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    226 comments  ·  Storage » Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback! We are interested in collecting feedback on this request – please vote for it if this is something you like to see.

    We’re also interested in learning more what people want to use the SFTP/FTPS for and which protocol they prefer. Please feel free to leave us a comment letting us know more detail!

    Thanks,

    Will Gries
    Program Manager, Azure Files

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    93 comments  ·  Storage » Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi folks,

    We are evaluating what we can do to address this feedback and would very much appreciate your continued votes and suggestions on it.

    One alternative to mounting the share on-premises over port 445 is Azure File Sync, which enables you to create a cache of an Azure file share on an on-premises Windows Server. Azure File Sync only sends data over the Azure Files HTTPS (using the File REST APIs). You can learn more about Azure File Sync here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/files/storage-sync-files-planning

    Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any additional questions!

    Thanks,

    Will Gries
    Program Manager, Azure Files

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    William Mallick commented  · 

    @Will Gries

    Azure File Sync does NOT help with a distributed work force.

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    William Mallick commented  · 

    This is ludicrous. Especially for all of us trying to build permanently distributed networks.

    Microsoft touts about how "easy it is to connect" and then acts like they don't know most consumer ISPs block the port. It shouldn't be that hard to fix it, after all every other remote sharing method they have has let you use alternate ports. For example, I've been able to use alternate ports for Remote Desktop Connection for like 20 years, and of course any IIS website can be setup on any port not otherwise in use on the server.

    Why can't you make a client like OneDrive for Azure Files? The Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer is great for admins but is not practical for daily use.

    I'm using a Azure VPN to solve this problem, but the extra costs and complications make this solution unacceptable for small businesses and non-profits.

    Microsoft: You know AMAZON doesn't have this problem. I can directly mounted S3 shares on my Mac, Linux and Windows desktop. You know that right? Just checking.

    It is inexcusable this isn't fixed. Microsoft knows big ISPs aren't going to change their policies, and so, just give us more choices.

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