Microsoft has posted a new web site as part of the overall Microsoft Azure domain that allows you to create filters and customize information you want to consume about what's new and updated for the Cloud service.

Located at http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/, you can filter by specific Services, Update Types, and choose the associated Platform. A special RSS feed will automatically be generated based on your selections.

For example this feed…

http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/feed/

…captures all Service update information. And, this feed…

http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/feed/?service=sql-database&update-type=pricing-offerings&platform=android

…captures the pricing for the SQL Database service running on Android.  Of course, this feed will produce nothing, but gives you a sample of what you can do with it.

Personally, I'm going with the feed for all Service Updates, but to each their own.

Services currently available to track:

  • Active Directory
  • Automation
  • BizTalk Services
  • Cloud Services
  • ExpressRoute
  • HDInsight
  • Media Services
  • Mobile Services
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Notification Hubs
  • Recovery Manager
  • Scheduler
  • Service Bus
  • SQL Database
  • Storage
  • Traffic Manager
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Network
  • Visual Studio Online
  • Web Sites

Available Update Types:

  • Compliance
  • Features
  • General Availability
  • Management
  • Preview
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Regions and Datacenters
  • SDK
  • Services

Platforms to monitor:

  • .NET
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Java
  • Node.js
  • PHP
  • PowerShell
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • XPlat-CLI