Version 4.1 of the Network File System protocol is now supported on Azure Files. It will be provided to customers in the form of a fully managed NFS file system as a service, in preview for now.
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The disk bursting capability was first introduced last year, alongside new Azure disk variants. Today, all of the aforementioned are being made generally available, after a few months in preview.
A few months after the preview of large file shares in Azure Files, the feature is now generally available. A bunch of new capabilities have been added to it during this time period.
Zone redundant storage is now generally available for Azure Files premium tier, in additional to LRS. Currently being offered in the West Europe region, coverage will soon be expanded.
Microsoft has announced some new security features for Azure Files entering general availability. These include Azure AD DS authentication, permission modifications through File Explorer, and more.
GA for the new premium tier for Azure Files has arrived, offering high-performance file shares. It is currently available in 19 Azure regions globally, with plans for expansion in the coming months.
Microsoft announced some new enterprise-based services and products today as part of its TechEd North America 2014 conference as it moves on its combo "mobile-first/cloud-first" strategy.