Updates Archives

Monthly updates for April 2015

Apr 30

Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK 1.1.0 with partitioning support

A new version of the Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK with support for partitioning is available.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
Apr 30

Application Insights supports ASP.NET 5 applications

IN PREVIEW

Application Insights for the ASP.NET 5 web applications allows you to monitor and troubleshoot the new generation of ASP.NET applications.

  • Application Insights
Apr 30

Per-tenant service health notifications in the Azure preview portal

The new service health map in the Azure preview portal supports viewing health information only for the resources you have deployed to Azure data centers, which makes it easy for you to monitor and troubleshoot issues related to your applications running on Azure.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
Apr 29

Azure Site Recovery: Free trial offer

We’ve made it easier to try Azure Site Recovery to enable Availability on Demand and to extend and help protect your datacenter.

  • Azure Site Recovery
Apr 29

Azure SQL Database supports large numbers of databases for SaaS providers

IN PREVIEW

The elastic database pricing model, new in public preview, enables predictable pricing over a set of unpredictable databases. You get the flexibility to support explosive growth and profitable SaaS business models while gaining cost efficiencies.

  • Azure SQL Database
Apr 29

Oracle Database Enterprise Edition price reduced

Now deploying Oracle databases in Azure can be even more cost-effective. Beginning with subscription billing cycles starting on or after May 1, 2015, the price for Windows-based virtual machines (VMs) that include licensing for Oracle Database Enterprise Edition will be reduced by 15%–20%.

  • Virtual Machines
Apr 29

Public Preview: Visual Studio Application Insights

IN PREVIEW

Development teams can gain insights into the performance, availability, and usage of their server, web, and mobile applications by using Visual Studio Application Insights.

  • Application Insights
  • Azure DevOps
Apr 29

Service Tier Advisor for Azure SQL Database is available

Service Tier Advisor analyzes the performance and feature requirements for individual databases to provide insights to help you choose the correct tier and performance level for your Azure SQL Database upgrade.

  • Azure SQL Database
Apr 29

Azure SQL Database update becomes API default August 1, 2015

NOW AVAILABLE

As part of the previously announced general availability of update running on Azure SQL Database V12 servers, we’re upgrading two application programming interface default values beginning August 1, 2015.

  • Azure SQL Database
Apr 29

General availability: Azure Operational Insights

NOW AVAILABLE

Generally available on May 4, 2015, Azure Operational Insights is an analysis service designed to provide IT administrators with deep insight into their on-premises and cloud environments.

Apr 29

Developer Preview: Service Fabric

IN PREVIEW

Azure Service Fabric is available as a developer preview that you can download and work with in your local environment.

  • Service Fabric
Apr 29

Preview: Transparent Data Encryption for Azure SQL Database

IN PREVIEW

Transparent Data Encryption for Azure SQL Database brings the trusted encryption technology found in SQL Server to Azure SQL Database v12.

  • Azure SQL Database
Apr 29

Preview: Azure App Service Environment

IN PREVIEW

Azure App Service Environment is a new Premium plan option providing a fully isolated runtime environment with new scalability and security options.

  • App Service
Apr 29

Public preview: Network Resource Provider APIs released

IN PREVIEW

Manage your Azure network resources by using new REST-based Resource Provider APIs.

  • Load Balancer
  • Traffic Manager
  • Virtual Network
Apr 29

Azure preview portal supports cloud services

The Microsoft Azure preview portal supports cloud services.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
Apr 29

Deploy custom templates from the preview portal

Resource Manager templates provide a declarative way of describing a set of one or more resources and deploying them in a consistent, repeatable way. You can deploy custom templates directly from the preview portal.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
Apr 23

Application Insights: Synthetic data filtering and additional updates

IN PREVIEW

Updates to the Application Insights service and SDKs enable synthetic data filtering and provide a new usage experience for ASP.NET and usage calculations.

  • Application Insights
Apr 22

Windows Universal apps SDK for Azure Mobile Engagement

The Windows Universal Apps SDK is available for the Azure Mobile Engagement service.

Apr 16

General Availability: Azure Cosmos DB

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Cosmos DB is a fully managed, highly scalable NoSQL document database service.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
Apr 16

General Availability: Azure Stream Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Stream Analytics is a real-time stream processing engine in the cloud that helps uncover insights from devices, sensors, infrastructure, and applications.

  • Azure Stream Analytics

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