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Automating Microsoft Azure with PowerShell by John Chapman, Aman Dhally

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Azure File storage versus Azure Blob storage

In a Microsoft Azure storage account, both the Azure File storage service and the Azure Blob storage service can be used to store files. Deciding which service to use depends on the purpose of the content and who will use the content. To break down the differences and similarities between these two services, we will cover the features, structure, and common uses for each service.

Azure File storage

Azure File storage provides shared storage using the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. This allows clients, such as Windows Explorer, to connect and browse File storage (such as a typical network file share). In a Windows file share, clients can add directory structures and files to the share. Similar to ...

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