Azure File Share Support
It would be great to see support for Azure File Shares (or some form of Azure Storage) so that we can create custom file stores. AWS storage support would be a nice to have also... even if just read-only. I would suppose at the moment we can add a web page URL to an S3 bucket, for example, however this doesn't allow it to show up with all other Files. I'm looking for all files to be centrally located so they are easy for people to find. Thanks in advance for considering this.
Pistle Jumbo commented
Create an Azure file share
When the Azure storage account deployment is complete, select Go to resource.
Select Files from the storage account pane.
Select File Share.
Name the new file share qsfileshare > enter "1" for the Quota > select Create.
Create a new txt file called qsTestFile on your local machine.
Craig Smith commented
I would love it if we could merge these together. It's one thing to switch to or add Azure file storage, but it's a bit complicated to get to. I I could link it to Teams or Sharepoint sites or should I say if I could link to it from Teams, it woud be fantastic.
David Gearhart commented
Has there been any movement on this? I'd like to pitch Azure files as a replacement for Egnyte, but it would be ideal if there was also coordination with Teams.
Gerry Porter commented
S P you your idea I completely agree with. AFS both blob and file should be connectable and useable from within Teams (and SharePoint to be fair)
S P commented
It would be really great if Teams could use Azure Storage as a File storage target (currently supports Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Citrix ShareFile, and SharePoint). Since Teams is hosted inside Azure data centers, I'd think file protocols wouldn't be an issue. This would give an option for "raw" storage without involving the limitations that currently are present with SharePoint and acts as a way of connecting Teams users to onprem storage potentially through DFS replication against the Azure File Share. IMHO this would be a very differentiating file storage/access story and further push Teams as the one tool you need for productivity.