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  1. 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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    3 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!

  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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.

  5. Add new flag to AzCopy so it would create blobs in lowercase

    This will be really handy for migration to Azure of a system using NAS and switching it to blob storage - just copy files in lowercase and change system to use lowercase to access to blobs

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  6. Conditional Access Support for Storage Explorer

    Is it possible to add support for the following?

    "Conditional access is not supported when Storage Explorer is being used on Windows 10, Linux, or macOS. This is due to a limitation in the AAD Library used by Storage Explorer."

    We are blocking non-administrative accounts to access any cloud app except for the ones we want to allow.

    However some of our non-administrative users need access to a file share without using a windows vm using SMB. So we want to let these accounts use the Azure Storage Explorer to access these file shares.

    However with our current conditional access…

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  7. 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

  8. Add Azure Functions as a trusted Microsoft service in Azure Storage firewall settings

    When we enable firewall in Azure Storage then Azure Function can no longer communicate to that Storage Account even if you add the Functions Outbound IP Address in the firewall settings of Azure Storage.

    It would be nice if Azure Functions is added as a trusted Microsoft Service in Azure Storage firewall settings.

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  9. 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

  10. Add Cold and Archive tiers to Azure Files

    Azure Files should have Cold and Archive tiers, similar to Blobs.

    Though ideally, it would be great to have a single file share that has all three tiers (hot, cold, archive) available and simply uses rules to shift the files around on the physical storage.
    The rules could be as simple as declaring a specific folder to be "cold", or could be based on file attributes (created, last accessed, etc).

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Azure storage - WORM capable blobs

    To better use Azure as a compliant storage for archiving, it'd be nice to have Azure to support WORM feature. More info is on the below thread:
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsazure/en-US/79258196-b8e1-4e10-90f2-feed54d69d0e/azure-and-worm-for-compliance?forum=windowsazuredata

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    5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. We are currently in public preview of immutable storage for Azure Blobs which will enable you to keep your data in a non-erasable and non-modifiable state for a configurable retention interval. Check out the blog post here for more details: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-immutable-blob-storage-now-in-public-preview/

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

  14. 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

  15. Now that you've released Managed Disks, allow us to specify IOPS

    This has been requested in other forms, but now that you have Managed Disks you're most of the way there. I would like to be able to say "I want a Managed Disk using standard storage, 1TB in size, with 2500 IOPS." Then you figure out how to configure storage to deliver those IOPS without me having to stripe disks, or whatever.

    Or perhaps "I want a 1TB Managed Disk using premium storage with 15000 IOPS." Again, you figure out how to configure and provision that, so I don't have to. That would be awesome!

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. % Free Disk Space Monitoring

    % free disk space monitoring is a critical requirement in a production environment. Currently out-of-the box, Microsoft offer a [Guest] \LogicalDisk(_Total)\% Free Space metric in the portal.
    This metric is useless when a guest machine has mutiple disks attached to it as it only provides an aggregated view of free space & the alerting only appears to work for the system volume.

    We shouldn't have to use the convoluted methods of monitoring all disks using Log Analytics & OMS . The ability to monitor & alert independently on all disks attached to a guest machine should be part of the…

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