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    August 2019

    Aug 7

    Azure Geo and Zone Redundant Storage in public preview

    Azure Geo and Zone Redundant Storage (GZRS) helps customers achieve higher data resiliency by Synchronously writing three replicas of your data across multiple Availability Zones and Asynchronously replicating the data to another region within the same geo into a single zone (like LRS today) protecting from a regional outage.

    • Blob Storage
    • File Storage
    • Services
    Aug 7

    Azure Files Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication with Azure AD domain services is now generally available

    Azure Files offers fully managed file shares in the cloud that are accessible via the industry standard SMB protocol. Integration with Azure AD enables SMB access to Azure file shares using Azure AD credentials from Azure AD domain services domain joined Windows VMs.

    • File Storage
    • Features

    May 2019

    May 29

    Azure NetApp Files is now generally available

    Azure NetApp Files, an Azure first-party service, is a powerful file-storage service to run your most demanding file workloads in Azure, without the need for any code modification.

    • Azure Migrate
    • SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances
    • File Storage
    • Features
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Microsoft Inspire
    • Services

    January 2019

    Jan 23

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

    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

    October 2018

    Oct 17

    Public preview: Azure AD authentication for Azure Files SMB access

    Secure your Azure Files SMB shares by using your Azure AD DS managed domain.

    • File Storage
    • Azure Active Directory Domain Services
    • Features

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