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  1. Reduce cloud costs, specifically storage and bandwidth

    Cloud computing might be tempting when you are just starting a company because you don't need to worry about having your own infrastructure. But as you host more and more storage and demand more and more bandwidth, the current cost per GB models become pricey.

    There is a now-popular analogy between cars and the cloud. The current cloud offering is advantageous when you rent a car from city A to city B, but if you are traveling too often, you better buy your own.

    All the hype around cloud computing set aside, if the cloud is aiming at the next…

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      16 comments  ·  Offers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide Azure hosting service for Vietnamese market

      We are software development companies in Vietnam and Vietnamese clients have the large demand to use Azure hosting service.

      Please enlarge your service for Vietnamese market.

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        35 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Windows Azure is commercially available in the following 84 countries, and this is not one of them. Learn more here: http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/pricing/faq/

        We are adding more countries as we can, but in the meantime if you wish to use the service in an unsupported country, you’ll need to use one of several third party providers which front the Azure Subscriptions for organizations in unsupported countries. Just keep in mind that those providers are not MSFT so perform due-diligence to make sure any vendor you select is reputable.

        Thanks for understanding.

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          10 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow easy donation of unused CPU cycles to cancer research, Folding@home, etc.

          I would like to easily 'donate' my unused CPU cycles towards a good cause, such as cancer research within the Folding@home project.

          Ideally this setting would be incorporated into the config of my worker roles, or within the Windows Azure portal.

          106 votes
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            under review  ·  11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add Bosnia and Herzegovina to the list of supported countries

            Currently it is not possible to buy any product from the Windows Azure family, not even the free ones from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Please add Bosnia to the list of supported countries.

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              24 comments  ·  Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Windows Azure is commercially available in the following 84 countries, and this is not one of them. Learn more here: http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/pricing/faq/

              We are adding more countries as we can, but in the meantime if you wish to use the service in an unsupported country, you’ll need to use one of several third party providers which front the Azure Subscriptions for organizations in unsupported countries. Just keep in mind that those providers are not MSFT so perform due-diligence to make sure any vendor you select is reputable.

              Thanks for understanding.

            • Open Source Azure & create a marketplace of providers with no loss of strategic control or tax.

              A marketplace of providers will require multiple providers, access to code / data and semantic interoperability. This means a common reference model. If Azure is open sourced then it can act as the common model without the providers suffering a loss of strategic control or tax. Given that cloud is about provision of commodity services (i.e. activities which are ubiquitous and well defined and hence suitable to support the volume operations needed), the value is in the service not the bits and hence creating a free market (as opposed to a controlled market) would benefit consumers.

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                4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Offer an ACTUALLY free program for INDIVIDUAL students without credit card

                There was a question about this but it was closed several days ago. I know there is windowsazure pass but that is only for educators. It would be awesome if you can just verify your student identity (Like in Dreamspark) and then get serveral websites for free.

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                  5 comments  ·  Offers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Why not available in my country?

                  I tried to buy an zure plan today and suddenly after 10 minutes of registration i found a message telling me the service is not supported in your country. i live in UAE
                  why it's not supported ? and why there is no such information about that

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                    55 comments  ·  Offers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    under review  ·  CalvinCalvin responded

                    We’re actively reviewing new locations for Windows Azure sites and are working with partners to enable them to provide services in geo locations were sites aren’t otherwise planned. So please keep the feedback coming as to locations were you would like to have Windows Azure available, as this is valuable input into our expansion plans. That said, building out geo diverse hosting environments is a nontrivial task and it takes time to build the requisite site and spin up the associated infrastructure. We’re working to accelerate this process and to make it easier to navigate the requirements involved in deploying to additional locations, but the timeframe to expand to all the geographies we would like will be measured in years rather than months.

                  • expose a Service Availability API.

                    Build an API that exposes the data that is used by the Service Availability dashboard, so that we can build monitoring applications (e.g. WinPhone7) to keep an eye on things. I know about the RSS feed for the services, but it's largely ad-hoc, and pretty unparseable programmatically. Ideally, this is something that just returns Red/Yellow/Green for a DC+Service combination, and a comment if it's not all Green. Clearly, if everything is going well, it's heavily cacheable, and only when it's changed would you need to break that cache.

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                      2 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Build hosting centers in South Africa

                      Supports local economies...

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                        under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          3 comments  ·  Offers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • build a datacentre in australia

                          i find websites running on azure cloud server slow in australia

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                            3 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow e-mail unsubscribe

                            I have received three e-mails in one day from azure. One about downtime (I have no services right now), and two advertising features. None of these e-mails have unsubscribe buttons, and I cannot find a way to suppress them in the account page. All contact checkboxes are un-checked.

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                              7 comments  ·  Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Include Bangladesh in Windows Azure country list

                              Bangladesh should be included in windows azure country list .

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

                                Windows Azure is commercially available in the following 84 countries, and this is not one of them. Learn more here: http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/pricing/faq/

                                We are adding more countries as we can, but in the meantime if you wish to use the service in an unsupported country, you’ll need to use one of several third party providers which front the Azure Subscriptions for organizations in unsupported countries. Just keep in mind that those providers are not MSFT so perform due-diligence to make sure any vendor you select is reputable.

                                Thanks for understanding.

                              • TrackingId Search

                                Allow querying of exceptions details using tracking id.

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                                • Including Nepal for using Azure services

                                  MSFT should make azure available in Nepal. Many developers, corporate houses are waiting Azure.

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                                    under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • More Budget, to play arraound with Azure for MSDN Subcribers

                                    Would be nice, to get more playarround budget for MSDN Subscribers.

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                                      2 comments  ·  Offers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Google App Engine is the best in terms of free tier for developers. I am sure Microsoft can afford it but they don't. That is too bad.

                                      Google App Engine is the best in terms of free tier for developers. I am sure Microsoft can afford it but they don't. That is too bad. They will likely lose new developers to google.

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                                      • Green Computing Option

                                        Allow me to pay a little more to host my data/services on machines that are powered by renewable energy.

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                                        • Windows Azure should available for users reside in Lebanon

                                          Windows Azure should available for those users who reside in Lebanon

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

                                            Windows Azure is commercially available in the following 84 countries, and this is not one of them. Learn more here: http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/pricing/faq/

                                            We are adding more countries as we can, but in the meantime if you wish to use the service in an unsupported country, you’ll need to use one of several third party providers which front the Azure Subscriptions for organizations in unsupported countries. Just keep in mind that those providers are not MSFT so perform due-diligence to make sure any vendor you select is reputable.

                                            Thanks for understanding.

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