Tag: Public Preview

ArchitectureInfrastructure

Microsoft Cloud Platform Roadmap

The Microsoft Cloud Platform roadmap provides a snapshot of what Microsoft is working on in their Cloud Platform business. You can use the roadmap to find out what they’ve recently made generally available, released into public preview, are still developing and testing, or are no longer developing.

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The Microsoft Cloud Platform Roadmap really gives you a nice view into the current state of many features and services within Microsoft’s overall Cloud Platform. However, it doesn’t give specific release dates as you might expect a roadmap to do, but it is organized well and easy to navigate. If you’re ever curious about the state of things or what upcoming, then the Microsoft Cloud Platform Roadmap is a nice place to go.

The Microsoft Cloud Platform Roadmap is broken out into the main categories (tabs at the top) of:

  • Recently Available
  • Public Preview
  • In Development
  • Cancelled
  • Archive

Within each category is the ability to filter the list of updates by a few subcategories, as well as the ability to select a filter to narrow down the list by a specific product. The list of subcategories (tabs on the left) are:

  • Cloud infrastructure
  • Enterprise mobility
  • Data management and analytics
  • Application development
  • Internet of Things

You can view the Cloud Platform Roadmap here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-platform/roadmap-in-development

Infrastructure

Azure Portal + Azure AD Management in Public Preview

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Azure AD in Azure Portal

Microsoft has been hard at work to integrate all the existing Service Management API based services (such as VMs, Storage, Service Bus, etc) over to the Azure Resource Manager (ARM) API and including them in the newer, current Azure Portal (http://portal.azure.com). A few weeks ago the first bits of Service Bus started showing up in the Azure Portal, and today the newest Public Preview in the Azure Portal is the new support for Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) management within the current Azure Portal.

Here’s a short video from Channel 9 that shows off the new Azure AD portal UI:

Azure AD is one of the last hold outs to get addd to the current Azure Portal. Until everything gets moved over to support the ARM APIs and the current Azure Portal there will still be the Azure Portal duality, but today we are yet another step closer to only having a single Azure Portal to think about.