Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Azure Management Portal – what’s new (to date)


The management Portal is getting more features…I think on a daily basis?! It’s almost a challenge to find the new easter egg. Since the last time I really clicked through each screen, some new features i’ve spotted (13-08-2013);

  • View your bill directly, instead of viewing it from your subscription


  • Directly start WebMatrix from within your Website (preconfigured)


  • VM Depot where you can create all the VM’s you want with a lot of Linux systems preinstalled


See this post from Scott Hanselman

  • Host Caching of Virtual Machines (under ‘VM\Disks’)


  • SQL Databases – Sync your databases


See: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/5023.sql-azure-data-sync-create-a-sync-group.aspx

  • Manage your custom domain


See: http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/develop/net/common-tasks/custom-dns-web-site/

  • Service Bus Connection information


Even though this might have been there from the start, this is a very cool features, it shows all the information a client needs to connect to Service Bus.



Additionally there are all the Preview mode components;


<disclaimer>I’m only mentioning the features that are new, updated to my knowledge, so this is definitely not the complete list as it is problably outdated at the time of publishing.</disclaimer>

The amount of effort put into Azure is amazing, and the new features are really good, I receive updates through twitter/email every week now!

If you’ve opened the portal a month or so ago, I really suggest you take another look, as the Portal is problably entirely new, stuffed with new features.



Kind regards,

Sander Nefs

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