Updates archives

Monthly updates for March 2015

30 Mar

Application Insights: Save Diagnostic Search queries and get alerts for export configuration issues

IN PREVIEW

Diagnostic Search queries can be saved and shared, and Continuous Export can easily be enabled and disabled, and an alert will be sent if it fails.

  • Application Insights
  • Features
26 Mar

Launch of Azure App Service

IN PREVIEW

App Service integrates the best of Azure Websites, Mobile Services, API Management, and Azure BizTalk Services, along with new capabilities in Logic and API apps to provide you with a unified set of capabilities for everything from the billing model to the development and management experience.

  • App Service
  • Services
  • Pricing & Offerings
26 Mar

General Availability: Azure Backup

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Backup helps you protect files and folders by providing multiple copies in multiple geographies.

  • Azure Backup
  • Services
  • Pricing & Offerings
26 Mar

General Availability: Azure API Management Premium tier

NOW AVAILABLE

The Premium tier of Azure API Management simplifies high availability and massive scale (each unit includes 1 billion API calls per month).

  • API Management
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
26 Mar

Public Preview: Protect IaaS VMs with Azure Backup

IN PREVIEW

Azure expands the protection for IaaS VMs. In addition to protecting on-premises data to Azure, Azure Backup can perform online backups of Azure IaaS VMs for Windows and Linux operating systems, and restore them as needed.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
26 Mar

Azure Site Recovery: Disaster recovery for VMware virtual machines and physical servers

IN PREVIEW

Azure Site Recovery enables Azure as a disaster recovery site for VMware virtual machines and physical servers.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Features
26 Mar

Save up to 80% with Azure Backup instance-based pricing

Effective April 1, 2015, the Azure Backup service will be charged based on the size of each protected server in increments of 500 GB. Additionally, Azure Storage will be charged for separately providing the benefit of lower storage costs over time.

  • Azure Backup
  • Pricing & Offerings
26 Mar

Azure Site Recovery Updates: Support for Gen2 VMs, networking enhancements, and larger operating system drives

Today we announce multiple features for Azure as a data recovery site by using Automated System Recovery, including support for Gen2 VMs, operating system disk sizes greater than 127 GB, and networking enhancements.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Features
26 Mar

Azure Batch for PowerShell update

Azure PowerShell includes new capabilities to manage Azure Batch services.

  • Batch
  • Management
  • Features
24 Mar

Seven new languages available for Azure Preview Portal

IN PREVIEW

Azure Preview portal is now available in Czech, Dutch, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Swedish, Turkish. If you have any translation suggestions, please let us know on the Feedback Forums.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
24 Mar

Integrate Active Directory with App Service Web Apps

IN PREVIEW

Azure Websites Authentication / Authorization allows you to quickly restrict access to your websites running on Azure Websites by leveraging Azure Active Directory.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • App Service
  • Security
  • Features
24 Mar

Whats new with Azure App Service?

IN PREVIEW

Azure Websites changes to Azure App Service Web Apps. Mobile Apps, Logic Apps and API Apps are new Azure service as part of App Service.

  • App Service
  • Services
15 Mar

Monitoring system changes for Azure Redis Cache

The Azure Redis Cache service has deployed a new monitoring system.

  • Azure Cache for Redis
  • Management
9 Mar

Application Insights SDK and support for Java

IN PREVIEW

Application Insights SDK enables actionable insights into your live Java web application.

  • Application Insights
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
9 Mar

Azure Batch client library for .NET updated to 1.2.0

IN PREVIEW

The Batch client library for .NET is updated to 1.2.0 to use Azure Storage Client Library 4.0.0.

  • Batch
  • SDK and Tools
9 Mar

Azure Search indexer for Azure Cosmos DB

If you're looking to implement great search experiences over your Azure Cosmos DB data, use the Azure Search indexer for Azure Cosmos DB.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
6 Mar

Azure Scheduler available in Australia

Users can create Azure Scheduler jobs in the Australia East and Australia Southeast regions.

  • Scheduler
  • Regions & Datacenters
5 Mar

Azure Media Services fully integrated with Azure CDN

Azure Content Delivery Network integration with Azure Media Services provides point-and-click provisioning of edge services to speed your time to market and give your content global reach.

  • Content Delivery Network
  • Media Services
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
5 Mar

Public preview: Media Encoder Premium for Azure Media Services

IN PREVIEW

Media Encoder Premium for Azure Media Services offers new and advanced encoding capabilities, including support for MXF and DVCPRO formats, in addition to 4K AVC, multilanguage audio, closed captioning, deinterlacing, and color conversion.

  • Media Services
  • Pricing & Offerings
5 Mar

General availability: Azure Search

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Search is a search-as-a-service solution that helps developers build sophisticated search experiences into web and mobile applications.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Services
  • Pricing & Offerings

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