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June 2017

14 Jun

Azure Storage Service Encryption support for Managed Disks

Azure Storage Service Encryption (SSE) is now supported for Azure Managed Disks. SSE provides encryption-at-rest and helps safeguard your data.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Virtual Machines

May 2017

9 May

Storage accounts available only in the Azure portal from May 15

Effective May 15, 2017, storage accounts will be available only in the Azure portal.

  • Storage Accounts

February 2017

23 Feb

Public preview: Loading files from Azure Blob storage into Azure SQL Database

IN PREVIEW

Azure SQL Database enables the direct load of files stored in Azure Blob storage by using BULK INSERT and OPENROWSET commands.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Storage Accounts
11 Feb

General availability: Azure Managed Disks and large scale sets

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Managed Disks and large scale sets are generally available.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
6 Feb

Announcing the new Azure Marketplace experience

The new Azure Marketplace experience will help you discover and deploy products, deep dive for more info, and get hands-on experience.

  • HDInsight
  • Marketplace
  • Storage Accounts
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Network
  • Web Apps

January 2017

17 Jan

Azure Storage Data Movement Library 0.5.0 release

The newest release of the Data Movement Library supports more advanced features.

  • Storage Accounts

December 2016

22 Dec

General availability: Larger block blobs in Azure Storage

NOW AVAILABLE

The introduction of larger block blobs increases the maximum file size from 195 GB to 4.77 TB.

  • Storage Accounts

September 2016

29 Sep

Generally available: Storage Service Encryption for Azure Storage

NOW AVAILABLE

Accounts enabled with Storage Service Encryption will have data encrypted with Microsoft-managed keys using the industry-leading encryption algorithm, AES-256.

  • Storage Accounts
29 Sep

Generally available: Azure Premium Storage in an additional region

NOW AVAILABLE

Offering an SLA for 99.9 percent availability, Premium Storage is now available in the North Central US region, as well as other regions previously announced.

  • Storage Accounts
13 Sep

Azure PowerShell 1.7: Hotfix for breaking changes

A hotfix has been released to address the breaking changes in Azure PowerShell versions 1.4–1.6 and versions 2.0 and later.

  • Storage Accounts

July 2016

1 Jul

General availability: Azure cool blob storage in Canada

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Blob storage accounts with hot and cool storage tiers are generally available in Canada Central and Canada East.

  • Storage Accounts

June 2016

23 Jun

General availability: Azure cool blob storage in new regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Blob storage accounts with hot and cool storage tiers are generally available in three additional regions: South Central US, Asia East, and Australia East.

  • Storage Accounts

May 2016

3 May

Public preview: Azure Search Blob indexer parses structured JSON content

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Search Blob indexer can now parse JSON documents while preserving document structure.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Storage Accounts

April 2016

29 Apr

General availability: Azure Cool Blob storage

NOW AVAILABLE

Cool Blob storage is now generally available. With the new Blob storage accounts, you can choose Hot and Cool access tiers to store data cost-effectively depending on its access pattern.

  • Storage Accounts
1 Apr

Public preview: Azure Storage Service Encryption

IN PREVIEW

Azure Storage Service Encryption is now available for Azure Blob Storage (block and page blobs) upon request for any new storage account created through Azure Resource Manager.

  • Storage Accounts

February 2016

3 Feb

General availablity: Azure Premium Storage in additional regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Premium Storage is now available in the Australia Southeast and East Asia regions.

  • Storage Accounts

January 2016

14 Jan

General availability: Azure Premium Storage in South Central US region

NOW AVAILABLE

Premium Storage is now available in the South Central US region in addition to other regions previously announced.

  • Storage Accounts

November 2015

12 Nov

General availability: Azure Premium Storage in East US region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Premium Storage is designed to support I/O intensive workloads, and it is available in the East US region.

  • Storage Accounts

October 2015

15 Oct

General availability: Azure Premium Storage in additional regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Offering an SLA for 99.9 percent availability, Premium Storage is now available in the Central US and North Europe regions.

  • Storage Accounts
7 Oct

Support for IaaS under Azure Resource Manager in Australia and Brazil regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Support is available for Azure Compute, Network, and Storage providers under Azure Resource Manager in Australia East, Australia Southeast, and Brazil South.

  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Load Balancer
  • Storage Accounts
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Network
  • VPN Gateway
  • Security

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