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    April 2019

    Apr 22

    Azure Batch updates now available

    Here are the latest new or enhanced capabilities for Azure Batch, available now.

    Apr 10

    Azure Data Box Disk now available in Japan and Korea

    Announcing availability of Data Box Disk in Japan and Korea

    Apr 5

    Azure FXT Edge Filer is in public preview

    The Avere FXT Edge Filer solution is currently being previewed. This redesigned hardware takes advantage of Avere Systems’ software technology to accelerate network-attached storage (NAS) environments and expand access to Azure Blob.

    Apr 2

    Azure Search—New storage optimized service tiers are now in preview

    The new L-series tiers offer significantly more storage at a reduced cost per terabyte compared to the standard tiers. This is ideal for internal applications searching over large file repositories, archival scenarios when you have business data going back many years, or e-discovery applications.

    March 2019

    Mar 29

    Azure File volume disk plugin is currently in preview

    Azure File volume disk is currently in preview. Using Azure Files for remote state storage for containers. For more details see

    February 2019

    Feb 4

    Azure StorSimple 5000/7000 series will no longer be supported starting July 9, 2019

    To avoid service disruptions, retire your StorSimple 5000/7000 series devices and migrate as soon as possible to an alternative solution.

    Feb 1

    Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 is now generally available

    Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 is a no-compromises data lake platform that combines the rich feature set of advanced data lake solutions with the economics, global scale, and enterprise grade security of Azure Blob Storage.

    December 2018

    Dec 5

    Now available: Azure Service Fabric Mesh fall refresh

    The serverless Azure Service Fabric Mesh Fall refresh is now available with improvements such as auto-scale and network and gateway resources in addition to storage improvements and fixes.

    October 2018

    Oct 24

    Simplified restore experience for Azure virtual machines

    Azure Backup now offers an improved restore experience for Azure virtual machines by taking advantage of Resource Manager templates and managed disks.

    Oct 17

    September 2018

    Sep 27

    Public preview: Azure Cost Management

    Azure Cost Management is in preview. It can help you understand how and where you're accruing costs in the cloud, and how to keep costs down.

    Sep 25

    Azure Data Box Gateway now in preview

    Azure Data Box Gateway is a virtual appliance that acts as a storage gateway and creates a link between your site and Azure Storage.

    Sep 24

    Azure API Management update September 24

    Learn about the latest regular update to Azure API Management.

    Sep 24

    Logic Apps available in Azure China cloud

    Logic Apps is available in the Azure China cloud.

    Sep 24

    Avere vFXT for Azure

    The Avere vFXT for Azure is a high-performance cache for HPC workloads that provides low-latency access to Azure compute from Azure Blob and file-based storage locations.

    Sep 24

    Azure Premium Files is now available in limited preview

    Azure Premium Files provides fully managed file services, optimized to deliver consistent performance at 100 times improvement from the existing Azure Files. It's designed for IO intensive enterprise workloads that require high throughput and a single digit millisecond latency. With the introduction of Premium Files, Azure now offers you a choice for two types of shared files storage to fit your workload needs—premium and standard.

    Sep 24

    Bring your own storage to App Service on Linux

    App Service now supports the ability for customers to bring additional storage accounts to their Linux web apps

    Sep 24

    Azure Digital Twins is now in preview

    Azure Digital Twins is now in preview. Azure Digital Twins is a new platform for comprehensive digital models and spatially aware solutions that can be applied to any physical environment.

    Sep 6

    Avere vFXT for Azure

    The Avere vFXT for Azure is a high-performance cache for HPC workloads that provides low-latency access to Azure compute from Azure Blob and file-based storage locations.

    August 2018

    Aug 29

    Updates to file support and Windows services tracking in Change Tracking and Inventory

    New support has been added for more powerful tracking of Windows files, file content tracking and differencing, and adjustable Windows Service collection frequency.