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  1. Builtin feature to snooze or shutdown VMs on schedule

    Rather than customers writing their own code to snooze/shutdown VMs based on a schedule, could Microsoft provide a builtin feature in Azure?

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    • Allows Custom Script Extension to access Private GitHub Repositories

      While possible to specify account name and key for accessing blob storage when using the Custom Script Extension. There does not seem the ability to access a private GitHub repository by specifying an access token.

      It would be good to have this ability to have private repository access to control VM extension scripts without needing to make them public or copy to blob storage.

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      • Deberian poner bien claro que solo ofrecen alta disponibilidad si el cliente usa un High availabilty Set; Azure reinicia las VM

        Azure reinicia las VM cuando se presenta alguna falla no mantiene la VM encendida moviendola a otro host para tratar con el inconveniente, "la reinicia" y si el problema de la maquina no se corrige la apaga y la mueve a otro host sin problemas, le importa poco si tu data se corrompe debido a ello; y cuando lo observas te piden que tengas un high availability set para contar con alta disponibilidad, contar con el SLA prometido y que no te veas afectado; lo que significa mas costos al duplicar cada VM pero eso no es todo ya que…

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        • Azure VM unable to configure auto shut down, encountered error

          I tried to enable the auto shut-down for my VM, and I encountered this problem.
          Schedule failed to update {"error":{"code":"MissingSubscriptionRegistration","message":"The subscription is not registered to use namespace 'Microsoft.DevTestLab'. See https://aka.ms/rps-not-found for how to register subscriptions.","details":[{"code":"MissingSubscriptionRegistration","target":"Microsoft.DevTestLab","message":"The subscription is not registered to use namespace 'Microsoft.DevTestLab'. See https://aka.ms/rps-not-found for how to register subscriptions."}]}}

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          • Allow remote desktop to be enabled and disabled between users and devices without sign-in

            Allow remote desktop to be enabled and disabled between users and devices without sign-in.

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            • I would like a hotfix for 3035025 for the Windows 2016 platform

              I would like a hotfix for 3035025 for the Windows 2016 platform

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              • Cannot create a VM using GRS Backup in another region

                It looks like Microsoft is busy creating many products but they are not thinking about the basic necessity of product. I have given so much suggestion to Microsoft for product improvement and they implemented. Thanks for that. Currently, I just wanted to know Why you are not allowing the customer to spin up any VM from recovery GRS vault to create VM in the paired region? If this is not possible then I don't think so there is any real use case of GRS backup. Looks like they have not thought about the basic of the product. If a data…

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                • Azure should be support expandable file size like thin provisioning in VMware

                  We have a product having more than 10000 customer which comes in ova format ( expandable file size from 6.51 to 800GB). This file easily deployed in Vmware as well as AWS cloud. Now our customer wants support for Azure but Azure is supporting integer file size like 6GB,7GB ( as per discussion with support team). Also it supports fixed file size not expandable file size. If this kinds of support will provide by Azure then we both will be gain revenue. Otherwise we both will loose revenue.

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                  • Change the VM OS Disk Size during Creation

                    Hello,

                    At this point, you can't select the OS disk size for your VM during the creation and if you want to reduce the disk size, you need to perform loads of steps.
                    It will be really good to have the option to select the disk size during the VM creation. So we would be able to chose a smaller or even bigger disk size for UnManaged and Managed disks.

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                    • Image name on VM infor page

                      On Azure control panel. On VM information page i like to see image name that i used to create this VM. currently it says OS type: Windows. this won't give me enough information on instell OS on this VM. If i can see exact image name that i picked at the time of creating this VM would be really helpfull.

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                      • Auto-Shutdown feature

                        When I click on the links in the email notification of auto-shutdown, it just redirects me to the page with the error. Seems the link contained in the email doesn't function properly

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                        • Azure VM with Optane

                          It'd be good if one could deploy an Azure SQL VM with persistent memory devices like Intel Optane.

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                          • Start/Stop VMs during off-hours solution in Azure Automation - Weekend Option

                            Good morning,
                            "Start/Stop VMs during off-hours solution in Azure Automation" is a great solution to allow us to make easier the VM on/off.
                            But please, is there the possibility to add the option "Stay off during weekend" or "stay off from... to ....".
                            Thank you

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                            • DSC extension install without running node configuration

                              Installing the DSC extension should not run the node configuration.
                              The node configuration is likely to change over time, might not exist at the time of install or could have errors. If any of those things are true, it's the responsibility of DSC in Automations to point this out, not the extension.

                              The extension install should only go as far as registering with the automation account, configuring the LCM and setting the node configuration name.

                              This is currently causing me problems with Terraform as the initial run fails every time due to the node configurations not existing at deployment time.…

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                              • Avoid broken links on Azure web site

                                On an Azure windows instance there is a file called DATALOSS_WARNING_README.txt on disk D: referring to
                                http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/jj672979.aspx. When I open that page it shows " Note

                                This article will be removed from the Azure library in the coming weeks. Newer information is available on the Azure website. See About disks and VHDs for virtual machines and About images for virtual machines."

                                So this will become a broken link!!
                                (why the heck to web sites change their links all the time?)

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                                • Public IP Mapping on Nested VM!

                                  We are working on Azure Public and checking nested VM for this we have created one instance "Standard E4s v3 (4 vcpus, 32 GB memory)". Hyper-V role has been installed successfully and also we have created 3 VMs successfully, now when we are setting networking for these created VM per MS KB "https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/hyper-v-on-windows/user-guide/nested-virtualization" everything is working fine but our objective is still not getting solved with this.

                                  We wanted to MAP a public IP on these VMs but per KB NAT is only solving purpose if we need to run internet only on created VMs or forwarding working…

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                                  • Support upgrading existing Azure VM with Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2016

                                    How do I go about upgrading existing Azure VM with Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2016? It seems like a big issue for many companies for adopting Windows Server 2016 in Microsoft Azure.

                                    "Microsoft server software support for Microsoft Azure virtual machines" article still states "Microsoft does not support an upgrade of the operating system of a Microsoft Azure virtual machine. Instead, you should create a new Azure virtual machine that is running the supported version of the operating system that is required and then migrate the workload."

                                    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2721672/microsoft-server-software-support-for-microsoft-azure-virtual-machines

                                    Please support this scenario. Thanks

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                                    • HTML5 RDP Access

                                      We are in 2017. I want access to my VM in the browser. Downloading an RDP file is so 2007.

                                      Dear Corey, do some magic and support HTML5 RDP access to my VM. One click and a new tab opens to my VM. Wow!

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                                      • Remove drive A: (virtual floppy disk)

                                        How can one possibly "insert" a floppy disk there?

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                                        • USB devices are not supported in Azure VMs

                                          USB devices, like flash drives or hardware security dongles, would be useful to have present in the remote VMs. For example, support for dongle-controlled security for applications would then be possible.

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