Updates Archives

Monthly updates for April 2014

Apr 24

Azure SQL Database introduces new Basic, Standard, and Premium previews

Target availability: Q2 2015

Azure SQL Database introduces two new service tiers, Basic and Standard, to join Premium, which is already in preview. The Web and Business service editions will be retired in 12 months.

Apr 18

Memcached Cloud available in the Azure Store

Memcached Cloud is a reliable, fully-managed, fail-safe service that runs Memcached. Your dataset is constantly replicated, so if a node fails, an auto-switchover mechanism guarantees data is served without interruption.

  • App Service
  • Storage Accounts
Apr 17

Azure Brazil South region now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Brazil South Region, located in Sao Paulo state, is now broadly available for public preview.

Apr 10

New Azure Web Sites region – Southeast Asia

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Web sites is now available in Southeast Asia for all customers.

  • App Service
Apr 10

Redis support on Azure available in the Azure Store

Redis Cloud is a fully-managed cloud service for hosting and running your Redis dataset in a highly-available and scalable manner, with predictable and stable top performance.

  • App Service
  • Storage Accounts
Apr 3

Cluster Operating System Update for HDInsight Clusters

Newly created HDInsight clusters will run on Windows Server 2012 R2, have .NET 4.5 available, and allow inbound connections to any executable on worker nodes.

  • HDInsight
Apr 3

General Availability: Autoscale

NOW AVAILABLE

The new GA release of Autoscale includes performance- and schedule-based scaling, and you can customize it to scale based on metrics you define.

  • App Service
  • Cloud Services
  • Media Services
  • Virtual Machines
Apr 3

General Availability: Azure Read-Access Geo Redundant Storage (RA-GRS)

NOW AVAILABLE

Get Read access to your secondary storage replica, in case your primary location fails.

  • Storage Accounts
Apr 3

Azure Management Library 2.0.0-Preview for .NET and Node.js

IN PREVIEW

This Preview release includes support for Azure Resource Manager.

  • App Service
  • Cloud Services
  • Mobile Services
  • Scheduler
  • Storage Accounts
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Network
Apr 3

General Availability: Scheduler

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Scheduler is generally available in all Azure regions, backed by an enterprise SLA, and is ready to use for production scenarios.

  • Scheduler
Apr 3

Azure Cross Platform Command-Line Interface 0.8.0

This Azure Cross Platform Command-Line Interface release includes support for Azure Resource Manager and Azure Active Directory authentication.

Apr 3

New in Azure Web Sites: Web Hosting Plans

Share features like auto-scale, web tests, backup, and computing capacity across your web sites.

  • App Service
Apr 3

New Basic SKU for Azure Web Sites

Azure Web Sites now supports an additional Basic SKU tier.

  • App Service
Apr 3

Resource groups in Azure Preview portal

IN PREVIEW

Use resource groups to manage all of your application resources.

  • App Service
  • Azure DevOps
Apr 3

New monitoring and operations features in Azure Web Sites

The Azure Portal preview adds new features to help you monitor and operate your Azure Web Sites.

  • App Service
Apr 3

Puppet Extension is now available for Azure

Automate repetitive tasks, quickly deploy critical applications, and proactively manage infrastructure.

  • Virtual Machines
Apr 3

New Azure billing features

View billing info using new charts and visualizations.

Apr 3

Visual Studio Online is now integrated with the Azure portal

IN PREVIEW

Create team projects, view your Git and TFVC repositories, edit source code, make commits, view your builds, and continuously deploy to Azure Web Sites.

  • App Service
  • Azure DevOps
Apr 3

First-of-its-kind Microsoft Azure Preview portal

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Preview portal radically simplifies the cloud—whether you write code, operate infrastructure, or manage finances.

  • App Service
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure DevOps
Apr 3

Azure Active Directory App Gallery

Add and manage over 1000 apps using Azure Active Directory.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security

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