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  1. ACL's for AzureFiles

    I've started experimenting with Azure Files. One of the features I'm lacking is the fact that you cannot give access to Folders/Files on AzureFiles based on Active Directory credentials. If you setup a typical fileshare one would like to be able to grant/revoke access to folders and files based on information of users in AD.

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    Hi everyone,

    We recently announce the General Availability of Azure Active Directory Domain Services (Azure AD DS) authentication for Azure Files! By enabling integration with Azure AD DS, you can mount your Azure file share over SMB using Azure AD credentials from Azure AD DS domain joined Windows VMs with NTFS ACLs enforced. For more details, please refer to our blog post:http://aka.ms/azure-file-aadds-authentication-ga-blog.

    A part of the GA announcement, we shared the upcoming plan to extend the authentication support to Active Directory (AD) either hosted on-premises or in cloud. If you need an Azure Files solution with AD authentication today, you can consider installing Azure File Sync (AFS) on your Windows File Servers where AD integration is fully supported.

    If you are interested to hear future updates on Azure Files Active Directory Authentication, please complete this sign-up survey:https://aka.ms/AzureFilesADAuthPreviewSurvey.

    Thanks,
    Azure Files Team

  2. 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.

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  3. Azure Files - Access/Size Limits

    Azure Files - Access/Size Limits

    Please provide access to the Azure Files service from on-prem. users/devices over 2S2 VPN/ExpressRoute connection.

    Also, 5TB size limit is a deal breaker for many organizations. They need to scale higher. Although a workaround would be to provision a different storage account when the size limit is hit.

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  4. Provide an actual "read-only" role for Azure File Service

    The reader role available in RBAC doesn't really do what you think it'd do when applied to Azure File Service. A user with this role can't even see the Azure File Service when browsing the storage account.

    As I understand it this is by design as the reader role works on Azure objects and not on files and folders.

    What I need is a method that prevents users from accidentally deleting files or folders by giving them read-only access to the actual files and folders. I don't need fine grained control over access to files and folders, just a straightforward…

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    2 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for this feedback!

    We’re working on or have shipped several features that we think will satisfy this request.

    First, we have shipped the share snapshot feature, which enables you to protect a point-in-time for a file share. If a user were to delete a file, you can restore from the previous snapshot. To make this easier, Azure Backup will soon support scheduling share snapshot.

    Second, and more to the specific ask in the initial post, we are working on AAD authentication and authorization for Azure file shares. When we ship this feature, you will have the ability to set share ACLs that prevent deletes or modifications.

    Thanks,

    Will Gries
    Program Manager, Azure Files

  5. Appliance for Azure File Sync

    I want to use Azure File Sync on easy/small server.
    no-RAID, less-storage, less-price, less-install, less ITpro,
    and order at Online store, or order at PC shop,
    and starting Azure Files within few minutes.

    I hope a appliance for using Azure Files Storage with Azure File Sync.

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    6 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi folks,

    I have this update marked as “started” as we have 100 TiB available through premium and through limited regions for standard (see public announcement of this coming soon – should already be available).

    For File Sync, we test with number of items (files/directories), as we don’t really care about file share size (it doesn’t affect the performance of sync – just upload/download). With v7, our current tested threshold (not a hard limit) is 50 million objects. This was done on ~20 TiB shares, but you should be able to go larger without issue.

    We plan to continue to scale up this tested threshold with future versions of the agent as we continue to test.

    Thanks,

    Will Gries
    Program Manager, Azure Files

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