How to Move Your Data/Files to Microsoft Azure

Once you get started with Microsoft Azure, it won’t be long before you’ll want to start copying files from your computer/server.  Unfortunately, there isn’t any convenient desktop tools like OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon Cloud Drive etc. that let you just copy and synch from (Windows explorer / Mac finder).  Most of the tools are “old school” command line tools.  Today you have a choice of AzCopyAzure PowerShellAzure Storage Client Library for .NET or through explorer  tools. Here’s a short list as of August 2014:

My guess is that Microsoft will upgrade / create a comprehensive tool in the near future that’s as easy as the ubiquitous desktop synch tools used by millions of consumers today.