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  1. Infinite TTL for Queue Messages

    Currently messages in your Queue are discarded after 7 days. I'd like to have the option of messages living in my Queue until I get around to processing them no matter what..

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      under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Queues  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • make it possible to use SSL on blob storage using 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.

      2,957 votes
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        68 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Rename blobs without needing to copy them

        Copying blobs in order to rename them is a heavy operation, especially when the blob is big, or when you need to change many files, such as when changing a directory name.

        308 votes
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          6 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Our apologies for not updating this ask earlier. Renaming Blobs is on our backlog, but is unlikely to be released in the coming year. Using the Azure Files service you can address Azure Storage like a network share using the SMB2.1 protocol.  This enables usage of normal Windows API’s to rename files and directories.  You can get started with the Files service by visiting https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/storage-dotnet-how-to-use-files. For any further questions, or to discuss your specific scenario, send us an email at azurestoragefeedback@microsoft.com.

        • Add ability to view Azure Table size/entity count (rows)

          Hi Mike,

          I've created this idea as suggested on the forums: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/windowsazure/thread/ea18ae29-36a3-42c6-8420-877216efbd42

          One of the big challenges in adopting azure table storage over traditional SQL storage is the ability to know how much data is stored and how it is being used.

          Being able to break size/rows down by partition would be invaluable when trying to modify / optimize Partition & Row keys. (Given data doesn't always grow as we would expect, and new bottlenecks can & will emerge).

          In addition the ability to view the usage data per table / partition would be fantastic.

          Obviously there are ways of…

          666 votes
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            7 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • One-time use SAS tokens

            Essentially, I'd like to be able to create a Shared Access Signature that's only available for one-time use in addition to the existing time-based expiration.

            34 votes
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              under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Static website hosting in Azure blob storage

              This would require supporting default file to render and somekind of redirect from root to a particular container.

              1,184 votes
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                41 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide storage emulation for Mac and Linux

                Storage emulation is Windows only. There should be something to be able to simulate blobs and tables for developing. This could be as simple as a SQLite database. The internet dependency slows testing and development.

                242 votes
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                  under review  ·  7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to delete from Table Storage by Partition

                  There is no good way to delete multiple entries in Table Storage. All you can do is delete one at a time. For logging tables this can become VERY expensive. It would be great if we had the ability to use Partitions as a way to delete logical groups of data in Table Storage in a single transaction.

                  This would allow for a partitioning scheme for grouping data in units that can easily be deleted. For example, logging data in WADLogsTable or rolling tables of data captured on a given partition can be archived easily and cleaned up.

                  360 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enable symlinks in Azure Files (SMB)

                    There is no posibility to create symlinks on Azure Files Samba Shares. It must be enabled on Samba server. Maybe it should be an option?

                    133 votes
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                      10 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • AzCopy should support /MIR option like robocopy

                      I would like the performance of AzCopy and the functionality of robocopy /MIR which will incrementally copy a local folder to Azure block blobs including deleting blobs that no longer exist in the local folder. The scenario is wanting to one-way sync a local directory with a blob container. The reverse would also be helpful of one-way synchronizing block blobs to a local directory. Currently I don't believe AzCopy can delete files from the destination.

                      114 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support secondary Indexes

                        Need to be able to sort on something other than the rowkey

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                          80 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • enable oAuth 2.0 for Azure Storage Tables/Blobs

                          enable oAuth 2.0 for Azure Storage Tables/Blobs

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                            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 69 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Increase the size of a BLOB Storage Account to an indefinite amount

                              I'm currently working on a solution which will be using multiple storage accounts which will continue to grow indefinitely.
                              The 100TB limit means that I have to continuously list the blobs in my container to workout what the total size used is and then determine if I need to create a new storage account on the fly. This is cumbersome and time consuming for the type of performance the business requires.

                              It would be better to remove the account size limitation which would simplify the solution considerably and remove all the blob listing look-ups which seem counter intuitive. The only…

                              9 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                under review  ·  Jeff IrwinJeff Irwin responded

                                While not yet indefinite, we have raised the limit today to 500TB per account and are continuing to look to improve this.

                              • Azure Files - Access share by Azure AD credentials instead of by key

                                I have seen a lot of customers ask if Azure Files could be integrated with Azure AD authentication vs the standard Storage Account name/key. With the current model of Azure Files, it would be a security risk to create more than 2 File Shares as we don't have enough unique storage keys for each share.

                                162 votes
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                                  8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Thank you for your feedback. We have Azure AD integration in our backlog to address this scenario. However we do not have a specific timeline to share yet.

                                • Queues - Add Multiple Messages in a Single Transaction

                                  “Enhance the Queue API” (http://feedback.windowsazure.com/forums/217298-storage/suggestions/1574639-enhance-the-queue-api) had two features. One was to be able to update the invisibility timeout of a message, which is now completed. The other was to be able to add multiple messages in a single request. If you want that feature, please vote here.

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                                    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Queues  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • ability to backup file service storage with automatic retentions

                                    ability to backup file service storage with automatic retentions directly from the backup vault

                                    23 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make SourceKey; DestKey; SAS More Accessible From The Storage Container Interface & Improve Written Doc For

                                      The web site documentation for Windows Azure Powershell is incomplete and most tasks needed for getting keys , SAS and or journal files should be accessible from the storage contained management interface of Azure on line...

                                      Active Directory Functionality should be able to run with a proxy domain designations until formal domains can be obtained and or domains should be sold and generated on demand....

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                                        under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Queues  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add Support for Lists/Arrays in Azure Tables

                                        Azure tables need an option to support lists/arrays for per entity instance.

                                        Both Google App Engine (http://code.google.com/appengine/docs/python/datastore/typesandpropertyclasses.html#ListProperty) and Amazon's simpledb both already offer this.

                                        It enables an effective way to relate entities without the over head of traditional SQL.

                                        101 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Azure Table Storage permissions to prevent deletion

                                          It would be nice to be able to lock certain areas of Azure Storage to prevent operators/developers from deleting a table/container/queue by accident. Our specific need right now is for Azure Storage Tables but could potentially be for containers and queues. For example, it would be nice to lock a table to not allow deletion.

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