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April 2020

2 Apr

Direct Upload of Azure Managed Disks is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Direct upload of Azure Managed Disks provides a simplified workflow for uploading an on-premises VHD directly into an empty managed disk or copy a managed disk to another Azure region for regional migration or expansion.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services
1 Apr

Azure Managed Disks—Incremental snapshots are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Get a cost-effective, point-in-time backup of managed disks using incremental snapshots. Unlike current snapshots, which are billed for the full size, incremental snapshots are billed for the delta changes to disks since the last snapshot.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services
1 Apr

Azure Backup solution for SAP HANA databases is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

We are very excited to announce that Microsoft Azure Backup’s solution for SAP HANA databases is now generally available in all Azure Public and Gov Regions (with the exception of Germany Northeast and Germany central, France South & US Gov IOWA)

  • Azure Backup
  • Regions & Datacenters

March 2020

16 Mar

Announcing Azure Private Link GA for Azure Services

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link now includes multiple new services available in Preview and GA.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Storage Accounts
  • Key Vault
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Event Hubs
  • Service Bus
  • App Service
  • Event Grid
  • Container Registry
  • App Configuration
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Security
  • Services
  • Compliance
4 Mar

Backup Reports is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup has released a new and improved reporting solution in public preview. With Backup Reports, you can now gain rich insights on your backups by aggregating data across workload types, vaults, subscriptions, regions and tenants, all on the Azure portal.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Lighthouse
  • Management

February 2020

19 Feb

Azure Backup offline-backup with Azure Data Box

IN PREVIEW

Now Azure Backup customers can take advantage of Azure Data Box to move large backups of critical enterprise data through offline mechanisms.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Data Box
  • Management
13 Feb

Azure Backup now supports Windows Server 2008 Virtual Machine backup

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

You can now migrate your on-premises Windows Server 2008 to Azure, where you can continue to run and back them up on Azure virtual machines using Azure Backup.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
7 Feb

Backup Explorer is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2020

Azure Backup now offers a new solution called Backup Explorer (in preview). Backup Explorer is a built-in Azure Monitor Workbook enabling you to have a single pane of glass to perform real-time monitoring across your entire backup estate on Azure.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Resource Graph
  • Features
  • Management

January 2020

31 Jan

Azure Backup now supports selective disk backup and restore using Azure Virtual machine backup solution

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup now supports exclude-disk functionality where you get an option to backup one or a few from the many data disks in a VM. Each recovery point contains data of the disks included in the backup operation, which further allows you to have a subset of disks restored from the given recovery point during the restore operation. This provides an efficient and cost-effective solution for your backup and restore needs.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
27 Jan

Azure Backup—Soft delete for SQL Server in Azure VM and SAP HANA

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup now provides soft delete for SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines and SAP HANA in Azure Virtual Machines workloads along with the already supported Azure Virtual Machines soft delete scenario.

  • Azure Backup
  • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
  • Features
22 Jan

SAP HANA using Azure Backup now available in several Asia regions

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Backup solution to backup SAP HANA DBs in Azure Virtual Machines is now available in Australia Central, Australia Central 2, Australia East (AE), Australia Southeast (ASE), Japan East (JPE), Japan West (JPW), Korea Central (KRC) and Korea South (KRS).

  • Azure Backup
  • Regions & Datacenters
22 Jan

SAP HANA using Azure Backup now available in several Europe regions

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Backup solution to backup SAP HANA DBs in Azure Virtual Machines is now available in West Europe (WE), North Europe (NE), France Central, France South, UK West (UKW), Germany North, Germany West Central, Germany Central, Germany North East, Switzerland North and Switzerland West.

  • Azure Backup
  • Regions & Datacenters

December 2019

19 Dec

Azure Backup resource group for virtual machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Backup policy for virtual machines (VMs) now lets you customise the resource group name created by Backup so you can update it as your company requires.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
  • Management

October 2019

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
  • Features
1 Oct

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

If you are directly accessing the backup protected items REST API (not involving Azure portal, PS or CLI), please immediately switch to API version 13-05-2019 or above.

  • Azure Backup
  • Services
  • Management

September 2019

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
  • Features

August 2019

29 Aug

Soft delete for virtual machines in Azure Backup

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
13 Aug

Announcing Azure Backup limited public preview support for large disks up to 30TB size

IN PREVIEW

Today, we are announcing the limited public preview of larger and more powerful Azure Managed Disks of up to 30 TiB size. This preview provides production level support for managed virtual machines.

  • Azure Backup
  • Services
  • Features
7 Aug

Azure Backup is available in new Azure regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Backup is now available in West India, UAE Central, UAE North, South Africa North, and South Africa West Azure regions.

  • Azure Backup
  • Regions & Datacenters

May 2019

16 May

Network Security Group service tag for Azure Backup is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

NSG service tag for Azure Backup aims to ease the process of running backups in an environment locked down using NSGs. With this, you now have the option to simply use the ‘AzureBackup’ tag to allow outbound access to Azure Backup for your workload (SQL server) agent running inside the VM, instead of managing whitelisting of required IPs.

  • Azure Backup
  • Security
  • Features
  • Management

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