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  1. M series VMs in North Central US

    SQL server virtual machines require a higher RAM/CPU (M series in North Central US) ratio than can be supplied using the standard VM sizes. Constrained CPU sizes were introduced to address this issue (eg E Series). Since the standard E and D series machines can be reserved please also allow the RAM constrained versions to be reserved so we can control workload of SQL server VMs.

    An ETA would be helpful.

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  2. M series VMs in North Central US

    SQL server virtual machines require a higher RAM/CPU ratio than can be supplied using the standard VM sizes. Constrained CPU sizes were introduced to address this issue (eg E Series). Since the standard E and D series machines can be reserved please also allow the RAM constrained versions to be reserved so we can control workload of SQL server VMs.

    An ETA would be helpful.

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  3. disk type

    During VM creation, it should be speicifed as P6 for Premium disks which is free. Else this creates confusion during creation and unnecessary cost will be involved.

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  4. Virtual Windows would be even better if older Windows apps that I own could be run in a container and accessed through virtual Windows 10

    I like Micrografx Designer. I think it last ran under Windows XP. It would be nice if Virtual Windows could run older apps in a container and have them accessible through virtual Windows 10. I realize that there is a problem of licensing and all that. But the whole idea of planned obsolescence, the company owns the license, everything craps out when the company ceases to exist, is what's wrong with computing in a big way. Imagine if all the centuries of written literature crapped out when the writers died because they were only licensing their works to you -…

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  5. Global Admin should have capability to view Reserved Instance reservations.

    Global admins SHOULD be able to view (or at least manage permissions) of Reserved Instance reservations in the Azure portal. Currently, only the purchaser and account owner can manage the permissions. This is contradictory to everything else in Azure, where a Global Admin alywas has the capability to change permissions (acting as a User Access Administrator).

    On a secondary note, Read-only admins in the Enterprise Agreement portal should also have the ability to view reserved instance data.

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  6. Windows VM agent for - 2008 Standard/Enterprise 64 bit OS

    Hello as we are encouraging clients to move their Windows 2008 standard/Enterprise workloads to Azure sighting extended security updates for 3 years. But we dont have a compatible VMagent that can run on for these workloads there by limiting the usage of extensions

    Especially for Log Analytics and backup

    This is to be action-ed for clients to have a completeness of the solution

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  7. Add alert to service health for reboots triggered by "potential hardware problem"

    Add alert to service health for reboots triggered by "potential hardware problem" as this didnt trigge for us despite having service health alerts set for all categories. Full history is in MS ticket chain

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  8. add functionality to resize VMs based on set schedule

    We would like to be able to resize our VMs based on a set schedule so that they are of a lower size out of hours and higher size in business hours.

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  9. Keep more sizes on the floor

    More sizes available

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  11. Apps and Program compatability

    I tryd just abought everything to keep my apps I need on screen wile working with programs. Also programs with other programs, they have a tendency to jump to the task bare as soon as the mouse is clicked. Is there a fix?

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  12. Note section or some option to chnage the name of the Virtual machine

    It would really help if the name of the server can be changed from the Portal and if possible if a notes section can be added in the Virtual machine Overview Tab

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  13. Easier deployment of VMs

    to make it slightly easier to start a vm. i am new to the cloud and to vm, and i could not connect to the vm via rdp

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  14. Offline Mode!

    so i tried to install a program requiring offline mode, what did i do?, i simply disabled my ethernet . now the funny thing is that the machine or shut it down, nothing helped, i just deleted it
    so i hope you can fix this :)

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  15. In-Place OS Upgrade in Azure

    It would be nice to see In-Place OS Upgrade in Azure. Currently we are working on a project to replace all VM with OS Windows 2008 because
    Microsoft will be officially ending its support for Windows Server 2008 R2 editions. The problem we are facing is we don't have support from vendor to reinstall the application on new platform and the only workaround offered by Microsoft are as following:

    1. Create an Azure VM that's running a supported version of an operating system, and then migrate the workload (Method 1)
    2. Download and upgrade the VHD of the VM (Method…

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  16. Azure VM's security alerts come as high level without checking the Disk OS whether it is supported or not.

    On our Azure portal, we do get alerts that the VM is not encrypted and it should be encrypted, but when we try to encrypt, it shows that the VM OS version is not supported. I would suggest to check the OS version before raising an alert , it became a false alarm for us.

    I cannot remove the security alert on this VM, Can you enable this.

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  17. Confusing VM Images

    Two Data sciences VM's (images - with the same title and same description) -2016. It would be helpful if the description was different who that you could see which one you should use.

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  18. need clarification on NC series GPU drivers

    Hi team,

    Just wanted to clarify few things on NC series VM
    As per the below article, for Standard_NC6 VM, the GPU memory size is 8GB and Generally NC series VM is powered by NVIDIA Tesla K80 card.
    But as far as I know, NVIDIA Tesla K80 card contains 12 GB GPU memory.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/sizes-gpu

    Please clarifyhere.

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  19. Allow the setting of environment variables in arm templates.

    Currently I'm using the custom script extension to set an environment variable with all the information that I need to connect an app that I'm installing with an azure sql database. I've had to resort to parsing the values needed out of one variable as trying to run multiple commands with the custom script extension is not working. This would be resolved if there were a section of the arm template that allowed you to set values in your vm. I'm doing it this way because I'm generating the name for the db and the username and password are coming…

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  20. reboot after IP-static assignation

    There is a message attached when assigning some static ip address, the link gives a description, but the documentations following that links does not provide the info about it.
    I would suggest to include the ip change in the description.

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