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    September 2015

    Sep 30

    General availability: Azure File Storage

    Azure File Storage is generally available, and it provides fully managed file shares in the cloud.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Services
    Sep 29

    General availability: Azure Storage Resource Provider

    Azure Storage Resource Provider is now generally available.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Services
    Sep 29

    New APIs for Azure Storage Resource Provider

    Azure Storage Resource Provider has two new APIs: Get Operations and Get Usage.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Services

    August 2015

    Aug 6

    General availability: Azure Premium Storage in Japan East

    Azure Premium Storage is a solid-state drive (SSD)-based storage solution designed to support I/O-intensive workloads.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services

    June 2015

    Jun 11

    Generally availablity: Azure Premium Storage in Australia East

    Azure Premium Storage is a solid-state drive (SSD)–based storage solution designed to support I/O-intensive workloads.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services

    April 2015

    Apr 16

    General Availability: Azure Premium Storage

    Azure Premium Storage is a solid-state drive (SSD)–based storage offering designed to support I/O-intensive workloads.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings

    September 2014

    Sep 10

    Azure Cross Platform Command-Line Interface 0.8.8

    This release includes support for role-based access control and some storage improvements

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Storage Accounts
    • SDK and Tools

    August 2014

    Aug 4

    Azure SDK 2.4 and Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 are available for download

    Azure development tooling features include support for WebJobs publishing, Dev/Test environments for Mobile Services, Remote debugging for Virtual Machines, Emulator Express, and more.

    • App Service
    • Cloud Services
    • Mobile Services
    • Storage Accounts
    • Virtual Machines
    • SDK and Tools
    Aug 4

    RavenDB on Azure available in the Azure Store

    RavenHQ Database is the official hosted solution for RavenDB, and includes a fully managed cloud of RavenDB servers running in Azure and a variety of scalable plans.

    • App Service
    • Storage Accounts
    • Features
    Aug 4

    MemCachier memcache-as-a-service available in the Azure Store

    MemCachier is now offering their popular memcache-as-a-service in the Azure Store. MemCachier manages and scales clusters of memcache servers so that you can focus on your app.

    • App Service
    • Storage Accounts
    • Features
    • Gallery
    Aug 1

    General availability: Zone-redundant storage

    Zone-redundant storage is a new redundancy option with multiple copies replicated across two to three facilities.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Features

    July 2014

    Jul 17

    Azure Storage is in the Preview Portal

    We've added Azure Storage to the preview portal. Create accounts, view your containers, and monitor performance.

    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Storage Accounts
    • Features
    • Services
    Jul 15

    Recommended Pricing Tier

    The recommended pricing tier is the simplest way to select an offering.

    • App Service
    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Managed Cache Service
    • Storage Accounts
    • Virtual Machines
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Jul 14

    Azure Block Blob Storage pricing changed to 4 decimals

    4 decimals gives you more accurate pricing for Azure Block Blob Storage.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Pricing & Offerings

    May 2014

    May 12

    General Availability: Import/Export

    Instead of transferring your data over the Internet, send your hard drives directly to an Azure datacenter.

    • Storage Accounts
    May 12

    Preview: Azure Files

    Mount a shared file system and access it from various virtual machines in an Azure datacenter.

    • Cloud Services
    • Storage Accounts
    • Virtual Machines
    • Features

    April 2014

    Apr 18

    Memcached Cloud available in the Azure Store

    Memcached Cloud is a reliable, fully-managed, fail-safe service that runs Memcached. Your dataset is constantly replicated, so if a node fails, an auto-switchover mechanism guarantees data is served without interruption.

    • App Service
    • Storage Accounts
    • Features
    Apr 10

    Redis support on Azure available in the Azure Store

    Redis Cloud is a fully-managed cloud service for hosting and running your Redis dataset in a highly-available and scalable manner, with predictable and stable top performance.

    • App Service
    • Storage Accounts
    • Features
    • Services
    Apr 3

    General Availability: Azure Read-Access Geo Redundant Storage (RA-GRS)

    Get Read access to your secondary storage replica, in case your primary location fails.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Features
    Apr 3

    Azure Management Library 2.0.0-Preview for .NET and Node.js

    This Preview release includes support for Azure Resource Manager.

    • App Service
    • Cloud Services
    • Mobile Services
    • Scheduler
    • Storage Accounts
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Network
    • SDK and Tools

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