Updates Archives

Monthly updates for August 2014

Aug 21

Manage your Azure Websites directly with Websites Process Explorer

Use Process Explorer to view and manage your website processes.

  • App Service
Aug 21

Preview: Azure Cosmos DB

IN PREVIEW

Azure Cosmos DB is the highly scalable NoSQL document database-as-a-service that offers rich query and transactional processing over schema-free data.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
Aug 21

StorSimple Available In Japan East and West

StorSimple is now available in Japan with the same service-level agreement coverage available in other regions worldwide.

  • StorSimple
Aug 21

Server management experiences for SQL Database

IN PREVIEW

In this update, we have added server management experiences for SQL Database in the new Azure Preview portal. You can now easily reset the server administrator password, and configure firewall rules and default auditing settings for databases in the server.

  • Azure SQL Database
Aug 21

Preview: Azure Search

IN PREVIEW

Incorporate search capabilities into applications without having to worry about the complexities of full-text search

  • Azure Cognitive Search
Aug 21

Azure Backup Available In Japan East and Japan West

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

  • Azure Backup
Aug 21

General Availability: Mobile Services .NET backend

NOW AVAILABLE

Write your services using the power of ASP.NET Web API and your favorite .NET language.

  • Mobile Services
Aug 21

Create and manage Azure WebJobs in the Azure Preview portal

WebJobs can now be created and managed in the Azure Preview portal.

  • App Service
  • Microsoft Azure portal
Aug 21

Azure Site Recovery Available In Japan East and Japan West

Azure Site Recovery is now available in Japan with the same service-level agreement coverage available in other regions worldwide.

  • Azure Site Recovery
Aug 21

Azure commercially available in 51 additional countries

Azure is now commercially available in 51 additional countries.

Aug 15

General Availability: Azure HDInsight in Japan West and US Central

NOW AVAILABLE

Host Azure HDInsight in Japan West and US Central with the same service-level agreement coverage available in other regions worldwide.

  • HDInsight
Aug 11

Azure Resource Manager Tools Preview (Visual Studio 2013)

IN PREVIEW

Azure Resource Manager Tools Preview for Visual Studio 2013 enables developers to create and deploy reusable deployment templates (JSON files) that declaratively describe the resources that make up an app.

Aug 8

MyGet available in the Microsoft Azure Store

MyGet provides hosted NuGet Servers. Developers can use their own packages to create and host NuGet feeds, or use another package source (such as NuGet.org).

Aug 4

Azure SDK 2.4 and Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 are available for download

Azure development tooling features include support for WebJobs publishing, Dev/Test environments for Mobile Services, Remote debugging for Virtual Machines, Emulator Express, and more.

  • App Service
  • Cloud Services
  • Mobile Services
  • Storage Accounts
  • Virtual Machines
Aug 4

Azure PowerShell 0.8.6

This Azure PowerShell release includes Compute, SQL Database, and Windows Azure Pack updates.

  • Cloud Services
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Virtual Machines
Aug 4

RavenDB on Azure available in the Azure Store

RavenHQ Database is the official hosted solution for RavenDB, and includes a fully managed cloud of RavenDB servers running in Azure and a variety of scalable plans.

  • App Service
  • Storage Accounts
Aug 4

MemCachier memcache-as-a-service available in the Azure Store

MemCachier is now offering their popular memcache-as-a-service in the Azure Store. MemCachier manages and scales clusters of memcache servers so that you can focus on your app.

  • App Service
  • Storage Accounts
Aug 1

Azure SQL Database introduces geo-restore, standard geo-replication, and auditing

IN PREVIEW

New preview service pricing tiers get feature updates: geo-restore, standard geo-replication, and auditing.

  • Azure SQL Database
Aug 1

New regions for HDInsight: East Asia, North Central US, and South Central US

HDInsight has now expanded its geographical presence to three new regions: East Asia, North Central US, and South Central US.

  • HDInsight
Aug 1

Updated Notification Hubs pricing

Changes to Basic and Standard tiers mean most customers will see a decrease in pricing (effective September 1, 2014).

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