Release notes - Sitecore Azure 8.0
November 2016 – released Sitecore Azure 8.0 (rev. 161110)
This product update includes a Redis Session State Provider, and is required for any future Sitecore Azure deployments on Sitecore Experience Platform 8.0.
Previous versions of Sitecore Azure 8.0 configure Sitecore to use a custom Session State Provider based on the Azure In-Role Cache. Microsoft will retire its Azure In-Role Cache Service on Nov 30, 2016.
|Description||Customer ticket ID (or other)||TFS no.|
|Sitecore Azure now supports the Sitecore ASP.NET session state provider for Redis, which enables you to use Azure Redis Cache as your session state store.||
|Sitecore Azure now supports using the Azure 2.9.1 SDK. ||
|Support has been added for Azure SQL Database V12 and support for SQL Database V2.0 has been removed - existing deployments will continue to work correctly with Azure SQL V2.0, whereas new deployments will use Azure SQL V12.||