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  1. Improve Java site deployments

    Deploying a Java application to Azure for the first time is not bad, but incremental updates are very painful. The basic functionality works, but it involved multiple steps that really shouldn't be there.

    1. Every time that you want to deploy a WAR file, you have to delete the application's exploded directory (ROOT, for example). In order to do this properly, you have to stop the server first. You should be able to simply replace the WAR file (ROOT.war, for example), and have Tomcat take care of updating the application. If you have an application that is large or has…

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      7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      There are a number of bumps with how we enable publishing for Tomcat and Jetty. The system we have is pretty open ended as it allows you to drop in nearly any Java application. Unfortunately the side effect is that the more PaaS like experiences that are reasonably expected with the built in Tomcat/Jetty are subject to the bumps when publishing to Tomcat/Jetty that is configured with the war autoload capability. Long story short, there are work items that we are looking at to make this better when using the built in Tomcat and Jetty.
      Christina

    • support file serving and compression for SVG files out of the box (without modification of Web.config)

      Serving of SVG files is disabled by default. However SVGs are a crucial part of HTML and the default way to include vector graphics and icons into a web page. They should be added to the default configuration.

      Since they're plain XML files it should also be very easy to enable compression for them.

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        0 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        under review  ·  Erez Benari responded

        Hello, Karsten, and thanks for pointint this out. We will consider making this change to Azure.

      • Add native sitecore site support

        It would be nice if you add native sitecore site support to your azure websites. Like you have with Umbraco.

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          1 comment  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Tab does not autocomplete in website console

          Tab does not autocomplete in website console.
          command Autocompletion is not there for the azure website console

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          • Support Weibo for authentication

            Weibo is the 'twitter' of China, which is of course a large market. It would be great if Weibo was plugged into the existing Mobile Services Authentication service.

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              We’re sorry for going dark on this. As other priorities have taken precedence, we have to push this work back a bit. We are still interested in the Weido authentication integration, but we don’t have a timeline to share at the moment.

              Thanks,
              Oded

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