Monthly updates for April 2015
A new version of the Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK with support for partitioning is available.
Application Insights for the ASP.NET 5 web applications allows you to monitor and troubleshoot the new generation of ASP.NET applications.
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.
We’ve made it easier to try Azure Site Recovery to enable Availability on Demand and to extend and help protect your datacenter.
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.
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%.
Development teams can gain insights into the performance, availability, and usage of their server, web, and mobile applications by using Visual Studio Application Insights.
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.
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.
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.
Azure Service Fabric is available as a developer preview that you can download and work with in your local environment.
Transparent Data Encryption for Azure SQL Database brings the trusted encryption technology found in SQL Server to Azure SQL Database v12.
Azure App Service Environment is a new Premium plan option providing a fully isolated runtime environment with new scalability and security options.
Manage your Azure network resources by using new REST-based Resource Provider APIs.
The Microsoft Azure preview portal supports cloud services.
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.
Updates to the Application Insights service and SDKs enable synthetic data filtering and provide a new usage experience for ASP.NET and usage calculations.
The Windows Universal Apps SDK is available for the Azure Mobile Engagement service.
Azure Cosmos DB is a fully managed, highly scalable NoSQL document database service.
Azure Stream Analytics is a real-time stream processing engine in the cloud that helps uncover insights from devices, sensors, infrastructure, and applications.