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May 2022

May 12

General availability: Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1 to Gen2 using Azure Portal

NOW AVAILABLE

Migrate your data from Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1 to Gen2 to speed up your time to insights

  • Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features

April 2022

Apr 18

General availability: Azure Archive Storage now available in Switzerland North

NOW AVAILABLE

Reduce spending by storing cold data to Azure Archive Storage, now in new regions.

  • Archive Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features

March 2022

Mar 29

Generally available: Access time-based lifecycle management rules for Data Lake Storage Gen2

NOW AVAILABLE

Access time tracking for objects and lifecycle management policies based on last accessed time in Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Management
  • Features

December 2021

Dec 16

Soft delete for blobs capability for Azure Data Lake Storage is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

If you have processes or tools to detect accidental deletion of files and directories for your Azure Data Lake Storage accounts, you can now also restore the deleted objects using soft delete for blobs capability. During the retention period that you specify, you can now restore a soft-deleted object to its state at the time it was deleted.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Features
Dec 9

Azure Storage: Secure access to storage account from a virtual network/subnet in any region now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

This preview enables secure access to your storage account by configuring virtual network rules in the storage firewall that allow access from subnets in any Azure region of your choice.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Security
  • Features
Dec 9

Azure Storage: Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC) conditions with principal attributes now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC) is an authorization mechanism that defines access levels based on attributes associated with security principals, resources, requests or the environment. You can now use Azure AD custom security attributes for principals in role assignment conditions for Azure Storage, along with resource and request attributes.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Security
  • Features

November 2021

Nov 17

SFTP support for Azure Blob Storage - now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Blob Storage is the only storage platform that supports SFTP over object storage natively in a serverless fashion, enabling you leverage object storage economics and features with legacy workloads that use SFTP.

  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features

September 2021

Sep 29

General availability: Enable hierarchical namespace for existing Azure Storage accounts

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2021

Accelerating value through data analytics by enabling the Azure Data Lake Storage hierarchical namespace for existing Azure Storage accounts is now generally available. The benefits of the ADLS hierarchical namespace in providing enhanced performance and features that are dedicated to maximizing the value of data analytics is well established. You can now get this benefit for existing accounts and data by enabling the hierarchical namespace in place.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Services
  • Features
Sep 20

General availability: Azure Archive Storage now available in three new regions: Norway East, UAE North, and Germany West Central

NOW AVAILABLE

Reduce spending by storing cold data to Azure Archive Storage, now in new regions.

  • Archive Storage
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features

August 2021

Aug 19

General availability: Azure Archive Storage events for easy rehydration of archived blobs

NOW AVAILABLE

React to rehydration events on Azure Archive Storage with Azure Event Grid.

  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Management
  • Services
  • Features
Aug 17

Azure Blob storage - Inventory generally availability

NOW AVAILABLE

Administrators can enable a daily or weekly inventory to be created to gain understanding of their blobs and containers.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Services

July 2021

Jul 14

Limited preview: Migrate your Azure Data Lake Storage from Gen1 to Gen2 using the Azure Portal

IN PREVIEW

Use this simple experience to migrate your data from Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1 to Gen2 to speed up your time to insights.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
Jul 12

Azure Blob storage - Container Soft Delete generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Administrators can set a retention policy and recover data from a deletion of a blob container without contacting support

  • Storage Accounts
  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Premium Tier for Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Services

June 2021

Jun 30

Soft delete for blobs capability for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in limited public preview

IN PREVIEW

If you have processes or tools to detect accidental deletion of files and directories for your Azure Data Lake Storage accounts, you can now also restore the deleted objects using soft delete for blobs capability. During the retention period that you specify, you can now restore a soft-deleted object to its state at the time it was deleted.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
Jun 23

Azure Blob storage—NFS 3.0 protocol support generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 1980

Azure Blob Storage is the only storage platform that supports NFS 3.0 protocol over object storage natively (no gateway or data copying required), with object storage economics. With multi-protocol support, customers can run their applications on a single storage platform with no application rewrites necessary, therefore eliminating data silos.

  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Premium Tier for Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Features
Jun 16

Azure Data Lake Storage static website is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Directly host static content from Azure Data Lake Storage and view that content from a browser by using the public URL of that website.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features

May 2021

May 6

Append blob support in Azure Data Lake Storage is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Applications can now create append blobs in addition to block blobs in Azure Data Lake Storage accounts and append to them using Append Block operations. Applications that need to add information to existing files efficiently and continuously can leverage append blobs.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features

April 2021

Apr 12

General availability: Azure Blob storage supports objects up to 200 TB in size

NOW AVAILABLE

When moving from on premises, you no longer need to split your large files into separate parts to store and process in the cloud. Supporting a single object size up to 200TB removes one complexity when using Azure Storage.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Services

March 2021

Mar 18

Directory scoped shared access signatures (SAS) generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Directory scoped SAS allows more granular access assignment for ADLS Gen2.

  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services
  • Security
  • Features
Mar 17

Azure Storage Explorer v1.18.0 is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

New release of Azure Storage Explorer (v1.18.0) will decrease time to load, connect, and transfer data to Azure Storage.

  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Azure Files
  • SDK and Tools

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