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September 2017

Sep 26

Azure Data Box

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
Sep 21

Support for blob storage lease management from the Azure portal

You can conveniently manage leases on containers and blobs of storage accounts right from the Azure portal.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • Management
Sep 21

Azure Cloud Shell: New CLI tools added and font-size selection

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Batch
  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Management
Sep 5

Manage stored access policies for storage accounts from within the Azure portal

You can now manage the stored access policies for your storage accounts from within the Azure portal.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • Management

July 2017

Jul 26

New look for Azure Storage overview blade in the 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.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • Management
Jul 18

Improvements to blob upload blade in Azure portal

There are multiple enhancements and fixes to the blob upload experience for storage accounts in the Azure portal.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features

June 2017

Jun 14

Azure Storage Service Encryption support for Managed Disks

Azure Storage Service Encryption (SSE) is now supported for Azure Managed Disks. SSE provides encryption-at-rest and helps safeguard your data.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Services

May 2017

May 9

Storage accounts available only in the Azure portal from May 15

Effective May 15, 2017, storage accounts will be available only in the Azure portal.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Services

February 2017

Feb 23

Public preview: Loading files from Azure Blob storage into Azure SQL Database

IN PREVIEW

Azure SQL Database enables the direct load of files stored in Azure Blob storage by using BULK INSERT and OPENROWSET commands.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
Feb 11

General availability: Azure Managed Disks and large scale sets

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Managed Disks and large scale sets are generally available.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
Feb 6

Announcing the new Azure Marketplace experience

The new Azure Marketplace experience will help you discover and deploy products, deep dive for more info, and get hands-on experience.

  • HDInsight
  • Marketplace
  • Storage Accounts
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Network
  • Web Apps
  • Features
  • Gallery
  • Services

January 2017

Jan 17

Azure Storage Data Movement Library 0.5.0 release

The newest release of the Data Movement Library supports more advanced features.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features

December 2016

Dec 22

General availability: Larger block blobs in Azure Storage

NOW AVAILABLE

The introduction of larger block blobs increases the maximum file size from 195 GB to 4.77 TB.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features

September 2016

Sep 29

Generally available: Storage Service Encryption for Azure Storage

NOW AVAILABLE

Accounts enabled with Storage Service Encryption will have data encrypted with Microsoft-managed keys using the industry-leading encryption algorithm, AES-256.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • Services
Sep 29

Generally available: Azure Premium Storage in an additional region

NOW AVAILABLE

Offering an SLA for 99.9 percent availability, Premium Storage is now available in the North Central US region, as well as other regions previously announced.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services
Sep 13

Azure PowerShell 1.7: Hotfix for breaking changes

A hotfix has been released to address the breaking changes in Azure PowerShell versions 1.4–1.6 and versions 2.0 and later.

  • Storage Accounts
  • SDK and Tools

July 2016

Jul 1

General availability: Azure cool blob storage in Canada

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Blob storage accounts with hot and cool storage tiers are generally available in Canada Central and Canada East.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters

June 2016

Jun 23

General availability: Azure cool blob storage in new regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Blob storage accounts with hot and cool storage tiers are generally available in three additional regions: South Central US, Asia East, and Australia East.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Regions & Datacenters

May 2016

May 3

Public preview: Azure Search Blob indexer parses structured JSON content

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Search Blob indexer can now parse JSON documents while preserving document structure.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features

April 2016

Apr 29

General availability: Azure Cool Blob storage

NOW AVAILABLE

Cool Blob storage is now generally available. With the new Blob storage accounts, you can choose Hot and Cool access tiers to store data cost-effectively depending on its access pattern.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features

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