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 AzCopy, Azure PowerShell, Azure Storage Client Library for .NET or through explorer tools. Here’s a short list as of August 2014:
- Azure Storage Explorer
- Cloud Storage Studio 2
- CloudBerry Azure Explorer (Free Version & $39 Pro)
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.