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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.
Azure Standard SSDs are a cost-effective Managed Disk solution optimized for dev-test and entry-level production applications requiring consistent latency.
Soft delete for Azure Storage is available in all regions for public, government, and sovereign clouds.
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.
Effective July 1, 2018, Premium Managed Disks customers will be migrated to new GUIDs.
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.
Azure zone-redundant snapshots and images for Managed Disks are now generally available.
Simplify development of highly available applications by storing three replicas of your data in different Availability Zones with zone-redundant storage.
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.
You can back up file shares automatically based on policy and restore instantly to a point in time by using the Azure portal.
"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.
As of December 6, 2017, consumption for Managed Disks and consumption for Blob storage are measured using separate GUIDs.
Effective December 1, 2017, billing service names for Azure Queue storage will change.
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.
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.
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.
You can conveniently manage leases on containers and blobs of storage accounts right from the Azure portal.
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.
You can now manage the stored access policies for your storage accounts from within the Azure 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.
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