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Secure Azure Storage HTTPS connection with minimum TLS version via policy control.
You can now use Azure Blob storage lifecycle management to automatically transition old blob versions to a cooler storage tier (hot to cool, hot to archive, or cool to archive) or delete old blob versions to optimize for cost.
The preview is available in France Central, Canada East, and Canada Central regions.
In addition to supporting block blobs, Azure Blob storage lifecycle management now offers a rich, rule-based policy to manage the retention of your append blobs.
Azure Files now adds support for NFS v4.1 file system protocol for an easy migration of your Linux-centric workloads.
Object replication allows you to replicate your block blob data at the blob level from one storage account to another anywhere in the Azure.
Set, update, or remove access control lists (ACLs) recursively for existing Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 directories and files.
AzCopy v10.6 sync now supports access control lists (ACLs) and properties as well as larger block blob size and blob versioning.
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.
Azure Storage now supports anonymous public read access for containers and blobs. Learn more about how to evaluate anonymous access to your data.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Azure Private Link now includes multiple new services available in GA.
Azure Private Link now includes multiple new services available in Preview and GA.
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.
Azure Private Link, which provides private connectivity to Azure services, is now available in all regions.
Target availability: Q3 2019
Connect to services in your Azure virtual networks more securely and privately with Azure Private Link, now available in preview.
Introducing a new set of copy APIs to enable efficient data transfer to Azure or inside Azure datacenters.
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