An overview of Azure annoucements

Microsoft Azure is expanding in an incredible pace. It is hard to keep up with developments. The purpose of this post is to provide an overview of all major Azure announcements.

Many of the announcements can be read here. Also this Microsoft page has info on updates.

Azure general

Dec 10. Custom roles in RBAC is GA (Microsoft)

Dec. 2 Azure Security Center available (Microsoft)

Dec 2 Announcing Azure Portal general availability (Microsoft)

Nov. 23 Azure PowerShell 1.0 available (Microsoft)

Azure VM Scale Sets public preview (Microsoft)

Azure expands with datacenter in Germany and UK (up2v)

Microsoft to acquire Secure Islands, a leader in data protection technology (Microsoft)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux lands on Microsoft Azure cloud (The Register)

Microsoft Previews Azure Resource Health Service (RedmondMag)

Azure Authenticator now supports iOS Touch ID! (Microsoft)

Microsoft to Launch Azure Data Center in India (Datacenterknowledge)

Microsoft showcases the Azure Cloud Switch (ACS) Switch running on Linux! (Microsoft)

Azure IaaS

1-12 Update for the Azure Recovery Services agent: 50% faster backup and more copes (Microsoft)

Announcing Azure Backup support for Load Balancer and CloudLink encrypted IaaS VMs (Microsoft)

Azure AD Domain Services in public preview (up2v)

SLA of 99,99% for single instance VM before year end (up2v)

Azure PaaS

Dec 2 Azure Container Service preview (Microsoft)

Nov 16- Altair® RADIOSS® now supported on Microsoft Azure (Microsoft)

Nov. 16 – Announcing API Management and Event Hubs integration (Microsoft)

Cloud Foudry general available on Azure (The Register)

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