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    September 2019

    Sep 18

    Azure HPC Cache is now in preview

    Azure HPC Cache, a high-performance file cache with an aggregated namespace that reduces latency between storage and Azure compute for heavy read workloads, is now in preview.

    • Avere vFXT for Azure
    • Azure HPC Cache
    • Services
    Sep 17

    Azure Analysis Services scale-out improvement

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Synchronization of query replicas in Azure Analysis Services scale-out environments now uses an optimized copy API, which significantly reduces synchronization time on average.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services

    July 2019

    Jul 15

    Azure FXT Edge Filer Now available

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

    • Avere vFXT for Azure
    • Pricing & Offerings

    June 2019

    Jun 26

    Clean up files by built-in delete activity in Azure Data Factory

    You can use ADF delete activity in your pipeline to deletes undesired files without writing code.

    • Data Factory V2
    • Data Factory
    • Features
    • Services
    Jun 26

    Azure Data Box Disk now available in Southeast Asia and Azure Government

    Announcing Data Box Disk GA in SE Asia (Singapore) and Azure Government (US Gov Virginia)

    • Data Box Disk
    • Data Box
    • Data Box
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    Jun 26

    Azure Premium Files is now generally available

    Azure Premium Files provides fully managed file services optimized to deliver consistent performance. It’s designed for IO intensive enterprise workloads that require high throughput and a single digit millisecond latency.

    • Premium Files Storage
    • Features
    Jun 26

    Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 support for Event Grid Notifications is now in preview

    Azure Event Grid provides reliable event delivery at massive scale. Event Grid integration brings change notifications for Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2.

    • Event Grid
    • Azure Data Lake Storage
    • Features
    Jun 25

    Preserve ACLs when upgrading from ADLS Gen1 to Gen2 using Azure Data Factory

    Azure Data Factory empowers you to copy data from Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS) Gen1 to Gen2 easily and performantly. Furthermore, now you can choose to preserve the access control lists (ACLs) set on the files/directories along with data.

    • Data Factory
    • Azure Data Lake Storage
    • Features

    May 2019

    May 29

    Azure NetApp Files is now generally available

    Azure NetApp Files, an Azure first-party service, is a powerful file-storage service to run your most demanding file workloads in Azure, without the need for any code modification.

    • Azure Migrate
    • SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances
    • File Storage
    • Features
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Microsoft Inspire
    • Services

    April 2019

    Apr 22

    Azure Batch updates now available

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

    • Batch
    • Features
    Apr 10

    Azure Data Box Disk now available in Japan and Korea

    Announcing availability of Data Box Disk in Japan and Korea

    • Data Box Disk
    • Data Box
    • Regions & Datacenters
    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.

    • Azure FXT Edge Filer
    • Avere vFXT for Azure
    • Services
    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.

    • Azure Search
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings

    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 https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/service-fabric/service-fabric-containers-volume-logging-drivers

    • Service Fabric
    • Features

    February 2019

    Feb 5

    Azure Storage Account Failover is now in public preview

    Azure Storage Account Failover enables customers to control when to failover their GRS and RA-GRS storage accounts from the primary to the secondary region.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Azure Resource Manager
    • Features
    • Management
    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.

    • StorSimple
    • Retirements
    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.

    • Azure Data Lake Storage
    • Services

    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.

    • Service Fabric
    • Microsoft Connect
    • Services

    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.

    • Features
    Oct 17

    Public preview: Azure AD authentication for Azure Files SMB access

    Secure your Azure Files SMB shares by using your Azure AD DS managed domain.

    • File Storage
    • Azure Active Directory Domain Services
    • Features

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