(Cross-Post) Announcing the public preview of Azure Archive Blob Storage and Blob-Level Tiering

Last year, we launched Cool Blob Storage to help customers reduce storage costs by tiering their infrequently accessed data to the Cool tier. Today we’re announcing the public preview of Archive Blob Storage designed to help organizations reduce their storage costs even further by storing rarely accessed data in our lowest-priced tier yet. Furthermore, we’re…

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Announcing AzCopy on Linux Preview

Announcing the long-awaited AzCopy on Linux Preview with a completely redesigned command-line interface

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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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