We have shipped a public preview of integration with AAD DS: https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/azure-active-directory-integration-for-smb-access-now-in-public-preview/
What we have in preview is a first step along a much larger roadmap for integration with AAD/AD for authentication and authorization. As the blog post says, this initial preview is really about Windows cloud VM access to the Azure file share with an AAD identity. Future refreshes to this feature will add non-Windows (Linux, macOS, etc) support, and the ability to mount the Azure file shares on-premises with your AAD identity. You can learn more about this in our Ignite session as well (at around 22:00): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMzh2M66E9o
We’ll keep you updated on our progress. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to continue posting feedback on this feature below.
Program Manager, Azure Files
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This is an important requirement so we can have control over the RTO, otherwise its a big question mark...
We are working to understand the requirements of this feature and deliver it. If you have any scenarios or examples that might help us take a decision kindly give a detailed comment below.
14 votesunder review · AdminAzure IaaS Engineering Team (Azure IaaS Engineering Team, Microsoft, Microsoft Azure) responded
This is a nice feature. We are looking into it. In the interim, please check out Azure Files as a workaround using an SMB file share.
This would be really useful.
We have to publish our static IPs for our customers to be able to allow access on their firewalls. Right now its all over the place and they need to add a bunch of IP addresses to their rules. It would be great if we could just reserve (and pay for) a range of contiguous public IPs to be allocated as we need among our services / VMs and only a single range of IPs to our customers...
77 votes2 comments · Networking » VPN Connectivity (Point-to-Site, Site-to-Site) · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
Thanks for the feedback. We do plan to improve the performance and scale of Azure VPN gateways. We will provide more updates once we have concrete plans and measurements.
850 votes44 comments · Networking » Domain Name Service (DNS, Traffic Manager) · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
Thanks you for the suggestion. This remains a key backlog item for us.
We’d be interested in further input via your comments. Please consider the following questions:
– Do you require zone transfers in to Azure DNS, or zone transfers out? Why?
– Do you require AXFR or IXFR?
– How should zone transfers be secured?
Agree with this, allowing zone transfers so Azure DNS can be used as secondary DNS service for split brain DNS configurations would be really useful.
Azure has this capability already with EA & CSP. We would like to offer this for Web direct customers as well.
-Matt (Azure Billing)
We appreciate your feedback.
We have planned a feature to provide a PDF summary statement of your Marketplace Charges on a monthly basis. Timing is currently TBD.
Azure Billing Team
Hey folks, sorry for the late update. Some backend changes were made to alleviate this issue but I believe it doesn’t solve it for everyone yet. Let me go get some details and come back with a better update. Thanks!
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