Version 2016-05-31

  • The maximum size of blocks has been increased to 100 MB. This means that the maximum size of a block blob is now 5,000,000 MB, or about 4.75 TB.
  • The public access level of a container is now returned from the List Containers and Get Container Properties APIs. Previously this information could only be obtained by calling Get Container ACL.
  • The Put Message API now returns information about the message that was just added, including the pop receipt. This enables the you to call Update Message and Delete Message on the newly enqueued message.
  • The List Directories and Files API now accepts a new parameter that limits the listing to a specified prefix.
  • Several error messages have been clarified or made more specific.
  • All table APIs now accept and enforce the timeout query parameter.
  • The stored Content-MD5 property is now returned when requesting a range of a blob or file. Previously this was only returned for full blob and file downloads.
  • A new Incremental Copy Blob API is now available. This allows efficient copying and backup of page blob snapshots.
  • Using If-None-Match: * will now fail when reading a blob. Previously this header was ignored for blob reads.
  • During authentication, the canonicalized header list now includes headers with empty values. Previously these were omitted from the list.