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  1. Make Persistence Channel available for Java

    The PersistenceChannel should be made available in the Java SDK as well.

    4 votes
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    • Create a full featured Azure SDK for PHP

      It doesn't look like the notification hub is in the Azure SDK for PHP. Also, the PHP code samples only cover how to send notifications not how to register devices.

      7 votes
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      • Multiple csdef file for cloud service project

        While packaging or publishing the cloud service project from Visual Studio I have option to choose different service config files.

        I would be nice if I can define multiple csdef files and choose one of them while creating the package.

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        • 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.

          11 votes
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          • make python and/or node.js as first class citizens in SDK just like .Net.

            That means APIs for data factory, HDinsight, stream analytics, and all of azure services. A lot of people coming from a unix/open source background are not familiar with .net and would like to use python or javascript

            9 votes
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            • Compute Emulator: Allow multiple running emulated deployments to use the same port number

              When debugging co-dependent deployments side by side, those deployments cannot use the same port number even though the deployments run on different IP addresses. This forces the developer to use non standard ports on at least one deployment, which when deployed for real causes issues with corporate firewalls blocking access to those ports.

              see also https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/36224e19-091b-4c61-9b9e-28f0b2e34952/issue-debugging-on-emulator-two-deployments-when-they-both-have-port-443-defined-as-an-endpoint?forum=windowsazuredevelopment

              https://stackoverflow.com/questions/30402721/how-to-debug-two-emulated-azure-deployments-side-by-side

              28 votes
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              • 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.

                23 votes
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                • Support PS Cmdlets in Azure Web Apps

                  Would be nice to run PowerShell Cmdlets in Azure Web Apps

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                  • Publish-AzureWebsiteProject

                    I experience an error issue with the PowerShell Azure Publish-AzureWebsiteProject. When I have somes webjobs under the website the command fail with "CloseError : (:) [Publish-AzureWebsiteProject], DeploymentException"

                    It seem the command Publish-AzureWebsiteProject try to clean app_data on the IIS server and this is causing the issue.

                    Maybe correct the problem or add an option to skip the cleaning of the AppData.

                    13 votes
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                    • Automatically start up Azure development storage in Visual Studio

                      Too many times have I run a project only to find that I forgot to start up the Azure dev storage. This should be done automatically.

                      7 votes
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                      • Offer a javascript sdk that can be run in web browser

                        I am developing a photo sharing website and need to store photos into azure storage blob. I found the existing nodejs sdk doesn't run well in web browser environment. I know browsfy is one option but that is not the best. The best is that team provide a small javascript sdk that can be run in web browsers so that data can directly be communicated between client browsers and storage service without going through the web servers wasting cpu/bandwidth.

                        6 votes
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                        • ADAL support for Certificate Authentication X.509 in WebView

                          Please add support for Certificate Based Authentication for WebView in the ADAL SDK.

                          Currently this also cause issues for the Microsoft Office Apps on iOS and Android...

                          Se more information here:
                          https://github.com/AzureAD/azure-activedirectory-library-for-objc/issues/293

                          Please get the vote up!

                          53 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Client Application Deployment to Azure Cloud (VS 2015 RC)

                            The 'Publish Client App' deployment option continues to be the FTP site option in the VS 2015 RC.

                            A more sophisticated deployment process that accommodates publishing a windows client (WPF App) to the cloud for bootstrapping/download/subscription/updates would be of benefit to developers (ISVS) looking to use the Azure cloud as a launch for native .net apps.

                            1 vote
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                            • simplify the certificate creation process for noobs. The Virtual Studio instructions are confusing.

                              I'm new to Azure, but familiar with on-prem setups and networking.

                              I had to do a massive download and install to create a local root cert (I don't know that area) and the TechNet instruction page I was following wasn't accurate with the virtual studio I downloaded. Think I have the latest and greatest.

                              Either way, please simplify that bit.

                              thanks

                              4 votes
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                              • 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.

                                14 votes
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                                  planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  • Too easy to delete a Azure production database in Visual Studio

                                    Too easy to delete a Azure production database in Visual Studio

                                    Why not a checkbox for locking the database for deletion in the Azure portal.

                                    9 votes
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                                    • Create an official Azure SDK for Unity3d

                                      There are various open and closed source plug-ins to integrate Azure with Unity 3d, but these are of variable quality. Microsoft have been pushing hard for game developers to adopt their platforms and services and an official Unity3d plug-in for Azure (a wrapper around the different platform specific SDKs would probably be best) would help a lot in encouraging game developers to use Azure for their services.

                                      10 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Azure SDK/Depoloyment bug - around Resource file (localization)

                                        There needs to be a description of Best Practices for Localization of Azure Solutions.

                                        We built a solution that has WebWorker with both JScript client side code and Server side code. In one case we need to send an email alert from the server side and in other cases the JScript side needs to display text to the user

                                        A standard practice for traditional web apps is to put all of the strings in a resource file. That way I can hand off the file for translation, without having to go searching for the strings everywhere.

                                        But this causes a…

                                        3 votes
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                                        • 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

                                          111 votes
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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?

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