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September 2018

24 Sep

Azure Service Fabric

IN PREVIEW

Azure Service Fabric announcements at Ignite

  • Service Fabric
24 Sep

Azure Standard SSDs now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

We are announcing the general availability of Standard SSD: a cost-effective Azure Managed Disks offering optimised for low IOPS workloads that need consistent performance.

  • Managed Disks
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
24 Sep

SQL Data Warehouse name change and GUID migration

NOW AVAILABLE

Effective 1st November 2018, GUIDs and resource names for the Storage meters for SQL Data Warehouse customers will change.

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
4 Sep

Azure Data Box: Expanded availability, plus support for NFS and RBAC

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Data Box service is now available for data ingestion to France regions, along with support for NFS and RBAC.

July 2018

25 Jul

Name change: End of Dv2-series VMs promotion

The previously announced Dv2-series promotion will expire on September 1, 2018.

  • Virtual Machines
15 Jul

Announcing the public preview for Azure Data Box Disk

IN PREVIEW

Azure Data Box Disk provides a simple, secure, SSD disk based offering for offline data transfer to Azure

12 Jul

Public preview: Azure Data Box Disk

IN PREVIEW

Azure Data Box Disk, an SSD-disk based option for offline data transfer to Azure, is now in preview.

June 2018

13 Jun

Azure Standard SSDs in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Standard SSDs, now in preview, provide a low-cost managed disk solution optimized for test and entry-level production workloads requiring consistent latency.

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

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
16 May

GUID migration: Storage Managed Disks, US Government regions

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

15 May

Azure DevTest Labs: Resize a lab virtual machine

You can resize a lab virtual machine in Azure DevTest Labs.

  • Azure DevTest Labs

April 2018

19 Apr

Azure Backup now supports network-restricted storage accounts

Azure Backup now supports storage accounts which are secured with Azure Storage firewalls and virtual networks.

  • Azure Backup
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
10 Apr

Azure Backup now supports BEK encrypted Azure virtual machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Backup now supports backup and restore of Azure virtual machines encrypted using Bitlocker Encryption Key(BEK) for managed or unmanaged disks.

  • Azure Backup
  • Virtual Machines
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

16 Mar

General availability: Support for large disk backup and improvements for backup/restore

Azure Backup now supports backup of large disks and a set of backup and restore improvements based on a new VM backup stack.

  • Azure Backup

February 2018

12 Feb

Managed Disks in Azure Stack

NOW AVAILABLE

Managed Disks is now available on Azure Stack.

  • Azure Stack

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