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  1. Goto last page

    If i want to see the last page in Storage > ... > Containers i have to click "next" 30 times.
    Please add an "go to last page" or so i can write a number to go to.

    Oliwer

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      under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Open Source AzCopy under the same license as the current Storage Client SDK

      Bring all the goodness of open source to AzCopy.

      23 votes
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        0 comments  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Let's sunset "One of the request inputs is not valid." to never be seen again

        This is the most useless message ever. Also let the "valid" inputs succeed and return the bad ones.

        26 votes
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          under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support HTTP/2 and SPDY

          With all the major browsers behind http/2 and deployed spdy/3 (chrome/ff/IE11) please implement this for blobs

          135 votes
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            under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  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.

            1,736 votes
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              55 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow for copying spanned blobs

              We have needed to delete/create a number of VMs for a variety of reasons - change affinity group, vnet, data center, you name it. It's easy enough with single disk blobs. Unfortunately this doesn't work with spanned or striped disks. I drop all the disk spans from the VM, but cannot reassemble on the next VM.

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add support for gzip and/or deflate on Table Storage

                I noticed that the Storage team has gone to great lengths to reduce bandwidth usage by switching to JSON. Take this to the next logical step and add support for the Accept-Encoding header in the client libraries and have the server return content gzipped or deflated. JSON compresses quite nicely, especially if the entities returned from a query are similar, which they nearly always will be if you're querying on PartitionKey and RowKey

                40 votes
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                  2 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?

                  217 votes
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                    12 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • View only access to queue, table content in the preview portal

                    Every time I try free trial and use azure queue and table for practice - I feel that view only access to azure table and queue is not available and I end building my own. It will easier to continue exploring similar azure features if view only access to contents are available - for example, for azure queue - view currently queued messages. If Azure portal is not suitable for it, then may be some Microsoft tool do the same - something like MMC in windows server.

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • IP based RAID (for backup) at different geographical locations

                      Dear Team,

                      This is a new feature which I had not seen in any applications.

                      It would greatly help organizations if there is a IP based RAID (for backup applications) at different geographical locations. This can also reduce bandwidth allocation to be at single point.

                      How the application should work:
                      1. The application will ask for RAID configuration (RAID-0, RAID-5, RAID-6, RAID-10)
                      2. Secondly, in place of Hard disks, the application will show the geographical locations (Chennai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, Singapore) for selection & will create the RAID as per above specification
                      3. Optionally, we can select a geographical location…

                      3 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • ACL's for AzureFiles

                        I've started experimenting with Azure Files. One of the features I'm lacking is the fact that you cannot give access to Folders/Files on AzureFiles based on Active Directory credentials. If you setup a typical fileshare one would like to be able to grant/revoke access to folders and files based on information of users in AD.

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                          39 comments  ·  Files  ·  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.

                          56 votes
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                            under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • give the user an option of publish a queue message once a blob is uploaded to container, so that the users don't have to writing cod

                            give the user an option of publish a queue message once a blob is uploaded to container, so that the users don't have to writing code explicitly to pushing queue message, make this configurable will be perfect. Since the blobs uploaded will probably (what i am doing now) be consumed by other process in some case.

                            2 votes
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                              under review  ·  0 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Like (Contains) Operator for Azure Table

                              It would be very useful to use like (Contains) operator to query for rowkeys or partitionkeys, if it's not possible for partitionkeys then it could just be for rowkeys.

                              5 votes
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                                under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Azure Files on a Virtual Network

                                It should be possible to place an Azure Files drive on a private Virtual Network and secure it to be only available via the Virtual Network using a private IP address. Now, anyone with the key can access it from any VM on any subscription. Enterprises typically want tighter security and be able to only allow access from within their own environments.

                                38 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow me to mount a container as a drive to multiple VMs and Cloud Services

                                    I should be able to mount a specific storage account and container as a drive letter in both VMs and Cloud Services. I should be able to do this with read/write access on each machine that has the container mounted.

                                    Also, performance needs to be fast, on par with what AzCopy achieves.

                                    4 votes
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                                      under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • API for maximum account capacity

                                      Azure initially provided 100TB capacity per account. It has now increased it to 200TB.

                                      We need maximum account capacity and capacity used to calculate the free space available in the account.

                                      API exists to give capacity usage for an account. But there is no API to return maximum capacity for an account.

                                      If Azure increases its capacity to 500 TB in its next release, there is no way to calculate the free space available.

                                      Please provide an API that will return the maximum capacity of an Account.

                                      (moved to Storage feedback area)

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                                        under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Scanning historical documents that can be keyword search to access

                                        Just as I said above. We have 57 years of historical community foundation information on Donors and Grants to non-profits. We want to put them into the cloud and be able to access the data by keyword or date searching

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                                          under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Increase the maximum message size of 64k. I know, Sb queues support 256k, but they are too darn slow. We don't need all of the features of

                                          Please increase the max message size limit of 64k. I know SB queues support 256k, but we don't need all the extra features and they are way too slow for our needs. We are in fact moving from SB queues to Storage queue now because of perf issues, and the only thing nipping at us is the reduced message size. 256k would be perfect and would make for a nice parity between the queue.

                                          18 votes
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                                            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Queues  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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