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November 2019

21 Nov

Change feed support now available in preview for Azure Blob Storage

IN PREVIEW

Change feed support for Microsoft Azure Blob storage is now available in preview.

  • Blob Storage
20 Nov

Azure Data Share dataset movement meter name changes

Effective 1 January 2020, the meter names for Azure Data Share dataset movement – vCore will change.

  • Azure Data Share
20 Nov

Azure Data Box Edge (now Azure Stack Edge) meter name changes

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.

  • Azure Stack Edge
20 Nov

Azure Stack and Azure Data Box Edge meter name changes

Effective 1 January 2020, the meter names of Azure Stack and Data Box Edge will change.

  • Azure Stack
  • Azure Stack Edge
5 Nov

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
4 Nov

Azure NetApp Files HANA certification and new region availability

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • File storage
4 Nov

Generally available: Azure Data Share

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Data Share
4 Nov

Azure HPC Cache is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

High-performance workloads that require file access can now use Azure HPC Cache to minimise latency, improve availability and increase throughput.

  • Azure HPC Cache
4 Nov

Streamline data analytics processes with ADLS Gen2 events in Azure Event Grid

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 can now publish events about individual changes to files and directories to Azure Event Grid.

  • Event Grid
  • Azure Data Lake Storage

October 2019

23 Oct

Batch API for Blob Storage

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.

  • Blob Storage
17 Oct

Azure Backup support for large disks up to 32 TB is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Backup
10 Oct

Azure FXT Edge Filer now available in South Korea

NOW AVAILABLE

Hybrid storage appliances expand availability in APAC

  • Azure FXT Edge Filer
3 Oct

Azure Data Share – Support for sharing data from Azure SQL and SQL Data Warehouse

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Data Share
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
1 Oct

Recovery Services REST API – Switch to API version 2019-05-13 or above

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.

  • Recovery Services
  • Azure Backup

September 2019

20 Sep

Azure Premium SSD managed disks meter ID changes

Starting on 1 November 2019, the meter IDs for snapshots of Azure Premium SSD managed disks will change.

  • Managed Disks
18 Sep

Azure HPC Cache is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Avere vFXT for Azure
  • Azure HPC Cache
16 Sep

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
12 Sep

Azure Backup support for large disks up to 30 TB is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Announcing the public preview support for larger and more powerful Azure Managed Disks of up to 30 TB size.

  • Azure Backup

August 2019

29 Aug

Soft delete for virtual machines in Azure Backup

NOW AVAILABLE

We now provide soft delete capabilities to help protect cloud backups for IaaS virtual machines from accidental as well as malicious deletion.

  • Azure Backup
23 Aug

Storage Ultra Disks meter name change

Effective as of 1 October 2019, the meter (also known as resource GUID) names for Ultra Disks in US East 2 regions will change.

  • Managed Disks

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