Updates archives

Monthly updates for May 2014

28 May

SAP applications certified on Azure

Deploy SAP solutions in the cloud using Azure's secure and reliable cloud infrastructure platform.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Pricing & Offerings
21 May

Azure Virtual Machines are available in US South Central and North Central regions

Two new regions for Azure Virtual Machines.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Regions & Datacenters
21 May

New region for Azure Websites: South Central US

This new region joins 10 worldwide that are supported by Azure Websites.

  • App Service
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Regions & Datacenters
12 May

Azure PowerShell 0.8.1 and 0.8.2

New support for Managed Cache, Azure Automation, Traffic Manager and the Anti-Malware Cloud Service extension.

  • Automation
  • Cloud Services
  • Traffic Manager
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Network
  • SDK and Tools
12 May

General Availability: Import/Export

NOW AVAILABLE

Instead of transferring your data over the Internet, send your hard drives directly to an Azure datacenter.

  • Storage Accounts
12 May

General Availability: VNET-to-VNET connections for virtual networks

NOW AVAILABLE

Directly and securely connect multiple Azure virtual networks.

  • Virtual Network
  • Features
12 May

Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 client VM images are now available for MSDN subscribers

Virtual machine images for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 are now available in the Azure virtual machine gallery.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Gallery
12 May

General Availability: Managed Cache Service

NOW AVAILABLE

A highly secured, dedicated cache that’s managed by Microsoft.

  • Managed Cache Service
12 May

General Availability: IP Reservation for VIPs

NOW AVAILABLE

Reserve public IP addresses and use them as virtual IP (VIP) addresses for your applications.

  • Cloud Services
  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
12 May

Preview: BizTalk Hybrid Connections

IN PREVIEW

Connect to any on-premises TCP or HTTP resource from Azure Web Sites.

  • App Service
  • BizTalk Services
  • Features
12 May

Priority support plans now available from the providers of top Linux distributions

If you’re running Linux in Azure Virtual Machines and have purchased Azure support, you can take advantage of priority support plans.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Pricing & Offerings
12 May

Microsoft Antimalware and security partnerships with Trend Micro and Symantec

Microsoft Antimalware offers customers the ability to install an antimalware agent for both PaaS roles and virtual machines

  • Cloud Services
  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
12 May

Deployment slots in Azure Websites expanded to 4+1 slots

Azure Websites deployment slots have been expanded to 4+1.

  • App Service
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
12 May

Azure Store available to direct EA customers and channel partners

Azure EA customers in North America and Europe can purchase a range of application and data services from 3rd party providers through the Azure Store and have these subscriptions automatically billed against their EA.

  • Pricing & Offerings
12 May

Preview: Instance-level public IPs for virtual machines

IN PREVIEW

Assign public IP addresses to your virtual machines, so they become directly addressable.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
12 May

Scheduler GA pricing update

Scheduler GA pricing is now in effect.

  • Scheduler
  • Pricing & Offerings
12 May

Traffic Manager support for external endpoints

NOW AVAILABLE

Manage traffic for endpoints that live inside or outside of Azure.

  • App Service
  • Traffic Manager
  • Features
12 May

Preview: Internal load balancing for virtual machines

IN PREVIEW

Load-balance Azure (VMs) with private IP addresses within a virtual network.

  • Cloud Services
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Network
  • Features
12 May

General Availability: Multiple site-to-site connections

NOW AVAILABLE

Securely connect multiple on-premises locations with a virtual network (VNet) in Azure.

  • Virtual Network
12 May

Preview: Azure RemoteApp

IN PREVIEW

Azure RemoteApp delivers Windows Server session-based applications from Azure. The service is now in public preview and provided at no additional cost during the preview period

  • Services

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