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  1. remote desktop

    Facilitate using remote desktop on new VMs.
    This serial console is junk.

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  2. Put a name to the Reserved Instance while making the purchase

    In the past, I was able to put a friendly name while purchasing a Reserved Instance but, with the new experience it seems that this is a challenge and I can rename it after I make the purchase which is a waste of time.

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  3. VM creation validation on tags, without actually creating any underlying resources

    I have created two policies contained within an initiative for a tagging requirement. One of these validated Resource Group creation, and the other VM creation.

    All of my other VM creation requirements (such as allowed images, allowed SKU's, allowed regions etc) result either in a Validation Failed or Validation Passed during creation validation, with the exception of TAG.

    When attempting to create a new Resource Group that does not have the required tags defined in the policy, I get a creation error. It's a bit ugly looking but it at least stops the creation of the Resource Group that does…

    2 votes
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  4. Swapping the unhealthy physical node at starting VM

    For running VM, "Service healing" will prevents down-time.
    On the other hands, for initiation of VM, user have to wait for VM fully starts and user cannot detect the reason why VM starts slowly.

    I would propose that Azure automatically retry starting VM on another node in case Azure detect unhealthy node events.

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  5. Constrained CPU on DS15_v2 or beyond

    Can you offer D15 with constrained CPU?
    We are running SQL server on this VMs with CPU count licenses, and our workload need more RAM than CPU.

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  6. Display installed Azure extension from within the Add Extensions menu

    Provide a mechanism to surface (display) installed Azure Extensions from within the Add menu. For example, I have the Network Watcher Agent (NWA) installed, but when I click <Add> and go into the Extensions menu NWA is still available as an option along with other installed extension. Ideally, add a checkmark to the icon or something like it to depict that the Extenstion has already been installed.

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  7. Support for custom VM sizes

    We need more custom VM sizes besides the existing ones. Sometimes we may need more or less vCPU/RAM, which are not included in the existing VM sizes. It would be better for customers to config their prefer sizes.

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  8. Support for Teams & SFB on Windows Virtual Desktop

    With the release of Windows Virtual desktops on Azure, the multisession W10 offering does not support either of the Collaboration Tools, SFB or Teams. The support of these office apps with pass through support for peripherals is vital to make this offering viable. Please can this be looked at and delivered when the service goes public on Azure

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-desktop/set-up-customize-master-image

    14 votes
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  9. Improve image gallery replication to other region

    image replication to other region fail or limited to 1

    Code="ReplicationJobsNotCompleted" Message="The replication job has not completed at region: 'eastasia'. You can try to reduce the number of the target regions when you first create the gallery image version, then update the gallery image version by adding more target regions.

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  10. Protected settings available in Clear text in Deployment options

    When I use ARM template and Custom Script Extensions with protected settings, these options are available in clear text in Deployment option.

    Can you fix it?

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  11. Allow RG / Subscription move for VM in Availability Zones

    Actually is not possibile to move Managed Disks and IP Addresses for VM located in Availability Zones

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  12. Create and manage Windows VMs in Azure using C#

    Create the authorization file
    In Solution Explorer, right-click myDotnetProject > Add > New Item, and then select Text File in Visual C# Items. Name the file azureauth.properties, and then click Add.

    Add these authorization properties:

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    subscription=<subscription-id>
    client=<application-id>
    key=<authentication-key>
    tenant=<tenant-id>
    managementURI=https://management.core.windows.net/
    baseURL=https://management.azure.com/
    authURL=https://login.windows.net/
    graphURL=https://graph.windows.net/
    Replace <subscription-id> with your subscription identifier, <application-id> with the Active Directory application identifier, <authentication-key> with the application key, and <tenant-id> with the tenant identifier.

    I created the file I just do not know where to get the subscription-id, application-id, authentication-key, tenant-id.

    I need help please

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  13. Create and manage Windows VMs in Azure using C#

    Where do I put this at?
    Install-Package Microsoft.Azure.Manager I have to put it into the console

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  14. Flat bandwidth

    There are scenarios where the current bandwidth pricing per-use is not useful. For example some Web hosting or web application scenarios cannot have a billing that do not allow to predict costs of a VM.

    Any kind of billing based on bandwidth and not traffic will be a solution.

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  15. 'AADLoginForLinux' extension should create an AAD device

    AADLoginForLinux extension should create an AAD device so there isn't any hard dependency on realmd.

    1 vote
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  16. Allow update of gallery image for VMSS

    When referencing a custom image in a VMSS from a Shared Image Gallery (Preview), it cannot be updated to refer to a new image. This results in an error code "PropertyChangeNotAllowed".

    Today, a VMSS can be updated to a new image reference when it references a managed image that does not reside in a Shared Image Gallery.

    7 votes
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  17. Implement list all images by location in Azure API

    As discussed here https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/azure-docs/issues/28658

    API should be able to return a list of all images available by location in one request (with possible filters) instead of requiring requests for publishers, offers, SKUs and versions

    This can be done in Azure CLI and would be very good for the API too

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  18. Add "VM JIT Requestor" role to Resource/RG level role list

    Quite often, I want to grant users login access to an Azure VM without giving them contributor access to modify the metadata associated with the VM itself. However, while Reader access gives users access to the Azure portal, and Virtual Machine User Login access allows users to login to the VM once in the portal, neither the aforementioned roles nor any other predefined role provides the ability to request JIT access to the VM.

    My workaround has been to create a cusotm role with the following allowed action: Microsoft.Security/locations/jitNetworkAccessPolicies/initiate/action

    However, this seems like an action that should either be allowed…

    2 votes
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  19. Successfully perform Windows Updates on General Purpose VM's

    When creating a Standard A1 v2 virtual machine in Azure, Windows Updates do not perform correctly. Azure Support have advised that the Virtual Machine needs to be increased in size, but i would expect all virtual machines offered in the Azure Portal to be able to perform Windows Updates...

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  20. N-Series VMs with AMD CPUs

    Please offer N-Series units with AMD Epyc CPUs.

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