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September 2022

21 Sep

Public preview: Encryption scopes on hierarchical namespace enabled storage accounts

IN PREVIEW

You can now use separate encryption keys for each customer in a single hierarchical namespace enabled storage account.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Services
6 Sep

Generally available: Resource instance rules for access to Azure Storage

NOW AVAILABLE

Resource instance rules enable secure connectivity to Azure Storage by only allowing access from specific resources of select Azure services.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Security
  • Features
1 Sep

Public preview: Encrypt storage account with cross-tenant customer-managed keys

IN PREVIEW

Azure Storage now supports customer-managed keys using a key vault on a different Azure Active Directory tenant.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Services

August 2022

1 Aug

Generally available: US West 3 price adjustment

NOW AVAILABLE

Pricing adjustment to bring value to our Azure customers in western US regions.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Virtual Machines
  • Pricing & Offerings

July 2022

6 Jul

General availability: Azure Archive Storage now available in South Africa North

NOW AVAILABLE

Reduce spending by storing rarely accessed data to Azure Archive Storage, now in new regions.

  • Archive Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features

May 2022

2 May

General availability: Object replication on premium blob storage and rule limit increased

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now replicate your block blobs to region of your choice with object replication for premium block blobs and rule limit is increased to 1000 containers per replication policy.

  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Services
  • Features

April 2022

28 Apr

Generally available: Automated key rotation in Azure Key Vault

NOW AVAILABLE

Key Vault now enables you to automatically rotate keys for encryption of your data.

  • Key Vault
  • Storage Accounts
  • Managed Disks
  • Security
  • Features
18 Apr

General availability: Azure Archive Storage now available in Switzerland North

NOW AVAILABLE

Reduce spending by storing cold data to Azure Archive Storage, now in new regions.

  • Archive Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features

March 2022

29 Mar

Generally available: Access time-based lifecycle management rules for Data Lake Storage Gen2

NOW AVAILABLE

Access time tracking for objects and lifecycle management policies based on last accessed time in Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Management
  • Features

December 2021

16 Dec

Soft delete for blobs capability for Azure Data Lake Storage is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

If you have processes or tools to detect accidental deletion of files and directories for your Azure Data Lake Storage accounts, you can now also restore the deleted objects using soft delete for blobs capability. During the retention period that you specify, you can now restore a soft-deleted object to its state at the time it was deleted.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Features
15 Dec

Automated key rotation in Azure Key Vault is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Automated key rotation in Key Vault allows security officers to improve data security.

  • Key Vault
  • Storage Accounts
  • Managed Disks
  • Security
  • Features
9 Dec

Azure Storage: Secure access to storage account from a virtual network/subnet in any region now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

This preview enables secure access to your storage account by configuring virtual network rules in the storage firewall that allow access from subnets in any Azure region of your choice.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Security
  • Features
9 Dec

Azure Storage: Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC) conditions with principal attributes now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC) is an authorization mechanism that defines access levels based on attributes associated with security principals, resources, requests or the environment. You can now use Azure AD custom security attributes for principals in role assignment conditions for Azure Storage, along with resource and request attributes.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Security
  • Features

November 2021

17 Nov

SFTP support for Azure Blob Storage - now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Blob Storage is the only storage platform that supports SFTP over object storage natively in a serverless fashion, enabling you leverage object storage economics and features with legacy workloads that use SFTP.

  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
16 Nov

General availability: NFSv4.1 support on Azure Files

NOW AVAILABLE

With NFS (Network File Share) on Azure Files, you can now deploy fully managed, POSIX compliant, distributed NFS file shares in your production environments for a wide variety of workloads. 

  • Premium Files Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Services
  • Features
10 Nov

General availability: Azure Archive rehydration priority update

NOW AVAILABLE

Reduce high-priority retrieval costs for Archive Storage by deferring the decision to rehydrate with high priority, then updating the priority while the operation is pending.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Archive Storage
  • Management
  • Services
  • Features

October 2021

18 Oct

General availability: Cross region replication for Azure NetApp Files

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure NetApp Files supports cross region replication for disaster-recovery (DR) purposes and provides frequent, efficient and cost-effective volume and snapshot replication between Azure standard and non-standard region pairs.

  • Azure NetApp Files
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
5 Oct

General availability: Azure NetApp Files waitlist removal

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure NetApp Files, one of the fastest growing bare-metal Azure services is now available to Azure customers directly from the Azure portal, CLI, API or with SDK – without having to go through waitlist approval process. 

  • Azure NetApp Files
  • Storage Accounts
  • Services
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Pricing & Offerings

September 2021

30 Sep

Object replication in public preview for Premium Block Blob Storage

IN PREVIEW

Object replication allows you to replicate your premium block blob data at the blob level from one storage account to another anywhere in the Azure.

  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Services
  • Features

August 2021

19 Aug

Azure Blob storage - Last access time tracking now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

This feature helps administrators control costs through the automatic tiering and deletion of blobs via tiering including when the data was last read.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Services

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