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Change feed support for Microsoft Azure Blob storage is now available in preview.
Effective 1 January 2020, the meter names for Azure Data Share dataset movement – vCore will change.
Azure Data Box Edge is now Azure Stack Edge. Starting on 1 January 2020, meter names in US Gov regions will change when the service becomes generally available.
Effective 1 January 2020, the meter names of Azure Stack and Data Box Edge will change.
Azure Private Link, which provides private connectivity to Azure services, is now available in all regions.
Azure NetApp Files, one of the fastest-growing bare-metal Azure services, has achieved SAP HANA certification for both scale-up and scale-out deployments.
Azure Data Share is now generally available. Azure Data Share enables organisations to easily and securely share data with other organisations to expand analytics datasets for enhanced insights.
High-performance workloads that require file access can now use Azure HPC Cache to minimise latency, improve availability and increase throughput.
Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 can now publish events about individual changes to files and directories to Azure Event Grid.
Batch API for Azure Blob Storage preview simplifies development of your applications that make several concurrent API requests to Blob storage. Batch API reduces the number of connections a client has to open, manage and distribute the requests to by allowing multiple API calls to be embedded into a single HTTP request. Currently the API supports two types of sub-requests: SetBlobTier for Block Blobs and DeleteBlob, with more requests to follow. This API is available starting version 2018-11-09.
Azure Backup support for larger and more powerful Azure Managed Disks of up to 32 TB is now generally available. No user action is required to get the backups running for the large sized disks, if the virtual machine is already configured with Azure Backup.
Hybrid storage appliances expand availability in APAC
Azure Data Share service has added support for snapshot-based sharing from Azure SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse. It’s now possible to share both structured data (from Azure SQL and SQL DW) and unstructured data (from Azure Data Lake Store and Blob storage) with centralised management and governance.
If you’re directly accessing the backup-protected items REST API (not involving Azure portal, PS or CLI), please immediately switch to API version 2019-05-13 or above.
Starting on 1 November 2019, the meter IDs for snapshots of Azure Premium SSD managed disks will change.
Azure HPC Cache, a high-performance file cache with an aggregated namespace that reduces latency between storage and Azure compute for heavy read workloads, is now 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.
Announcing the public preview support for larger and more powerful Azure Managed Disks of up to 30 TB size.
We now provide soft delete capabilities to help protect cloud backups for IaaS virtual machines from accidental as well as malicious deletion.
Effective as of 1 October 2019, the meter (also known as resource GUID) names for Ultra Disks in US East 2 regions will change.
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