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July 2021

Jul 29

Immutable storage with versioning for Blob Storage is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Set time-based policies or legal holds on data so that the data becomes non-erasable and non-modifiable and protect all versions of a blob.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob 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 23

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1: Account creation will be blocked for new customers starting July 5, 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

Target retirement date: July 05, 2021

Take advantage of Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2 for all of your analytic needs after July 5, 2021.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Retirements
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 17

Azure Blob index tags now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Blob index tags now generally available. Blob index tags allows developers and IT Pros to first tag specific blobs (for example, StoreID = "1234") and then filter or query for all blobs to more easily find or use them.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Services
Jun 4

General availability: Key Rotation and Expiration Policies for Azure Storage

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2021

Access Key Expiration and Policy support for Azure Storage Accounts

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features

May 2021

May 26

Azure Storage Blob inventory public preview is now available in all public regions

IN PREVIEW

Blob inventory allows you to get a full listing of all blobs within a storage account or container. This can be used in conjunction with Synapse to calculate per container metrics such as capacity and count.

  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Services
May 7

Prevent Shared Key authorization for an Azure Storage account

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2021

Enhance secure access to Azure Storage accounts with Prevent Shared Key authorization.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Security
  • Features

April 2021

Apr 12

General availability: Lustre® HSM tools now available to import from or export to Azure Storage.

NOW AVAILABLE

New tooling available for integrating Lustre file systems with an Azure storage account.

  • Storage Accounts
  • SDK and Tools
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 29

Encryption scopes in Azure Storage now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Encryption scopes enable you to provision multiple encryption keys to manage encryption at the container or blob level.  Customers and ISVs can now use a single storage account for multi-tenancy scenarios by provisioning separate encryption keys for each customer. The key that protects an encryption scope may be either a Microsoft-managed key or a customer-managed key in Azure Key Vault. 

  • Storage Accounts
  • Security
  • Features
Mar 24

AzCopy v10.9.0 now in public preview: import from GCP to Azure Block Blobs

IN PREVIEW

AzCopy v10.9.0 now in preview supports Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to Microsoft Azure Storage Block Blob imports. This version also includes scanning logs which can help in debugging. 

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services
  • Features
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
  • Security
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services
  • 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
Mar 10

Azure Storage — Routing Preferences now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Routing Preference for Azure Storage provide the flexibility to optimize traffic between clients external to Azure and your storage account for premium network reliability and performance over the Microsoft global network or for cost efficiency using the transit ISP network. You can now also publish route-specific endpoints for your storage account.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
Mar 1

Azure Backup: Operational backup for Azure Blobs is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Operational backup for Azure Blobs gives you a managed data protection solution for block blobs in your storage accounts.

  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • Management

January 2021

Jan 27

Resource instance rules for access to Azure Storage now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Resource instance rules enable secure connectivity to Azure Storage by restricting access to specific resources of select Azure services. Resource instance rules to control access to Azure Storage are now in preview in all Azure public regions.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Security
  • Features
Jan 22

Generally available: Copy Blob support over private endpoints in Azure Storage

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Storage now supports copying of data between storage accounts using private endpoints. This includes support for the Copy Blob API and utilities such as AzCopy.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Private Link
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features
Jan 21

Public preview: Prevent Shared Key authorization on Azure Storage accounts

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2021

Enhance secure access to Azure Storage accounts with Prevent Shared Key authorization.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features

December 2020

Dec 10

Azure Storage account recovery available via portal is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Recover you deleted storage account directly from the portal.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Services

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