08 February 2022
Today we are announcing the Azure File Migration Program which gives customers and partners in our Solution Integrator and Service Provider ecosystem, access to industry-leading file migration solutions from Komprise and Data Dynamics—at no cost. These solutions help easily, safely, and securely migrate file and object data to Azure Storage.
17 November 2020
Lower your deployment cost, while improving client performance with Server Message Block (SMB) Multichannel on premium tier.
15 September 2020
Azure Files is a distributed cloud file system serving Server Messaging Block (SMB) and REST protocols. Azure Files enables customers to easily lift and shift their legacy workloads to the cloud without any modifications or changes in technology. SMB works on both Windows and UNIX operating systems for most use cases. Because some applications are written for POSIX compliant file systems, our customers wanted to have the same great experience on a fully POSIX compatible NFS file system. Azure Files support for NFS v4.1 protocol is now in preview.
10 June 2020
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.
17 October 2019
Better scale and more power for IT professionals and developers! Today, we're excited to announce the general availability of larger, more powerful standard file shares for Azure Files.
18 September 2019
Today we'll be talking about the general availability of zone redundant storage (ZRS) for Azure Files premium tier. Azure Files premium tier with ZRS replication enables highly performant, highly available file services, that are built on solid-state drives (SSD).
26 June 2019
Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Azure premium files for customers optimizing their cloud-based file shares on Azure. Premium files offers a higher level of performance built on solid-state drives (SSD) for fully managed file services in Azure.
Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Azure for Operators
14 May 2019
Today, we are excited to share that Azure Premium Files preview is now available to everyone! Premium files is a new performance tier that unlocks the next level of performance for fully managed file services in the cloud, while also empowering developers and IT pros.
22 January 2019
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.
24 September 2018
We’re excited to announce the preview of Azure Files AAD Integration for SMB access leveraging Azure AD Domain Services (AAD DS).
Principal Program Manager, Azure Storage