Microsoft Announces Early Preview Of Azure PaaS Services And DevOps Tools For Azure Stack

The first technical preview of Azure Stack is now available for downloading. Along with this, Microsoft has made additional Azure PaaS services and DevOps tools available for its users in order to deploy and run the top technical preview deployments.
 
Microsoft in its official blog states:
 
“Today, we’re making additional Azure PaaS services and DevOps tools available for you to deploy and run on top of your Technical Preview deployments. This represents the first installment of continuous innovation towards helping you deliver Azure services from your datacenter.”
 
As per the official blog, the following services and tools are now available for downloading starting today.
  • Web Apps feature in Azure App Service
  • SQL and MySQL database resource providers (to support Web Apps data tier)
  • Updated Azure SDK, including PowerShell support and cross-platform CLI support
  • Native Visual Studio support for Azure Stack
Microsoft states:
 
“Please note, Web Apps and SQL/MySQL PaaS services are in early preview today. We’re making them available early to solicit community and early adopter feedback to help simplify the installation and configuration experience. We will then incorporate the feedback and release another public preview for these services before we release the next Technical Preview of Azure Stack.”