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When you configure file sharing using Azure Backup, the "snapshots" button changes to "Manage backups."

Azure Backup now supports PowerShell and ACLs for Azure Files

We are excited to reveal a set of new features for backing up Microsoft Azure file shares natively using Azure Backup. All backup-related features have also been released to support file shares connected to Azure File Sync. Azure files with ... continue reading
Deploy Azure File Sync

Extend you File server with Azure File Sync and Migrate with Windows Admin Center #WindowsServer #Azure #AFS #WAC #HybridCloud #FileServer

In the former blog post "step by step Windows Server 2019 File Server clustering With powershell or GUI #Cluster #HA #Azure #WindowsAdminCenter #WindowsServer2019" I created a File share on a Cluster to make the share HA. This is more the ... continue reading

Three reasons why Windows Server and SQL Server customers continue to choose Azure

For the past 25 years, companies of every size have trusted Windows Server and SQL Server to run their business-critical workloads. In fact, more than 70 percent of on-premises server workloads today run on Windows Server1. As more customers use ... continue reading
Diagram showing a server in Building 5 replicating with a server in Building 9

Step by Step Server-to-server storage replication with Windows Server 2019 Storage Replica #WindowsAdminCenter #StorageReplica #WindowsServer2019 #ReFS #SR #Azure

In the old days all File servers where on one place, and if you want to replicate data you needed a extra tool to do this. Now days its already build in into Windows server. Storage replica can be used ... continue reading
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Tips & Tricks for Azure File Shares

As with any technology, when you first get started there are sometimes some bumps to getting the setup or installation correct. Those DOH moment. No matter how many times you read the administrators installation guide there may be some items ... continue reading
Datacenter migration updates from Ignite 2018

Datacenter migration updates from Ignite 2018

Microsoft Ignite 2018 took place in Orlando, Florida few weeks ago. It is an annual Microsoft conference for ITPros with more then 700+ sessions and 100+ announcements. Let's review what announcements are relevant if you are migrating from your datacenter ... continue reading
Everything you need to know about Windows Server 2019 – Part 3

Everything you need to know about Windows Server 2019 – Part 3

This blog post was authored by Dean Wells, Principal Program Manager, Windows Server. In the preceding blogs, you were given a video-tour of some of the high-level advancements made in Windows Server 2019 that touched on areas such as the ... continue reading
Everything you need to know about Windows Server 2019 – Part 2

Everything you need to know about Windows Server 2019 – Part 2

This blog post was co-authored by Haley Rowland, Jeff Woolsey, Ned Pyle, and Samuel Li, Program Managers, Windows Server. Hybrid is the destination, not the journey. Millions of our customers rely on their Windows Server investments to run their business ... continue reading
Introducing the Windows Server Storage Migration Service

Introducing the Windows Server Storage Migration Service

Hi Folks, Ned here again with big news: Windows Server 2019 Preview contains an entirely new feature! The Storage Migration Service helps you migrate servers and their data without reconfiguring applications or users. Migrates unstructured data from anywhere into Azure ... continue reading
#Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer with Support for File Share Snapshots #Azure #Cloud

#Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer with Support for File Share Snapshots #Azure #Cloud

Welcome to the February 2018 release of Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer. • Support for File Share snapshots: o Create and manage snapshots for your File Shares. o Easily switch views between snapshots of your File Shares as you explore. o ... continue reading