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December 2021

16 Dec

Soft delete for blobs capability for Azure Data Lake Storage is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

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
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Features
15 Dec

Automated key rotation in Azure Key Vault is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Automated key rotation in Key Vault allows security officers to improve data security.

  • Key Vault
  • Storage Accounts
  • Managed Disks
  • Security
  • Features
9 Dec

Azure Storage: Secure access to storage account from a virtual network/subnet in any region now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

This preview enables secure access to your storage account by configuring virtual network rules in the storage firewall that allow access from subnets in any Azure region of your choice.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Security
  • Features
9 Dec

Azure Storage: Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC) conditions with principal attributes now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC) is an authorisation mechanism that defines access levels based on attributes associated with security principals, resources, requests or the environment. You can now use Azure AD custom security attributes for principals in role assignment conditions for Azure Storage, along with resource and request attributes.

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

November 2021

17 Nov

SFTP support for Azure Blob Storage - now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Blob Storage is the only storage platform that supports SFTP over object storage natively in a serverless fashion, enabling you leverage object storage economics and features with legacy workloads that use SFTP.

  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
16 Nov

General availability: NFSv4.1 support on Azure Files

NOW AVAILABLE

With NFS (Network File Share) on Azure Files, you can now deploy fully managed, POSIX compliant, distributed NFS file shares in your production environments for a wide variety of workloads. 

  • Premium Files Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • Services
10 Nov

General availability: Azure Archive rehydration priority update

NOW AVAILABLE

Reduce high-priority retrieval costs for Archive Storage by deferring the decision to rehydrate with high priority, then updating the priority while the operation is pending.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Archive Storage
  • Features
  • Management
  • Services

October 2021

18 Oct

General availability: Cross region replication for Azure NetApp Files

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure NetApp Files supports cross region replication for disaster-recovery (DR) purposes and provides frequent, efficient and cost-effective volume and snapshot replication between Azure standard and non-standard region pairs.

  • Azure NetApp Files
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
5 Oct

General availability: Azure NetApp Files waitlist removal

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure NetApp Files, one of the fastest growing bare-metal Azure services is now available to Azure customers directly from the Azure portal, CLI, API or with SDK – without having to go through waitlist approval process. 

  • Azure NetApp Files
  • Storage Accounts
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services

September 2021

30 Sep

Object replication in public preview for Premium Block Blob Storage

IN PREVIEW

Object replication allows you to replicate your premium block blob data at the blob level from one storage account to another anywhere in the Azure.

  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • Services

August 2021

19 Aug

Azure Blob storage - Last access time tracking now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

This feature helps administrators control costs through the automatic tiering and deletion of blobs via tiering including when the data was last read.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Services
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

29 Jul

Immutable storage with versioning for Blob Storage is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Set time-based policies or legal holds on data so that the data becomes non-erasable and non-modifiable and protect all versions of a blob.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob 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

23 Jun

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1: Account creation will be blocked for new customers starting 5th July, 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

Target retirement date: July 05, 2021

Take advantage of Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2 for all of your analytic needs after 5th July, 2021.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Retirements
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
17 Jun

Azure Blob index tags now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Blob index tags now generally available. Blob index tags allows developers and IT Pros to first tag specific blobs (for example, StoreID = "1234") and then filter or query for all blobs to more easily find or use them.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Services
4 Jun

General availability: Key Rotation and Expiration Policies for Azure Storage

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2021

Access Key Expiration and Policy support for Azure Storage Accounts

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features

May 2021

26 May

Azure Storage Blob inventory public preview is now available in all public regions

IN PREVIEW

Blob inventory allows you to get a full listing of all blobs within a storage account or container. This can be used in conjunction with Synapse to calculate per container metrics such as capacity and count.

  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Services
7 May

Prevent Shared Key authorisation for an Azure Storage account

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2021

Enhance secure access to Azure Storage accounts with Prevent Shared Key authorisation.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Security
  • Features

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