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As Azure continues to grow, we want to keep you informed—so that we can plan for the future together. This product roadmap is the place to find out what’s new and what’s coming next. Let us know what you think by providing feedback and voting on items. You can also subscribe to notifications, so you’ll always be the in the know.

Azure Storage Explorer

Date updated: Monday, May 21, 2018

Explorer allows users easily manage different storage entities in one place from Linux, macOS, and Windows.

  • Now available
  • Storage
  • BUILD2018

Manage Azure Cosmos DB in Azure Storage Explorer

Date updated: Monday, May 7, 2018

Using Azure Cosmos DB in Azure Storage Explorer allows users to manage Azure Cosmos DB entities, manipulate data, update stored procedures and triggers along with other Azure entities like Storage blobs and queues.

  • In preview
  • DBA
  • IT Pro
  • ITDM
  • BUILD
  • BUILD2018

Azure Storage API version 2017-04-17 updated in Azure Stack

Date updated: Friday, May 11, 2018

The 2017-04-17 version of the Azure Storage API is now available to use in Azure Stack.

  • Now available
  • Developer
  • IT Pro
  • ITDM
  • Azure Stack

Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Storage

Date updated: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Virtual network service endpoints allow you to secure Azure Storage accounts to your virtual networks, fully removing public internet access to these resources. Service endpoints provide optimal routing by always keeping traffic destined to Azure Storage on the Azure backbone network.

  • Now available

Virtual network service endpoints for Azure SQL

Date updated: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Virtual network service endpoints will allow you to securely add Azure SQL DBs to your virtual network, fully removing public internet access to these resources.

  • Now available

Azure Cosmos DB—Storage Explorer

Date updated: Thursday, November 9, 2017

Azure Cosmos DB now comes with a desktop data management tooling offered via Azure Storage Explorer.

  • Now available
  • Developer
  • IT Pro

Azure Archive Storage and blob-level tiering

Date updated: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Azure Archive Storage is now generally available. Archive storage will provide a cold storage option for customers interested in lowering their storage costs for long term data that's rarely accessed.

  • Now available
  • Storage

Load files from Azure Blob storage into Azure SQL Database

Date updated: Monday, October 23, 2017

Azure SQL Database will enable you to directly load files stored in Azure Blob storage by using specific SQL statements.

  • In preview
  • Blob Storage
  • SQL Database

Azure Storage Service Encryption (SSE) support for Managed Disks

Date updated: Thursday, June 15, 2017

Azure Storage Service Encryption (SSE) is now supported for Managed Disks. SSE provides encryption-at-rest and safeguards your data to meet your organizational security and compliance commitments.

  • Now available
  • Storage

Azure SQL Database new performance levels and storage add-ons

Date updated: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

New performance levels and storage add-ons in Azure SQL Database are now in preview.

  • In preview
  • SQL Database

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