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  1. 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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        • Allow the ability to add files "as link" into Role Content folders

          I can't add a file 'as a link' to the role content folder of a Worker or Web role project. The drop down option, seen in this Stack Overflow answer, is not available:

          https://stackoverflow.com/questions/13562875/azure-can-i-copy-to-output-directory-a-file-that-doesnt-reside-in-my-solution/13563821#13563821

          Right now, we have configuration files that are needed to by a startup task (defined in ServiceDefinition.csdef) , that need to be included in all of our worker role solutions. Without being able to add that file as a link, we have separate copies of that same file across all of our worker role solutions, making these configuration files difficult to update. (Instead of updating one…

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          • VirtualMachineScaleSetVM list operation does not return InstanceView parameter

            In the Azure SDK for Java, the VirtualMachineScaleSetVM list operation does not return InstanceView parameter

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            • Exclamation mark is wrongly used

              Publishing web/worker role shows exclamation mark during updating. It is "wrong" icon as it stands for "Warning" in Visual Studio. It would be good to replace it.

              I recommend [cloud icon]+[build down-arrow icon] image instead.

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              • Please allow users to select default subscription when they login

                Powershell randomly select azure subscription. We should allow user to select default subscription and powershell shall always use this

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                • List operation of VirtualMachineScaleSetVMs very quickly results consistent HTTP Status code 429 response

                  In the Azure SDK for Java, repeated calls to VirtualMachineScaleSetVM returns an HTTP 429 error (too many requests). However, since the list operation doesn't return instance information (issue #28166), repeated calls are necessary.

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                    • AZ displaying error messages in color

                      AZ displaying error messages in color is not just pointless but is infuriating.

                      Try putting these two together...
                      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_blindness
                      https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/design/inclusive

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                      • Frequent "socket timeout" exceptions when calling "list" methods

                        In the Azure SDK for Java, "list" methods cause frequent unhandled "socket timeout" exceptions, which requires users to implement their own retry logic.

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                        • 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.

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                          • PowerShell support id(UK) or UniqueKeyPolicy in SQL collection

                            When you create a new SQL collection, there is no id(UK) option.

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                            • Inconsistencies accross API implementations for different Azure providers

                              In the Azure SDK for Java, the API implementation for different services (compute, resources, network, etc.) is inconsistent.

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                              • Enable "Show all files" for cloud service projects (*.ccproj)

                                Visual Studio has a "Show All Files" feature that makes it much easier to include an existing directory structure of files into a project, as seen in this msdn blog post:

                                https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/benwilli/2015/05/21/visual-studio-tip-8-adding-existing-files-with-show-all-files/

                                This feature is not currently available for cloud service projects (*.ccproj). I would like to be able to use this feature to make it easier to add an existing directory structure of files under my Web/Worker role project's Role Content folders.

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                                • Documentation bugs in Azure Java SDK

                                  In the Azure SDK for Java, the "expand", "filter" and "select" parameters are undocumented.

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                                  • Not having visual studio be unresponsive when deleting large amounts of blobs. this should be a background task.

                                    When we manipulate large amounts of blobs through the server explorer tools for blob storage, visual studio becomes unusable until it has completed its tasks on the storage account. Please make the background tasks so that I may continue working while visual studio is executing the batch of commands.

                                    for example deleting 50 000 blobs will render visual studio useless for a few minutes.

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                                    • Docker tools fails with proxy error

                                      Hi there,

                                      I am trying out the docker tools for VS2015 but my very simple test fails at the PrepareForLaunch build task due to a Proxy error.

                                      I didn't know what URL it is trying to call (or why as I just want to test this locally) and presume the proxy needs to be set somewhere...

                                      Here is the stack trace:

                                      Severity Code Description Project File Line Suppression State
                                      Error MSB4018 The "PrepareForLaunch" task failed unexpectedly.
                                      System.Net.Http.HttpRequestException: An error occurred while sending the request. ---> System.Net.WebException: The remote server returned an error: (407) Proxy Authentication Required.
                                      at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.EndGetResponse(IAsyncResult asyncResult)
                                      at…

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                                      • Docker support is greyd out for my web service

                                        Docker support is grayed out when I right click my web service. What is the problem and what do I need to do to get docker support?

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                                        • Azure Blob Python wrappers Create Blob feedback

                                          In the Python SDK, a call to Create Blob overwrites a current blob by the same name. This is different from the calls to Create Container, which will just append to an existing container by the same name.

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