Monthly updates for September 2014
We are lowering public list prices for many higher-level Azure services by 27 percent or more. For specifics, see the table. We’re also adjusting rates for our commitment plans—and introducing a new six-month offer.
Azure Redis Cache now supports caches larger than 26 GB and provides 99.9% availability SLA.
Today, we’re announcing support for a new series of virtual machine sizes for Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines and Web/Worker Roles called the D-Series.
To help enterprises set up robust CMS-backed sites, we are introducing a scalable WordPress offering available in the application gallery.
The Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a service that allows you to send audio, images, and other static files faster and more reliably to customers across the globe.
Azure Websites VNET integration feature allows customers to securely connect to on premise resources or other VM’s hosted in Azure using a VPN connection.
Get started more quickly with Azure Site Recovery and take advantage of integrated Azure Automation.
Azure API Management is generally available with plenty of new features for management and authentication.
This release includes support for role-based access control and some storage improvements
Manage access to Azure subscriptions, resource groups, or resources such as websites or databases in the Azure Preview Portal by assigning Owner, Contributor, or Reader roles to Active Directory users or groups.
Three new Azure SQL Database service tiers—Basic, Standard, and Premium—are generally available. The tiers target seven performance levels, so they're flexible enough for light to heavyweight workloads.
The same live streaming solution that delivered the 2014 Winter Olympics and 2014 FIFA World Cup to broadcasters around the world is now available in preview.
The new release adds support for Role-based access control, SQL Database auditing support in Azure Resource Manager mode and more
Azure Automation can now use an Azure Active Directory OrgId credential to automate management of Azure resources.