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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.
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.
A hotfix has been released to address the breaking changes in Azure PowerShell versions 1.4–1.6 and versions 2.0 and later.
Azure Blob storage accounts with hot and cool storage tiers are generally available in Canada Central and Canada East.
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.
The Azure Search Blob indexer can now parse JSON documents while preserving document structure.
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.
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