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September 2021

20 Sep

General availability: Azure Archive Storage now available in three new regions: Norway East, UAE North, and Germany West Central

NOW AVAILABLE

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

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

August 2021

19 Aug

General availability: Azure Archive Storage events for easy rehydration of archived blobs

NOW AVAILABLE

React to rehydration events on Azure Archive Storage with Azure Event Grid.

  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Management
  • Services
  • Features
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

14 Jul

Limited preview: Migrate your Azure Data Lake Storage from Gen1 to Gen2 using the Azure Portal

IN PREVIEW

Use this simple experience to migrate your data from Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1 to Gen2 to speed up your time to insights.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1
  • Azure Data Lake 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

30 Jun

Soft delete for blobs capability for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in limited public preview

IN PREVIEW

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
  • Features
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
16 Jun

Azure Data Lake Storage static website is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Directly host static content from Azure Data Lake Storage and view that content from a browser by using the public URL of that website.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features

May 2021

6 May

Append blob support in Azure Data Lake Storage is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Applications can now create append blobs in addition to block blobs in Azure Data Lake Storage accounts and append to them using Append Block operations. Applications that need to add information to existing files efficiently and continuously can leverage append blobs.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features

April 2021

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

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
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
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

February 2021

5 Feb

Append blob support for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in limited public preview

IN PREVIEW

Applications can now create append blobs in addition to block blobs in Azure Data Lake Storage accounts and append to them using Append Block operations. Applications that need to add information to existing files efficiently and continuously can leverage append blobs.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Services

December 2020

1 Dec

Azure Storage blob inventory public preview

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Storage blob inventory, which provides an overview of your blob data within a storage account, is now available for public preview in France Central, Canada Central, and Canada East.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features

November 2020

9 Nov

Premium tier for Azure Data Lake Storage is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Premium tier is ideal for big data analytics applications and workloads that require low and consistent latency (fast access) or have a high number of transactions.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
5 Nov

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 recursive access control list (ACL) update is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Set, update, or remove access control lists (ACLs) recursively for existing Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 filesystem.

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

October 2020

8 Oct

Azure Blob – Soft Delete for Containers preview region expansion

IN PREVIEW

Azure Blob Soft Delete for Containers public preview is now available in all public Azure regions.

  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Archive Storage
  • Features
7 Oct

Azure Data Lake Storage immutable storage is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Immutable storage for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in preview. Set time-based policies or legal holds on data so that the data becomes non-erasable and non-modifiable.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Security
  • Features
7 Oct

Azure Data Lake Storage static website now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Static website for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in preview. Directly host static content from Azure Data Lake Storage, and view that content from a browser by using the public URL of that website.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features

September 2020

10 Sep

Query Acceleration for Azure Data Lake Storage is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Query Acceleration for Azure Data Lake Storage is now generally available in all Azure regions.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features

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