One announcement coming out of Build 2014 this week, that Microsoft seems extremely excited about, is a completely re-envisioned Microsoft Azure portal. The new portal has released in preview mode, meaning visitors can get a glimpse of the current changes while Microsoft finishes it up in the background.

The intent for the new portal is to help speed up software delivery by placing cross-platform tools, technologies, and services on a single pane. Microsoft Azure portal combines integrated billing, the application and services gallery and a built-in version of Visual Studio Online.

The portal is accessible here: https://portal.azure.com/

And, here's the three minute pitch: