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  1. Manage Stored Access Policies from Azure Portal

    Currently Stored Access Policies can only be managed via the REST API. It would be nice to manage them (especially view and revoke) via the Azure Portal. Currently every customer has to write their own UI for this.

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    • Please provide a function to view on Blob snapshot within the portal.

      We want to check the status of Blob snapshot within the portal.
      It will be very useful if we can check and manage it through the portal, because we use Blob snapshots for VM backup.

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      ポータル上で Blob のスナップショットの状態を確認したい。
      VM のバックアップに Blob スナップショットを使用している為、
      ポータルから確認したり、管理できるようになると良い。

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      • Ability to create new Azure Storage containers, tables, queues from the Portal

        Add the ability to create new Azure Storage containers, tables and queues from the Azure Management Portal. Right now it's only possible to create new file shares. Having to create a table by code simply to insert data is not convenient.

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        • Implement viewer for json / csv blob files

          At the moment the only way to view a files in storage blobs is to download it and open it within an editor. This is fine for larger files, but for the smaller ones it would be a bit easier to be able to get a quick (pre)view of the file in the browser by just clicking it. Should not be that hard to implement an additional pane with a view of the raw file contents.

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          • BREAKING CHANGE: Unable to edit blob metadata

            On the old portal, I could edit the blob metadata. For example, to add additional data be included in the web response. I'm unable to do that with the new portal. Being unable to add that data will break my app (I need to store the uncompressed size of the blob, so that I can appropriately handle progress, because the final size isn't surfaced in the http client progress notifications).

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            • Block deleting of Storage Accounts if Not Empty

              If I am supposed to store Terra Bytes of data, in Management Portal easy delete option is very dangerous. Along with no way to retrieve deleted data. Even accidentally it does happen, today I created a test blob storage to test media services and then decided to delete it. I noticed, I could easily have selected something else and deleted it.

              1. Two Factor Delete Operation, send a code to email and ask user to enter the code to delete.
              2. Perform delete after actual 24 hours.
              2. Use some sort of warning indication in email that delete request is…

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              • Ability to sort entries in storage container. It is currently not possible to sort entries in the storage container. Always the last entry

                It is currently not possible to sort entries in the storage container. Always the last entry is shown first ans you must every time scroll down and click to Show the next page. It would be better to Show the last entry at first

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                • clone button for storage as we have for web apps

                  for some data services we have native copy-clone mechanisms- for sql database it's Active Georeplication.
                  If I will need to deploy my app in another region/datacenter - I will need to manually copy all containers and objects (using Datafactory or azcopy). GRS- it's not a solution, because I can't sync my data between West US and North Europe, but Active Georeplication- can do that.

                  For Web App- we did "clone button" and in web site will be provisioned in another datacenter I choose.

                  It would be great if you will create the same button for storage accounts and content in…

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                  • Display OS Disks and VM Images in Delete storage account blade

                    There's many 'cannot delete storage resource' questions caused by OS disks or VM image references such as below;
                    - https://feedback.azure.com/forums/217298-storage/suggestions/11525553-cannot-delete-storage-account
                    - https://feedback.azure.com/forums/217298-storage/suggestions/10976463-failed-to-delete-storage-account-10-51-am-failed-t
                    - http://stackoverflow.com/q/34362904/361100

                    It would be good to provide VM disks and OS images information in "Delete storage account" blade summary page.

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                    • 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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                      • storage diagnostics connection info

                        When storage diagnostics is enabled, show a link or connection info to access the logs.

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                        • Display billing of each service

                          Storage consists of many services. It would be good to show each service billing in order to organize asset allocation precisely.

                          In example, page blob has 'billable size' along with its file size and blob has transaction cost. These matters could be included in usage metrics.

                          Currently, only 'Capacity: 5.0TB' data hasn't give much information.

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