Episode 29 - Azure Files

by Cale Teeter May 21, 2014

 

What is this all about?

 

SMB 2.1 protocol

 

VM/Web/Worker on Azure can share files using standard file api (ReadFile/WriteFile)

 

REST interface as well

 

Moving existing apps to the cloud (without more integration work)

 

App Settings

 

Logs

 

Install share (dev builds)

 

 

How do I use this thing 

  • PowerShell cmdlets
  • REST Apis

 

RDP Drives works!

 

 

Limitations: 

  • Must be in the same region as the storage account hosting (REST everywhere!)
  • Currently can't copy directly from blob to files or between File Shares
  • Reading GEO copy of Files
  • Using SAS (must use accountname/accountkey)
  • No emulator support currently

 

Media File: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode29.mp3

VS 2013 Update 2 Azure related enhancements:

http://www.asp.net/visual-studio/overview/2013/aspnet-and-web-tools-20132-preview-for-visual-studio-2013-release-notes#AzureResources

Regional Virtual Networks: http://blog.azure.com/2014/05/14/regional-virtual-networks/

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/

 

Final warning about Guest OS family 1 (2008 based servers) 

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/wats/archive/2014/05/19/how-to-determine-current-guest-os-family-only-for-pass-instance-web-role-and-worker-role-windows-azure-powershell.aspx

 

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