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    August 2014

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Aug 1

    General availability: Zone-redundant storage

    Zone-redundant storage is a new redundancy option with multiple copies replicated across two to three facilities.

    July 2014

    Jul 17

    Azure Storage is in the Preview Portal

    We've added Azure Storage to the preview portal. Create accounts, view your containers, and monitor performance.

    Jul 15
    Jul 14

    Azure Block Blob Storage pricing changed to 4 decimals

    4 decimals gives you more accurate pricing for Azure Block Blob Storage.

    May 2014

    May 12

    General Availability: Import/Export

    Instead of transferring your data over the Internet, send your hard drives directly to an Azure datacenter.

    May 12

    Preview: Azure Files

    Mount a shared file system and access it from various virtual machines in an Azure datacenter.

    April 2014

    Apr 18

    Memcached Cloud available in the Azure Store

    Memcached Cloud is a reliable, fully-managed, fail-safe service that runs Memcached. Your dataset is constantly replicated, so if a node fails, an auto-switchover mechanism guarantees data is served without interruption.

    Apr 10

    Redis support on Azure available in the Azure Store

    Redis Cloud is a fully-managed cloud service for hosting and running your Redis dataset in a highly-available and scalable manner, with predictable and stable top performance.

    Apr 3

    General Availability: Azure Read-Access Geo Redundant Storage (RA-GRS)

    Get Read access to your secondary storage replica, in case your primary location fails.

    Apr 3

    Management Libraries for .NET

    New management libraries include an SDK that automates how you provision and manage Azure assets.

    March 2014

    Mar 14

    Reduced Pricing on Storage

    Effective today, customers will see lower prices for Block Blobs Storage and Disks/Page Blobs Storage.

    February 2014

    Feb 21

    Service Health Notifications added to the Management Portal

    This post describes Azure Service Health Notifications (also known as Incident Notifications) within the Azure Management Portal.

    January 2014

    Jan 17

    ISO Certification expanded to include more Azure services

    Azure ISO Certification expanded to include SQL Database, Active Directory, Traffic Manager, Web Sites, BizTalk Services, Media Services, Mobile Services, Service Bus, Multi-Factor Authentication, and HDInsight.