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June 2020

Jun 30

Azure Data Lake Storage immutable storage is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Immutable storage for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in preview. Set time-based policies or legal holds on data so that the data becomes non-erasable and non-modifiable.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
  • Security
Jun 30

Azure Data Lake Storage file snapshots are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

File snapshots for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in preview. Use file snapshots to take an unlimited number of snapshots of your files so that you can have a copy of that file at a point in time.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
Jun 30

Azure Data Lake Storage archive tier is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The archive tier for Azure Data Lake Storage is now generally available. The archive tier provides an ultra-low cost tier for long term retention of data while keeping your data available for future analytics needs.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
Jun 25

Azure Speech Services REST API v3.0 is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Azure Speech Services REST API v3.0 is now available, along with several new features.

  • Speech Services
  • Features
  • Services
Jun 25

Azure CLI June 2020 update

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure CLI continues to expand with support for new Azure services. This release includes 23 new modules to manage as many Azure services.

  • CLIs
  • SDK and Tools
Jun 17

Azure Storage account failover is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Customer-initiated Storage account failover is now generally available, allowing you to determine when to initiate a failover instead of waiting for Microsoft to do so.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • Management
Jun 2

New Azure Virtual Machines with high-performance local SSD are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The new Dd v4-series and Ed v4-series Azure Virtual Machines feature the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8272CL custom processor. The Dd v4-series and Dds v4 virtual machine (VM) sizes are well suited for applications that benefit from low latency, high-speed local storage (up to 2,400 GiB.) The Edv4-series and Edsv4-series VM sizes are ideal for various memory-intensive enterprise applications and feature up to 504 GiB of RAM, in addition to high-performance local SSD storage (up to 2,400 GiB.)

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services

May 2020

May 27

Azure Backup now provides protection against accidental deletion of Azure file shares

NOW AVAILABLE

To provide protection against cyberattacks or accidental deletion, Azure Backup now has protection against the accidental or malicious deletion of backed-up file shares. shares

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
May 19

Azure Data Explorer ingests up to 10,000 blobs with auto-suggestive schema definition

IN PREVIEW

Learn how to ingest up to 10,000 blobs with auto-suggestive schema definition and continue ingestion for new blobs in only a few minutes.

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 15

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 PowerShell and CLI are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Use PowerShell and Azure CLI filesystem semantics for operations on Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 filesystems, directories and files.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • SDK and Tools

April 2020

Apr 29

Azure File shares snapshot management by Azure Backup is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure File shares snapshot management by Azure Backup is now generally available

  • Azure Backup
  • Management
  • Pricing & Offerings
Apr 28

Azure Data Explorer—One-click ingestion support is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Explorer now has support for one-click ingestion from containers, along with continuous ingestion for new blobs with intuitive schema definition.

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Event Grid
  • Features
Apr 2

Direct Upload of Azure Managed Disks is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Direct upload of Azure Managed Disks provides a simplified workflow for uploading an on-premises VHD directly into an empty managed disk or copy a managed disk to another Azure region for regional migration or expansion.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services

March 2020

Mar 27

Filesystem SDKs for Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 Python, .NET, Java, and JS filesystem SDKs are now generally available in all Azure regions.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • SDK and Tools
Mar 26

Azure SDKs General Availability - March 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

Additional libraries for working with Azure services are now generally available.

  • Event Hubs
  • Key Vault
  • App Configuration
  • SDK and Tools
  • Security
Mar 18

Azure Shared Disks for clustered applications preview now available

IN PREVIEW

Azure Shared Disks is a shared block storage offering, enabling customers to run latency-sensitive workloads without compromising on well-known deployment patterns for fast failover and high availability.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services
Mar 4

Active Directory for authentication on SMB access to Azure File in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Files Active Directory (AD) Authentication is now in preview. Use it to mount your Azure Files using AD credentials with the exact same access control experience as on-premises.

  • File Storage
  • Azure Active Directory
  • Features
  • Security

February 2020

Feb 26

Azure StorSimple 8000/1200 series will no longer be supported starting December 31, 2022

Target retirement date: December 31, 2022

Microsoft has been expanding the portfolio of Azure Hybrid storage capabilities with new services for data tiering and cloud ingestion, providing more options to customers for storing data in Azure in native formats. In conjunction with this, support for the following StorSimple versions will end December 31, 2022.

  • StorSimple
  • Retirements

January 2020

Jan 18

Azure Data Factory copy activity supports resume from last failed run

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory copy activity now supports resume from last failed run when you copy files between file-based data stores to ease large volumes of data ingestion and migration.

  • Data Factory
  • Features

December 2019

Dec 18

Azure Data Box Disk is now available in East Asia

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Box Disk is now available in the East Asia (Hong Kong) region. This is in addition to the other Azure regions where Data Box Disk is already available—US, EU, Canada, Australia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and Azure Government (US).

  • Data Box Disk
  • Pricing & Offerings

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