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August 2022

Aug 1

Generally available: US West 3 price adjustment

NOW AVAILABLE

Pricing adjustment to bring value to our Azure customers in western US regions.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Virtual Machines
  • Pricing & Offerings

July 2022

Jul 6

General availability: Azure Archive Storage now available in South Africa North

NOW AVAILABLE

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

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

May 2022

May 2

General availability: Object replication on premium blob storage and rule limit increased

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now replicate your block blobs to region of your choice with object replication for premium block blobs and rule limit is increased to 1000 containers per replication policy.

  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Services
  • Features

April 2022

Apr 28

Generally available: Automated key rotation in Azure Key Vault

NOW AVAILABLE

Key Vault now enables you to automatically rotate keys for encryption of your data.

  • Key Vault
  • Storage Accounts
  • Managed Disks
  • Security
  • Features
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 15

Automated key rotation in Azure Key Vault is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Automated key rotation in Key Vault allows security officers to improve data security.

  • Key Vault
  • Storage Accounts
  • Managed Disks
  • Security
  • 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
Nov 16

General availability: NFSv4.1 support on Azure Files

NOW AVAILABLE

With NFS (Network File Share) on Azure Files, you can now deploy fully managed, POSIX compliant, distributed NFS file shares in your production environments for a wide variety of workloads. 

  • Premium Files Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Services
  • Features
Nov 10

General availability: Azure Archive rehydration priority update

NOW AVAILABLE

Reduce high-priority retrieval costs for Archive Storage by deferring the decision to rehydrate with high priority, then updating the priority while the operation is pending.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Archive Storage
  • Management
  • Services
  • Features

October 2021

Oct 18

General availability: Cross region replication for Azure NetApp Files

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure NetApp Files supports cross region replication for disaster-recovery (DR) purposes and provides frequent, efficient and cost-effective volume and snapshot replication between Azure standard and non-standard region pairs.

  • Azure NetApp Files
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
Oct 5

General availability: Azure NetApp Files waitlist removal

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure NetApp Files, one of the fastest growing bare-metal Azure services is now available to Azure customers directly from the Azure portal, CLI, API or with SDK – without having to go through waitlist approval process. 

  • Azure NetApp Files
  • Storage Accounts
  • Services
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Pricing & Offerings

September 2021

Sep 30

Object replication in public preview for Premium Block Blob Storage

IN PREVIEW

Object replication allows you to replicate your premium block blob data at the blob level from one storage account to another anywhere in the Azure.

  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Services
  • Features

August 2021

Aug 19

Azure Blob storage - Last access time tracking now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

This feature helps administrators control costs through the automatic tiering and deletion of blobs via tiering including when the data was last read.

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

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