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  1. Add IntelliTrace against the compute emulator

    Would be great to have IntelliTrace work against the local compute emulator.

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    • Update Azure SDK (Emulators) to work with current NuGet versions - Please

      This appears to be a huge issue as local development cannot progress past v2.1 of the SDK (http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/downloads/ ) while the NuGet packages continue to progress (to v3+ per https://www.nuget.org/packages/WindowsAzure.Storage/).

      All of the progress being made on the azure storage libraries cannot be utilized unless the developer is willing to give up local development.

      Thanks for taking a look.

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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

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          • Support for detecting port from Docker container other than the .Net Core app

            Our configuration includes an nginx proxy in front of .Net Core. When using the Visual Studio Tools for Docker, it attempts to detect the exposed port from the .Net Core application container, and uses it to launch the browser.

            However, when I add the nginx proxy to the docker-compose.yml file, I'd like it to instead get the port from the proxy container, which is then forwarding to the application. Currently, it fails with an error "Can not find any host ports in the conainer 'xxxx'" and i have to lookup the port number myself from Docker.

            Allowing this would mean…

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            • Make Persistence Channel available for Java

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

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              • Improve Java SDK Documentation

                The documentation for the Java SDK is too sparse. Sure there are the JavaDocs, but we need more "real-life" examples ... for example, how to use Key Vault, how to Authenticate .....

                The examples that are there are not really sufficiently detailed and don't really give any explanations aside from sample code.

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                  • Fix bug which prevents publishing console app to a file

                    When I attempt to publish a Console app to a file, I get this error:

                    1>------ Build started: Project: DockerTest, Configuration: Release Any CPU ------
                    1>
                    1> Build succeeded.
                    1> 0 Warning(s).
                    1> 0 Error(s).
                    1>
                    1> Time elapsed 00:00:00.0120036
                    1>
                    2>------ Publish started: Project: DockerTest, Configuration: Release Any CPU ------
                    Connecting to C:\Docker\DockerTest\src\DockerTest\..\..\artifacts\bin\DockerTest\Release\PublishOutput...
                    rmdir /S /Q "C:\Users\stolmie\AppData\Local\Temp\PublishTemp\DockerTest52\"
                    Environment variables:
                    Path=.\node_modules\.bin;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\External;%PATH%;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\External\git
                    C:\Users\stolmie\.dnx\runtimes\dnx-clr-win-x86.1.0.0-rc1-update1\bin\dnu.cmd publish "C:\Docker\DockerTest\src\DockerTest" --out "C:\Users\stolmie\AppData\Local\Temp\PublishTemp\DockerTest52" --configuration Release --runtime dnx-coreclr-win-x64.1.0.0-rc1-update1 --quiet
                    Microsoft .NET Development Utility Clr-x86-1.0.0-rc1-16231
                    Copying to output path C:\Users\stolmie\AppData\Local\Temp\PublishTemp\DockerTest52
                    Time elapsed 00:00:01.5757964
                    C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft\VisualStudio\v14.0\Web\Microsoft.DNX.Publishing.targets(386,5): Error…

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                    • Set the Portal as the Visual Studio Default "Start Page"

                      While this is a minor thing, this would be nice to at least "appear" to have a single experience in Visual Studio. I will most likely load it separately, but for marketing purposes, I think it would make sense.

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                      • Attach debugger to all w3wp processes, not just one

                        A multi-site/application cloud service (several Site or VirtualApplication elements in .csdef) means multiple IIS processes (w3wp.exe). They are typically started on demand which means one is started initially, and others on the first request to that site/application.

                        When running in the emulator, F5 only attaches the debugger to that first process... but not to the additional ones, as it should.

                        To debug a multi-site/application webrole correctly (i.e. to have the debugger attached to all appropriate processes), we have to develop a custom VSPackage which pings all URLs to start the additional processes, and then attaches the debugger to them... this…

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                        • Fail the build if the Azure SDK version is not compatible with OS Family

                          When attempting to publish a cloud service via Visual Studio (2015) the deployment only errors out after the package is uploaded.

                          Sample error message: "The SDK package you are trying to deploy is not supported by the operating system you have chosen."

                          It would be nice if the VS publish process could check this at compile time.

                          3 votes
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                          • Add the Ability to Swap VIPs from within Visual Studio

                            I wish I could stay completely within the IDE (Visual Studio) to publish to a staging instance on Azure, and then do a VIP swap with the production instance. As it is right now, I have to open the Management Portal every time I want to do a VIP swap.

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                            • Support for docker stack deploy

                              Docker support currently executes the following command after building containers:

                              docker-compose -f "slnroot\docker-compose.yml" -f "slnroot\docker-compose.override.yml" -f "slnroot\obj\Docker\docker-compose.vs.debug.g.yml" -p dockercompose14620923243451567273 --no-ansi up -d --no-build --force-recreate --remove-orphans

                              Could we have a new setting under
                              VS > Tools > Options > Container Tools
                              which allows us to switch to swarm mode, instead performing a `docker stack deploy` instead.
                              Thanks to the upcoming Kubernetes support in Docker for Windows (currently available on Edge), this would also integrate nicely out-of-the-box with Kubernetes if the user has configured it so.

                              3 votes
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                              • Add documentation for DeviceCredentialInformation

                                How is this used and under what circumstances?

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                                • CLI 2.0 needs the equivalent of Get-AzureRmProviderOperation or "azure provider operations show".

                                  Get-AzureRmProviderOperation in PowerShell and "azure provider operations show" in the CLI 1.0 provide valuable information when creating custom RBAC roles. There isn't an equivalent command in CLI 2.0.

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                                  • Single installer for the entire Azure SDK

                                    When downloading Azure SDK offline the download button takes me to a list of files that are not very descriptive. I end up downloading and installing all of them as I don't want to waste time working out if I need all of them.

                                    An example is Azure SDK 2.9.

                                    It would be nice if I could download an offline installer with the entire Azure SDK libraries and tools in one bundle or if there could be further information as to what each of those files is for and in cases of I just want latest SDK a download and…

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                                    • Improve upon the PHP SDK

                                      Hi,

                                      The Azure PHP SDK has not been functionally updated for a long time, and I'm hoping to see some focus on it's SDK. For example, Azure DNS is not exposed. I don't know if the strategy is to wrap the Management REST API in the SDKs or to fully support (classes and methods) the functionality that Azure offers.

                                      https://github.com/Azure/azure-sdk-for-php

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                                      • 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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                                        • Use the URL debug settings of the ASP.NET application project

                                          Dear Azure SDK Team,

                                          This feature may seem really insignificant, but it's *essential* for being able to use a self-signed certificate during local debugging.

                                          For example, I have my hosts file configured to redirect "x.mydomain.com" to 127.0.0.7, and I installed and registered a self-signed certificate for that domain with IIS Express, using the procedure outlined here:

                                          http://www.hanselman.com/blog/WorkingWithSSLAtDevelopmentTimeIsEasierWithIISExpress.aspx

                                          But that no longer works when I debug the web app as part of a cloud service. :(

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