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HOW TO: Create a Windows Server 2019 NAS / FileServer from the command line

My old Synology NAS for home use had started to show signs of wear and was in need of replacement. It had plenty of disk space and performed well enough - but the version I had lacked any real power ... continue reading
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Azure File Sync: Replacing Existing Server Endpoints

Introduction This is Andrew Coughlin and I am a Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on Azure IaaS.  In this blog I will focus on how to add an additional server to an Azure File Sync and how to remove the ... continue reading
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Azure File Sync: Integration with DFS Namespaces

  Introduction Hello everyone, this is Andrew Coughlin and I am a Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on Azure IaaS. In this blog I will focus on a couple of questions I get quite often around Azure File Sync, does ... continue reading
Azure Arc enabled SQL Server is now available

Az Update: Azure Arc enabled SQL, Azure File Sync Private Endpoints, and IoT Digital Twin updates

With all the changes in Azure, it is sometimes hard to keep track, that's why I thought I would give you a quick update on a couple of exciting things I learned this week. In this update, I want to ... continue reading
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Azure Files enhances data protection capabilities

Protecting your production data is critical for any business. That’s why Azure Files has a multi-layered approach to ensuring your data is highly available, backed up, and recoverable. Whether it’s a ransomware attack, a datacenter outage, or a file share ... continue reading
Azure Unblogged - Replace your file server with a serverless Azure file share!

Azure Unblogged – Replace your file server with a serverless Azure file share!

You can already extend your on-premises file servers into Azure using Azure File Sync, but now you can completely decommission those old on-premises file servers and replace them with serverless Azure file shares. With the new capabilities, the Azure Files ... continue reading

How to modernize Windows Server File Shares with Azure File Sync

Orin Thomas joins Donovan Brown to show how you can use Azure File Sync to tier unused files from file shares to the cloud, and to simplify replication of files and folders to different file servers in your organization.[00:01:32] - ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Manage file storage growth with Azure File Sync

Step-By-Step: Manage file storage growth with Azure File Sync

At this point I’m sure you’re heard about Azure File Sync. If you have not, Azure File Sync (AFS) is a service that centralizes your file shares in Azure Files, while keeping the flexibility, performance, and compatibility of an on-premises ... continue reading
Just move it to the cloud

Just move it to the cloud

Just move it to the cloud. It's simple right. However some things are easier said than done. After deciding you are moving to the cloud for your workloads the hard work of moving data comes next. With transitioning to the ... continue reading

All US Azure regions now approved for FedRAMP High impact level

Today, I’m excited to share our ability to provide Azure public services that meet US Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) High impact level and extend FedRAMP High Provisional Authorization to Operate (P-ATO) to all of our Azure public ... continue reading