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  1. webjob schedule timezone and DST support

    I'd really like to see timezone and daylight savings time support on the webjob schedule. Without support for scheduling jobs that can run at the proper time in every time zone needed we currently can't use scheduled webjobs to replace a homegrown system. Azure Scheduler has the same limitation and I've posted there as well.

    We'd really like to move off our homegrown scheduler to have the advantage of Azure services for our needs but this limitation is preventing that. It didn't take many lines of c# for us to handle this in our scheduler so we know its possible.

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    • Access all quotas & limits on websites to determine bottlenecks

      Running a site on a PaaS is a wonderful thing until you hit boundaries and lack transparency to quickly respond to issues.
      Especially because the times you're hitting those issues are usually very time critical!

      E.g. we had a Web App scaled out to 6 servers but noticed that we had major performance issues even though the CPUs were only at 10% the database DTU usage was only at 1% and any available metric was in a very reasonable range.
      Only after many hours intense back and forth with the support team were we able to determine that we're hitting…

      22 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        This is started but not in the manner you might expect. We are making a number of changes so that you will not hit an IOPS limit issue anymore.
        As a general rule though, we do try to push up information when quotas are hit.
        Christina

      • Show the current github configured branch

        Currently you have to use the Resource Explorer to figure out/remember which GitHub branch you had configured. This is pretty inconvenient. Even showing it in the logs would be more useful.

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        • Add IP address to 'Testing in Production' section of WebApps

          Currently you can create new slots and distribute the percentage of traffic between them. What would be very helpful is to add a IP address to this, so all traffic (or a percentage of traffic) from a certain IP would go to a certain slot.
          The use case for this would be adding your companies IP address to go to the staging slot so they can all test the website, without them switching between a production and staging url all the time.

          3 votes
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          • Add a Remove-AzureRmWebAppCertificate cmdlet

            There is no PowerShell cmdlet for Remove-AzureRmWebAppCertificate. This would be really useful to enable cleanup of old certificates that are no longer used.

            (Note: I'm aware that using Remove-AzureRmWebAppSSLBinding will clean up a certificate if it's not referenced anymore. However, in production applications we don't want to use that cmdlet when updating an SSL certificate - we instead use New-AzureRmWebAppSSLBinding to overwrite the existing binding to the new certificate. The New-AzureRmWebAppSSLBinding cmdlet doesn't clean up the unused old certificate.)

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            • Add the ability to see the request queue for web apps in the azure portal

              It would be great if we could see the current request queue for a web app in the portal (like you can in IIS)

              This is very useful for debugging issues with long running requests and spotting weird things like 1 ip making masses of concurrent requests.

              15 votes
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              • Allow the use of configuration sections for webjobs

                Currently azure webjobs do not allow for the use of configuration outside of connection strings and appsettings.

                It would be useful to support custom configuration sections and the GetSection method

                https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.configuration.configurationsection

                https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.configuration.configuration.getsection

                sometimes having some structure in your configuration is useful and there are any number of 3rd party nuget packages and libraries that need configuration sections.

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                • Install 64 bit dotnet.exe runtime

                  I have a memory intensive webjob that uses dotnet.exe and needs to run in 64 bit mode. But the dotnet.exe currently installed is 32 bit.

                  Is there an easy way to change this to 64 bit? Or can the 64 bit dotnet.exe be installed by default?

                  13 votes
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                    • App Service Environment Scaling Time is Too Long

                      It takes a minimum of 2-3 hours, and a maximum of 20-30 hours to perform any scaling operation on App Service Environments.

                      This is terribly slow compared to expectations compared with using Classic Cloud Services.

                      We are not always able to predict spontaneous traffic growth, and scalling too wide or tall in advance is wasteful of budget and resources.

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

                        Thanks for the feedback. We definitely want to improve the ASE scaling experience and have been working on it for several months already. You should already be able to see some of the impacts of those changes rolling out and it will only continue to improve.

                        Christina

                      • Azure App Service Certificate : Add support for EV certificates (Extended Validation)

                        Azure App Service Certificate permit to have standard SSL and Wildcard. But need to add a new SKU for permit customers to register an EV Certificate too (Extended Validation)

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                          3 comments  ·  App Gallery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Azure Key Vault Recently announced support for EV certificates with 3rd party integration.

                          https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kv/2016/09/26/manage-certificates-via-azure-key-vault/
                          https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kv/2016/09/26/get-started-with-azure-key-vault-certificates/

                          Currently there are no immediate plans to offer EV certificates using Azure App Service Certificates. This item is tracked in our backlog.

                        • Add alerts for failed/successful git deployments

                          When using git for continuum deployment users need to manually check if the deployment is successful or not. An alert would help take action faster.

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                          • Add path support for the "authentication enabled" option

                            The "authentication enabled" option is great for quick and easy auth-enabling of websites. It would be great if it had pathing support so that I could control which parts of the website got protected and which didn't.

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                            • Provide a real support for integrating Web Apps with resources inside a virtual network

                              The current implementation of Vnet integration with Web Apps is nowhere near good enough.
                              1. ASE's: ASE's are fine, but the extreme cost makes it completely unrealistic to use the feature except for very large sites.
                              2. Point-to-Site Vnets: If my vnet is an Expressroute vnet then I have no way to connecto to it using this feature

                              We need a well-working and easy way of integrating webapps with vnets. The optimal solution would be a simple "yes/no" for giving the web app an ip address inside the virtual network.

                              9 votes
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                              • Add Quota and Set Retention Setting from ASM to ARM Portal

                                Could the Quota and Set Retention Setting from the Classic Azure Portal Web App -> Configure -> Site Diagnostics be moved over to the ARM Portal. These are two pretty important settings that seem to be missing from the new App Services -> Settings -> Diagnostics logs blade.

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                                • Azure App Service Backup Alerts

                                  Could email notifications please be added to the Azure App Service Backups. It would be nice to be notified on a daily/weekly basis if the backups of my App Services and completing successfully, partially successfully or failing.

                                  12 votes
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                                  • Azure Notifications to Microsoft Flow

                                    Azure could really help our team communication by allowing notifications to go to Flow so we can post them where our team can see.

                                    For example, when a slot is swapped, I want that to go somewhere so people know. We manually post notifications to Skype right now to affected teams.

                                    It would be great to get alerts, notifications of new resources created, and other messages sent to Flow so we can use them however we want.

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Allow uploading private certificates to the trusted root certificate store

                                      It is quite common for certificate authorities to issue certificates for enterprise customers that come from root ca's not already in the trusted root certificate store.

                                      It would be good if you could allow private root certificates to be added to the trusted root certificate store.

                                      14 votes
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                                      • App Service connect to P2S into a coexistence model (VPN + ExR gateway in the same VNET)

                                        Please allow App Services to connect to the P2S VPN of a VNET that is running an Express Route Gateway and VPN Gateway.

                                        11 votes
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                                        • Downloading publish profile in new portal doesn't work

                                          Using latest version of Safari, when trying to download publish profile for an Azure App Service. It doesn't do anything. I have to go back to the old portal to download my profile.

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