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  1. Found a bug creating VM's in Azure

    When creating new Virtual Machines from Gallery (Standard Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter)
    On Page 3 there is a problem attaching the new VM's to a Virtual Network.

    But if I change the Cloud service (DDL) to an existing Cloud service, the Network information is displayed. After that I can change it back to auto generate a new Cloud Service. But keep my Virtual Network configuration.

    It would be nice if the Virtual Network where visible from the beginning when creating many virtual machines in a network.

    See screendumps that is attached.

    Best regards,
    Tobias Jonsson

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  2. Create a step by step guide on which order to create cloud server, VPN, and VMs

    There must be an order you create site-to-site VPNs, cloud services and virtual machines. I have not found a clear step by step document on this. (I guess I could write it.... :) It is clear you must create the VPN first. How do I move resources around? Can I move resources between cloud services? etc....

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  3. 4 votes
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  4. Virtual Machine with Visual Studio & SQL Express on it

    I love the idea of developing in the cloud and as a developer who is just gettting started I would like to have an image that has Visual Studio Express on it along with SQL Express. This would allow me to quickly get going, get money then buy a MSDN :-)

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  5. Partner with Dell and HP to create Azure/Cloud datacenters to help sell and integrate on-site Dell and HP Windows based servers

    Partner with Dell and HP to create Azure/Cloud datacenters to help sell and integrate on-site Dell and HP Windows based servers with Azure Cloud.

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  6. virtual machines column showing user that created

    when you create a virtual machine and then revisit mgmt. portal view you have no idea who created that virtual machine, and on what date.

    for team shared azure subscriptions this is really important as users don't want to have to bury this kind of information into virtual machine names.

    we need it so we can track down who has an a8/a9 virtual machine that's been left running for the past week, or who has a stuck one that needs to be deleted.

    we also need the last started/stopped date column view so we can determine if something basically hasn't…

    9 votes
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    Once we have more AAD integration into the creation and management of VMs, this will be possible. Stay tuned as we dig in here.

  7. Support OLAP

    Azure really ought to support an OLAP service. HDInsight/Hadoop are, well, OK, I guess, for offline reporting on distributed datasets, but they're a heck of a long ways from the ease-of-use, speed, and realtime analysis that you get with OLAP and MDX.

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  8. Portal option to "Add/Remove from load balancer"

    Please allow a portal user to pick an instance and remove it immediately from the load balancer.

    This can be helpful in a production environment when you want to take an instance out of use so you can perform an upgrade or perform diagnostics on it.

    Currently you'd need to edit an endpoint monitor to return a non-200 response.

    The ability to then finish your maintenance work and then "Re-add to load balancer" would be necessary.

    7 votes
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    Hey Andrew,

    You can do this today using the probes from within the VMs. I suspect you want to do it directly from the portal in the same way as the probes, yes?

    Corey

  9. IOPS increase without disk striping

    To receive higher IOPS than 500, it's recommended to add more disks. This is just a painfull way to work around an artificial limitation.
    I understand that Azure needs to limit IOPS, but instead of having to create and add disk, configure striping etc. it should be possible to say "This disk should have four times the normal speed" and have the backend check that this conforms with the IOPS limit of the VM.
    Or, even better, get rid of the limit on disks completly and just limit per VM, so that each attached disks works with optimal performance without…

    10 votes
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  10. Do not truncate VM warning messages, or add alerts/message to Virtual Machine page

    If a VM is stopped but not shut down, a message is displayed at the top of the Virtual Machine details page. Due to text size, this message may be truncated (mine informed me "You're still being billed for compute and time resources even though this virtual machine is...").

    It should be possible to view the full text of this message somewhere. Either by making the message more intelligent, or by adding a warnings/messages log somewhere.

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  11. Bug: Failed to delete the virtual machine.

    I had two VMs in a Cloud Service named DC1 and DC2

    I deleted DC1 and then tried to delete DC2, each time checking the "Disks" box for items to also delete.

    DC1 deleted successfully, and DC2 errored with this message:
    Failed to delete the virtual machine.

    That's it. I guessed it's because DC2 was the last VM in the Cloud Service.

    The second time I tried to delete the VM, I noticed the Cloud Service was also selectable in the "other items to delete" check boxes.

    This time the delete was successful, and I had a second notice for…

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  12. Microsoft Software Reactivation after VM shut down and restart

    Currently any Microsoft software installed on an Azure VM does not support retail activation because everyday if the VM is shut down from portal, then restart, the software require re-activation. (Unless we have setup KMS which takes quite an effort for support), please fix this so that Azure will be a better platform to choose from compare to other similar cloud services (i.e. A - W - S, etc.)

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    What software are you having difficulties with? Office retail (like Word, PowerPoint) is not support to run inside Azure VMs, which might be your problem.

    corey

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  14. Stop charging for VM's that have never been logged on to

    Stop charging for VM's that have never been logged on to. I'll be closing my account because of this.

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    Hey Jeff,

    I am sorry to hear about the problem here. Can you explain a bit more about what happened? You created a VM and then did not log in and got charged?

    Corey

  15. Ability to move resources

    Some examples:

    1) You set up something (e.g. SQL, VM, storage, CDN, etc.) in a region because a feature wasn't available in another region. Then it becomes available, and you are stuck in the old region because moving things requires lots of manual work, copies, DNS changes, etc., if at all possible. It would be great to allow to simply "change region", and Azure does everything needed behind the scenes. Of course you pay for the bandwidth, but the operation could be transparent.

    2) You set up a VM, and you forget to put it in an affinity group. Shouldn't…

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  16. Fix link on error message for server not stopped on capture VM

    In a VM on the Azure portal, click Capture on a non-stopped vm. Click the down arrow to expand the message. Click learn more link. Link heads to a generic microsoft.com page rather than an article.

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  17. I can't launch A8 Type in San Antonio Region.

    I had try four times in different time.
    But I still can't launch A8 type VM.
    Could you check out that?

    Thanks

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    Thanks for the feedback. Right now, San Antonio does not support the A8/A9 sizes. We are constantly looking to increase our size options in the regions but right now, this isn’t available there.

  18. ***** down on bots and exploits

    My SSH server has been attacked twice in the past 24 hours by two different Azure hosts. Please do more than promise people that you'll look into people using your services for abusing other servers.

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  19. Enable to manage your own endpoint list.

    Allow to manage (add/edit/change endpoints) to the default presented endpoint list. Example I from time to time need to enable special endpoints times in a repetitive manner. this will allow save my settings in the cloud and avoid me to keep a record of the settings I use.

    A option to reset to default will be also handy.

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  20. Fix the incorrect IP's assigned to VM's

    It appears new VM's are bing assigned IP's that are geolocated or identified in the wrong regions. In the most recent case, a US-East VM is being detected as coming from Brazil.

    IP's should be selectable/changeable from the Admin Portal.

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