The Windows Server Notebook

Jun 27 2013   8:03PM GMT

Microsoft previews Windows Azure autoscaling feature

Jeremy Stanley Jeremy Stanley Profile: Jeremy Stanley

Dynamic scaling of Azure servers is about to get a whole lot easier. Microsoft rolled out Windows Azure autoscaling in preview this week.

At the Build developer conference in San Francisco this week, Microsoft officials touted the feature as bringing potential cost savings to the enterprise. The move will allow web developers to automatically scale web apps based on server load and traffic. Previously, developers had to code their own scripts to perform much of the same functions. Now, it’s a matter of a few clicks in Azure’s management portal.

Microsoft also said a number of products previously in preview are now generally available. One such product, Azure Mobile Services, affords developers the ability to build apps that run on platforms using Azure databases. The company also showed off demos of Azure BizTalk and Windows Azure Active Directory.

What do you think of the new developments to Azure? Let us know in the comments below, or on Twitter @SearchWinServer.

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