If you want to start using File Shares quickly then Azure has you covered. With Azure Files you can create file shares in the cloud and start using them immediately. Minimum configuration needed. It’s also amazing when extending local on-premises file servers.


In this episode I give you introduction to what File service is. How can you provision it, what are the typical scenarios that you would want to leverage its capabilities.

Code samples: https://github.com/MarczakIO/azure4everyone-samples/tree/master/azure-files-introduction


  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 00:18 Azure File Basics & Concepts
  • 03:58 Azure Files Creation & Navigation
  • 05:35 Azure Files with Windows VM
  • 13:05 Azure Files with Linux VM
  • 15:25 Supported Systems and Additional Features
  • 16:40 Snapshotting Demo
  • 19:29 Additional Features Continued

In this episodes live demo of

  • Creating file service
  • Creating and managing shares
  • Mounting with Windows VM using
    • generated script
    • manual procedure
  • Mounting with Linux VM
  • Managing Snapshots for your file shares


Next steps for you after watching the video

  1. What is azure file service
  2. Create file share in the portal
  3. Extend on-premises servers
  4. Extend on-premises servers (file sync planning)
  5. Networking considerations
  6. File Service FAQ

Adam Marczak

Programmer, architect, trainer, blogger, evangelist are just a few of many titles. What I really am, is a passionate technology enthusiast. I take great pleasure in learning new technologies and finding ways in which it can aid people every day. My latest passion is running an Azure 4 Everyone YouTube channel, where I show that Azure really is for everyone!

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