Instance-Level Public IPs generally available

This feature lets you assign public IP addresses to VMs and web or worker roles so they become directly addressable without having to map an endpoint for access. With Instance-Level Public IPs, you can enable scenarios like running FTP servers in Azure and monitoring VMs directly using their IPs. When this feature became generally available, the limit of two IPs per subscription was removed. You’ll incur GA pricing by using this feature, applied to your bill starting December 1, 2014.

For more information, please visit the Instance-Level Public IP Addresses webpage. For a comprehensive look at pricing, visit the Virtual Machine Pricing webpage.

Azure Site Recovery replication to Azure generally available

Now you can replicate the Hyper-V VMs running in your datacenter to Azure for disaster recovery protection—and recover them there, as needed. If you want to continue to use the service at GA pricing, no action is required. If you wish to discontinue the use of the service, unprotect your VMs in the Azure Management Portal.

For more information, please visit the Site Recovery webpage. For a comprehensive look at pricing, please visit the Site Recovery Pricing Details webpage.