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Version 2012-02-12

Updated: January 31, 2014

The 2012-02-12 version of the Azure storage services includes these changes:

  • Copy Blob now works asynchronously, and can copy from any Azure storage account.

  • Containers can be leased, and all leases support shorter or infinite durations. You must now provide a lease duration.

  • A released lease cannot be broken or renewed. Previously these operations were allowed.

  • If you break a lease that is breaking or already broken, no error will occur.

  • The lease ID of an active lease can be changed.

  • A lease ID can be included on an operation to acquire a lease.

  • When breaking a lease, you can specify a period during which the lease should remain active.

  • Table and Queue services now support shared access signatures.

  • A shared access signature can live longer than an hour, even with no stored access policy.

  • The Blob service now provides MD5 hashes for the Put Blob operation.

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