In Episode 275, Scott sits down with Karl Rautenstrauch, a Principal Product Manager at Microsoft to discuss the new Azure File Migration program. Karl explains how the program enables access to best of breed migration tooling which can help you easily perform managed migrations of files to Azure Storage, including Blobs, Files, and Azure NetApp Files.


  • ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading products help IT professionals worldwide migrate their business to the Office 365 or SharePoint, automate their Office 365 governance, and understand their Azure usage & costs
  • Spot by NetApp – The cloud automation platform that makes it easy to deliver continuously optimized infrastructure at the lowest possible cost
  • – Providing admins the knowledge and tools to run Office 365 successfully
  • Intelligink – We focus on the Microsoft Cloud so you can focus on your business

Show Notes

About our guest

Karl RautenstrauchKarl is an IT veteran with 23 years of experience. He has been a systems administrator and architect for Fortune 500 companies, a national solutions architect for NetApp and Microsoft, and now a Principal Product Manager in Azure Engineering. Karl likes to be in the thick of emerging technologies. In his 9 years with Microsoft, he has focused on Azure Storage, Backup, Disaster Recovery, Edge Computing, and High Availability. In his role as a Product Manager with the Azure Storage team, he focuses on strategic partnerships to enable any and every workload to run on Azure. You can find him on Twitter as @Kloud_Karl or connect with him on LinkedIn.

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