Updates Archives

Monthly updates for September 2014

Sep 25

Azure pricing updates

We are lowering public list prices for many higher-level Azure services by 27 percent or more. For specifics, see the table. We’re also adjusting rates for our commitment plans—and introducing a new six-month offer.

Sep 25

General Availability: Azure Redis Cache

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Redis Cache now supports caches larger than 26 GB and provides 99.9% availability SLA.

  • Azure Cache for Redis
Sep 22

D-Series Virtual Machine Sizes

NOW AVAILABLE

Today, we’re announcing support for a new series of virtual machine sizes for Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines and Web/Worker Roles called the D-Series.

  • Virtual Machines
Sep 15

Azure Websites: Scalable CMS with WordPress is now in the App Gallery!

To help enterprises set up robust CMS-backed sites, we are introducing a scalable WordPress offering available in the application gallery.

  • App Service
Sep 15

Azure Websites with CDN Support

The Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a service that allows you to send audio, images, and other static files faster and more reliably to customers across the globe.

  • App Service
Sep 15

Azure Websites: Now with Virtual Network Integration

Azure Websites VNET integration feature allows customers to securely connect to on premise resources or other VM’s hosted in Azure using a VPN connection.

  • App Service
Sep 12

Azure Site Recovery—simplified setup and supercharged with Azure Automation integration

Get started more quickly with Azure Site Recovery and take advantage of integrated Azure Automation.

  • Azure Site Recovery
Sep 10

General Availability: Azure API Management

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure API Management is generally available with plenty of new features for management and authentication.

  • API Management
Sep 10

Azure Cross Platform Command-Line Interface 0.8.8

This release includes support for role-based access control and some storage improvements

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Storage Accounts
  • Security
Sep 10

Role-based access control in Azure Preview portal

IN PREVIEW

Manage access to Azure subscriptions, resource groups, or resources such as websites or databases in the Azure Preview Portal by assigning Owner, Contributor, or Reader roles to Active Directory users or groups.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Security
Sep 10

General Availability: Azure SQL Database Basic, Standard, and Premium service tiers

Three new Azure SQL Database service tiers—Basic, Standard, and Premium—are generally available. The tiers target seven performance levels, so they're flexible enough for light to heavyweight workloads.

  • Azure SQL Database
Sep 10

Preview: Azure Media Services Live Streaming and Content Protection

IN PREVIEW

The same live streaming solution that delivered the 2014 Winter Olympics and 2014 FIFA World Cup to broadcasters around the world is now available in preview.

  • Media Services
Sep 10

Azure PowerShell 0.8.8

The new release adds support for Role-based access control, SQL Database auditing support in Azure Resource Manager mode and more

  • Azure Active Directory
  • App Service
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Traffic Manager
  • Virtual Machines
  • Security
Sep 3

Authenticate to Azure from Azure Automation using Azure Active Directory

Azure Automation can now use an Azure Active Directory OrgId credential to automate management of Azure resources.

  • Automation

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