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  1. Support Azure File Storage in Freebsd based VMs

    Support Azure File Storage in the Freebsd based VMs.

    Currently it's unable to mount the Azure File Storage in a Freebsed based VM.

    6 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Storage Explorer hangs when calculating Directory Statistics on deep folder trees

      When invoking Directory Statistics on deep folder trees - Storage Explorer hangs and has to be killed from process list. The attachment shows the problem.

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        0 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Storage Explorer display created and lastmodified date as column

        Please display the created date and last modified date as a column in storage explorer.

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          0 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow SASKey generation without revealing storage keys

          I would like to be able to allow authorized users to generate SAS keys but not see (list) the storage account primary (master) keys. If someone is in possession of a master key, you cannot stop data exfiltration (until you become aware and change the keys). As least with an SAS key, the act of creating it can be detected (e.g., if they create an SAS token without a proper IP address restriction, etc.). Furthermore, the act of creating an SAS key is logged in the Azure Activity log.

          So I would like to suggest defining a new RBAC action…

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add a Move button to Storage Explorer

            Add a Move button to Storage Explorer, especially for File Shares. This functionality could move a file/folder to another location within the same share.

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              0 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Implement a check for version compatibility between Emulator and WindowsAzure.Storage library

              Implement a check for version compatibility between Emulator and WindowsAzure.Storage library.

              When there is an update of WindowsAzure.Storage nuget package and I update it I frequently start getting 400 Bad request from the library.

              The last time was just calling container..CreateIfNotExists(BlobContainerPublicAccessType.Off);

              Then I spent an hour investigating the strange behavior until I tried to install the latest Emulator. Then the exception disappeared.

              This type of exception has come to me again and again for the last 4 years.

              My humble request if anybody from Microsoft Azure Storage Emulator team sees this - Please add a check for development mode and…

              3 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • New flag to allow AzCopy to run in backup mode

                Windows has a relatively unknown backup API that tools like Robocopy can access if you use the /B flag.

                What it means in reality is that a user with SeBackupPrivilege, running in an admin console with a tool like robocopy can copy data without being restricted by NTFS permissions.
                For someone that works with File servers every day this would solve a lot of issues.

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                  0 comments  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to filter out Azure system tables (the one that begin "$")

                  At the moment when I view Azure tables I see all the Azure "system" tables, they all appear to begin with "$", e.g. $MetricsCapacityBlob.

                  Personally I've never ever had need to look at those so it would de-clutter the interface if I had a way of removing them from the list. This could be as simple as an option to hide all tables beginning "$" or I guess you could go further for other scenarios.

                  6 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Server side delete, rename of virtual folder

                    Currently if I have millions of documents inside a virtual folder, there is not way to delete them without actually iterating through everything, which is extremely time consuming (weeks to process deletions)

                    For example, if you have multiple containers, which in turn have multiple virtual folders with millions of blobs, moving, renaming or deleting the "folder" is impossible without some painfully slow iterating through everything.

                    thanks!

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Proportional performance

                      The P40 and P50 managed storage disks have disproportionate performance. This means that striping disks will give a higher performance, making the P40 and P50 disks expensive. Please increase performance for the disks.

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Premium Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Please fix standalone Azure Storage Explorer to not change DateTime fields

                        I'm using the standalone Azure Storage Explorer with a Table Storage database and when I double-click a row to see the fields and then click Update, Azure Storage Explorer changes the DateTime fields even though I didn't make any changes. It's adding 6 hours each time.

                        It's easy to reproduce: open a table with a DateTime field, double-click a row, don't change anything - just click Update. Then open the same row and you'll see the time has changed. Click update again. Open the row again - the time changed again (adding 6 hours each time)!

                        While searching for help…

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                          1 comment  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Start storage explorer as Service Principal (command line)

                          I think it woult be useful to access multiple storage accounts from my subscription as Service Principal, without having to type in my password

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Ability to backup blob storage with automatic retentions

                            Support snapshot or backup feature from Azure backup vault for blob storage including deduplication feature

                            9 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thank you for your feedback. Blob storage Soft-Delete will allow you to configure automatic snapshotting of blobs and allow you to specify retention periods for those snapshots. Soft-Delete will be configurable directly from the storage account. This feature is currently being worked on. For any further questions, or to discuss your specific scenario, send us an email at azurestoragefeedback@microsoft.com.

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                                0 comments  ·  Storage Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • StorageException should include information on relevant entities

                                When operating on tables and blobs and something goes wrong, Azure throws a `StorageException`.

                                `.RequestInformation.ExtendedErrorInformation` will give you a bit of information about what went wrong, such as this when trying to insert a duplicate key into a table:

                                `The specified entity already exists`

                                But it doesn't tell you *which* entities the failure relates to. It would be useful for StorageException to include the Partition Key and Row Key of related entities.

                                7 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Client Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Possibility to map a azure file storage via GPO

                                  Momently its not possible to map a azure file storage share via GPO, because the two fields for username and password are greyed out.

                                  4 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Azure AD Integration with Storage services

                                    Do we have a way to tag specific AD users to be allowed to access a blob? if not when can we expect this feature?

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                                      1 comment  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add ability to permission file shares to individual users in the interim of connection to Azure AD

                                      I know that connections to Azure AD for Azure File Storage is in the works but while that is happening, I would love the ability to choose (individually) what domain users can see certain shares.

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Bulk upload to table storage

                                        To have a fast way of uploading a large amount of data to a storage table. Trying to upload 5M entries (4M distinct partition keys) takes 20 to 60 hours (depending on where I run it) to upload single threaded.
                                        Batch operations don't help much as they are limited to one partition per batch. Relaxing the restriction on batches to allow multiple partition keys in one batch and making batches larger would both help.
                                        Alternatively uploading a CSV or JSON file as a single operation. It would be acceptable for this to create a new table.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Possibility to enable Baremetal Virtualization VT-x/AMD-v

                                          Currently there is not possible to switch on VT-x on VMs, so installtion on-premises Virtual Server solution are not possible.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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