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  1. Add F# documentation for Azure SDK

    Add documentation for the Azure services from F#, particularly documenting

    (a) how to use basic services like blob and table storage from the F# Interactive REPL, to allow F# scripting to be used to script Azure

    (b) showing how to develop and use F# type providers for Azure

    All the documentation should be cross-platform so that F# users on Mac, Linux and mobile can also learn how to use Azure services.

    The current documentation for C# is very difficult to follow for F# programmers since it depends on specific Visual Studio tooling.

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  2. Export Resource Group to Visio Diagram

    loving the power of Resource Groups. Was thinking that it would be useful to be able to do Get-AzureResourceGroupToVisio where it would generate diagram with the relevant Shapes for resource types and show connections between (say) Web Sites and SQL Databases / Servers

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    We are looking into this… is Visio the end goal here or just something that will help visualize the contents of the template/resource group?

  3. depoly to blob storage as part of visual studio publish

    It would be great in visual studio to mark a css, js or image (so static file) as needing deployment to blob storage as part of the publishing process. This would make it much easier to create website that utilize table storage and CDN for these files speeding up sites and making it easier to make changes to this static content

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    under review  ·  Brady Gaster responded

    I’ve discussed an idea like this with a few of the web tooling Program Managers recently, and we all agree that the feature is indeed a legitimate one we should consider. The discussions are really early.

    We do have support for uploading files to blob storage accounts directly from within VS. We also have web publishing capabilities. Add to that the support we have in Razor for being able to load things like jQuery from disk when the site’s running in debug mode to later loading from a CDN, and it seems like something we could develop.

    We’re looking into the options now. I’ll keep this thread updated in the future.

  4. Create NuGet packages for all assemblies in the Windows Azure SDK

    Today there are official NuGet packages for some of the assemblies in the Azure SDK like Service Bus and Configuration Manager. Others are missing, like Service Runtime. There are some community contributed packages, but I prefer official ones.
    The motivation for NuGet packages is the same as always:
    * you automatically get the needed changes in your app/web.config
    * you can more easily change the version number of the assembly that you like to use, in the package.config and then push to your VCS. Compare this with reinstalling a new version of the SDK on every developer/CI/build machine.
    * the…

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    under review  ·  Brady Gaster responded

    We are currently investigating the opportunities around shipping more features as NuGet packages. We have opened up far more areas as NuGet packages than in previous releases. That said, the idea of creating a NuGet package that contains the emulator is a large effort. As we progress towards this goal or realize that it isn’t possible I’ll update the forum thread.

    For the time being, rest assured we’ve heard this comment, which has been echoed by the larger Windows Azure community. As an Azure developer myself I find merit in this request and feel there is a good chance it could eventually be realized.

  5. publish from VS with app_offline.htm

    Make it easier to allow a 'appoffline.html' when publishing from visual studio.
    Everytime i'm publishing from VS, my app starts to serve the error page to my customers. I wish that i could add app
    offline.htm file when publishing starts and removing it when publishing finishes.

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    under review  ·  Brady Gaster responded

    I’m following up with the team on this item and we’ll update this forum post ASAP.

  6. Use NuGet to add ARM templates and supporting artifacts to a Visual Studio Azure Resource Group Project

    You may have several "Azure Resource Group” projects in Visual Studio 2015 that use DSC, Linux Scripts and other artifacts. In the case of DSC, some depend on modules in the PowerShell Gallery (which is based on NuGet).

    It would be advantages if I could use NuGet to add those modules to my project and have Visual Studio 2015 package them as part of “dsc.zip" when building or deploying the resource group.

    There are additional benefits if the project type supported NuGet Packages, including a better mechanism to share ARM templates between projects (just imagine having an ARM Template Gallery…

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  7. Fix the long path-name issue in the SDK Dev Fabric

    The insanely long path-name used for the deployment folder in the Dev Fabric often results in apps not working. PLEASE fix it so the path-name is shorter, or let use specify a base folder (e.g. C:\Temp) for the Dev Fabric to use.

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    under review  ·  Brady Gaster responded

    I know this has been improved since the post was originally sent in, but will check with the team to verify exactly what the limitations are in the latest release.

  8. Expose Swagger definitions for Azure Service Management API so consumers can

    Expose Swagger v2 definitions for Azure Service Management API so api consumers can use various tools for their platforms to generate proxy classes for API calls.
    As an example - I'd like to be able to generate proxy classes to call Azure Management API for .NET using AutoRest tool, and re-generate it in case API was changed or new endpoints were added.

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  9. PyCharm Azure Toolkit/Explorer

    PyCharm Azure Toolkit/Explorer similar to IntelliJ's. So that I can connect to Table Storage and the like.

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  10. Start/stop instances by the development compute emulator UI

    There should be a possibility to to spin off new instances of a certain role within the compute emulator UI. The other way should be possible too. You should be able to gracefully shut down 1 of the X instances running of a role by the compute emulator UI.

    In development you want to be able to easily test your inner-role communication with starting or stopping instances, which looks like a missing feature in the compute emulator UI.

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    under review  ·  Brady Gaster responded

    I’m coordinating with the proper teams to get a more comprehensive update on this item. Someone will follow up on the thread ASAP.

  11. Extend management API with SQL Azure support

    Similar scenario like need to know what services and storage is account using would be helpful to have information about SQL Azure databases

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    started  ·  Brady Gaster responded

    We have provided this functionality in the management REST API. Here is the MSDN documentation on database servers: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/dn505713.aspx

    Here is the documentation on managing SQL databases: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/dn505719.aspx

    For a command-line client experience, here is the documentation on the PowerShell cmdlets: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/dn505682.aspx

    We’ll be offering more functionality in this area soon.

  12. Multitenancy framework for provisioning and metering

    Extend SDK and security framework to support multitenancy and ability to meter CPU and storage usage for (groups of) users.

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  13. feature parity for azure SDK in other languages like python and java

    in order for azure to compete with aws and attract more customers, support for languages outside of microsoft stack is very important. For example, a ton of companies uses java and python. Azure has a great features, but the SDKs for these languages are severely lacking compared to the .net one. For example, it is not possible to use python to manage hdinsight and submit map/reduce jobs written in python to the clusters. why you want this features? you can develop a python script and do "test-job.py --run" and this command will spin up a hdinsight cluster, run the job,…

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  14. Make VS tooling aligned with Portal

    The portal is checking if there are more than one route for a get/post. The Visual Studio tooling does not. Please make them both act the same and keep them aligned. This way it enables Continuous delivery pipelines etc.

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  15. Message about webjobs connection strings is incorrect

    On the webjobs detail page, the following message appears if the app.config is set incorrectly. This message does not match the documented connection strings at http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/06/18/announcing-the-0-3-0-beta-preview-of-microsoft-azure-webjobs-sdk/
    Additionally, the link would be better if it pointed to an article more specific to the webjobs / problem at hand.

    Make sure that you are setting a connection string named AzureWebJobsDashboard in your Microsoft Azure Website configuration with a value similar to DefaultEndpointsProtocol=https;AccountName=NAME;AccountKey=KEY pointing to the Microsoft Azure Storage account where the Microsoft Azure WebJobs Runtime logs are stored.
    Please visit the article about configuring connection strings for more information on how you…

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  16. Azure Java SDK to support service management

    The current Azure Java SDK doesn't seem to support managing and deploying of Hosted Services, Certificates, Instances etc.

    These REST API wrappings existed in the previous Java SDK released by Soyatec, and as far as I know this new SDK should be the replacement for the Soyatec's SDK.

    Would it be possible to get the management functionality to the future versions?

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    started  ·  Brady Gaster responded

    We are working on this currently. We’ve just deployed .NET and Node.js SDKs supporting service management, and are working on completing the same level of quality for Java. I’ll keep this post updated.

  17. AzureServiceTokenProvider

    MSI is a great feature, in .Net using MSI is simple via AzureServiceTokenProvider it would make life much easier if there was a direct equivalent in the Java SDK. I do realise you can do MSI from Java but a few hoops to jump through to make code transparent between on-prem development and running in the cloud.

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  18. Fix issue deployments screen issue: Get/Refresh TFS OAuth token failed with invalid_grant

    If I go to the deployments tab for my website, I get an error saying: 'Could not connect to the Visual Studio Online.'
    The detailed message says 'Get/Refresh TFS OAuth token failed with invalid_grant'.

    This screen worked when I first set the site up, but has broken since. My TFS online account is working and the solution does build and deploy.

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  19. re-Open source Azure storage explorer again

    Although the storageexplorer.com site is nice and light weight and it's great how often the app is being updated. There isn't a clear mechanism to provide feedback.

    It would be great to more clearly deprecate the codeplex site and project deco on github and open source the latest app.

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  20. BUG: Debugging deployment slots from Cloud Explorer/Azure SDK

    I can debug the main web app, but attempting to debug any of its deployment slots fails with the following error:

    "Action is not supported in your current Azure SDK version"

    I'm running Win10 x64 Enterprise, VS 2015 Enterprise and Azure SDK 2.7.1, with all updates to my knowledge.

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