Windows Azure SQL Database Marketplace
We are very excited to release multiple improvements to Windows Azure Storage. These include price reductions, new manageability features, and new service features for Windows Azure Blobs, Tables, and Queues.
Jai Haridas will be presenting these features and more on Windows Azure Storage at Tech Ed 2012, so for more details please attend his talk today or view his talk online in a few days.
New Service Features
We’ve released a new version of the REST API, “2012-02-12”. We’ve updated the Java Storage Client library to reflect the new features. We’ve also released source code for a CTP of our .NET storage client library. This version contains the following new features:
Users of the Windows Azure Management Portal will benefit from the following improvements in managing their storage accounts. These portal improvements are detailed further in New Storage Features on the Windows Azure Portal post.
As mentioned above, users can reduce costs by choosing to use Locally Redundant Storage. Furthermore, we are excited to announce that we are reducing the pricing for storage transactions from $0.01 per 10,000 transactions to $0.01 per 100,000, reducing transaction costs by 90%! Learn more: 10x Price Reduction for Windows Azure Storage Transactions.
We’ve introduced a number of improvements to Windows Azure Storage and we invite you to read about each of them in the referenced blog posts. As always, we welcome your feedback and hope you’ll enjoy these new features!
Jeffrey Irwin and Brad Calder