Updates Archives

Monthly updates for November 2014

21 Nov

New regions for HDInsight: Japan East, Australia East, and Australia Southeast

HDInsight has expanded its geographical presence to three new regions: Japan East, Australia East, and Australia Southeast.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • HDInsight
  • Security
  • Regions & Datacenters
18 Nov

HDInsight Cluster Customization by using Script Action

IN PREVIEW

HDInsight clusters can now be customized to run a variety of Hadoop projects, including Spark and R Modules, by using Script Action.

  • HDInsight
17 Nov

Non-RFC 1918 space now allowed in a virtual network

Non RFC 1918 space is now allowed in a virtual network.

  • Virtual Network
  • Features
17 Nov

New StorSimple features: bandwidth templates, controller management, email settings

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • StorSimple
  • Features
14 Nov

Azure StorSimple available in Australia

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.

  • StorSimple
  • Services
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
14 Nov

Azure Backup available in Australia

Azure Backup is now available in Australia with the same service-level agreement coverage that is available in other regions worldwide.

  • Azure Backup
  • Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
13 Nov

Azure Machine Learning offers free-usage tier

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Machine Learning Studio
  • Features
13 Nov

Azure Machine Learning supports web service parameters

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Machine Learning Studio
  • Features
13 Nov

HDInsight Tools for Visual Studio

NOW AVAILABLE

HDInsight Tools for Visual Studio: Write Hive queries and view Hive jobs right from Visual Studio.

  • HDInsight
  • Features
13 Nov

New networking features available in most regions

NOW AVAILABLE

New networking features announced at TechEd Europe 2014 are available in regions except China North and China East.

  • Virtual Network
  • Services
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
12 Nov

Azure Media Packager and Azure Media Encryptor reach end-of-life

On November 1, 2015, Azure Media Packager and Azure Media Encryptor reach their end-of-life.

  • Media Services
  • Features
12 Nov

Microsoft Azure Agreement consolidated with Microsoft Online Services Agreement

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.

  • Pricing & Offerings
12 Nov

Azure Site Recovery available in Australia Geo

Azure Site Recovery is now available in Australia.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Regions & Datacenters
12 Nov

Azure Site Recovery: enterprise-grade disaster recovery based on array replication

IN PREVIEW

This free preview of Azure Site Recovery offers storage array-based replication and disaster recovery.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Features
12 Nov

Public Preview: Azure Operational Insights

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • HDInsight
  • Services
  • Pricing & Offerings
12 Nov

New support experience in the Azure Preview portal

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Services
  • Features
12 Nov

General availability: Auditing for Azure SQL Database

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure SQL Database
11 Nov

Enhancements to Azure Stream Analytics

The query authoring experience for Azure Stream Analytics jobs has been extended to enable query validation and debugging over sample data.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Features

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