Today we released some great enhancements to Windows Azure. These new capabilities include:

  • Active Directory: General Availability release of Windows Azure AD – it is now ready for production use!
  • Backup Service: New Service that enables secure offsite backups of Windows Servers in the cloud
  • Web Sites: Monitoring and Diagnostic Enhancements

All of these improvements are now available to start using immediately (note: some services are still in preview).

See Microsoft Corporate Vice President Scott Guthrie’s blog at http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2013/04/08/windows-azure-active-directory-general-availability-new-backup-service-web-site-monitoring-and-diagnostic-improvements.aspx for more information.