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  1. More Budget, to play arraound with Azure for MSDN Subcribers

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

    1,125 votes
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      18 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 857 votes
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        86 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks for the post , votes, and comments. We are aware of this limitation and are targeting sometime next year to improve this experience. In the meantime you can sign up for a new account in your desired country and transfer your assets to the new account via Support.

        -Azure Billing Team

      • 438 votes
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          22 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Identity verification by credit card section hangs with the progress bar

          I was stuck at the step "The Identity Verification By Credit Card".
          I see the progress bar moving left and right, but it stays that way forever.
          When will this be fixed?

          153 votes
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            64 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • migrate to csp

            Allow migration of direct azure subscriptions to CSP subscriptions.

            124 votes
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              5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • don't use credit card for simple verification

              I only use the free translation service, but if you want my credit card details to sign up for that, then I can live without it. If at any time I should want to use a paid service, _then_ you can have my credit card details.

              87 votes
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                44 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • To re-generate Previous invoice with updated details

                Can you please have some solution to re-generate previous Invoice with updated details.

                For example: When we update the Company Name after the last Invoice generated, we have to wait till next Invoice to get that New company name reflected which does not make sense.

                This usually affects the Business since we cannot make payment with Incorrect Company name which will ultimately Suspend our services.

                Please TREAT this Feedback as URGENT and have some solution on this ASAP.

                Thanks

                53 votes
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                  7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Billing tags

                  Use tags on resource group level for billing in EA portal.
                  Currently we have to tag all sources within a resource group for billing information in the EA portal. It would be more efficient if the tags on the resource group level are used in the reports

                  46 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    This is great feedback and while we don’t have plans to include this on our roadmap in the near future, we will certainly follow up with the other stakeholders to determine the next steps to getting this feature supported.

                    -Adam
                    Azure Billing Team

                  • I have no phone other then VoIP; you don't allow this why?

                    I am a start-up and have only a VoIP phone, because this isn't allowed I can't try Azure; really? The credit card isn't enough, or is it more about assuring one has money?
                    Ahh, the "Greed Evil" concept again, **** am I tired of it!

                    43 votes
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                      17 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Detailed billing

                      The goal will be to have a detailed view on which person deploy which virtual machine on Azure.
                      It will be very helpful to have this to know which people/department deploy for example a SQL Server VM during X days

                      42 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        This is a great suggestion, especially as we build out our role based access control capabilities. We don’t yet have firm timelines for when we can deliver this but we will add it to our backlog.

                        Thanks,

                        -Adam
                        Azure Billing Team

                      • Show list prices on CSP Azure usage report

                        Azure usage reporting on CSP subscriptions is very limited compared to EA. Please improve reporting capabilities and also show the actual list prices in the details to use towards customers

                        39 votes
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                          under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow us to alias the subsciption name from within the Azure Portal

                          The Azure Portal currently lists the subscription names in their raw, original format. And, while, in terms of the subscription itself, these represent billing boundaries for Azure...they "can" also represent other logical boundary-containers, as well. As such, I would like to be able to alias each subscription in order to make separating object creation into their logical boundaries a "no brainer".

                          Example 1:
                          I have 2 subscriptions. In one, I put VNets, VM's, Service Buses and other things that I see as common or more "architectural" in nature. In another, I put Web Sites, Cloud Services and databases that I…

                          32 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Thanks for the feedback. Yes, you can rename subscriptions from the Account portal today. It sounds like you need a better way to organize your resources, tho. We’ll look into this.

                          • Identity verification by phone

                            I was stuck on the part of [Identity verification by phone]. My phone number is a valid number. I don't know why it presented the below message. I am come from Hong Kong. And I am using the phone number start with 5xxx xxxx.

                            "There's a problem with the phone number you provided. Please try again with a valid phone number."

                            25 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • free trial, took money from the credit card nonesense

                              I was trying to use the free trial for azure. it charged 40 USDthat I created MySQL database. is that mean a free trial
                              there is no sign in the azure site that, some products are free to try some of them with money charge

                              25 votes
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                                13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Apologize for the unexpected charge. We are working on making it very clear when you will be charged for a service. (especially for non-Microsoft offerings such as MySQL DB, that are allowed to be created through Azure Marketplace) Please open a support ticket to resolve the unexpected charge.

                              • Specify the time span to other time zones except UTC in Usage API

                                When using Usage API now, we can only specify the time span to UTC.
                                As a result, in other time zones, when we want to compare the pricing value between the API and Azure portal, we have to check the value at midnight. (A time zone which is + 8 hour or more will not be midnight, but we have to check it eary in the morning)

                                Therefore, it will be better if we can specify a time zone except UTC or a time span except 0:00 ~ 0:00. (We can only specify 0:00 ~ 0:00 if we set the…

                                24 votes
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                                • Transfer subscription ownership while keeping the settings of service admin and co-admins

                                  When we transfer subscription ownership between Microsoft accounts, the settings of service admin and co-admin(s) in the source subscription are reset. Especially, if the source subscription has multiple co-admins, it takes a lot of effort to recover them. So, we want to perform it while keeping them.

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                                  Microsoft アカウント間でサブスクリプションの譲渡を行った場合、移行元のサブスクリプションのサービス管理者と共同管理者の設定がリセットされてしまいます。特に移行元のサブスクリプションに複数の共同管理者が設定されている場合、再設定するのは非常に大変なので、移行元のサービス管理者と共同管理者のアカウント情報を保持したまま、サブスクリプションの譲渡を出来るようにして欲しい。

                                  24 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow me to choose Azure Active Directory for new Azure Subscriptions.

                                    When we create new subscriptions for existing or new customers, there is no prompt to associate them to an existing Azure Active Directory.

                                    Every one of our new customers comes to us with multiple subscriptions and multiple Azure Active Directories (the record so far was 7 subscriptions across 3 directories). They always have annoying default names such as myemailcom.onmicrosoft.com, because there is no option to specify the name.

                                    The ridiculously annoying algorithm takes the user's email address, removes the @ and . signs, and concatenates the remaining string. So myname@company.com would result in an Azure Active Directory called mynamecompanycom.onmicrosoft.com.

                                    Customers…

                                    23 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • More then 1 account owner please

                                      It is only this person that can create subscriptions within the account. We are a large organization and we are dependent on 1 single person to do this task. Please, please make it possible to delegate this to a AzureAD group or that we can add mulitipe persons as account owners. You already have this possibility on the Department level so why not implement the same thing on the account level?

                                      18 votes
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                                      • Make payment easy!

                                        Payment should be made easier. I always have IMENSE trouble getting payment to work on microsoft services. It's too convoluted, confusing!!!!!

                                        16 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Invoice option for Marketplace

                                          Hello Team,

                                          Please make Marketplace products compatible with Invoice option.

                                          When we enable Invoice option and if we purchase any Marketplace products, the Invoice option gets disabled and the support tell to delete the Marketplace products to get Invoice option enabled again.

                                          But the thing is, we cannot afford to delete some of the Marketplace products as it will directly affects our business.

                                          Please, requesting you to have an option so Marketplace products won't affect Invoice option.

                                          Thanks.

                                          16 votes
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