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How can we improve Azure Storage?

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  1. Import/Export Feature in Brazil. Without it is not practical to sell big workloads

    We have several scenarios where customers have huge workloads and it's being impractial do upload those data to Azure using WAN Links

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      0 comments  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Status code returned by InsertOrReplace and InsertOrMerge should reflect if entity was inserted or replaced/merged

      InsertOrReplace and InsertOrMerge return 204 on success but caller can't tell if entity was inserted or replaced/merged. It would be useful to know so caller can maintain accurate count of entities in the table.

      15 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add an InsertIfNotExists

        There should be an ability to insert a record only if that record does not exist. This would match off the partition & key, and would be the equivalent of checking for the rows existence followed by insert if it did not exist, or do nothing if it did. This is not the same an Upsert or Merge.

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          1 comment  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Why create Storage accounts for each service when I already have an Storage.

          If there is a Storage account created only containers are enough to Map for any Service that we create.

          Also when we select any Storage Accounts that should show the SQL, VM or any resources that is using that storage.

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            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Globally redundant storage with custom secondary regions

            For multi-region service deployments, it'd be really useful to have shared data in Azure Storage and have the user be able to select which regions act as backups in a similar way that's done in AzureSQL where I can add read-only databases in different data centers and regions

            27 votes
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              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add ability to tag storage accounts, blobs, tables, etc

              You can currently tag Web Sites and SQL servers, but I want to be able to tag my storage account entities as well, so I can see all associated services for a particular project.

              91 votes
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                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • AzCopy should support filtering of table entities

                Just like a Pattern parameter for copying blobs, there should be a similar parameter for copying table entities.

                It should be possible to filter both on partition and and row keys.

                I personally find it quite seldom that I need to copy entire table.

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                  2 comments  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • How do I add search to Azure Storage , so I can utlize it using the rest API

                  We are trying to build applications using asp.net; how can we enable search on blob storage or for file shares. I feel like I am disabling my customers if I can not search the content of the files I am placing into azure

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                    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide backup Solution to Take the Backup of Entire Azure Storage Account to Avoid User Errors

                    Provide backup Solution/ option in Azure Management Portal to Take the Backup of Entire Azure Storage Account to Avoid User Errors. This option should have recurring electable schedule.

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                      0 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Optimise retrieving of multiple entities across partitions

                      If I request multiple entities, for example with the filter

                      (PartitionKey=1 AND RowKey=2) OR (PartitionKey=3 AND RowKey=4)

                      then a full table scan is performed. Of course, it's more performant to make two queries for fast access to the specific records, but when the client is miles away, perhaps on a mobile device, the extra network traffic for two requests is itself problematic. I'd like the API to internalise the need to split this request into two, retrieve the two entities, then combine them into a single response rather than performing a full table scan. This would provide the best performance…

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                        under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow anonymous public access to Azure File Storage the same as Blob Storage

                        We want to enable public anonymous read access to web files stored on file storage just like we can do for blob storage. This would allow legacy applications on our IIS servers to continue to access a single SMB share while enabling end users (browser sessions) direct access to web files rather than going back to our IIS servers to retrieve them. We understand that there are other ways around this, like pushing the files into the Azure CDN or using azcopy to move them to blob storage, but public anonymous read access to the file storage in the same…

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                          12 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thank you for your feedback. We plan to support Shared Access Signature in Azure Files via REST API to allow anonymous public access to data in the file share. However we do not have a specific timeline to share yet.

                        • Add queue length monitoring and alerting

                          It would be really helpful to be able to monitor the queue size and set alert rules when it exceeds certain threshold.

                          82 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  Queues  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add readonly storage account keys via service management APIs

                            Add readonly storage account keys via service management APIs.

                            11 votes
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                              under review  ·  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • make file storage (preview) also mountable from local computer

                              It would be a greate solution to mount the file storage into my local computer. (not only azure VMs).

                              4 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Offer free or reduced-price Windows Server backup options for qualifying Non-Profit organisations

                                Or, you could allow Office 365 tenants to pool their users' OneDrive for Business storage allowances (currently 1TB/user), and re-provision some of that capacity for Windows Server Backup purposes in Azure.

                                5 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Daily expense email reports - Better way to limit the expenses on Azure

                                  I just got a surprise that my Azure MSDN account was disabled due to no credit left this month, but it was a surprise for because I was sure I had shutdown all my VM's. But apprently they were still running.

                                  So I would like a way to receive daily expesnse report, so I can be on top of the expenses in a better way

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                                    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • option to create new storage

                                    There should be an option to create a new storage when browsing existing storage. This same paradigm should apply for all other categories of services. Otherwise I have to hunt through a bunch of stuff in the +Add_ menu.

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                                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Azure storage explorer from Microsoft

                                      I haven't found Microsoft storage explorer integrated into Windows explorer. Commom question from customer, how to easily to connect azure to storage to my local machine like network drive

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                                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Have option to list files in storage containers from most recent to oldest.

                                        Have option to list files in storage containers from most recent to oldest.

                                        As it currently stands, it takes me quite a few clicks to navigate to my newest data because it is on the last web page! In addition, you can only click to advance one web page at a time (which takes ~2 seconds to refresh to the new file list).

                                        Enhancements would be:
                                        1. Have option to list newest files first.
                                        2. Have option to jump to a specified page #.
                                        3. Have option to jump 10 pages at a time.

                                        5 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Storage accounts on VNET or Disable key options

                                          Allow storage accounts to be configured so that they can have external access disabled and be accessible only through a VNET. I would like to have a checkbox option that disabled all external access to the blob instead of just relying on keeping storage keys hidden. Even through keys can be rotated, they still always exist and could be used to gain unauthorized access.

                                          This would be useful for storage accounts that only contain VHD's and never need the possibility of them being accessed externally. This would be one more layer of safety, as well as easier to audit /…

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                                            under review  ·  4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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