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  1. Allow multiple concurrent users in the VM and allow printing from local printer using RDP

    I am looking to use the Azure VM as a desktop machine, where I have installed a Windows application, and allow concurrent users to RDP into the VM. This way I can have my customers use my company's program on the VM as a SaaS. Currently I can only have two concurrent users (even if I change the configuration of "limit number of connections" to "99999" there is still no change. The only way to do this is to add the "Remote Desktop Services" role and feature.
    I also think that the Azure VM should be able to access the…

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  3. A built in Virtual Desktop component and switcher

    Relative to Ubuntu's workspaces- as many as you want, and can be implemented right onto the taskbar. As well, coloumns, and rows

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  4. specify which local ip to give to my vm when I create or attach it.

    Specify which local ip to give to my vm when I create or attach it. This way I can specify a series of dns servers and then actually have servers to apply those addresses to. This is also helpful when migrating servers since it will then maintain its addressing structure.

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  5. VM machine should contain software library folder so time for downloading and installing will be reduce.

    Comparing with Cloudshare.com

    1. VM there are very less preconfigured VM's are available.
    2. They provide the access through browser good one for mobile device users.
    3. Share the own machine drives for data sharing with RDP VM machine should be included.
    4. Deployment of Non Microsoft (MySql and PHP) website need to make easy with tool tips and tutorials.
    5. Overall Good Speed in VM machine with best BCP support.
    6. Thanking you for providing preview to test the environment .

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  6. Provide UI tooling for VM upload

    It is fairly difficult and complicated the number of steps needed for uploading a VM/VHD to azure. We really need a UI tool. Perhaps now that Win8 has Hyper-V built in there could be a button in the Hyper-V GUI to upload the VM/VHD straight to Azure in a nicely integrated wizard way.

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  7. Have pre-built base images for Windows (and probably other OS) in Azure, to speedup the process of setting up a VM role.

    Right now, creating a new base image, configuring and uploading it is a VERY time consuming (and error prone) process. Please provide pre-built images that we can upload and use immediately or customize. It would be awesome to have them available inside the Azure management portal so we don't need to download/upload them, just reference what we need and presto.

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    planned  ·  Calvin responded

    This is alreayd in plan. More details to come as we get closer to the next VMRole release.

  8. Display VM size (S/M/L/XL) for every role on WA Portal

    Create a label on the Windows Azure portal which indicates the configured VM size for each role deployed to a tenant. Customers have difficulty easily determining what is deployed in larger deployment scenarios.

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  9. All cloud service/role instances and VMs should have a thumbnail screenshot

    One of the differences between VMs and physical machines is that you cannot see what's going on when RDP doesn't work, for example when the machine has locked up or when it is booting.

    It would be great to be able to get a screenshot of the current state, a bit like in HyperV server.

    This would help us diagnose problems.

    For example, the other day I was worried that one of my VMs was taking ages to boot up. It turns out it was doing a Windows Update before RDP was available.

    If I could see a screenshot, I…

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    This is a very interesting, it would be a cool way to see the current state of each of the resources that you have.

  10. Improve Load Balancing Wizard

    I find the process for creating a load balanced endpoint in the new azure portal to be completely counter intuitive. It's unfortunate because it's a big sore spot on an otherwise smooth experience.

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsazuremanagement/thread/e2e831f8-b21b-4c58-8b5d-6c9146e69fa7

    My problem is that creating a load balanced endpoint doesn't behave at all the way I would expect it to. In the case where I have multiple machines and I'm setting up a load balanced endpoint for the first time why can't I just create a load balanced endpoint from the wizard without having a pre-existing endpoint?

    Also why can't I edit an existing single-machine endpoint…

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  11. Provide variable cost and cost based task running

    Amazon has got this nice feature of providing variable costs based on their server load. You can get a VM going ONLY when the cost is lower that a certain threshold.
    It makes perfect sense for a DB engine where lots of archiving, aggregating etc. is required and the user wants to be sure to stick to the budget.

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  12. implement a REST API call to be able to delete a virtual machine using its public/private ip

    this will make the infrastructure one step closer to a real IaaS environment.

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  13. Add VM to DC from management API

    Currently it is only possible to add only new VMs to DC either through management API or powershell.

    For example there is a VM, which i want to join to DC running in the same VNET and in azure IaaS. There is no way we can do that either from API or Powershell, VM needs to be added to DC manually by specifying DNS IP in IPV4 config.

    It is alway important to update existing machines that are running in work group to be added to DC and VNET without bringing them down.
    Also it would be useful for managing…

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  14. Allow FQDN access between VM roles.

    Currently I cant communicate between 2 VM roles using FQDN. I have to use ip address.

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  15. Have the option to increase Virtual Machine network egress without having to increase the full machine

    I need increased bandwidth from my Azure VM but upgrading to machine that can provide the needed egress also gives me more RAM and CPU which will not be utilized and is wasted in my situation. I'd like the option to increase bandwidth only without the machine upgrade

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  16. Have the option to increase Virtual Machine network egress without having to increase the full machine

    I need increased bandwidth from my Azure VM but upgrading to machine that can provide the needed egress also gives me more RAM and CPU which will not be utilized and is wasted in my situation. I'd like the option to increase bandwidth only without the machine upgrade

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  17. Have the option to increase Virtual Machine network egress without having to increase the full machine

    I need increased bandwidth from my Azure VM but upgrading to machine that can provide the needed egress also gives me more RAM and CPU which will not be utilized and is wasted in my situation. I'd like the option to increase bandwidth only without the machine upgrade

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  18. Have the option to increase Virtual Machine network egress without having to increase the full machine

    I need increased bandwidth from my Azure VM but upgrading to machine that can provide the needed egress also gives me more RAM and CPU which will not be utilized and is wasted in my situation. I'd like the option to increase bandwidth only without the machine upgrade

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  19. Support put metrics from multiple nodes from a VMSS into a single chart in metric explorer

    Currently, from metric explorer I can view some metrics from a single node from a VMSS. For example, I can view CPU percentage for node-0 in a chart. However, it will be more useful if I can put CPU percentage metrics for other nodes in the same chart so that I can view all CPU usage in a single chart. Then I can do a second chart for network for all nodes.

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    Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote which allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature list and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature

  20. Auto-mount file share when storage access keys are refreshed

    Currently, to mount azure file share on Linux VM, we use mount command provide storage access key. If someone refresh their storage access keys, they need to un-mount the file share and then re-mount it. There should be an easier approach to handle this scenario. This become pain when you have auto-refresh policy in your organization.

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