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  1. SAS tokens for blobs with restricted file types and maximum file size

    When issuing a Shared Access Signature (SAS token) there should be(optional) parameters for maximum file size and restricted whitelisted file extensions so that clients can upload files only with any of the whitelisted extensions in token with not bigger than maximum size mentioned in SAS token.

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      0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow setting Archive tier at the account and container levels

      Currently the archive tier can be set only at the blob level. There are plenty of uses cases for having entire storage accounts or containers for archival where setting the tier for each blob is tedious and non-value-adding.

      14 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Adding S3 APIs

        Our store uses S3 API for virtual download storage. We'd like to give azure storage an oppotunity, event tested the following successfully:
        Using s3cmd and other Amazon S3-compatible apps with Azure Blob Storage | Microsoft + Open Source
        https://open.microsoft.com/2017/11/09/s3cmd-amazon-s3-compatible-apps-azure-storage/

        But Minio is not a native solution, does not having transfer acceleration functionality provided by S3, and may require constant updates. We really want Azure to support S3 API, or at least some API so that we can enable user's download which only valid for a limited time.

        3 votes
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        • Enable Cluster Shared Volume Support for Azure File Sync

          Enable Azure File Sync to support Cluster Shared Volumes so that Scale Out FIle Servers (SOFS) can be synchronized.

          6 votes
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          • Virus scanning for Blob Storage

            Need the ability for real-time virus scanning on blobs.

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • file share very slow

              I am transfering data from vm to files share of storage account with standard and LRS conifiguration but it has very slow meand only 1mb speed

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                0 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • The .NET client library should support TransactionScope

                Often when doing batch processing you may want a all or nothing approach when uploading to blob storage with multiple files. In this situation it would be very useful if the .NET Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Storage.Blob classes supported being within a System.Transactions.TransactionScope.

                My proposal for behavior is if there was a ambient transaction during a blob operation it should support at minimum ReadUncommited transaction isolation (Higher levels of isolation could be supported via existing locking/leasing mechanisms in blob storage).

                Any overwrite operation will snapshot the previous blob, if the transaction is rolled back the snapshot is promoted back to the main data, if…

                3 votes
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                • Azure File Sync Must Synchronize all Valid File/Directory Names as Supported by Windows

                  Azure File Sync must fully support synchronization of 100% of ALL valid file and directory names as supported on a Windows Server 2016 file system. Reason is an on-premises backup solution would cause the recall of tiered files, Microsoft recommends using a cloud backup solution to back up the Azure file share. That is only feasible when an enterprise has confidence that 100% of the local Windows file server files/folders are copied up to Azure, and currently that is lacking.

                  During testing it was observed the file sync agent was skipping and never successfully copying thousands of files up to…

                  4 votes
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                  • Azure File Sync: allow turning off ACL sync

                    Given untrusted servers within a sync group, want to sync file contents but not sync ACL's. ACL's will be set on servers independently of Sync.

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                      1 comment  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make blob storage publisher publish snapshot events for Event Grid

                      Currently the blob storage publisher can publish BlobCreated and BlobDeleted when an object is created/update and deleted respectively. However no events are published when a blob is snapshotted.

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                        0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow the selection of "Azure storage" tag in Azure route table

                        recently new feature came in NSG adding "Azure.storage" to allow NSG rule.
                        Same way required in Azure Route Table to add rules.

                        Why because Azure storage, KeyVault .. ect are associated with dynamic Public IP and customer is not aware of it when the IP will changes

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                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Access Denied when Storage Firewall in place

                          When a storage account firewall to only allow access to selected networks are in place, access is denied when trying to view the services in the storage account from places outside of the allowed network. This is expected according to document but we would like to know whether there can be improvement.
                          Is it possible that an additional option to grant certain login ID’s permission to the object, regardless of where users login from?
                          Thanks.

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                            0 comments  ·  Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Option to disable "Virtual Folders" in Azure Storage Explorer

                            Azure Blob Storage doesn't really support folders, but Azure Storage Explorer implements "Virtual Folders" by using forward slashes in the name as a delimiter. Sometimes, this is really what we want, but other times it results in too many clicks when navigating a deeply nested folder structure (which is very frequent in Azure logging technologies)

                            See attached screenshots and imagine how many click were required to reach this file. This number of clicks could have been reduced to 0 if there had been an option to view blobs as a "flat" list (where "virtual folders" have been disabled)

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Firewall/ACLs for Azure storage

                              Asks:
                              Firewall/ACLs in front of the Azure Storage account (like SQL DB)
                              Ability to mark storage account as "internal only", making URL only usable by internal Azure Cloud Services (not resolvable from outside via URL)
                              Same for Cloud Service - ability to use internally only, without accessible URL from outside Azure

                              3 votes
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                              • Add Azure File sync compatibility with Windows Server 2012

                                Please add Azure File sync compatibility with Windows Server 2012

                                Till today there are only agents for Windows Server 2012 R2 and 2016.

                                Windows Server 2012 supports SMB 3.0, WMF 5.1 (and Powershell AzureRM 4.3.1) as listed System Requirements.

                                So maybe it should work? Thanks a lot

                                24 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Proper error handlong on download in storage explorer

                                  Right now I get "Failed to Download 'xxxx'".

                                  1) Provide information on WHY it failed so I might be able to do something about it.
                                  2) Allow me to easily retry - preferably by selecting one/all-some failed downloads in a download group.

                                  4 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Global File Locking

                                    For Azure File Sync on multiple geographically diverse servers, lock files across the enterprise to eliminate conflicts.

                                    For example, a user in Chicago opens a spreadsheet on a local server, and that server is running Azure File Sync to a share that is also mounted by a server in Atlanta also running Azure File Sync. The file lock for the spreadsheet should be global, preventing write access in Atlanta when opened in Chicago.

                                    See Panzura.com for reference.

                                    10 votes
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                                    • Allow Tiering Based on Other Attributes

                                      In preview, there is only a simple tiering policy: volume free space percentage. When enabled, it tiers based on a "heat map" formula, which looks at last modified and last accessed. It would be helpful to allow tiering directly based on one or more attributes like last modified, last accessed, creation date, or file type.

                                      7 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add Azure File sync compatibility with Windows Server 2008 R2

                                        We'd like to use Azure File Sinc but our company is using Windows Server 2008 R2, and switching to Windows Server 2012 or 2016 is almost impossible to accomplish, specially when most of our activity is moving to cloud. This would solve our impossibility to move everything to Azure Files, since we can't access our files in the cloud because our systems (Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2) can't use SMB3.0.

                                        Any plans on bringing compatibility to this OS?

                                        Thanks!!

                                        22 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow use of Azure Files (SMB) on Azure web apps (Paas)

                                          Title says it all I think.

                                          It would be nice to have a persistent way to store files in Azure Web apps, by using standard file operations (System.IO.*).

                                          (Sorry if this was asked before, but I couldn't find it. Feel free to point out the original one and delete this one, in that case)

                                          9 votes
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