Azure Files offers fully managed file shares in the cloud that are accessible via industry standard protocols. Azure File Sync is a service that allows you to cache several Azure Files shares on an on-premises Windows Server or cloud virtual machine.

In this module, your company has a large repository of organizational documents. Offices are located in different geographical regions, and users need the most current versions of the documents. You're researching how to implement Azure Files shares to provide a central location for the documents. You'd like to configure Azure File Sync to keep the documents up to date across the dispersed offices.

Learning objectives

In this module, you learn how to:

  • Identify storage for file shares.
  • Compare file shares to blob and disk storage.
  • Configure Azure file shares, file share snapshots, and soft delete.
  • Use Azure Storage Explorer to access your file share.
  • Identify use cases and features of Azure File Sync.

Skills measured

The content in the module helps you prepare for Exam AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator. The module concepts are covered in:

Implement and manage storage (15–20%).

  • Configure Azure Files and Azure Blob Storage
    • Create and configure a files share in Azure storage.
    • Configure snapshots and soft delete for Azure Files.