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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
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Features
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
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters

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
17 Aug

Azure Blob storage - Inventory generally availability

NOW AVAILABLE

Administrators can enable a daily or weekly inventory to be created to gain understanding of their blobs and containers.

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

July 2021

29 Jul

Immutable storage with versioning for Blob Storage is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Set time-based policies or legal holds on data so that the data becomes non-erasable and non-modifiable and protect all versions of a blob.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Features
12 Jul

Azure Blob storage - Container Soft Delete generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Administrators can set a retention policy and recover data from a deletion of a blob container without contacting support

  • Storage Accounts
  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Premium Tier for Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Services

June 2021

23 Jun

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1: Account creation will be blocked for new customers starting July 5, 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

Target retirement date: July 05, 2021

Take advantage of Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2 for all of your analytic needs after July 5, 2021.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Retirements
23 Jun

Azure Blob storage—NFS 3.0 protocol support generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 1980

Azure Blob Storage is the only storage platform that supports NFS 3.0 protocol over object storage natively (no gateway or data copying required), with object storage economics. With multi-protocol support, customers can run their applications on a single storage platform with no application rewrites necessary, therefore eliminating data silos.

  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Premium Tier for Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Features
17 Jun

Azure Blob index tags now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Blob index tags now generally available. Blob index tags allows developers and IT Pros to first tag specific blobs (for example, StoreID = "1234") and then filter or query for all blobs to more easily find or use them.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Services
4 Jun

General availability: Key Rotation and Expiration Policies for Azure Storage

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2021

Access Key Expiration and Policy support for Azure Storage Accounts

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features

May 2021

26 May

Azure Storage Blob inventory public preview is now available in all public regions

IN PREVIEW

Blob inventory allows you to get a full listing of all blobs within a storage account or container. This can be used in conjunction with Synapse to calculate per container metrics such as capacity and count.

  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Services
7 May

Prevent Shared Key authorization for an Azure Storage account

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2021

Enhance secure access to Azure Storage accounts with Prevent Shared Key authorization.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Features
  • Security

April 2021

12 Apr

General availability: Lustre® HSM tools now available to import from or export to Azure Storage.

NOW AVAILABLE

New tooling available for integrating Lustre file systems with an Azure storage account.

  • Storage Accounts
  • SDK and Tools
12 Apr

General availability: Azure Blob storage supports objects up to 200 TB in size

NOW AVAILABLE

When moving from on premises, you no longer need to split your large files into separate parts to store and process in the cloud. Supporting a single object size up to 200TB removes one complexity when using Azure Storage.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Services

March 2021

29 Mar

Encryption scopes in Azure Storage now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Encryption scopes enable you to provision multiple encryption keys to manage encryption at the container or blob level.  Customers and ISVs can now use a single storage account for multi-tenancy scenarios by provisioning separate encryption keys for each customer. The key that protects an encryption scope may be either a Microsoft-managed key or a customer-managed key in Azure Key Vault. 

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • Security
24 Mar

AzCopy v10.9.0 now in public preview: import from GCP to Azure Block Blobs

IN PREVIEW

AzCopy v10.9.0 now in preview supports Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to Microsoft Azure Storage Block Blob imports. This version also includes scanning logs which can help in debugging. 

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services
  • Features
18 Mar

Directory scoped shared access signatures (SAS) generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Directory scoped SAS allows more granular access assignment for ADLS Gen2.

  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services
  • Features
  • Security
17 Mar

Azure Storage Explorer v1.18.0 is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

New release of Azure Storage Explorer (v1.18.0) will decrease time to load, connect, and transfer data to Azure Storage.

  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Azure Files
  • SDK and Tools
10 Mar

Azure Storage — Routing Preferences now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Routing Preference for Azure Storage provide the flexibility to optimize traffic between clients external to Azure and your storage account for premium network reliability and performance over the Microsoft global network or for cost efficiency using the transit ISP network. You can now also publish route-specific endpoints for your storage account.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features

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