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Working with OneLake using Azure Storage Explorer

In today’s data-driven world, organizations face the challenge of efficiently managing and analyzing vast amounts of data. Microsoft OneLake provides a comprehensive solution that simplifies data lake management, enabling organizations to unlock valuable insights and maximize the potential of their data. To simplify interaction, OneLake seamlessly integrates with various tools and services covering a wide range of use cases, from data management and analysis to big data processing and machine learning.

If you want to use an application that directly integrates with Windows File Explorer, check out OneLake file explorer.  However, if you are accustomed to using Azure Storage Explorer for your data management tasks, continue reading to learn more about how you can continue to harness its functionalities with OneLake and some of its key benefits.

Azure Storage Explorer provides an organized view of your OneLake folders, making it easy to navigate and manage your data. Uploading and downloading data to and from OneLake is made effortless with Azure Storage Explorer’s intuitive interface and efficient transfer mechanisms. You can also copy large volumes of data across workspaces without the need for complex scripts or manual processes. Besides, it’s versatile, working seamlessly on multiple operating systems such as Windows, macOS, and Linux. 

To connect, you can add a OneLake workspace the same way you add any ADLS Gen2 container. You can get the details of the workspace from the properties pane of a file in the Microsoft Fabric portal in this format https://onelake.dfs.fabric.microsoft.com/{workspace-Name} and connect it in storage explorer through its Open Connect dialog experience.

To learn more on how to view and work with your data in OneLake using Azure Storage Explorer please watch or you can find more details here.

With the flexibility to choose the tool that best suits your needs, OneLake empowers users to efficiently navigate, organize, and collaborate on their data within a unified environment. Explore OneLake and Azure Storage Explorer today to unlock new possibilities for data storage, analysis, and insights! 

If you’re experiencing issues interacting with OneLake from your tool of choice, please let us know at aka.ms/fabricideas!   

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