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You can back up file shares automatically based on policy and restore instantly to a point in time by using the Azure portal.
"Virtual Network Service Endpoints" and "Firewalls and Virtual Networks for Azure Storage" are generally available in all regions in the Azure public cloud and Azure Government.
As of December 6, 2017, consumption for Managed Disks and consumption for Blob storage are measured using separate GUIDs.
Effective December 1, 2017, billing service names for Azure Queue storage will change.
The public previews for Virtual Network Service Endpoints and Firewalls and Virtual Networks for Azure Storage have been expanded to include all regions in the Azure public cloud.
The Azure Data Box service is in preview. You can use it to move hundreds of terabytes of data into Azure with high speed, by using secure transfer appliances.
The Azure Data Box is a secure, ruggedized, tamper resistant appliance created by Microsoft to help customers transfer large amounts of data into Azure Storage.
You can conveniently manage leases on containers and blobs of storage accounts right from the Azure portal.
Microsoft routinely maintains and updates Azure Cloud Shell, including the addition of new CLI tools to improve your productivity. Learn about the CLI tools we recently added.
You can now manage the stored access policies for your storage accounts from within the Azure portal.
In the Azure portal, the overview blade for storage accounts now loads faster, allows quickly accessible links to storage services, and includes upgraded metrics charts.
There are multiple enhancements and fixes to the blob upload experience for storage accounts in the Azure portal.
Azure Storage Service Encryption (SSE) is now supported for Azure Managed Disks. SSE provides encryption-at-rest and helps safeguard your data.
Effective May 15, 2017, storage accounts will be available only in the Azure portal.
Azure SQL Database enables the direct load of files stored in Azure Blob storage by using BULK INSERT and OPENROWSET commands.
Azure Managed Disks and large scale sets are generally available.
The new Azure Marketplace experience will help you discover and deploy products, deep dive for more info, and get hands-on experience.
The newest release of the Data Movement Library supports more advanced features.
The introduction of larger block blobs increases the maximum file size from 195 GB to 4.77 TB.
Accounts enabled with Storage Service Encryption will have data encrypted with Microsoft-managed keys using the industry-leading encryption algorithm, AES-256.