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  1. Please remove the dependency on storage account per each devtest lab

    1. One storage account is created for each devtest lab, may be provide option to use existing storage account while creating devtest lab.

    2. Please provide a ability to choose an image from Managed Images in the subscription when creating vms in devtest labs. (rather requiring to have devtest lab image)

    3. Remove the requirement to copy custom .vhds into each devtest lab storage account to use them for VM deployments.

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      1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Azure Storage Firewalls support for Azure Site Recovery

      Configure Azure Storage Firewalls and Virtual Networks (preview) function is not supported now. many of my customer wants to restrict any unexpected access to keep their resource safe. In the cloud, it is important that security is guaranteed, so we strongly request that this function can be used.

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        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Automate domain replacement in Azure Storage Explorer link generator

        Azure Storage Explorer comes with a default URL generator for all files - http(s)://<storage account>.blob.core.windows.net/<container>/<file name>.

        The application also allows you to bind a custom URL to the service that takes the place of the "<storage account>.blob.core.windows.net/" section of the URL, making it http(s)://<custom domain>/<container>/<file name>.

        It would be super helpful to be able to be able to update the settings to indicate a custom domain is being used so that the "Copy URL" function replaced the root domain for you.

        Currently the advice received from MS is to manually replace the indicated URL segment manually, every time Storage Explorer…

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          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Is Azure Storage Explorer available for all versions of linux's?

          Is Azure Storage Explorer available for all versions of Linux's

          As I see only for Ubuntu?. Kindly confirm

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            0 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  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 →
            • Provision Managed OS Disks without VM Shell from Generalized Image

              Currently, the only way to create an OS Disk from a generalized image is by creating it at the same time as a VM shell.

              The ability to spin up Managed Disks without attaching them to a VM from a generalized image would be incredibly useful and allow for dynamic resizing of disks via ARM templates without affecting the VM itself.

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                1 comment  ·  Managed Disk Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Mananged disk export directly to storageaccount instead of creating URL

                It is not yet supported to directly migrate a managed VM from one subscription to another.
                It would be nice to have export directly to a storage account instead of creating an URL.
                It will just make migration so much easier and more secure, than having an URL, that is public accessable..
                kind regards
                Asger

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                  1 comment  ·  Managed Disk Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Azure Storage Explorer should be either customizable or open-source (again)

                  To build hybrid apps, many 3rd party applications need extensive parts of the storage explorer. Thus, it was great to have it open source (deco), but now the closed source version does not apparently permit extensive UI-configuration (branding, visibility of parts etc.) to enable reasonable 3rd party use.

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                    0 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • to remove 'Delete container' button from container view

                    My bad experience says that it's very confusing to present 'Delete container' button (option) on the panel inside the container view.

                    On attached screenshot you can see the situation.

                    My user experience here is:
                    - if any copy/delete/upload/move operations are presented as options (buttons) - they are going to be applied to selected items. NOT a container itself. So my eye is eager to catch any button with garbage can icon and title started with "Delete ..." - to delete selected items
                    - When I'm in a container view as on screenshot and there are tons of blobs inside this…

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                      0 comments  ·  Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • improve download reliability for exporting VHD's from unmanaged disks

                      When recently trying to backup our test environment VM's from Azure, we ran into issues exporting VHD's from unmanaged disks, which only allowed us to export and download the VHD using an HTTP URL. The download would fail sometimes only seconds into the download, and other times a half hour or so in, but at 2 MB/second, the TTL on the URL would usually expire before we could re-initiate the download, and due to frequency makes it impractical to use. After working with support, they advised we can move the data from an unmanaged disk to a managed one and…

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                        0 comments  ·  Unmanaged Disks Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Azure Backup of single drives of a VM in Azure

                        It would be nice if I could select drives to have a backup of with Azure backup of VMs in Azure.
                        Example: Fairly large VM with SQL2012 or newer installed.
                        That way I could let Azure backup handle OS and let SQL do backup directly to storage account and have SQL handle retention etc..
                        This will also allow to differentiate between retention for OS and for SQL data.

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                          0 comments  ·  Unmanaged Disks Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • automatically save back to the file share

                          since we cannot map to file shares because Comcast blocks 445 it would be nice if when using the storage explorer for opening files they would automatically save back to the file share instead of the local drive. It is not really a file "share" if the changes are only locally stored and the user then has to take another step to upload which they will most likely never do.

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                            0 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add Alerts for Storage Account Usage

                            Add alerts for storage account usage, user should be able to set an alert for say 500GB usage.

                            Thanks

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support hierarchy of directories for export job

                              for example, if I have blob with name '\root\directory\file1.txt
                              I want to have ability to see on drive which will be shipped to me during export job directory "root", subdirectory "directory" and inside file "file1.txt"

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                                0 comments  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Import/Export Service Add ability to prepare already copied data to the drive for importing to Azure. Our application have some data storag

                                Import/Export Service: add ability to prepare already copied data to the drive for importing to Azure.

                                Our application have some data storage, and we do not copy data from disk to disk.
                                We read data from our storage and want to write it as a stream directly to device, which will be shipped to Azure.

                                For using WAImportExport tool we must write it on local drive and then copy through this tool. There is a lot of data, so we need additional storage to copy it local. This does not suit us, we want to avoid this.

                                And of course…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Unmanaged Disks Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • PREMIUM type STORAGE ACCOUNT is not having replica but GENERALPURPOSE type STORAGE ACCOUNT is having.

                                  Fact : The amount taken by Microsoft from customers is high for PREMIUM type STORAGE ACCOUNT when compared to GENERAL PURPOSE type STORAGE ACCOUNT.

                                  GENERAL PURPOSE type STORAGE ACCOUNT is placed at dual locations ( replica available ).

                                  PREMIUM type STORAGE ACCOUNT is placed only at one place ( No replica available ).

                                  It is that you give MORE benefits for LESS charged & LESS benefits for HIGH charged things ( A foolish process ).
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                                  How can you Guarantee that PREMIUM type STORAGE ACCOUNT never fails which is located at single location ?

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                                    0 comments  ·  Premium Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow any size premium storage

                                    Allow me to specify the size of premium storage that I want. For example, another popular cloud provider allows me to specify an 8GB SSD. If I wanted a small SSD drive, the cheapest I can provision is a 128GB P10, which is overkill for my needs.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Premium Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • The request is regarding the “storage account” section in Azure

                                      The request is regarding the “storage account” section in Azure. I understand that SMB 3.0 is used to authenticate to the Azure storage container created in the “files” section when it is mapped locally. We have a third-party application configured and running on an Azure VM with Server 2012R2 as the OS, and this drive is mapped to this machine.
                                      We need have another method to allow for the application to connect to this mapped drive as the app requires full UNC paths in-order for it to ingest documents, and this cannot be done without sharing the mapped contents (there…

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                                      • Blob storage is extremely slow compared to the competitors.

                                        Blob storage is extremely slow compared to the competitors. Needs improvement.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • It should be possible to restrict http access to whitelist of IP addresses.

                                          When blob storage is public, and not protected via shared access key, option should exist to create a whitelist. then only allow access for downloading files from specified addresses.

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