Azure Innovations in the last 18 months

How can we be up-to-date with all the new or enhanced features on Azure if this is what Microsoft had been working on in the last 18 months.

Likely enough dome of them I already started to working on, but there are a lot others that it will depend in the project that I will be assign. Let see what is the new year reserves for me. I might have to work on my New Year Resolutions and add all of those.

Infrastructure as a Services


    1. G Series
    2. SSD
    3. New VM Gallery
    4. Antimalware for VMs & Cloud Services
    5. A8/A9 Compute Intensive Instances
    6. SAP on Azure
    7. Agent Injection in VM’s
    8. Encrypted VM Disks
    9. VM- Basic Instance
    10. Hyper-V Replica
    11. Site Recovery Manager E2E
    12. Site Recovery Manager E2A
    13. Snapshot VM
    14. Scheduler
    15. Automation
    16. AutoScale
    17. Antimalware
    18. Oracle on Azure
    19. SQL, SharePoint, BizTalk Images
    20. Per Minute Billing
    21. Stop without Billing
    22. MSDN Dev/Test Integration
    23. Offline Operations
    24. Delete Disks
    25. Large Memory Skus
    26. VIP ACLs


    1. Express Route
    2. Network Security Groups
    3. Forced Tunneling
    4. Virtual Network: Point to Site
    5. Virtual Network: Site to Site
    6. Virtual Network: Cross VNET
    7. Loadbalance
    8. Instance Level public IP(Preview)
    9. Traffic Manager external endpoints
    10. IP reservation
    11. CDN v.2
    12. Subnet Migration
    13. Dynamic Routing


    1. Premium Storage
    2. Azure Site Recovery
    3. Read Only Secondary Storage
    4. Read Access Geo Redundant Storage
    5. Zone Redundant Storage
    6. Storage Import/Export Hard Drives
    7. Azure Files
    8. Storage Tiers (SSD, Disk, Tapes)
    9. CORS/JSON
    10. Storage Analytics
    11. Queue Geo Replication

Marcos Nogueira

With more than 18 years experience in Datacenter Architectures, Marcos Nogueira is currently working as a Principal Cloud Solution Architect. He is an expert in Private and Hybrid Cloud, with a focus on Microsoft Azure, Virtualization and System Center. He has worked in several industries, including Aerospace, Transportation, Energy, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Government, Health Care, Telecoms, IT Services, and Gas & Oil in different countries and continents. Marcos was a Canadian MVP in System Center Cloud & Datacenter Managenment and he has +14 years as Microsoft Certified, with more than 100+ certifications (MCT, MCSE, and MCITP, among others). Marcos is also certified in VMware, CompTIA and ITIL v3. He assisted Microsoft in the development of workshops and special events on Private & Hybrid Cloud, Azure, System Center, Windows Server, Hyper-V and as a speaker at several Microsoft TechEd/Ignite and communities events around the world.

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