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  1. Enable Azure WebSite Content sync from Team Foundation Service, similar to DropBox integration.

    Azure WebSite update from DropBox is simple and fast. On the other hand, migrations from Team Foundation Services triggers a build-n-migration using build service.

    The suggestion is to enable pure content sync from Team Foundation Service as an option for migration to Azure Web Site (a non .Net site that doesn't require compilation or even a pre-compiled .Net site).

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      under review  ·  Erez Benari responded

      Thanks for your suggestion, Venkatesh. The Windows Azure team will look into adding this to WAWS.

    • HDInsight Jupyter Notebook doesn't include Azure SDK for Python 3

      Jupyter notebook with Python 2 has Azure related packages preinstalled so one can directly interact with Azure services like Table Storage from within notebook.

      However, notebook with Python 3 doesn't contain Azure related libraries. See screenshot

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      • expend some effort making Azure SDK more reliable

        The Azure SDK often does not produce useful errors and causes exceptions when it shouldn't in a number of scenarios. If your ServiceConfiguration.Local.cscfg file references an SSL certificate not present on your machine, you get a null reference exception message in the build output window when building instead of a more useful message saying the certificate was not found. If the .cscfg does not exist, the Azure SDK complains even if a pre-build step creates the cscfg file (as might happen when the cscfg files are ignored in source control so that developers don't step on each other's toes). The…

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        • Get storage account properties api to return creation date

          The GetProperties api documented in http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/ee460802.aspx doesn't return creation date of a storage account.

          We need it sometimes to know the creation date of storage account.
          Portal shows the creation date of storage account.

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          • Development notification icon should show count of active deployments

            Sometimes when debugging azure in the development fabric I find that my deployments are not deleted when I stop, or take a long time. Checking whether they are still running is fairly slow, requiring me to open the computer emulator and wait for it to load. How about if in addition to saying "Compute emulator is started" it could show "n deployments"?

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              under review  ·  Brady Gaster responded

              I believe this functionality has been included in a recent drop of the SDK but am following up with the tools team to get a more comprehensive answer on this.

            • fix the problem, or get it fixed in One Click installs of additional software

              I've encountered the same error using the Web install capability twice in the last week. In both cases, the software being deployed already existed on the machine. The installs came from two different vendors, of which, Azure was one (WebMatrix). The other was (GitHub for Windows).

              Apparently, the installer doesn't check for the existence of the product being installed already being in place. Also, the web pages redirecting to the installer do not offer a means to skip the installation phase, so the user *must* elect the install in order to continue.

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              • BUG: CosmosDB BulkExecutor BulkImport api starts import with 1 second delay

                Whenever I want to import documents with the BulkImport library on CosmosDB, the actual import starts after 1 second.
                If i want to import 100 documents, it will take like 1010 ms, when it should be just 10 ms.
                The reason for the delay is Task.Delay(***) code in the Microsoft.Azure.CosmosDB.BulkExecutor.CongestionController class.
                Can it be removed, or at least, can we have an option to disable this behavior?

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                • Deploy-AzureResourceGroup.ps1 slow to upload artifacts

                  The Azure Resource Group project no longer uses AzCopy to upload artifacts to a storage blob container, but uses Set-AzureStorageBlobContent which is much much slower!

                  This has a big impact as we have many linked templates and may web deploy packages to upload.

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                    0 comments  ·  Tools for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Thanks, Anthony – we’ll take a look at options here. Our preference is not to put AZCopy back into all projects (though you could easily add in the interim) but to try to make the cmdlets faster – open to your thoughts on that…

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                    In Azure toolkit for eclipse, the UI doesn't allow to select/deselect all the subscriptions that are enumerated. It is a pain to manually uncheck everything and then select the subscription that I need to work with.

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                    • Unable to mock MessageSizeExceededException, et al. due to sealed/internal constructors

                      Many of the .Net Standard (Microsoft.Azure.EventHubs namespace) classes, particularly exceptions, are sealed with internal constructors making unit testing of our error and retry handling impossible or very difficult using hacky workarounds. There should be a way to replicate these exceptions.

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                      • BugFix: ARM Deployment project deployment.targets sets ArtifactStagingDirectory to null

                        There seems to be a minor bug in the Deployment.targets file in Azure Resource Group deployment projects (VS 2015 in my case). When we upgraded our TFS servers to TFS 2015, the staging folders created during the builds disappeared from the drop folder. When we looked for them, we found they were getting copied to the root of the C: drive on the build agents.

                        The bug is in the _CalculateArtifactStagingDirectory target in the deployment.targets file (line 89 in my case).

                        This line:
                        <artifactstagingdirectory condition=" '$(TF_Build)' == 'True' ">$(Build_StagingDirectory)</artifactstagingdirectory>

                        Should read:
                        <artifactstagingdirectory condition=" '$(Build_StagingDirectory)' != '' AND '$(TF_Build)' == 'True'…

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                        • Need

                          Need the following implementation to be present in the IDocumentClient interface for easier compliance of SOLID principles and not having to use dynamic to read the result. Currently it is present only in the concrete class and it is a bad practice to inject concrete dependencies into my repository class.

                          public Task<DocumentResponse<T>> ReadDocumentAsync<T>(string documentLink, RequestOptions options = null)

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                          • Paged result access for all resources in Azure SDK for Java

                            The OperationResponse class provides functions (getNextLink()) to retrieve the next page of results if the number of those exceeds a threshold. However, only implementations of VirtualMachineOperations and ResourceGroupOperations could perform this kind of operation (with listNextLink()). I don't see this function or its equivalent on other kinds of resources. Could you please confirm and fix that?
                            Thanks.

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                            • Azure SDK for GO should support DataDisk encryption

                              Currently, no option is available to create managed encrypted disks while creating encrypted managed volumes using the component "Storage_data_disk" from "azurerm_ virtual_ machine". The option for creating managed encrypted disks should be made available.

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                              • Azure Sync Framework Services

                                I would like there to cloud service synchronization database With support for Sync Framework.

                                This new service will be called something like: Azure Sync Services.

                                Especially for synchronization of n-layers.

                                A service with full support for Sync Framework, would be accessed through a edpoint as well as currently operating Azure Mobile Services .

                                In this case, this new service will serve to work with the current Sync Framework or even could have its own API for clients.

                                It could work with different data sources, not only with SQL Server. Fully integrated to work with data from the cloud.

                                I think…

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                                • There's no minimum .Netframework set

                                  The nuget will happily install on any previous .NetFramework version 4.6 and below.

                                  This should have a minimum framework requirement set like other nuget packages.

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                                  • Azure not authenticating Visual Studio 2013 Update 5

                                    I am using Visual Studio 2013 and was authenticating fine to my Azure subscription until I installed Update 5 for Visual Studio 2013 and the Azure SDK and Tools. Now when trying to do anything to connect to Azure, after entering credentials nothing happens.

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                                    • Removed methods instead of deprecating

                                      The version of fasterxml:jackson libraries (2.7.0) used by the Azure SDK contained methods used by the version of the Spring framework that had be removed. They really should have been deprecated rather than just removed so the FasterXml team release 2.7.1 that put back those methods but marked them as @deprecated.

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                                      • [Azure Java SDK] Deployment failure error message

                                        In the Azure SDK for Java, some deployment error messages only return "Async operation failed" without information about what operation failed or why.

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                                        • No Azure option in WebApp menu

                                          I am working through the 'Create your first Java web app in Azure' document and when trying to publish the 'Hello Azure!' text in Project Explorer, I right-click on 'MyFirstJavaOnAzureWebApp,' I do not see the 'Azure' selection. There is nothing between 'Java EE Tools' and 'Team.'
                                          Could you let me know what I need to do to fix this?

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