Thursday, October 5, 2017

An Introduction to Azure File Sync Service

One of the exciting announcements for me that came from Microsoft Ignite 2017 was the announcement of a new Azure File Sync Service. This basically back ends into Azure SMB files shares but allows you to sync files between servers quickly and easily.

What I also really like about this service is the integration that exists (or is coming) with other Azure services, like backup. This makes it an extremely powerful and compelling solution in my books.

It is still early days for the service and I found it a little tricky to get set up initially so I created the above video to make it easy for you to get started. Here are also some handy reference articles about the services that I suggest you take a look at:

Announcing the public preview of Azure File Sync

How to deploy Azure File Sync

Planning for Azure File Sync

Troubleshooting Azure File Sync

I can see a very bright future for this product as I think it fills a major requirement many businesses have. Is it a replacement for something like SharePoint or OneDrive for Business in Office 365? Definitely not. It is simply another option you have to solve business challenges.

I’ll be posting further updates on this product, so stay tuned for more soon.