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November 2019

Nov 5

Azure Private Link is now available in all regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link, which provides private connectivity to Azure services, is now available in all regions.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Azure Cosmos DB

September 2019

Sep 16

Azure Private Link is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2019

Connect to services in your Azure virtual networks more securely and privately with Azure Private Link, now available in preview.

  • Virtual Network
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics

August 2019

Aug 20

New Copy APIs for efficient data copy in Azure Blob Storage

NOW AVAILABLE

Introducing a new set of copy APIs to enable efficient data transfer to Azure or inside Azure datacenters.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Blob Storage

July 2019

Jul 25

Azure Blob lifecycle management is now available in all Azure regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Blob lifecycle management is now enhanced with expanded regional availability and intuitive portal experience.

  • Blob Storage
  • Storage Accounts
Jul 23

Premium Blob now supports Blob Lifecycle Management

NOW AVAILABLE

Premium Blob now supports policy-based object deletion.

  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Blob Storage
Jul 15

A new set of Azure SDKs is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

A new set of libraries for working with Azure Storage, Cosmos DB, Key Vault, and Event Hubs in Java, Python, JavaScript/TypeScript, and C# is now available in preview.

  • Event Hubs
  • Key Vault
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Storage Accounts
  • Security
Jul 15

Multi-protocol Data Access for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

New functionality that will enable you to manage the same data using either Blob APIs or Data Lake Storage Gen2 APIs is now available in preview.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Blob Storage
  • Storage Accounts
Jul 1

Azure Cosmos DB ExpressRoute BGP Community now available

NOW AVAILABLE

We are now announcing the addition of the Azure Cosmos DB community on ExpressRoute, which will allow for regional advertisements of Azure Cosmos DB.

  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure SQL Database

February 2019

Feb 5

Azure Storage Account Failover is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Storage Account Failover enables customers to control when to failover their GRS and RA-GRS storage accounts from the primary to the secondary region.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Resource Manager

January 2019

Jan 29

Avere vFXT for Azure: New ARM Template Deployment now available

NOW AVAILABLE

A new deployment wizard is now available for the Avere vFXT for Azure, a high-performance caching solution, to improve set-up processes.

  • Avere vFXT for Azure
  • Storage Accounts
Jan 23

Preview refresh: Azure Backup supports PowerShell and ACLs for Azure Files

IN PREVIEW

You can now retain your backup of Azure Files shares for 10 years by using Azure Backup and PowerShell.

  • Azure Backup
  • Storage Accounts
  • File Storage

November 2018

Nov 19

Blob storage Germany resource GUID and name changes

Effective January 1, 2019, resource GUIDs and names for Azure Blob storage for Germany regions will change.

  • Storage Accounts

October 2018

Oct 22

Azure portal October update

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure portal received updates in October 2018.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Azure mobile app
  • Storage Accounts
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Azure Advisor
  • Service Fabric
  • Virtual WAN
  • Activity Log
  • Azure Managed Applications
  • Automation
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
Oct 15

Limited public preview: Premium blobs in the Azure portal

IN PREVIEW

You can create and manage premium blob storage accounts from the Azure portal. This preview is available in the US East 2, US Central, and US West regions.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Storage Accounts
  • Blob Storage

September 2018

Sep 26

Public preview: Virtual network service endpoint policies for Azure Storage

IN PREVIEW

Virtual network service endpoint policies for Azure Storage are now in preview.

  • Virtual Network
  • Storage Accounts
Sep 24

Greater storage capacity and performance with new Azure Disks SKUs.

IN PREVIEW

New Azure Managed Disks SKUs for premium SSDs, standard SSDs, and standard HDDs will reach up to 32 TiB (32,767 GB). Performance will now reach up to 20,000 IOPS and 750 MBps.

  • Storage Accounts
Sep 4

Public preview: Data Box Disk now available in Australia and Canada

IN PREVIEW

Data Box Disk is now available in Australia and Canada.

  • Storage Accounts

June 2018

Jun 28

Static website hosting for Azure Storage now in public preview

Today we are excited to announce the public preview of static website hosting for Azure Storage

  • Storage Accounts
Jun 27

Announcing the preview for Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2

IN PREVIEW

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 offers a no-compromise data lake. It unifies the core capabilities from the first generation of Azure Data Lake with a Hadoop compatible file system endpoint now directly integrated into Azure Blob Storage. This enhancement combines the scale and cost benefits of object storage with the reliability and performance typically associated only with on-premises file systems. This new file system includes a full hierarchical namespace that makes files and folders first class citizens, translating to faster, more reliable analytic job execution.

  • Storage Accounts
Jun 5

SQL Data Warehouse PolyBase support for Azure Storage Encryption using customer-managed keys

PolyBase in SQL Data Warehouse, the preferred loading mechanism, can transparently read data from the encrypted storage layer and move the data in a secure way by using the WASBS protocol.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Synapse Analytics

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