Azure NetApp Files: May Update

Another month has passed and with it another development sprint of Microsoft’s shared files platform has been delivered.

In this release the following features and enhancements have been delivered:

Backup Policy Users for SMB/Active Directory Connections

This feature allows for the use of privileged (i.e. a non AD administrator account) when migrating data to SMB volumes. You can read more about this feature here and also request access to this feature by emailing

Allow .snapshot folder to be hidden

By default, ANF volumes allow access and visibility to a hidden read-only folder called “.snapshot”. For some workloads this can be problematic. You now have the option to hide this folder when creating or modifying new volumes.

Edit Active Directory Connections

Users can now alter existing Active Directory connections like DNS servers, site name and organisational unit path via the portal.

NFSv4.1 ACLs are now enabled

This feature allows NFS access access control lists to be user with Azure NetApp Files volumes for file and folder permissions.

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