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  1. As a dreamspark student, I am only able to access web app, I want to be able to fully test out azure before paying a subscription. Thaks

    I really do want to be able to try wordpress or even directly write the HTML and CSS, but as being in the dream spark subscription I have no access to anything.

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  2. Allow DPO, AP as a valid address when inputing credit card info.

    upon creating the account the system doesn't think my address is correct even though it is.
    Test it you will see. Create an account with a DPO address and watch it fail.

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  3. Require authentication (confirmation)

    - Require mobile / email authentication (confirmation) when trying to create non-free services or upgrading/downgrading already existing services
    - Require mobile / email authentication (confirmation) when trying to delete services

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  4. Change Partner of Record to be per subscription

    At large corporations, usually there are multiple partners who are heavily involved with different pieces of Azure deployments or projects. In that case, who gets to the "the" partner of record?

    It would be helpful if Partner of Record was marked at the subscription level and any subscription admin could mark it in the Azure Portal.

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  5. 4 votes
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  6. Allow partners to provide an Azure Trial for prospective clients

    You allow for Trials direct from Microsoft but you do not allow partners to host a trial like you do with O365. Why not???

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  7. Quick "support us" page for donations towards an Azure account

    Provide a simple "Donate Now" page for Azure accounts (or only specific account services) that shows:
    --Current Account Balance
    --Estimated Current Monthly Charge
    --Form for donating via credit card towards the account's balance

    This would be a huge boon for non-profits and community supported projects. For example, azure-websites could have a "Keep this site alive" link... or server-dependent indie games could direct users to a "Keep the servers up" page...

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  8. by giving 2 month free trail period.

    Microsoft should give 2 month free trial periods.

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  9. Cannot change payment method for new subscription

    Where:

    account.windowsazure.com

    Trail:

    New Subscription -> Pay-As-You-Go -> Payment Information -> Change payment method

    The page shows some old credit card, which I want to change, but the progress bar just seems to be never ending.

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  10. Allow to manage multiple subscriptions for different legal entities using one MS account.

    It would be helpful to associate Billing Address with a subscription and use the same MS account to manage them. So that I can manage multiple subscriptions for multiple companies using the same MS account. Forcing people into multiple accounts is a bad security practice.

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    Hi there,

    The Azure billing team is always looking to improve the user experience. In order for us to properly evaluate this ask, would you mind elaborating a little upon you request?

    You should already be able to manage multiple subscriptions under the same MS Account. Are you asking for some sort of consolidated billing between those subscriptions?

    Thanks for clarifying,

    -Adam
    Azure Billing Team

  11. 3 votes
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  12. Include a Pricing Calculator in the new portal and allow me to save, reference and tweak them on the fly.

    I can use the Pricing Calculator and save a quote to an Excel file, but I would like to be able to save a quote online, go back to it and make changes on the fly. Even better, include this tool in the portal so that it can automatically reference my subscription and the associated pricing structure.

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  13. Notify before attempting to charge our account

    We customers keep provision for payment once invoice/bill is raised. However we noticed you attempt to charge at a later date. In that case please notify in 24-hour advance about your charging schedule.

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  14. Link For a Billing Proposal Screen

    The idea is to get an Billing proposal screen on dashboard to get the Price quote For the resources we are going to use .
    For EX: currently azure cost displayed when we go to add the resource like a VM or a sql server or create a site . we don't have any option to know what will tell what will be monthly billing if i go for a VM/SQL server/App pool/ site all along . i have to calculate manually to get a total cost .
    It will be Good if there will be link like Billing Proposal…

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  15. Portal is very slow loading pricing for machines

    Whenever you select the Pricing Tier of VM to create, it seems to take about 10 seconds for the pricing information to load. I don't see any reason why it should take this long. Yes, its probably some sort of Ajax call that passes in the region, but this should return immediately. No reason for it to be this slow

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  16. account.windowsazure.com/Subscriptions should show SubscriptionId on the list

    If I have same subscription name, in example, "Microsoft Azure Sponsorship" or "Visual Studio MSDN", they listed in same name.
    I hovered one of items and the link shows "https://account.windowsazure.com/Subscriptions/Statement?subscriptionId=d2e9f440-9357-430e-a1bc-6d" but I found some SubscriptionID strings are completely different in real.

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  17. Ensure the Usage and Billing reports use only ONE name to refer to a datacenter e.g. Australia East

    Currently the usage and billing reports refer to the Australia East datacenter as Australia East, aueast, and AU East depending on which resource is deployed.

    This is frustrating when trying to report and use tools like the PowerBI link for billing - the usage and billing report MUST be reliable and consistent and basic things like consistent names for datacenters should just happen, even if usage/billing needs to run some extra step to adjust the report before it gets to the customer.

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    Thanks for the post. We’re aware of this issue and are working to standardize datacenter names across resource providers in the billing reports. We apologize for the inconvenience this is causing and thank you for your patience.

    -Azure Billing Team

  18. Activating free credits has a "Purchase" button so I'm not sure if I should click

    When I follow the link to Activate my free monthly Azure credits it takes me to a page with a "Purchase" button. I'm afraid I'll be charged for something so I haven't clicked it.
    If it is "free" the button should say "Activate" not "Purchase"

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  19. Consumed Qunatity has discrepancy in usage file

    The consumed quantity column total in the usage csv file in the upper section which includes the rate is different than the same column in the detail table below it

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  20. The Azure Open subscription should provision a PaaS service like mySQL service, or Drupal

    The Azure Open subscription should provision a PaaS service like mySQL service, or Drupal

    The Azure Open subscription seems to be very limited in the use of PaaS services. It isn't possible to provision a mySQL service, or Drupal. This blocks me from using Azure.

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