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October 2018

22 Oct

Azure portal October update

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure portal received updates in October 2018.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Azure mobile app
  • Storage Accounts
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Azure Advisor
  • Service Fabric
  • Virtual WAN
  • Activity Log
  • Azure Managed Applications
  • Automation
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Management
15 Oct

Limited public preview: Premium blobs in the Azure portal

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Storage Accounts
  • Blob storage
  • Features
  • Management

September 2018

26 Sep

Public preview: Virtual network service endpoint policies for Azure Storage

IN PREVIEW

Virtual network service endpoint policies for Azure Storage are now in preview.

  • Virtual Network
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
24 Sep

Greater storage capacity and performance with new Azure Disks SKUs.

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Services
4 Sep

Public preview: Data Box Disk now available in Australia and Canada

IN PREVIEW

Data Box Disk is now available in Australia and Canada.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services

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

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
27 Jun

Announcing the preview for Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Storage Accounts
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.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
4 Jun

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

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Storage Accounts
  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Services

May 2018

30 May

General availability: Soft delete for Azure Storage blobs

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services
30 May

Refresh 2 release for Azure File Sync preview

IN 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.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • Services
16 May

GUID migration: Storage Managed Disks

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Storage Accounts

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.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Services
2 Apr

General availability: Azure zone-redundant snapshots and images for managed disks

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure zone-redundant snapshots and images for Managed Disks are now generally available.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features

March 2018

30 Mar

General availability: Zone-redundant storage

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Storage Accounts
27 Mar

Public preview: Soft delete for Azure Storage blobs

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • Services

February 2018

27 Feb

Public preview: Azure Backup integration with Azure Files

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Azure Backup
  • Storage Accounts
  • Recovery Services

January 2018

31 Jan

General availability: Virtual Network Service Endpoints and Firewalls for Azure Storage

NOW AVAILABLE

"Virtual Network Service Endpoints" and "Firewalls and Virtual Networks for Azure Storage" are generally available in all regions in the Azure public cloud and Azure Government.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Virtual Network

December 2017

14 Dec

GUID migration: Managed Disks and Blob storage

As of December 6, 2017, consumption for Managed Disks and consumption for Blob storage are measured using separate GUIDs.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Services

November 2017

20 Nov

Name changes: Azure Queue storage

Effective December 1, 2017, billing service names for Azure Queue storage will change.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Services

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