Azure Search and Backup now available in Canada

Dave W. Shanahan

Azure Servers

On the Azure blog, Microsoft announced the availability of Azure Search and Azure Backup in some parts of Canada.

Azure Search is a service that allows customers to create advanced search experiences into mobile and web application using Azure. Currently, it is generally available in Canada and only deployed to the Central Canada region.

Azure Backup is a service that helps protect customer data. Additionally, there is the Azure IaaS Backup feature, which is available in Canada as a public preview in Canada Central and Canda East. Azure Hybrid Backup will be released at a later date. In order to register for the Azure IaaS Preview, customers need to login to their Azure account from Windows Powershell using the following commands:

To login to your Azure account from Windows PowerShell, type:

PS C:> Login-AzureRmAccount

To select the subscription which you want to register for preview, type the below and replace “Subscription Name” with your subscription name:

PS C:> Get-AzureRmSubscription –SubscriptionName “Subscription Name” | Select-AzureRmSubscription

To register for the provider namespace, type:

PS C:> Register-AzureRmResourceProvider -ProviderNamespace Microsoft.RecoveryServices

To register this subscription for alerting preview, type:

PS C:> Register-AzureRmProviderFeature -FeatureName RecoveryServicesCanada –ProviderNamespace Microsoft.RecoveryServices

It might take a while to register the subscription. Please wait for few minutes and execute the below cmdlet. Make sure that RegistrationState reflects as Registered. If not, execute the below cmdlet again after a few more minutes:

PS C:> Register-AzureRmProviderFeature -FeatureName RecoveryServicesCanada –ProviderNamespace Microsoft.RecoveryServices

View more information in the Azure Search documentation and Azure Backup documentation.