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  1. Support HTTP/2

    With all the major browsers behind http/2 and deployed spdy/3 (chrome/ff/IE11) please implement this on the CDN

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    • Custom domain HTTPS support for Azure CDN from Verizon

      Custom domain HTTPS supported for Azure CDN from Verizon profiles.

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        178 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        This is now generally available for Azure CDN from Verizon profiles. See the following blog post for details: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-custom-domain-https-support-with-azure-cdn/.

        Use the following request to vote for this support for Azure CDN from Akamai profiles – https://feedback.azure.com/forums/169397-cdn/suggestions/18013657-custom-domain-https-support-for-azure-cdn-from-aka.

      • Ability to force the CDN to refresh any cached content

        A new API to send a request to the CDN so that it invalidates an previously cached item and forces a refetch from the origin - e.g. Azure Storage.
        This would happen regardless of the original Cache Control header set for the blob.

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          57 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Purge is now supported both via the CDN extension in the new Azure Portal (https://portal.azure.com) and via REST APIhttps://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt634451.aspx. This is currently only available for endpoints that are created using the new Azure Portal. Existing endpoints in the previous version of the portal (i.e. https://manage.windowsazure.com) will be migrated to the new Azure Portal in the beginning of 2016 and at that time purge support will also be available for use with them.

        • Change Origin Host Name For CDN Profile

          You can't change the origin hostname for a CDN Profile after it's created.

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          • Make the "manage cdn" button work

            When I press the "manage cdn" button in Chrome, it opens up a new tab to about:blank. If I press the same button in Firefox, it opens a new tab that returns a 404 not found message.

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            • Migrate CDN endpoints (classic) to new portal

              CDN endpoints created in the new portal expose certain new features (like purge) that are not available on classic endpoints. Re-creating those endpoints would consume a lot of time, therefore, a migration feature would be great.

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              • Make CDN endpoint configuration more obvious

                Currently, creating an endpoint in Azure CDN doesn't give you many options and does not enable https by default, which is not obvious. 1) Creating a new endpoint should give you more options (for instance to enable query string or https) and also, on the CDN endpoints page, there is no edit or settings button and it is not obvious that you can click on the name to enter a settings page.

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                • Support endpoint loading with files that contain special characters

                  Pre-loading resources for a specified endpoint currently only supports files that match the following regex ^(?:\/[a-zA-Z0-9-_.\u0020]+)+$ .
                  This works for the majority of files but files that contain characters other than alphanumeric characters will be rejected.

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                  • Improve CDN in India

                    Compared to CloudFront, your CDN is way too slow on regular basis. I was earlier using CloudFront, but because of CloudFront's SHA1 certificate issue, I migrated to Azure. I haven't had complaints in other regions but in India it is super slow.

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Closing this out as CDN performance was significantly improved at the end of June for Azure CDN from Verizon and UserVoice isn’t ideal forum to address performance issues. The fastest way to have performance issues addressed is to open a support ticket. You can also provide feedback on CDN MSDN forum: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=azurecdn If you post on the MSDN forum we will additional information including the following to investigate further: Detailed description of performance issue, CDN endpoint name.

                    • Default root objects

                      Pull from "foobar.ext" instead of "index.htm" from source.

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                      • Allow Reuse of Previously Deleted Endpoint Names

                        1) I created a CDN profile in the new Azure Preview Portal, eg: "my-cdn-profile1"
                        2) I added two endpoints to the CDN, eg: "ep1-cdn-profile" and "ep2-cdn-profile"
                        3) I deleted the CDN profile, eg: "my-cdn-profile1"
                        4) I created a new CDN profile, eg: "my-cdn-profile2"
                        5) I try to add an endpoint to the new CDN profile, eg: "ep1-cdn-profile"
                        6) I get an error "Error: That endpoint name already exists"
                        7) 24 hours later, still same error.

                        After I delete a CDN profile, it's endpoints should also be deleted and I should be able to create the endpoints again in a new…

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                          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          We have updated the behavior to be consistent with other Azure services. You are now able to reuse endpoints that you have deleted without a delay. Note that once an endpoint has been deleted anyone can make use of the endpoint name. So there is always a possibility of someone else using before you have had a chance to recreate the endpoint.

                        • Allow custom CDN endpoint name

                          Let us specify the name for the cdn.

                          Right now it forces us to use something like az761500.vo.msecnd.net. To anyone unfamiliar with Azure CDNs that would look like a spam bot or something.

                          Let us use some slightly more friendly domain by cutomizing the az761500 part of the name. For bonus points use some domain that actually says that the CDN is hosted by Azure rather than vo.msecnd.net.

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                          • Allow disabling HTTP (HTTPS-only)

                            HTTP is slowly but surely going away. Allow us to disable it on CDN endpoints. HSTS would also be appreciated.

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                            • Make it available in Brazil

                              CDN is one of easiest services to deploy in a Enterprise environment. Would be nice to have CDN in Brazil to encourage customer migrating to the cloud

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                                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Azure CDN is now available in Brazil as of 12/2/2015 for CDN endpoints that are created using the new Azure Portal (i.e. https://portal.azure.net). Existing endpoints in the previous version of the portal (i.e. https://manage.windowsazure.com) will be migrated to the new Azure Portal in the beginning of 2016 and at that time all new POP’s (i.e. ones in Australia, India, and South America) will be available for these endpoints also. Additional POP deployments throughout South America are scheduled over the next several months. Currently in South America POP’s are available in São Paulo, Brazil and Quito, Ecuador.

                              • Add CDN locations in every country where Azure is sold (possibly via a partner program)

                                Local bandwith can make or break the success of Windows Azure - establish CDN nodes in all the countries where the service is (or will soon be) sold.

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

                                  Azure CDN is now available in every country where Azure is sold. On 12/2/2015 we added additional POP location in India (Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai), two in Australia (Melbourne and Sydney) and two in South America (São Paulo, Brazil and Quito, Ecuador). Additional POP deployments throughout South America are scheduled over the next several months. We have also announced a partnership earlier this year with Akamai – see https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-and-akamai-bring-cdn-to-azure-customers. A managed roll-out using the Akamai network has started to a limited number of targeted customers. The Akamai network (which has POP’s in 129 countries) is targeted to be available for all customers in the 1st half of 2016.

                                • Enable CDN endpoint management using the REST API

                                  We use this a lot. Since we want to implement our own management portal, it is vital that we can create and manage CDN endpoints in Azure.
                                  I always thought that the everything you could do in the (old) portal, you could manage yourself as well throught the REST API...

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                                  • CDN Metrics

                                    A company we are working with is very interested in using CDN as a solution in one of their projects. They would like to have built-in usage metrics (like Google Analytics) for CDN. It was important to them, and sounds like a good idea to me.

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                                    • Map domain directly to a container (CDN)

                                      At the moment I can create a CDN for a storage account and associate a domain name with that CDN, e.g. cdn.mysite.com

                                      To access a file within that CDN I need to know the container name, cdn.mysite.com/files/myfile.zip

                                      It should be possible to point a domain name directly to a container, cdn.mysite.com/myfile.zip
                                      This way the container we care about is the only one shared via the CDN.

                                      16 votes
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                                        Support for this was added earlier this year. This is currently supported by selecting custom origin as the origin type. One can then specify both a hostname and a path e.g. mystorageaccount.blob.core.windows.net/mycontainer. Later this year CDN will be supported in the new Azure Portal and one will be able to specify a path with any origin type.

                                      • Automatic HTTP compression on Azure blob CDN (gzip)

                                        We would like to be able to serve static CSS and JavaScript files using the Azure CDN.

                                        To increase performance gzip compression on such files is preferred, or even a must have!

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                                        • Allow multiple *.vo.msecnd.net domains for one CDN (SSL/HTTPS)

                                          I know there's requests to allow SSL support for custom domains CNAMEd to the *.vo.msecnd.net CDN domain but nothing seems to be moving on those requests (years have gone by).

                                          For me personally I require:
                                          - SSL/HTTPS CDN domain - so that browsers don't complain about unsecured resources.
                                          - Multiple SSL/HTTPS CDN domains - I can increase the number of parallel requests the browser is making for our assets.

                                          Since we can provision new CDNs through the management portal and be assigned a random *.vo.msecnd.net domain which is secured by the *.vo.msecnd.net wild card SSL certificate.

                                          **Please can you add…

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