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Deploy a WebDAV File Server in the Cloud – 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services

Get your free 90 day trial of Windows Azure HEREIf you can extend your datacenter into the cloud using a secured network path and Windows Azure, it sure should follow that you can take advantage of cloud-based virtual machines to perform some of your more common infrastructure tasks.  For example: File Servers.

“Yeah, I get it, Kevin.  You have a secured network connection, and you can just treat it like any other server.”

Ah.. but what if you want to use something like WebDAV for storage on a server instead?  (WebDAV = Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning.)  Perhaps you want to map a drive to a WebDAV connection to a cloud-based server?  That doesn’t require anything other than HTTP to access Windows Server-based storage.

“I’m listening…”

In today’s article in our “20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services” series, my friend Brian Lewis describes the scenario, and then provides a detailed step-by-step on how to install and configure WebDAV on a Windows Server 2012 running in Windows Azure, how to configure the proper endpoint and firewall rules, and then how to map a drive letter on a local machine and make the connection. 


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Kevin is an engaging and highly sought-after speaker and webcaster who has landed several times on Microsoft's top 10 webcast list, and has delivered many top-scoring TechNet events and webcasts. In his past outside of Microsoft, Kevin has held positions such as software engineer, information systems professional, and information systems manager. He loves sharing helpful new solutions and technologies with his IT professional peers.

A prolific blogger, Kevin shares his thoughts, ideas and tips on his “Full of I.T.” blog (http://aka.ms/FullOfIT). He also contributes to and moderates the TechNet Forum IT Manager discussion (http://aka.ms/ITManager), and presents live TechNet Events throughout the central U.S. (http://www.technetevents.com). When he's not busy learning or blogging about new technologies, Kevin enjoys digital photography and videography, and sings in a band. (Q: Midlife crisis? A: More cowbell!) He continues to challenge his TechNet Event audiences to sing Karaoke with him.