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  1. Support SSL on blob storage with custom domains

    Currently you can use SSL but you have to user the standard URL. You can create a CNAME to your storage account but most browsers complain that the traffic was rerouted and is possibly an attack. There should be a way to install a domain certificate to your containers.

    Thise idea is a duplicate of https://feedback.azure.com/forums/217298-storage/suggestions/3007732-make-it-possible-to-use-ssl-on-blob-storage-using, which the Azure Team marked as Completed, because you can accomplish this using CDN. But we need the real thing where you can have read/write SAS links to blob using SSL and Custom Domains.

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      1 comment  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

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        0 comments  ·  Files  ·  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

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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.

        • Remove or dramatically increase the max number of stored access policies per container, file share, table, or queue

          Today the maximum policy you can have is 5. This is way to low as we are using blob storage in a data sharing scenario between providers and consumers and we need to use policies to be able to revoke issued SAS tokens in this sharing scenario. 5 policies means that we can only control 5 SAS keys that can be revoked. We need a lot more.

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            0 comments  ·  General  ·  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 →
            • Have a TTL on Table Storage rows, so temporary data gets deleted

              Say you are storing details about logs / orders / page views. You may not care about them after 2 weeks / 1 month / 1 year.

              To save money it would be great to have a job run daily that deletes this data when it is deemed out of data by the system designer.

              AWS has this in DynamoDB where you create a column for an expiration date on tables that will accumulate data that might be temporary by nature. When you create a row you populate this column with the timestamp in the future you want this deleted.…

              23 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Tables  ·  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.

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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!

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                    0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  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 →
                    • 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.

                        3 votes
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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 →
                          • Now that you've released Managed Disks, allow us to specify IOPS

                            This has been requested in other forms, but now that you have Managed Disks you're most of the way there. I would like to be able to say "I want a Managed Disk using standard storage, 1TB in size, with 2500 IOPS." Then you figure out how to configure storage to deliver those IOPS without me having to stripe disks, or whatever.
                            Or perhaps "I want a 1TB Managed Disk using premium storage with 15000 IOPS." Again, you figure out how to configure and provision that, so I don't have to. That would be awesome!

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                              2 comments  ·  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.

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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 →
                                • 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 →
                                  • 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.

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Batch Insert of queue messages

                                      Hi there,

                                      It would be great if I could do batch insert (add) of messages. Often times I need to add several hundred or thousands or messages to a queue, and today I have to add them one by one. This is also related to the small size limitation of each message.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Queues  ·  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 →
                                        • 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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