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How can we improve Azure Storage?

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  1. Storage tiering / Replication

    - Offer capability like SSD/Sata/Sas high perf, Low cost with automatic tiering, offer deduplication capability mean in the same Data center store 10 times the same file for the same price, the capability to use DPM for Backup , SCOM capability ...
    Offer live replication in active /active Mode with GSLB like front end capability ..

    But Azure is a very good product.

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  2. Storage operations

    On Azure storage I would like to (from the new portal):
    - list content of tables
    - run queries against tables
    - peek/pop/put queues and show approximate queue size
    - browse blob hierarchies
    - download and upload blobs

    This functionality would alone be a reason to move from old portal to new portal.

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  3. Give size limitations on imports and exports. Is there any size limitation especially dealing with drives.

    Please update the documentation with import/export sizes and increase the level of detail with application in limitations.

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  4. Allow Logic App Connectors to dynamically pull a Storage Account Key rather than sticking with a statically configured key value

    Currently, Connectors to Storage Accounts are configured with a Storage Account key during setup. Implementing Microsoft's recommended key rotation breaks the Connector as it's not able to dynamically pull the key value.

    There is a workaround via PowerShell and adding an Azure Automation step to grab the key value and update the Connector prior to running any Logic App steps that require this Connector. While functional, this adds more access and complexity than should be required.

    Data Factory v2 has a connector that dynamically pulls values from a Key Vault (screenshot attached). It would be great if the Storage Account…

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  5. New tool to view Storage Tables on iOS

    Following your encouragement to inform about new tools to work with Azure Storage services I want to inform about my App AzureTabStorClient which can be used to view Azure Storage Tables on iOS devices. See more details at: https://azuretabstorclient.wordpress.com/

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  6. Daily expense email reports - Better way to limit the expenses on Azure

    I just got a surprise that my Azure MSDN account was disabled due to no credit left this month, but it was a surprise for because I was sure I had shutdown all my VM's. But apprently they were still running.

    So I would like a way to receive daily expesnse report, so I can be on top of the expenses in a better way

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  7. 1)Option to create high speed gateway in the portal itself. 2)Increasing the limit of having 5ILIP/subscription

    1)Option to create high speed gateway in the portal itself, instead of configuring from the powershell 2)Increasing the limit of having 5ILIP/subscription. 3)Creating premium storage account in the portal as well.

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  8. Allow non-public address ranges for Firewall and/or cross-region VNET rules

    Storage accounts firewalls currently allow white-listing of networks within the same region.

    I have peered VNETs in other regions that require access to a Blob Store.

    I am unable to add these VNETs to the white-list and when I try to white-list the address range I am unable to because it is only possible white-list public IPs.

    This leaves no option other than to leave the firewall open to world access. Although it is possible to lock down access using IAM, the addition of a Firewall would be preferred.

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  9. Firewall settings

    I wish more flexible firewall settings like:

    a) Allow inbound packets from Azure infractructure?
    a-0) No.
    a-1) Yes, all. (any)
    a-2) Yes, but only from this and that VNET(s).

    b) Allow inbound packets from the public Internet?
    b-0) No.
    b-1) Yes, all. (0.0.0.0/0)
    b-2) Yes, but only from this and that IP range(s)

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  10. Search for container or files based on a date or date range

    I would like to search for blobs (container or file) by single date or date range using either Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer on my desktop or portal. This will allow me to delete or review items without having to know the name of the container or the file.

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  11. View only access to queue, table content in the preview portal

    Every time I try free trial and use azure queue and table for practice - I feel that view only access to azure table and queue is not available and I end building my own. It will easier to continue exploring similar azure features if view only access to contents are available - for example, for azure queue - view currently queued messages. If Azure portal is not suitable for it, then may be some Microsoft tool do the same - something like MMC in windows server.

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  12. How do I add search to Azure Storage , so I can utlize it using the rest API

    We are trying to build applications using asp.net; how can we enable search on blob storage or for file shares. I feel like I am disabling my customers if I can not search the content of the files I am placing into azure

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  13. Include Logic Apps in the Trusted Microsoft Services for Storage Accounts

    Include Logic Apps in the Trusted Microsoft Services for Storage Accounts when configuring diagnostic settings in the Logic App to "archive to a storage account". Security Center flags logic app for not having this configured but then after configuring the storage account is flagged for not restriction access, "Restrict access to storage accounts with firewall and virtual network configurations (Preview)". Since the logic app can not be assigned to a virtual network this cannot be resolved/secured properly without taking my environment in to an App Service Environment.

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  14. A standard GUI for upload, download, sync of stored data! Searching forums and blogs for a beta app doesn't inspire confidence.

    A standard GUI for upload, download, sync of stored data! Searching forums and blogs for a beta app doesn't inspire confidence.

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  15. option to create new storage

    There should be an option to create a new storage when browsing existing storage. This same paradigm should apply for all other categories of services. Otherwise I have to hunt through a bunch of stuff in the +Add_ menu.

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  16. Allow internal access to a storage account in any regions from any Microsoft.Storage service endpoint without needing public internet access

    Currently Microsoft has confirmed to me that it is only possible to access storage accounts hosted in a specific location from an Azure VM via the Microsoft.Storage service endpoint without internet access but only if the VM is located in either the primary or secondary (backup replication site) storage account location.

    For example, if I create a blob container in US East 2 (secondary replication location: Central US) I will be able to access a blob (ex. https://someblobname.blob.core.windows.net/somefolder/someblob.txt) from a US East 2 or Central US VM via the storage service endpoint attached to the VMs VNet. However, I…

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  17. Why create Storage accounts for each service when I already have an Storage.

    If there is a Storage account created only containers are enough to Map for any Service that we create.

    Also when we select any Storage Accounts that should show the SQL, VM or any resources that is using that storage.

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  18. Passwords for Hadoop creation are rough/silly?

    10 characters, lower+upper case, number, special character? Even my onePass fully-hashed passwords don't meet this criteria. If there is a security policy that requires passwords to be that long, then can you please show all error warnings at the same time, such that I don't have to try three different passwords (because I didn't know it needed to be 10 characaters long, etc.)

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  19. Include Logic Apps in the Trusted Microsoft Services for Storage Accounts

    Include Logic Apps in the Trusted Microsoft Services for Storage Accounts when configuring diagnostic settings in the Logic App to "archive to a storage account". Security Center flags logic app for not having this configured but then after configuring the storage account is flagged for not restriction access, "Restrict access to storage accounts with firewall and virtual network configurations (Preview)". Since the logic app can not be assigned to a virtual network this cannot be resolved/secured properly without taking my environment in to an App Service Environment.

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  20. App Service AAD Authentication on Azure Storage Static Site Hosting

    Currently, after exposing a site through Azure Storage Static Site Hosting, the only login method is to use ADAL.js or similiar. This means that no private info can be kept in the static site, and has to be retrieved from a backend which is secured using AAD. This is because even if I redirect to login, search crawlers will pick up the info.

    In practice, as soon as I have a site with potentially sensitive info on it, I drop to using an App Service for just one feature: AAD Authentication.

    If we could have a system identical to App…

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