Azure – New capabilities for Azure Backup applicable to Azure Files (preview)

Azure  Backup has been updated to provide new capabilities: Azure Backup now supports backing up NTFS ACL’s set on Azure Files (see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/files/storage-files-active-directory-overview to know more about). This means when you restore Azure Files, the NTFS permissions will be also restored. This capability is currently in preview. PowerShell can now be used to run backup and restore operation for Azure Files. This requires the latest version of the PowerShell Az…

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Azure – Azure AD authentication available in preview for Azure Files

You may already know Azure Files service allowing you to use Azure as files ‘server’ and off course Azure AD to manage authentication to your Microsoft cloud services (Azure and/or Office 365). Well, good news, you can use Azure AD to leverage authentication to access Azure Files; meaning you can set NTFS like permissions on Azure Files. Off course the existing storage account key process is still supported and available.…

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Azure – Azure NetApp files in now in preview

A new capability has been added to Azure: Azure NetApp Files. Microsoft has teamed up with NetApp to help customers embracing the challenge of deploying file-based workloads on Azure. The public preview is now available at http://aka.ms/nfspublicpreview The Azure NetApp Files service is powered by the NetApp’s ONTAP technology to deliver rich data management and security. Once registered for the public preview, you will be able to create your new…

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