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Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer for Mac1.19.1

30 April 2021

Optimize your Azure Storage Management.

What is Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer for Mac

Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer helps you upload, download, and manage Azure blobs, files, queues, and tables, as well as Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Data Lake Storage entities. Easily access virtual machine disks, and work with either Azure Resource Manager or classic storage accounts. Manage and configure cross-origin resource sharing rules

  • Management for all your storage accounts and multiple subscriptions across Azure, Azure Stack, and government cloud
  • Accessible, intuitive, feature-rich graphical user interface (GUI) for full management of cloud storage resources
  • Robust security features like cross-origin resource sharing and shared access signature to help protect your data access wherever you are
  • Ease cloud storage management and boost productivity - Efficiently connect and manage your Azure storage service accounts and resources across subscriptions. Create, delete, view, and edit resources in Azure Storage, Azure Cosmos DB, and Data Lake Storage
  • Powerful, accessible experience - Seamlessly view, search, and interact with your data and resources using an intuitive interface. Support accessibility with multiple screen reader options
  • Work your way, on-premises or offline - Storage Explorer lets you work disconnected from the cloud or offline with local emulators. This flexibility helps you boost productivity and efficiency, and reduce costs
  • Tighten up data access - Use the full range of Azure security features, including role-based access control, Azure Active Directory, and connection strings, to connect and manage your Azure resources-always over HTTPS

What's new in Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer

Version 1.19.1:
  • In 1.19.0, resources under Quick Access and Local & Attached would not refresh after signing in or out. This could cause confusion because resources which are broken due to an Azure AD account being unavailable would not automatically become fixed after signing in to that account. This issue has been fixed.
  • Some text elements, such as the blob explorer address bar, were running spell check on their inputs. The spell checking is now disabled.
  • The version of Electron used by Storage Explorer has been updated to 10.3.2. This upgrade includes various performance, security, and accessibility fixes.
  • The Microsoft Authentication Library (MSAL) is now the default authentication library for Storage Explorer. MSAL has improved support for conditional access scenarios, including MFA and domain joined device. If you have not been using MSAL, then you will need to sign back in. If you were already using MSAL, then this change should not be noticeable. Finally, if you wish to sign in with multiple Microsoft accounts at once, please see Known Issues.
  • Account management has been refreshed to better let you control what tenants Storage Explorer tries to access, and help you decide when you want to reenter credentials. This refresh includes the following changes.
  • When you sign into Storage Explorer, you will only be signed into your home tenant.
  • In the account panel, there are now two levels of checkboxes under each of your accounts. The first level is for tenants and the second level is for subscriptions.
  • You can use the tenant level checkboxes to enable or disable tenants. However, at this time, you cannot disable your home tenant.
  • When a tenant is disabled, Storage Explorer will not load subscriptions for it and you will not be able to interact with resources in that tenant.
  • When a tenant is enabled, Storage Explorer will attempt to load subscriptions for it. If subscriptions cannot be loaded, you can view any error encountered during loading and reattempt to authenticate for that tenant.
  • One tenant failing to load does not block other tenants.
  • Changes to tenants and subscriptions will immediately take effect. You no longer need to click Apply on the account panel.
  • The tree view no longer does a full refresh after changing what subscriptions you have filtered. Subscription nodes are added or removed as needed.
  • Storage Explorer is now using AzCopy v10.10.0.
  • You can now open a container by name directly from a blob service node. This feature can search for containers by prefix. To open a container by name, right-click on a "Blob Containers" node and choose "Open Container by Name...". Enter all or a prefix of the name of the container you're looking for, select it from the list of containers found, and then click "Open".
  • Properties related to immutability policies are now viewable in the properties panel.
  • Support has been improved for uploading or pasting to a blob container which has been connected with a SAS with create permissions instead of write permissions.
  • Last modified is now viewable in the properties panel for ADLS Gen2 blob containers.
  • If you want to enable support for the ADLS Gen2 append blobs preview, go to Settings > Services > Storage Accounts and check Enable ADLS Gen2 append blob (Preview).
File Shares:
  • Similar to blobs, when uploading or pasting to a file share which has been connected with a stored access policy based SAS, you will now be asked how you want to handle overwrites and data integrity checking.
  • When copying disks, the hyperVGeneration property is now preserved.
  • Documentation has been added on direct links and Storage Explorer's startup arguments.
Azure Data Factory & Extensions:
  • Support for Azure US Government and Azure China.
  • Hide existing factories associated with git.
  • Bug fixes.
  • We're looking for developers who are interested in previewing the ability to create your own Storage Explorer extension. If you are interested, then fill out this survey. You can find more information about the preview here.
  • Fixed not being able to add container level resources (e.g. blob containers, queues) with a SAS URL that contained an account level SAS token.
  • Fixed an issue that might cause a "cannot find uids of undefined error" when attaching a resource.
  • The connection summary for an emulator once again shows the account name, account key, and default endpoints protocol.
  • Fixed not being able to open the stored access policies dialog if a policy did not have permissions, start time, or expiry time.
Known issues:
  • Changing selected subscriptions while the tree is scoped or searching can lead to unexpected behavior, including a "Nothing to display message" with no way to refresh. If this happens you will need to restart Storage Explorer.
  • If you want to sign in to multiple Microsoft Accounts (MSAs) at once, it is recommended that you use Integrated Sign-In. To do so, go to Settings > Application > Sign-in > Sign in with and choose "Integrated Sign-In".
  • If the refresh token for your home tenant expires, and you are using Integrated Sign-In, you may be asked to reauthenticate twice.
  • If you use Azurite with a custom account name, the default emulator node and attached emulator connections won't work since they are hardcoded to target the default development account name. As a workaround, you can construct a connection string and attach the emulator storage account itself.
  • When transferring data to a blob container which has been connected with a SAS with create permissions instead of write permissions, transfers may fail due to network instability. This happens because writes performed with a create permission must be done in a single network call. Therefore, if the network call fails part way through, the entire transfer must be restarted. And eventually, if the call keeps failing, it will be aborted. This is most likely to happen with large files. It is recommended to use SAS tokens with write permissions when transferring large files.
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