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  1. Available Disk Space monitoring and alerts are not sufficient

    The current available tools for visualizing and alerting on available Disk Space for Azure Virtual Machines should be expanded. In the Dashboards module, there is no Live Tile that would allow you to see a Virtual Machine's disks and available space. You can get some data through custom queries, but these queries are manual-refresh only and are not truly suited to a live Dashboard environment.

    Similarly, there is no way to create an Alert for low disk space in the current Alerts module. In Alerts (Classic) there was a % Free Disk Space - this is not sufficient because it…

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    16 comments  ·  Managed Disk Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Support HTTP/2 and SPDY

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

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  3. Schedule snapshots of Azure file shares

    I want to schedule snapshot of Azure Files.
    Every morning, Every Monday, etc.
    For trouble each users, they can restore files at morning. or Monday.
    IT pro can say, Hey you can back to morning who trouble any.

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

    Thank you for your feedback! We working to provide this functionality through the Azure Backup offering. They are currently testing this functionality in a private preview, and are going to be entering a public preview soon. I will update this feedback item as soon as this is released.

    Thanks,

    Will Gries
    Program Manager, Azure Files

  4. Azure Antimalware should be able to scan blob storage

    Azure Antimalware should be able to scan blob storage. Currently you have to save the file a a file system for the real time protection to be able to scan it. Once it has been scanned then you would have to move it to the blob storage. Would like to be able to write directly to blob storage and have the real time protection monitoring the files.

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    17 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. See total size used by container/share and by storage account

    We have multiple storage accounts each with blobs and other objects. The dashboards should show the total disk usage at every level: across all storage accounts, when clicking on a blob, the total for each folder, etc. Right now, one needs to get to the individual file level to see the size and manually sum it up.

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  6. Allow user-based access to Blob Containers (for support employees)

    For auditing purposes and to prevent data corruption, we want to give our support employees a user-centric, read-only access to Blob Containers in order to be able to investigate possible data corruptions (caused by bugs in systems).

    This is not possible now because the security architecture of Blob Service does not even know the concept of users or roles.

    SAS is not secure enough mechanism because it gives access to anyone by just sharing a link + you can't track who's actually using it.

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    10 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for you feedback. Currently we are in public preview of Azure Active Directory authentication for storage. This feature set allows you to use Azure’s role-based access control framework to grant specific permissions to users, groups and applications down to the scope of an individual blob container or queue. You can see the public preview announcement here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-preview-of-aad-authentication-for-storage/

    For any further questions, or to discuss your specific scenario, send us an email at azurestoragefeedback@microsoft.com.

  7. Azure Policy For Preventing Public Blob Containers

    There are no ARM REST API properties for Blob containers which means we can't create an Azure Policy for not allowing people to ever create public blob containers.

    This is how every AWS breach has occurred due to accidentally setting storage to public.

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    20 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Ability to mount a blob or virtual disk as an iSCSI device

    Either blobs or virtual disks should be mountable as as an iSCSI device. Right now, I'd have to create a windows server with an iSCSI target. This seems like madness because the blob is already some kind of virtual device.

    iSCSI is ideal for clustering and availability services and would solve problems with SQL Server clusters and other Windows Server cluster requirements.

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  9. Automatically mount an Azure file share to a Windows clients using 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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    8 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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  ·  3 comments  ·  Queues  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Support deduplication of Azure storage objects (blobs and files)

    Add support for deduplication of files stored in Azure Files to save storage space (cost). General file savings are about 50% when using deduplication in Windows Server

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    14 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Enable multiple custom domains for storage accounts

    I would like to register 2 or more custom domains to point to 1 storage account.

    For example, foo.com, bar.com both point to blob.etc.windows.net

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  13. Ability to manually initiate failover on Geo-Redundant storage accounts (GRS & RA-GRS)

    GRS & RA-GRS storage accounts currently geo-replicate all contents from a primary zone's storage account (storageA) to a secondary zone's storage account (storageB) automatically and this is wonderful.

    Right now, it is Microsoft that control when the failover occurs from storageA to storageB. It is also very well documented that this switch will happen only as a last resort move because of the complexity of switching all accounts, possible data loss, etc...

    For advanced DR scenarios it would be very handy for us to have a way to manually trigger the failover switch between storageA and storageB.

    After the manual…

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    16 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Custom Domain with HTTPS for Static website hosting in Azure Storage

    Currently it is necessary to use a CDN when using custom domains + HTTPS for static websites hosted in Azure Storage.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/blobs/storage-blob-static-website#custom-domain-names

    It would be more convenient in a lot of situations if this could be done right within the storage account without the cdn.
    As with the CDN right now, it would be great to have a one-click certificate deployment process, maybe even using LetsEncrypt? ;-)

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  15. Azure Files - Access/Size Limits

    Azure Files - Access/Size Limits

    Please provide access to the Azure Files service from on-prem. users/devices over 2S2 VPN/ExpressRoute connection.

    Also, 5TB size limit is a deal breaker for many organizations. They need to scale higher. Although a workaround would be to provision a different storage account when the size limit is hit.

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    started  ·  13 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. HTTP compression support for Azure Storage Services (via Accept-Encoding/Content-Encoding fields)

    Add support for 'Accept-Encoding' and 'Content-Encoding' fields in the HTTP request in Azure Storage Services with supported compression schemes gzip and deflate. This should helps reduce network payload by 10x-50x in some cases like saving/loading bulk records to Azure Table Storage.

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    15 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Extend Table Storage Property Limit

    Currently, Azure Tables only support 255 properties (columns) on a single entity (row) and a max row size of 1MB. This should be greatly extended (e.g. 10x+), particularly since Azure does not offer Join query support. Without Join support, devs are forced to span large data structures across multiple tables. When querying the data, devs have to manage this extra complexity as well as suffer the performance penalties of querying against N tables and then performing their own post-join operation. Azure Tables scale great in one dimension (# rows), but horribly in the other (# columns). While Azure Tables should …

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  18. Azure Files Network Drive Mapping with Intune Policies

    Would be very handy to see Intune option of mapping network drive directly to Azure AD Joined devices. In Intune there is no option even to map regular network drives, but Azure File Shares would be game changer.

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  19. Add a way to copy the contents of an entire storage account to another storage account

    Say your application stores important data in an Azure Storage Account, perhaps spread across both Table and Blob containers.

    It would be very handy to be able to copy the entire contents of a storage account to another storage account. So that you could duplicate your azure storage environment between your stage production environments easily, allowing you to test updates to your application on a copy of your live production data before actually deploying it to production.

    I know that bits and pieces of this functionality exist already, via things like Copy Blobs and Blob Snapshots, but nothing built in…

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    18 comments  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. We would like to get more feedback about this item before we prioritize. Is the ask here to replicate a storage account on-demand ? Or have a mechanism to always keep two or more storage accounts in sync ?

    Meanwhile, to unblock some of our users we have published a sample that copies blobs from an account to another account: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/scripts/storage-common-transfer-between-storage-accounts?toc=%2fpowershell%2fmodule%2ftoc.json

  20. Make it possible to send Storage Analytics ($logs) to Log analytics

    Currently Storage accounts can generate detailed logs which are stored under $logs in the storage account. But it is not possible to link this to Log Analytics. This functionality would enable monitoring data access, which is sometimes a regulatory requirement.

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    10 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Azure Storage logs integration with Azure Monitor is in limited public preview since 5/4/2020. Sending logs to Log Analytics is supported as native option in diagnostic setting. You can read more details in: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/monitor-storage

    You can participate the preview by registering in: https://forms.microsoft.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=v4j5cvGGr0GRqy180BHbRxW65f1VQyNCuBHMIMBV8qlUM0E0MFdPRFpOVTRYVklDSE1WUTcyTVAwOC4u

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