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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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) 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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