Java, Android Storage Client Library Date Bug Resolution

A bug has been found that affects users of the Java Storage Client Library (version 1.3.1 and below) and the Azure Storage Client Library for Android (preview release versions 0.3.1 and below). This bug occurs only when using the Azure Table Service via TableEntity objects that contain a Date in custom fields within the entity….


Using Azure Storage on Linux

We want to provide an update for Linux users on how to use Azure Storage, and we are pleased to announce some new options. Currently, we are testing with Ubuntu 14.04; we will look at feedback to determine which additional distros to include over time. Java Our Java library, which we announced the General Availability…


(Cross-Post) Introducing Premium Storage: High-Performance Storage for Azure Virtual Machine Workloads

  We are excited to announce the preview of the Microsoft Azure Premium Storage Disks. With the introduction of new Premium Storage, Microsoft Azure now offers two types of durable storage: Premium Storage and Standard Storage. Premium Storage stores data on the latest technology Solid State Drives (SSDs) whereas Standard Storage stores data on Hard…


(Cross-Post) Azure Storage Performance Checklist

  How to get great performance when using Azure Storage is a topic we’ve talked with you about many times: during talks at TechEd and Build, in threads on forums, on our blog, and in person. It’s always exciting to see how passionate you are about making your applications perform as well as possible! To…


AzCopy – Announcing General Availability of AzCopy 3.0 plus preview release of AzCopy 4.0 with Table and File support

We are pleased to announce that AzCopy is now GA.   Starting from this release, we will publish two AzCopy series, the RTM series that includes only the GA features and the Pre-release series that includes both the GA and the preview features. You can download either the AzCopy 3.0.0 with blob copy functionality only, or…


(Cross-Post) Monitoring, Diagnosing and Troubleshooting Azure Storage

Diagnosing and troubleshooting issues in modern online applications is more complex than in traditional client-server applications because they include: Complex topologies with components running PaaS or IaaS infrastructure, on-premises, on mobile devices, or some combination of these Network traffic that traverses public and private networks; including devices with unpredictable connectivity Multiple storage technologies such as…


(Cross-Post) Managing Concurrency in Microsoft Azure Storage

Modern Internet based applications usually have multiple users viewing and updating data simultaneously. This requires application developers to think carefully about how to provide a predictable experience to their end users, particularly for scenarios where multiple users can update the same data. There are three main data concurrency strategies developers will typically consider: Optimistic concurrency…


AzCopy 2.5 Release

We are pleased to announce the release of AzCopy version 2.5 which can be found here. This version includes several important improvements for performance and usability. We have also created a comprehensive Getting Started tutorial for AzCopy which helps summarizes the syntax for AzCopy as well as guidance for key scenarios. This tutorial can be…


(Cross-Post) Microsoft Azure Storage Service Version Removal

Update: THIS BLOG POST IS NO LONGER APPLICABLE. For the latest information in Azure Storage Service Version removal plans, please visit: The Storage Service was initially introduced in 2008, and since then we have released seven version updates, each refining the protocol and adding new features. We are announcing the upcoming removal and removal…


Introducing Zone Redundant Storage

We are pleased to introduce Zone Redundant Storage (ZRS) as an additional redundancy option for Azure Storage. Customers can already choose from three options today: Locally Redundant Storage (LRS), Geo Redundant Storage (GRS) and Read-Access Geo Redundant storage (RA-GRS). ZRS provides customers another choice of redundancy, durability and price-point. The following summarizes our existing offers:…