Global File Locking for Azure File Sync
For Azure File Sync on multiple geographically diverse servers, lock files across the enterprise to eliminate conflicts.
For example, a user in Chicago opens a spreadsheet on a local server, and that server is running Azure File Sync to a share that is also mounted by a server in Atlanta also running Azure File Sync. The file lock for the spreadsheet should be global, preventing write access in Atlanta when opened in Chicago.
See Panzura.com for reference.
This is something we are actively investigating, and would appreciate your feedback on the need to do this, and especially how to ranks compared to other items we could pickup for Azure Files and Azure File Sync.
We’d like to hear from you on this item. Please send us an email at AzureFiles@microsoft.com, and of course vote for this item if you would like to see it.
Program Manager, Azure Files
This is HUGE! talonstorage.com does the same thing, although they are MUCH better than Panzura because they are Windows based, whereas Panzura is Linux based. I have tested that file locking does work with Office docs such as Word and Excel as referenced here (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/rest/api/storageservices/managing-file-locks), however it does not work with AutoCAD, and this makes it a deal breaker for us.