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    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.

    June 2018

    Jun 28

    Update reports for improved meter names

    Effective mid-August 2018, we’ll introduce improved standardized names for Azure Virtual Machines. Name changes for all other services will be effective the first week of October 2018.

    Jun 27

    Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 now in preview

    Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 is a highly scalable, performant, and cost-effective data lake solution for big data analytics.

    Jun 27

    Improvements to meter names for Enterprise Agreement customers

    Effective August 16, 2018, we’ll introduce improved standardized meter names for Virtual Machines. Meter name changes for all other services will be effective by the end of October 2018.

    Jun 27

    Improvements to meter names

    Effective August 17, 2018, we’ll introduce improved standardized names for Virtual Machines. Name changes for all other services will be effective the first week of October 2018.

    Jun 27

    Announcing the preview for Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2

    Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 offers a no-compromise data lake. It unifies the core capabilities from the first generation of Azure Data Lake with a Hadoop compatible file system endpoint now directly integrated into Azure Blob Storage. This enhancement combines the scale and cost benefits of object storage with the reliability and performance typically associated only with on-premises file systems. This new file system includes a full hierarchical namespace that makes files and folders first class citizens, translating to faster, more reliable analytic job execution.

    Jun 4

    Public preview: Storage Explorer in the Azure portal

    We're excited to announce the public preview of Storage Explorer for your storage accounts in the Azure portal.

    May 2018

    May 30

    Refresh 2 release for Azure File Sync preview

    If you want to take your current deployment of Azure File Sync seamlessly to the upcoming GA release, be sure to update your server agent to Refresh 2.

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