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  1. Permit use of Service Tags in storage services firewall rules

    We ran into an issue where the Polybase functionality in Azure Data Factory could not communicate with our Storage Account when we enabled firewall rules for that storage account. We also ensured that when we enabled firewall rules for our storage account, we selected "Allow Microsoft trusted services to access this storage account". Polybase functionality however was still not able to access it.

    Our goal is to enable firewall rules for our storage account and also have the ability to use Service Tags as well as IP ranges for permitted inbound networks.

    The Service Tag could perhaps be AzureDataFactory which…

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    • Support OpenJDK

      The new Java Storage SDK V10 currently relies on javafx which is only available in Oracle JDK. Please remove this dependency, so that one can use the client library also e.g. with an official OpenJDK Docker Image.

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        0 comments  ·  Client Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Event handler for blob read and custom query strings

        Currently azure supports event handling for blob create and delete. Is there a possibility of enabling event handing for blob reads?

        My idea we would like to pass custom querystring parameters to a blob url and use the read event handler to fire off an Azure Function to handle custom business logic

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          0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make it possible to recursively upload files and folders to Azure Storage Static Websites

          In order to upload files and folders for the static website, you must manually create the folders and then manually add the files to those folders. It would be great if this happened automatically.

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          • Allow Paas Services to connect to firewall protected storage as "Trusted Services"

            Currently only very few Azure PaaS services can connect to a firewall protected Storage Account, but practically all data integration tools (Data Factory, Data Lake Analytics, Databricks, Azure DW Polybase, Logic Apps, Azure Functions etc). are not considered among these "Trusted Services".

            More and more of our Azure customers are complaining about this missing feature as alternative methods are clunky or not available, depending on the scenario.

            There are multiple ideas regarding the same issue, each for specific service. But I see the problem as more foundational, it is not a question of which PaaS services should be included, more…

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              0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • I want set Cache-Control as an option, when Azure File Copy task

              I read this article about static website hosting using a blob storage account version 2 in Azure
              - https://azure.microsoft.com/da-dk/blog/azure-storage-static-web-hosting-public-preview/

              So, I updated my Azure File Copy deployment Azure DevOps's task to target a newly created Storage Account (GPv2) which contains a $web folder.
              So, in my Azure File Copy task I updated to version 2.* (Preview) and entered $web in the Container Name.
              But, we can not currently set Cache-Control.
              So, the cache can not be cleared.
              The latest content will not be displayed, because I am using Azure CDN.
              I want you to add the function as an option.

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                0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Localtime logging support in table storage that is used from Azure Functions

                Azure Functions automatically creates a storage account for its service to store logging data in form of "AzureWebJobsHostLogsYYYYMM" in its Table Storage.

                I know that UTC is widely adopted in Azure and Edm.DateTime, which is used in 'Timestamp', 'EndTime' and 'StartTime' is only for storing UTC datetime data.

                but I'd appriciate if if you add a feature that allows us to check these recorded logs of Azure Functions through Storage Explorer in localtime specified like JST, PST

                Thanks,

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                • Localtime logging support in table storage that is used from Azure Functions

                  Azure Functions automatically creates a storage account for its service to store logging data in form of "AzureWebJobsHostLogsYYYYMM" in its Table Storage.

                  I know that UTC is widely adopted in Azure and Edm.DateTime, which is used in 'Timestamp', 'EndTime' and 'StartTime' is only for storing UTC datetime data.

                  but I'd appriciate if if you add a feature that allows us to check these recorded logs of Azure Functions in localtime specified like JST, PST.

                  Thanks,

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                    0 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Introduce interface for testability

                    Currently, When I try to implement unit testing for Client SDK, we need to implement CloudBlobClient or CloudBlobContainer wrapper with my own interface. If official package introduce the interface, it helps developer easy to write unit testing.

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                      0 comments  ·  Client Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add Cold and Archive tiers to Azure Files

                      Azure Files should have Cold and Archive tiers, similar to Blobs.

                      Though ideally, it would be great to have a single file share that has all three tiers (hot, cold, archive) available and simply uses rules to shift the files around on the physical storage.
                      The rules could be as simple as declaring a specific folder to be "cold", or could be based on file attributes (created, last accessed, etc).

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                      • Right click options on blob are cut off the screen

                        If my list of blobs is too long or my browser is too short, then the right-click options expand downward and the lowest options are cut off the screen

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                          0 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Enable custom domain for Files storage

                          It would be convenient if custom domains were also supported for files storage.

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                          • Paste not possible in Storage Explorer in the Azure-Portal in Search Field with Chrome

                            Using Chrome it is not possible to paste some value into the Search field of the Storage Explorer in the Portal. This is possible in firefox.

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                              0 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Is it possible azure file support fuse

                              Is it possible azure file support fuse

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                              • Ability to filter metrics by container

                                Allow the ability to filter metrics by container in a storage account. Currently, you can only show Egress(sum) for the whole storage account and not on a container by container basis.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Azure Storage Firewall for Linked ARM Templates

                                  Add the Azure Resource Manager public IP addresses to the list of services that are "Allow Trusted Microsoft services to access this storage account" so that a blob storage account can be used as a linked ARM template location without having to use SaS tokens in releases.

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                                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Expose Storage Explorer via custom URL

                                    It would be great to have an online version of Storage Explorer, but accessible outside the portal.

                                    So, I can give a business user access to their storage account, without having to install Storage Explorer, and without having them touch the Azure portal. They would login to Azure with their credentials, and be presented with just the storage explorer. This would use the same credentials they logged in with to present them with all storage accounts they have access to.

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                                    • create share from snapshot for staging purposes

                                      I would like to snapshot my production share and programatically create other shares from it so that I can use them in different staging environments to test against productive data patterns.

                                      The goal is to standup such staging environments as quickly as possible hence the share needs to be ready (& populated) fast (e.g. let the share be created quickly in a COW fashion).

                                      If this could be done on the storage account level, the better (snapshot an account and create a new account from the snapshot).

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                                        • Azure File Sync Cloud tiering allow recall on demand

                                          When adding a new server endpoint, instead of downloading all files until the volume free space criteria is met, can the AFS client instead download files on demand? Similar to how the new OneDrive client works. This would allow for more efficient hot/cold mapping.

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