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July 2020

Jul 31

New regions added for Azure Blob storage object replication public preview

IN PREVIEW

We have expanded the preview regions for Azure Blob storage object replication to include East US 2, Central US. You can start previewing this feature on any existing or new General-purpose (GPv2) storage accounts in those regions.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
Jul 15

Choose to allow or disallow blob public access on Azure Storage accounts

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Storage now supports anonymous public read access for containers and blobs. Learn more about how to evaluate anonymous access to your data.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • Security

June 2020

Jun 17

Azure geo-zone-redundant storage is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2020

Geo-zone-redundant storage (GZRS) and read-access geo-zone-redundant storage (RA-GZRS) are now generally available, offering intra-regional and inter-regional high availability and disaster protection for your applications.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Blob storage
  • File Storage
  • Features
  • Management
  • Services
Jun 17

Azure Storage account failover is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Customer-initiated Storage account failover is now generally available, allowing you to determine when to initiate a failover instead of waiting for Microsoft to do so.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • Management

May 2020

May 19

Azure Storage—Routing preferences now available for preview

IN PREVIEW

Routing preferences provide the flexibility to optimize traffic to your Storage account for premium network performance by using the Microsoft global network, or to help lower costs using the public Internet. Publish route-specific endpoints for your storage account. The preview is available for all Storage accounts located in France South, South Central US, and the West Central US regions.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 14

Private endpoints for Azure Storage are now generally available in the Azure Government region

NOW AVAILABLE

Private endpoints for Azure Storage are now generally available in the Azure Government region. Private endpoints provide secure connectivity to Azure Storage from an Azure virtual network. On-premises networks can also securely connect to a storage account using a private endpoint when that network is connected to a virtual network using Azure Express Route or VPN.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters

March 2020

Mar 17

Announcing Azure Private Link GA for Azure Services

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link now includes multiple new services available in Preview and GA.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Storage Accounts
  • Key Vault
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Event Hubs
  • Service Bus
  • App Service
  • Event Grid
  • Container Registry
  • App Configuration
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
  • Services
Mar 13

Private Endpoints for Azure Storage are now Generally Available

NOW AVAILABLE

Private Endpoints provide secure connectivity to Azure Storage from a Azure virtual network (VNet). On-premises networks can also securely connect to a storage account using a private endpoint when that network is to a VNet using Express Route or VPN. Private Endpoints for Azure Storage are now generally available in all Azure public regions.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features

November 2019

Nov 5

Azure Private Link is now available in all regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link, which provides private connectivity to Azure services, is now available in all regions.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Security

September 2019

Sep 16

Azure Private Link is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2019

Connect to services in your Azure virtual networks more securely and privately with Azure Private Link, now available in preview.

  • Virtual Network
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Compliance
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Security
  • Services

August 2019

Aug 20

New Copy APIs for efficient data copy in Azure Blob Storage

NOW AVAILABLE

Introducing a new set of copy APIs to enable efficient data transfer to Azure or inside Azure datacenters.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Blob storage
  • Features

July 2019

Jul 25

Azure Blob lifecycle management is now available in all Azure regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Blob lifecycle management is now enhanced with expanded regional availability and intuitive portal experience.

  • Blob storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • Services
Jul 23

Premium Blob now supports Blob Lifecycle Management

NOW AVAILABLE

Premium Blob now supports policy-based object deletion.

  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Blob storage
  • Features
Jul 15

A new set of Azure SDKs is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

A new set of libraries for working with Azure Storage, Cosmos DB, Key Vault, and Event Hubs in Java, Python, JavaScript/TypeScript, and C# is now available in preview.

  • Event Hubs
  • Key Vault
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Storage Accounts
  • Open Source
  • SDK and Tools
  • Security
Jul 15

Multi-protocol Data Access for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

New functionality that will enable you to manage the same data using either Blob APIs or Data Lake Storage Gen2 APIs is now available in preview.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Blob storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • Microsoft Inspire
Jul 1

Azure Cosmos DB ExpressRoute BGP Community now available

NOW AVAILABLE

We are now announcing the addition of the Azure Cosmos DB community on ExpressRoute, which will allow for regional advertisements of Azure Cosmos DB.

  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features

February 2019

Feb 5

Azure Storage Account Failover is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Storage Account Failover enables customers to control when to failover their GRS and RA-GRS storage accounts from the primary to the secondary region.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Features
  • Management

January 2019

Jan 29

Avere vFXT for Azure: New ARM Template Deployment now available

NOW AVAILABLE

A new deployment wizard is now available for the Avere vFXT for Azure, a high-performance caching solution, to improve set-up processes.

  • Avere vFXT for Azure
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
Jan 23

Preview refresh: Azure Backup supports PowerShell and ACLs for Azure Files

IN PREVIEW

You can now retain your backup of Azure Files shares for 10 years by using Azure Backup and PowerShell.

  • Azure Backup
  • Storage Accounts
  • File Storage
  • Compliance

November 2018

Nov 19

Blob storage Germany resource GUID and name changes

Effective January 1, 2019, resource GUIDs and names for Azure Blob storage for Germany regions will change.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Services

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