to create and host NuGet feeds, or use another package source (such as NuGet.org).
Azure development tooling features include support for WebJobs publishing, Dev/Test environments for Mobile Services, Remote debugging for Virtual Machines, Emulator Express, and more.
This Azure PowerShell release includes Compute, SQL Database, and Windows Azure Pack updates.
RavenHQ Database is the official hosted solution for RavenDB, and includes a fully managed cloud of RavenDB servers running in Azure and a variety of scalable plans.
MemCachier is now offering their popular memcache-as-a-service in the Azure Store. MemCachier manages and scales clusters of memcache servers so that you can focus on your app.
New preview service pricing tiers get feature updates: geo-restore, standard geo-replication, and auditing.
HDInsight has now expanded its geographical presence to three new regions: East Asia, North Central US, and South Central US.
Changes to Basic and Standard tiers mean most customers will see a decrease in pricing (effective September 1, 2014).