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June 2018

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

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
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
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
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

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

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

November 2017

20 Nov

Name changes: Azure Queue storage

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

  • Storage Accounts

October 2017

27 Oct

Public preview expansion: VNet Service Endpoints and Storage Firewalls and Virtual Networks

IN PREVIEW

The public previews for Virtual Network Service Endpoints and Firewalls and Virtual Networks for Azure Storage have been expanded to include all regions in the Azure public cloud.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Virtual Network

September 2017

27 Sep

Preview: Azure Data Box

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Data Box service is in preview. You can use it to move hundreds of terabytes of data into Azure with high speed, by using secure transfer appliances.

  • Storage Accounts
26 Sep

Azure Data Box

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Data Box is a secure, ruggedised, tamper resistant appliance created by Microsoft to help customers transfer large amounts of data into Azure Storage.

  • Storage Accounts
21 Sep

Support for blob storage lease management from the Azure portal

You can conveniently manage leases on containers and blobs of storage accounts right from the Azure portal.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Storage Accounts
21 Sep

Azure Cloud Shell: New CLI tools added and font-size selection

IN PREVIEW

Microsoft routinely maintains and updates Azure Cloud Shell, including the addition of new CLI tools to improve your productivity. Learn about the CLI tools we recently added.

  • Batch
  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
5 Sep

Manage stored access policies for storage accounts from within the Azure portal

You can now manage the stored access policies for your storage accounts from within the Azure portal.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Storage Accounts

July 2017

26 Jul

New look for Azure Storage overview blade in the portal

In the Azure portal, the overview blade for storage accounts now loads faster, allows quickly accessible links to storage services, and includes upgraded metrics charts.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Storage Accounts
18 Jul

Improvements to blob upload blade in Azure portal

There are multiple enhancements and fixes to the blob upload experience for storage accounts in the Azure portal.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Storage Accounts

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