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October 2015

Oct 2

New data plans for Azure ExpressRoute

Azure ExpressRoute service connections have two new data plans. You can choose between unlimited or metered plans based on your usage.

  • Azure ExpressRoute

September 2015

Sep 29

Office 365, Azure Government Cloud, Resource Manager templates, simplified billing

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing updates to Office 365, Azure Government Cloud, Resource Manager templates, and simplified billing.

  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Virtual Network
  • VPN Gateway
  • Security

August 2015

Aug 6

General availability: Azure Data Factory

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory is a cloud-based data integration service that automates moving and transforming data.

  • Data Factory
Aug 6

General availability: Azure Premium Storage in Japan East

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Premium Storage is a solid-state drive (SSD)-based storage solution designed to support I/O-intensive workloads.

  • Storage Accounts

July 2015

Jul 24

Public preview: Azure Data Catalog

IN PREVIEW

Azure Data Catalog is a fully managed service in Azure and an enterprise-wide metadata catalog that enables self-service data source discovery.

  • Data Catalog

June 2015

Jun 25

Programmatic access to Azure usage data and resource retail rates

IN PREVIEW

Get programmatic access to Azure usage and pricing data.

Jun 11

Application Insights pricing in effect

Application Insights pricing starts with a free tier and is based on data volume. There's also a free trial of the Premium tier.

  • Application Insights
Jun 11

Generally availablity: Azure Premium Storage in Australia East

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Premium Storage is a solid-state drive (SSD)–based storage solution designed to support I/O-intensive workloads.

  • Storage Accounts

May 2015

May 4

Azure Standard VPN Gateway

We’ve announced a new Azure Virtual Private Network (VPN) Gateway that allows you to connect your virtual network via ExpressRoute and site-to-site VPN.

  • Virtual Network
  • VPN Gateway
  • Security
May 4

Announcing Microsoft Operations Management Suite

NOW AVAILABLE

The Microsoft Operations Management Suite is the IT management solution for the era of the cloud; a single solution, built to manage your entire enterprise environment regardless of location, operating system, hypervisors, or cloud provider choices.

  • Automation
  • Azure Backup
May 4

Public preview: Azure DNS

IN PREVIEW

Azure Domain Name System (DNS) allows you to host your domains with your Azure apps. By hosting your domains in Azure, you can manage your DNS records by using your existing Azure subscription.

  • Azure DNS
May 4

General availability: Azure Operational Insights

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Operational Insights is available as part of the Microsoft Operations Management Suite.

April 2015

Apr 29

Azure Site Recovery: Free trial offer

We’ve made it easier to try Azure Site Recovery to enable Availability on Demand and to extend and help protect your datacenter.

  • Azure Site Recovery
Apr 29

Azure SQL Database supports large numbers of databases for SaaS providers

IN PREVIEW

The elastic database pricing model, new in public preview, enables predictable pricing over a set of unpredictable databases. You get the flexibility to support explosive growth and profitable SaaS business models while gaining cost efficiencies.

  • Azure SQL Database
Apr 29

Oracle Database Enterprise Edition price reduced

Now deploying Oracle databases in Azure can be even more cost-effective. Beginning with subscription billing cycles starting on or after May 1, 2015, the price for Windows-based virtual machines (VMs) that include licensing for Oracle Database Enterprise Edition will be reduced by 15%–20%.

  • Virtual Machines
Apr 29

Public Preview: Visual Studio Application Insights

IN PREVIEW

Development teams can gain insights into the performance, availability, and usage of their server, web, and mobile applications by using Visual Studio Application Insights.

  • Application Insights
  • Azure DevOps
Apr 29

General availability: Azure Operational Insights

NOW AVAILABLE

Generally available on May 4, 2015, Azure Operational Insights is an analysis service designed to provide IT administrators with deep insight into their on-premises and cloud environments.

Apr 16

General Availability: Azure Cosmos DB

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Cosmos DB is a fully managed, highly scalable NoSQL document database service.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
Apr 16

General Availability: Azure Stream Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Stream Analytics is a real-time stream processing engine in the cloud that helps uncover insights from devices, sensors, infrastructure, and applications.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
Apr 16

General Availability: Azure Premium Storage

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Premium Storage is a solid-state drive (SSD)–based storage offering designed to support I/O-intensive workloads.

  • Storage Accounts

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