Monthly updates for November 2014
HDInsight has expanded its geographical presence to three new regions: Japan East, Australia East, and Australia Southeast.
HDInsight clusters can now be customized to run a variety of Hadoop projects, including Spark and R Modules, by using Script Action.
Non RFC 1918 space is now allowed in a virtual network.
Bandwidth templates allow you to configure multiple time-of-day schedules to tier the data from the StorSimple device to the cloud. You can create, modify, delete, and save these schedules as templates.
Azure StorSimple is now available in Australia with the same service-level agreement coverage that is available in other regions worldwide. StorSimple offers a unique hybrid cloud storage solution.
Azure Backup is now available in Australia with the same service-level agreement coverage that is available in other regions worldwide.
Now it is easier than ever for anyone to try Azure Machine Learning because the service is available to test free-of-charge without a credit card or Azure subscription.
Azure Machine Learning now offers support for optional and required web-service parameters for properties such as table names, account names, and paths to blob storage.
HDInsight Tools for Visual Studio: Write Hive queries and view Hive jobs right from Visual Studio.
New networking features announced at TechEd Europe 2014 are available in regions except China North and China East.
On November 1, 2015, Azure Media Packager and Azure Media Encryptor reach their end-of-life.
Now there is a consistent contract for customers who purchase subscriptions to Microsoft Online Services, such as Azure, Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics Online, or Windows Intune.
Azure Site Recovery is now available in Australia.
This free preview of Azure Site Recovery offers storage array-based replication and disaster recovery.
Operational Insights is an Azure-based service that is tailored for IT operations teams. It leverages the power of Azure HDInsight to glean machine data across environments, and turns the data into real-time operational intelligence to enable better-informed business decisions.
A new support experience was added to the Azure Preview portal, which gives organizations the ability to obtain first-class support in a simplified, seamless experience for submitting, viewing, and managing Azure support incidents.
Auditing for Azure SQL Database tracks and logs all events that occur on your database, such as updates and queries against data. Auditing can now be managed from the Azure Management Portal or via Windows PowerShell commands.
The query authoring experience for Azure Stream Analytics jobs has been extended to enable query validation and debugging over sample data.