Azure File Sync is meant to provide customers a secure and centralized file share management in the cloud. Once installed you will be able to store less frequently accessed files on the cloud and then keep more frequently accessed files on your local file shares, all while delivering a consistent file share performance with no configuration or code changes required. Azure File Sync could also lower IT support requirements for remote or branch locations.
Azure File Sync was released as a preview on September 25, 2017. Currently the public preview availability is limited to the US regions and works with Windows Server.
For more details on Azure File Sync checkout the announcement blog post and the following is a quick overview video…
Announcing the public preview for Azure File Sync
Azure File Sync Overview
Docs – Introduction to Azure Files
GitHub for Visual Studio 2.3 was recently released and it brought new functionality that now allows you to add pull request comments directly from the IDE.
To get started you will need the latest version of GitHub Extension for Visual Studio. Next open up a pull request from the GitHub pane and while viewing a file you can click on the left gutter (see blue plus button) to add your feedback, all without leaving Visual Studio.
This functionality is still pretty limited but its a step in the right direction. I look forward to more GitHub online functionality making it’s way to this great extension.
Inline comments in GitHub for Visual Studio
Microsoft is hosting their Tech Summit conference in Toronto from December 13-14, 2017. You can build your skills with the latest in cloud technologies at a free, technical learning event for IT professional and developers.
This is a great event to build your cloud skills, connect with experts and get inspired. What’s great is that you can customize your learning – there is something for everyone.
Click here to register.
Microsoft Tech Summit 2017-18