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  1. Role Based Access Control

    Role based access control for both the Admin Site and the Tenant Site. A Microsoft Azure configuration might then also become a possibility where there is a single portal (Admin and Tenant merged) where the permissions are forced through RBAC

    348 votes
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      4 comments  ·  Security and Identity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 323 votes
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        2 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Single pane of glass. Manage Azure subscribtions from Azure Pack and reverse

        Not with an additional resource provider, but merge the entries in the same portal.

        267 votes
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          4 comments  ·  Portal and API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Build a graphical runbook design console for SMA with drag and drop items

          (like Orchestrator) and also provide prebuild powershell workflows as integration packs

          225 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Service Management Automation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Multiple external IP Address support per virtual network in WAP with HNV Gateway

            In WAP only one external IP address from Windows Azure Pack is possible on a virtual network. If multiple virtual machines require a NAT rule on the same port (for instance 443) then multiple external IP addresses are required.

            215 votes
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              14 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please add table and blob storage

              one of the coolest features of azure and cloud os is abstracted storage, havign this in azure pack would be great :)

              214 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Other Services Needed  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow tenants to protect and recover their virtual machines

                It is very important for tenants to have control over backup and recovery of the VMs they created in their Windows Azure Pack VM Clouds. It should be possible to backup VMs while online and recover while offline.

                184 votes
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                  5 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow regular powershell scripts instead of workflows in SMA

                  Most people find PowerShell workflows frustrating to work with, especially given the lack of a good debugging story. SMA should allow "regular" PowerShell code, not just workflows.

                  140 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  Service Management Automation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Runbook as a service

                    Allow a tenant to run and author ans schedule runbooks from the Tenant Site.

                    123 votes
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                      9 comments  ·  Service Management Automation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Just to confirm the request, this is around having the complete SMA experience for tenants, correct? Should tenants be allowed to author their own runbooks? Or are you looking to have the admin provide runbook content for the tenants so that they can run and schedule approved runbooks?

                    • Add Cloud Services

                      Add the ability to have Worker Roles in Azure Pack.
                      In general, strive for feature parity with cloud based Azure. This gives companies a path to the cloud.
                      Having a feature complete version of Azure that can be run in-house lets developers create Paas style applications that can still be run in private data centers. Then once everyone is comfortable, it can easily be moved to the cloud. Today its a huge leap to the cloud since some of the Paas style features (eg. Worker Roles) cannot run in a private data center. This requires completely different code depending on…

                      112 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Other Services Needed  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Multitenant AD and ADFS

                        Service Providers are moving from dedicated environment per tenant to automated shared environments. Active Directory and Federation forms challenges in these scenarios. Making these services truely multitenant and allow tenant interaction though Azure Pack helps Service Providers overcome these challenges.

                        110 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Security and Identity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 88 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Repair disjoint VM Roles

                            Please provide a method to repair disjoint VM Roles. We regularly see customers who remove Hyper-V hosts and clusters from VMM, causing havoc with Azure Pack VM Roles. The relationship between the Role and the instances is lost because VMs get new IDs when the host or cluster is re-added to VMM. So far there is no way to repair this. Usage is completely broken after this event.

                            80 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Choose a subnet when modifying the network settings for a VM.

                              Today, we can add several address spaces inside a virtual network on the portal, but when setting a particular VM, we can only choose the virtual network, not the subnet (which is present when viewing into the VMM console)

                              78 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Windows Azure Pack Service Dashboard

                                Similar to http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/service-dashboard/ showing the health of services within Windows Azure Pack. For tenants this should be focused on tenant resources. For admins on admin resources.

                                77 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Portal and API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • ITSM Integration with WAP and Azure Stack

                                  -We need to enable the business units to integrate with WAP to allow consumption of Azure Services. Sadly Azure Stack and WAP are geared towards IT and as more organizations move to Azure and integrate PaaS they need to simplify the requests and management of resources in Azure from a business perspective. No other vendor does this and Service Now is taking more revenue away from Microsoft, By not addressing Service Management and business acccess as part of our cloud solution will eventually be recognized as a shortcoming once we start to lose deals other cloud providers. We are losing…

                                  76 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  Other Services Needed  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Merge VM Template and VM Role in a single gallery / wizard experience

                                    It is unclear to a tenant to select the correct option to deploy a VM now.

                                    59 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Adding, removing, growing and shrinking of VHDX files should be an online operation

                                      Currently a VM has to be taken offline to add, remove, grow or shrink a VHDX. If the operating supports it this should be an online experience.
                                      Future online capabilities should also be online in Windows Azure Pack

                                      46 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow full DNS management

                                        Allow full DNS management for hosters who have DNS servers but also allow the same features via godaddy and such external DNS management providers.

                                        Admin portal to register and manage whilst user as a service can also add A and MX records etc.

                                        39 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Web Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 39 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Reseller  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Thank you for your suggestion! As part of an update release this year, we added functionality to WAP to allow for multiple custom themes to support reseller scenarios. There is more that can be added, though, to support this scenario. It would be helpful to hear from you all who voted on this feature about the reseller scenarios you are trying to support to help inform us when making design choices.

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