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  1. 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 →
      • Add ability to permission file shares to individual users in the interim of connection to Azure AD

        I know that connections to Azure AD for Azure File Storage is in the works but while that is happening, I would love the ability to choose (individually) what domain users can see certain shares.

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Bulk upload to table storage

          To have a fast way of uploading a large amount of data to a storage table. Trying to upload 5M entries (4M distinct partition keys) takes 20 to 60 hours (depending on where I run it) to upload single threaded.
          Batch operations don't help much as they are limited to one partition per batch. Relaxing the restriction on batches to allow multiple partition keys in one batch and making batches larger would both help.
          Alternatively uploading a CSV or JSON file as a single operation. It would be acceptable for this to create a new table.

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            0 comments  ·  Tables  ·  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 →
            • Improve case sensitivity options by providing optional auto to lowercase

              Recently we attempted to migrate from windows file store to azure blob storage and ran into the problem of case sensitivity with azure blobs. We were migrating html based marketing assets which would be a nightmare to attempt to find all the URL's to assets and to lowercase them. Alternative we would need to write a small site that sits in front to lower case all requests. This would require us to first rename all blobs to ensure they are lowercased. In addition to this we would also need to write something that would upload a file to blob and…

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                0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  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 →
                • 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 →
                  • cache

                    In the portal I want to be able to set (or at least see) http headers like "Cache-Control" at blob containers. We had an issue with CDN not caching images from blob when Cache-Control was not set to public.

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Azure Storage - Delete Blob with Snap Shot Fails - Error 409 Conflict

                      We were creating a snapshot each time we updated a blob to preserve the version of the blob. However when we tried to delete the blob we received Error 409 Conflict (error msg did not tell us why). When we changed the delete statement from await blockBlob.DeleteIfExistsAsync() to await blockBlob.DeleteIfExistsAsync(DeleteSnapshotsOption.IncludeSnapshots, null, null, null) the delete worked. Apparently having snapshots associated to a blob causes a delete conflict. Makes sense but can we have a more descriptive error message? Thanks!

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                        under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • It would be Great if azure table storage can support lua scripting to get the data

                        Right now there is no way to execute logic on the columns other than Row key and partition key. It would be great if we can write some logic using lua scrpts which can execute on the server itself and get the results.
                        Because it take lot of effort to get the result and filter out at client side.

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                          0 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow "Prefer: return-no-content" for upserts (i.e. InsertOrMerge/InsertOrReplace)

                          As per subject, allow to ignore echo on upsert operations too. There are cases where echo is not important when performing the upsert operation itself even if a row has been modified/replaced (ex: the table row will be read back later by another component).

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                            0 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Return a .zip file through a blob list

                            Provide a way to request a .zip file through a list of blobs, or indicate the best way to do this.

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                              0 comments  ·  Import/Export  ·  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.…

                              29 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Physical Import/Export Locations

                                Physical Import/Export Locations (perhaps Microsoft Retail Stores) where we can bring our drives to have data uploaded/downloaded from Azure, without the delay of shipping. If this also removed the per drive cost, we could also partition our data across more drives, improving performance further.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Provide a way to encrypt or obfuscate blob names

                                  My application stores a lot of files containing user data, where each blob is named after a corresponding primary-key in a relational database.

                                  Currently my blob storage container is private and all requests for blobs are proxied through my web application.

                                  To reduce server load I would like to expose the blobs directly, however this would mean exposing the raw blob name to end-users, which gives away the unencrypted database primary-key value.

                                  I know I can prevent access to blobs using Shared Access Signatures however I don't need that kind of security - I just want to obfuscate blob names…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Storage Explorer v0.8.12 breaks if HOMEDRIVE offline

                                    V0.8.12 update has broken Storage Explorer for me with an "Unknown Error" when starting. As the error refers to "P:/" I suspect it is something to do with the HOMEDRIVE environment variable that points to that drive. This is a network drive enforced upon my by group policy but which I never use. As I am currently engaged in trial Azure development I generally have to work offline from the corporate network due to proxy server and firewall restrictions we are not yet ready to lift.

                                    I am working with our internal support to try and get GP exceptions but…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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 →
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                                        When will it be here?

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                                          1 comment  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improve Search Performance for exact matches

                                          We are currently using Azure Media Services which creates a new blob container for each asset. We currently have 40,000 distinct assets. When attempting to search from the blob container level using the exact container id it can take 10+ minutes. This seams to be searching for content within the containers as well. In contrast if we search Azure Media Services Explorer by id it is instant. It would be good to be able to have more control over how it searches

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                                            2 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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