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  1. Support TCP connections to table/blob storage from within the datacenter (low latency, ultra fast).

    We have the need for ultra-fast record range retrieval from table storage (a la on-site SQL Server) from our web roles in the same data center. This is driving a data-intensive BI engine that relies on low-latency access to massive streams of data. Currently, we are looking to MongoDB to fill this gap.

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  2. Azure Table Storage Events

    Allow events to subscribe to fromAzure Table Storage row create, update and delete operations. This would be liked the blob create and update today except for table storage rows.

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    2 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Our long-term goal is to have every service within Azure publish events, however, we have yet to begin work on this one.

    As always, we’re passing the feedback along, but make sure you reach out to Storage as well so they hear your voice directly!

  3. Memory-Optimized off-row storage issue

    I have a problem because of data row-size of some tables greater than 8060bytes, so there was some off-row storage in internal xtp DMVs and those tables allocated a memory about 120GB.
    I alter that tables and reduce row-size to less than 8060bytes, the memory allocated to those tables reduce and the allocated memory to objectid=0 is being grow in sys.dmdbxtptablememorystats. I think The garbage collector thread cant find this orphaned object , thus it cant deallocate memory.
    another issue is 'Memory Allocated To Memory Optimized Objects' is 25GB where 'Memory Used By Memory…

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  4. ability to backup file service storage with automatic retentions

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

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    2 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Changeable "last-modified" file property on Azure File Service

    At the moment, our application stores its documents in a normal folder on a network share. The “Last Modification Time” of the files are important for internal version-handling, and our application heavily uses this file-property.

    Now we decided to move our documents into the cloud and we started using Azure File Service Preview. When we upload the documents via REST API, the “Last-Modified” property of the uploaded files get the current-time – that’s reasonable.

    But unfortunately afterwards the “Set File Properties” REST API call (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn166975.aspx) does not support the change of the “Last-Modified” property. (I tried both with…

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

    Thanks for this feedback. Long term, we would like the File REST API for Azure Files to be a superset of the functionality available in SMB. In the short term, we are looking to close some of the gaps in the API that are most painful, like the file attributes that you can set via SMB but not File REST.

    We would appreciate further feedback on this item, in particular feedback on the things that you can do today over SMB but not REST to help us prioritize the order in which we close the gap!

    Thanks,

    Will Gries
    Program Manager, Azure Files

  6. 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.

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  7. Create Microsoft Service for firewall enabled boot diagnostic storage account

    We want to use a firewall enabled storage account for our boot diagnostics, because the logs / screenshots are reachable from the internet as per default.

    Could you please create microsoft service or a workaround for that?
    Because we receive the following error message if we want to reach the serial console of a VM.

    "A "Forbidden" response was encountered when accessing this VM's boot diagnostic storage account."

    reference link for the error:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/troubleshooting/serial-console-windows#errors

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  8. Support multiple storage accounts in Azure Storage Emulator

    The Azure Storage Emulator only supports a single fixed account (devstoreaccount1).

    This makes integration testing and development on the same machine a pain, as we would like to be able to clear the integration testing account entirely before and after each test sequence, without removing development data.

    The connection string to the new account could use the extended syntax (see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-use-emulator#authenticating-requests-against-the-storage-emulator - not "UseDevelopmentStorage=true"), with the same account key but a different account name, and if need be, different ports for blob/table/queue endpoints.

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

    Thank you for your feedback. Providing this functionality is on our backlog but there is no ETA we can share at this time. We have logged this request in the GitHub repository for the new open source storage emulator, Azurite. Please continue the discussion there: https://github.com/Azure/Azurite/issues/40. We will provide updates when they become available on this ask as well as in the GitHub repository. For any further questions, or to discuss your specific scenario, send us an email at azurestoragefeedback@microsoft.com.

  9. Azure table storage should have a way to set the retention policy

    There should be a way to implement a Azure table storage retention policy such that anything older than n number of days can be deleted from table storage.

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  10. Enable life cycle management for append blob

    Currently life cycle management is only supported for block blob. We are using Azure SQL DB auditing feature and this is creating huge amount of blob files.But these are of append blob type and that is not supported by life cycle management. Please provide support for append blob so that we can manage these log files properly.

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    3 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Provide an actual "read-only" role for Azure File Service

    The reader role available in RBAC doesn't really do what you think it'd do when applied to Azure File Service. A user with this role can't even see the Azure File Service when browsing the storage account.

    As I understand it this is by design as the reader role works on Azure objects and not on files and folders.

    What I need is a method that prevents users from accidentally deleting files or folders by giving them read-only access to the actual files and folders. I don't need fine grained control over access to files and folders, just a straightforward…

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    1 comment  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for this feedback!

    We’re working on or have shipped several features that we think will satisfy this request.

    First, we have shipped the share snapshot feature, which enables you to protect a point-in-time for a file share. If a user were to delete a file, you can restore from the previous snapshot. To make this easier, Azure Backup will soon support scheduling share snapshot.

    Second, and more to the specific ask in the initial post, we are working on AAD authentication and authorization for Azure file shares. When we ship this feature, you will have the ability to set share ACLs that prevent deletes or modifications.

    Thanks,

    Will Gries
    Program Manager, Azure Files

  12. Blob Life cycle management for page blobs

    Provide life cycle management feature for Page blobs too similar to the block blob.
    Currently SQL server 2014 or older version support backing up data to page blobs only. Hence it would be good to have the page blob life cycle management policy on it. This will help in managing the deletion of page blobs on a timely basis.

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  13. Increase Storage Account Name Length from Max of 24 Characters

    Need more than 24 characters to create a meaningful name for a storage account. Especially considering storage account names need to be GLOBALLY UNIQUE across ALL subscriptions.

    This makes it extremely difficult to come up with a MEANINGFUL naming convention.

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  14. Enable Authorization to the Azure Static Websites using Azure Active Directory

    Right now, there is development done to use Blob storage for a static website (known as Azure Static Websites). The feature is in preview.

    However, the downside of this is that the website is public. There is no built-in to restrict the access to the website.

    In my use case, I would have used Azure Static Websites to store the static documentation produced by DocFx (https://dotnet.github.io/docfx/). This documentation includes the classes as well including technical documentation and wikis.

    I would be great if I could use my Azure Active Directory to control who can actually see the pages…

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  15. Allow me to pay for increased entities/second from a table storage account

    Amazon's DynamoDB offers the ability to scale access to a single table, while Azure Table Storage is limited to 5000 entities/account. With Azure Federations now in place, this seems like the last remaining bottleneck for my application as it grows.

    Spreading my data across multiple accounts is a suboptimal solution because (1) it requires an additional layer of complexity in my application, (2) these accounts are not free in that I must request more of them from Microsoft myself every time I need more, (3) I'm not guaranteed to get more than 20 (5 to start, 20 if you go…

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  16. Lifecycle Management for Azure File shares

    Lifecycle Management for Azure File shares similar to blobs.

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  17. consider azure premium files share for desktop applications which need heavy worloads, latency < 1ms, high I/O but only need 100gb size

    We have a .net desktop application for exporters. and run it well in our pc and Area network. We now built a premium files share storage with 500g
    and make a share path with our local machine, we found it works become very slow. if we only open one database file and edit,update one item, it only a little slow. but when we will open,create,update many item and many files. it become very very slow. We also do it from vm machine. when we excute out desktop allpication in vm machine. it is fine. but when we link files share…

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

    Hi folks,

    While we have made premium file shares generally available, we agree there is ongoing performance work associated with them.

    One of the big performance related items is one you touched on in the description: performance when doing activity on many files at once. Azure Files, on both premium and standard, performance best for read/write operations with few handle/metadata operations (i.e. databases) and less good for scenarios that require lots of handle and metadata operations. We are working to improve this performance category and hope to have more to share soon.

    Thanks,

    Will Gries
    Program Manager, Azure Files

  18. LDAPS Support for Azure NetApp Files

    Please enable LDAPS support for Azure NetApp Files, as we (assuming like many) currently run 2019 Domain Controllers in the cloud, and adhere to best practice configuration. But that now means were unable to connect and use this new service due to the lack of its support for LDAPS.

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  19. Support basic authentication for Static website hosting in Azure Storage

    Static website hosting in Azure Storage is great feature. It is easy to publish static contents to the internet and this cost is very low.
    But I hope that more web authentication options are added on this feature. For example, If basic authentication is available, I become more happy.

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  20. Add SQL Database & Data Warehouse as trusted Microsoft services in Azure Storage firewall settings

    When we enable auditing & threat detection on SQLDB or SQLDW, we should be able to set up the firewall setting of Azure Storage. SQLDB & SQLDW is not included in the trusted Microsoft services now.

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