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    January 2019

    29 Jan

    Avere vFXT for Azure: New ARM Template Deployment now available

    A new deployment wizard is now available for the Avere vFXT for Azure, a high-performance caching solution, to improve set-up processes.

    23 Jan

    Preview refresh: Azure Backup supports PowerShell and ACLs for Azure Files

    You can now retain your backup of Azure Files shares for 10 years by using Azure Backup and PowerShell.

    November 2018

    19 Nov

    Blob storage Germany resource GUID and name changes

    Effective 1st January 2019, resource GUIDs and names for Azure Blob storage for Germany regions will change.

    October 2018

    15 Oct

    Limited public preview: Premium blobs in the Azure portal

    You can create and manage premium blob storage accounts from the Azure portal. This preview is available in the US East 2, US Central and US West regions.

    September 2018

    26 Sep
    24 Sep

    Greater storage capacity and performance with new Azure Disks SKUs.

    New Azure Managed Disks SKUs for premium SSDs, standard SSDs and standard HDDs will reach up to 32 TiB (32,767 GB). Performance will now reach up to 20,000 IOPS and 750 MBps.

    June 2018

    28 Jun

    Static website hosting for Azure Storage now in public preview

    Today we are excited to announce the public preview of static website hosting for Azure Storage

    27 Jun

    Announcing the preview for Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2

    Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 offers a no-compromise data lake. It unifies the core capabilities from the first generation of Azure Data Lake with a Hadoop compatible file system endpoint now directly integrated into Azure Blob Storage. This enhancement combines the scale and cost benefits of object storage with the reliability and performance typically associated only with on-premises file systems. This new file system includes a full hierarchical namespace that makes files and folders first class citizens, translating to faster, more reliable analytic job execution.

    5 Jun

    SQL Data Warehouse PolyBase support for Azure Storage Encryption using customer-managed keys

    PolyBase in SQL Data Warehouse, the preferred loading mechanism, can transparently read data from the encrypted storage layer and move the data in a secure way by using the WASBS protocol.

    4 Jun

    Standard SSD Disks for Azure Virtual Machines is now in public preview

    Azure Standard SSDs are a cost-effective Managed Disk solution optimized for dev-test and entry-level production applications requiring consistent latency.

    May 2018

    30 May

    General availability: Soft delete for Azure Storage blobs

    Soft delete for Azure Storage is available in all regions for public, government, and sovereign clouds.

    30 May

    Refresh 2 release for Azure File Sync preview

    If you want to take your current deployment of Azure File Sync seamlessly to the upcoming GA release, be sure to update your server agent to Refresh 2.

    16 May

    GUID migration: Storage Managed Disks

    Effective July 1, 2018, Premium Managed Disks customers will be migrated to new GUIDs.

    April 2018

    16 Apr

    GUID migration: Zone Redundant Storage

    Starting June 1, 2018, we will migrate the GUIDs of zone-redundant snapshots and images for managed disks from Locally Redundant Storage GUIDs to Zone Redundant Storage GUIDs.

    2 Apr

    March 2018

    30 Mar

    General availability: Zone-redundant storage

    Simplify development of highly available applications by storing three replicas of your data in different Availability Zones with zone-redundant storage.

    27 Mar

    Public preview: Soft delete for Azure Storage blobs

    Soft delete for Azure Storage Blobs is in public preview. The feature is one part of a complete data protection strategy and can help prevent inadvertent data loss.

    February 2018

    27 Feb

    Public preview: Azure Backup integration with Azure Files

    You can back up file shares automatically based on policy and restore instantly to a point in time by using the Azure portal.

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