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    August 2019

    20 Aug

    New Copy APIs for efficient data copy in Azure Blob Storage

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

    • Storage Accounts
    • Blob Storage
    • Features

    July 2019

    25 Jul

    Azure Blob lifecycle management is now available in all Azure regions

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

    • Blob Storage
    • Storage Accounts
    • Features
    • Services
    23 Jul

    Premium Blob now supports Blob Lifecycle Management

    Premium Blob now supports policy-based object deletion.

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

    A new set of Azure SDKs is now available 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
    • Open Source
    • SDK and Tools
    15 Jul

    Multi-protocol Data Access for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in public 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
    • Features
    • Microsoft Inspire
    1 Jul

    Azure Cosmos DB ExpressRoute BGP Community 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.

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

    February 2019

    5 Feb

    Azure Storage Account Failover is now in public 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
    • Features
    • Management

    January 2019

    29 Jan

    Avere vFXT for Azure: New ARM Template Deployment 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
    • Features
    23 Jan

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

    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
    • Compliance

    November 2018

    19 Nov

    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
    • Services

    October 2018

    22 Oct

    Azure portal October update

    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 Logs
    • Azure Managed Applications
    • Automation
    • Azure SQL Database
    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Management
    15 Oct

    Limited public preview: Premium blobs in the Azure portal

    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
    • Features
    • Management

    September 2018

    26 Sep

    Public preview: Virtual network service endpoint policies for Azure Storage

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

    • Virtual Network
    • Storage Accounts
    • Features
    • Microsoft Ignite
    24 Sep

    Greater storage capacity and performance with new Azure Disks SKUs.

    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
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Services
    4 Sep

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

    Data Box Disk is now available in Australia and Canada.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services

    June 2018

    28 Jun

    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
    • Features
    27 Jun

    Announcing the preview for Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2

    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
    5 Jun

    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
    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features
    4 Jun

    Standard SSD Disks for Azure Virtual Machines is now in public preview

    Azure Standard SSDs are a cost-effective Managed Disk solution optimized for dev-test and entry-level production applications requiring consistent latency.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Services

    May 2018

    30 May

    General availability: Soft delete for Azure Storage blobs

    Soft delete for Azure Storage is available in all regions for public, government, and sovereign clouds.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Features
    • SDK and Tools
    • Services

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