General availability: Azure cool blob storage in additional regions

Azure Blob storage accounts with hot and cool storage tiers are generally available in six new regions: US East, US West, Germany Central, Germany Northeast, Australia Southeast, and Brazil South. You can find the updated list of available regions on the Azure services by region page. Blob storage accounts are specialized storage accounts for storing your…

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(Cross Post) Announcing Azure Storage Client Library GA for Xamarin

We are pleased to announce the general availability release of the Azure Storage client library for Xamarin. Xamarin is a leading mobile app development platform that allows developers to use a shared C# codebase to create iOS, Android, and Windows Store apps with native user interfaces. We believe the Azure Storage library for Xamarin will…

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Announcing the General Availability of Storage Service Encryption for Data at Rest

Storage Service Encryption for Azure Blob Storage helps you address organizational security and compliance requirements by encrypting your Blob storage (Block Blobs, Page Blobs and Append Blobs). Today, we are excited to announce the General Availability of Storage Service Encryption for Azure Blob Storage. You can enable this feature on any Azure Resource Manager storage…

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Azure Storage PowerShell v.1.7 – Hotfix to v1.4 Breaking Changes

Breaking changes were introduced in Azure PowerShell v1.4. These breaking changes are present in Azure PowerShell versions 1.4-1.6 and versions 2.0 and later. The following Azure Storage cmdlets were impacted: Get-AzureRmStorageAccountKey – Accessing Keys. New-AzureRmStorageAccountKey – Accessing Keys. New-AzureRmStorageAccount – Specifying Account Type and Endpoints. Get-AzureRmStorageAccount – Specifying Account Type and Endpoints. Set-AzureRmStorageAccount – Specifying…

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(Cross-Post) Introducing Azure Cool Blob Storage

Originally posted in Microsoft Azure Blog. Data in the cloud is growing at an exponential pace, and we have been working on ways to help you manage the cost of storing this data. An important aspect of managing storage costs is tiering your data based on attributes like frequency of access, retention period, etc. A…

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(Cross-Post) Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer preview: March update

(Originally posted at: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/storage-explorer-march-update/) Today we’re happy to announce the March update of Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer (preview), which includes support for Tables and Queues. After our first release, we received hundreds of requests asking for Table and Queue support. Based on this feedback, we’re extremely excited to share this new version of Storage Explorer…

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(Cross Post) Announcing the preview of Azure Storage Service Encryption for data at rest

We are excited to announce the preview of Azure Storage Service Encryption for data at rest. This capability is one of the features most requested by enterprise customers looking to protect sensitive data as part of their regulatory or compliance needs. Storage Service Encryption automatically encrypts your Azure Blob storage data prior to persisting to…

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(Cross-Post) Build 2016: Azure Storage announcements

It’s time for Build 2016, and the Azure Storage team has several exciting announcements to make. This blog post provides an overview of new announcements and updates on existing programs. We hope that these new features and updates will enable you to make better use of Azure Storage for your services, applications and other needs….

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(Cross-Post) Announcing Azure Storage Data Movement Library 0.2.0

In the previous announcement post for DMLib 0.1.0, we committed that the newest release of the Data Movement Library would support more advanced features. Great news, those are now available and include the following: Download, upload, and copy directories (local file directories, Azure Blob virtual directories, Azure File directories) Transfer directories in recursive mode Transfer…

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(Cross-Post) SAS Update: Account SAS Now Supports All Storage Services

Shared Access Signatures (SAS) enable customers to delegate access rights to data within their storage accounts without having to share their storage account keys. In late 2015 we announced a new type of SAS token called Account SAS that provided support for the Blob and File Services. Today we are pleased to announce that Account…

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