If you work with Azure Storage feature, you already know (and probably also use) Azure Storage Explorer and/or AzCopy.

Well, good news, AzCopy is now integrated (in preview) with Azure Storage Explorer (starting with version 1.7.0 available for download here https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=708343&clcid=0x409 for Windows) – as there is no version displayed anywhere you can check the version of the download files in the Details\Product version

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This integration will provide better performance/higher throughput for transferring file to/from Azure Storage.

The below table (courtesy Microsoft) provides an idea of the performance improvements

 

Storage Explorer

Storage Explorer w/AzCopyV10

Improvement

10K 100KB files

1 hour 36 minutes

59 seconds

98.9 percent

100 100MB

5 minutes 12 seconds

1 minute 35 seconds

69.5 percent

1 10GB file

3 minutes 41 seconds

1 minute 40 seconds

54.7 percent

Once installed (or upgraded), you then need to enable AzCopy integration by using the Preview\Use AzCopy for improved blob upload and download

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The activation completion is shown in the Activities tab in the below section of the console and a check on the left side of the Preview\Use AzCopy menu

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Enjoy

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