Monthly updates for June 2015
Azure Virtual Machines, virtual networks, load balancer network interfaces, public IP addresses, network security groups, VPN gateways and Application Gateways are generally available and supported through Azure Resource Manager.
Improvements in the JWT token policy, proxy server, and developer portal for the API Management service.
Azure Application Gateway helps you build highly scalable and available applications by providing application-level (HTTP/HTTPS) load balancing and delivery control.
Get programmatic access to Azure usage and pricing data.
Azure SQL Data Warehouse is a fully managed, elastic, and petabyte-scale columnar data-warehouse service that’s fully compatible and integrated with the Microsoft SQL Server ecosystem.
Create a Logic app that will run at a specific time in the future by using a new startTime property on triggers.
Azure AD Connect Health helps you monitor and gain insight into your on-premises identity infrastructure.
Application Insights enables exporting charts and tables from Metric Explorer to Excel files.
Azure Automation graphical runbook authoring added new features to improve your experience in configuring activity input parameters, creating runbook input parameters, and testing.
Azure Active Directory Connect, the tool to connect Active Directory and Azure Active Directory in a few clicks, is now generally available.
Key Vault is generally available to help cloud application developers safeguard keys and other secrets.
Scaling and more features were in added in the June update for Azure Redis Cache.
Application Insights pricing starts with a free tier and is based on data volume. There's also a free trial of the Premium tier.
A number of Azure Cosmos DB enhancements were made in the Azure Preview portal.
Azure Premium Storage is a solid-state drive (SSD)–based storage solution designed to support I/O-intensive workloads.
Azure Backup is now available in the following regions: Central US, North Central US, South Central US, East US2, Brazil South.
You can now use the Management portal to configure a custom CDN origin, create multiple CDN endpoints for the origin, and save the CDN content in any folder.
You can now protect and recover Generation 2 virtual machines to Azure in all regions supported by Azure Site Recovery.
You can create empty resource groups from Browse > Resource groups via the Add command or by searching for "resource group" in the Marketplace.
There is a section in the Azure Marketplace that is full of templates for Logic apps to get you started quickly.