The Azure development team continues to make improvements to various aspects of the management portal.  You find new capabilities that include localization support for 6 languages, operation log support, support for SQL database metrics, Virtual Machine enhancements (quick create Windows + Linux VMs), Web Site Enhancements (support for creating sites in all regions, private github repo deployment), Cloud Service Improvements (deploy from storage account, configuration support of dedicated cache),  Media Service Enhancements (upload, encode, publish, stream all from within the portal), Virtual Networking Usability Enhancements and custom CNAME support with Storage Accounts.

For details on some of these improvements, see the post from Scott Guthrie at http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2012/11/19/more-great-improvements-to-the-windows-azure-management-portal.aspx.