Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Azure Updates: Web Sites, VMs, Mobile Services, Notification Hubs, Storage, VNets, Scheduler, AutoScale and More

It has been a really busy last 10 days for the Azure team. This blog post quickly recaps a few of the significant enhancements they’ve made.  These include:

Web Sites: SSL included, Traffic Manager, Java Support, Basic Tier
Virtual Machines: Support for Chef and Puppet extensions, Basic Pricing tier for Compute Instances
Virtual Network: General Availability of DynamicRouting VPN Gateways and Point-to-Site VPN
Mobile Services: Preview of Visual Studio support for .NET, Azure Active Directory integration and Offline support
Notification Hubs: Support for Kindle Fire devices and Visual Studio Server Explorer integration
Autoscale: General Availability release
Storage: General Availability release of Read Access Geo Redundant Storage
Active Directory Premium: General Availability release
Scheduler service: General Availability release
Automation: Preview release of new Azure Automation service

All of these improvements are now available to use immediately (note that some features are still in preview).

See this Scott Guthrie's blog post to discover all the details

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