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  1. 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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  2. Green Computing Option

    Allow me to pay a little more to host my data/services on machines that are powered by renewable energy.

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    This is a very interesting idea and one I like a lot! Let me dig into whether this is something we could consider in the future. Thanks for the idea! :)

  3. 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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  4. VS 2010 Guest VM Role: Runs VSw/AzureTools: Allows sandbox development via RDP.

    I'd like to deploy a special role that would provide me access to a endpoint I can connect to via Remote Desktop. When I login, I'd like a Virtual Visual Studio with Azure Tools, that has a XDrive (configured via configuration) so I can do all my Azure Development without ever having to install a thing. I'll pay monthly for the compute time I use developing, and the storage to keep my projects (via XDrive).

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Allow easy donation of unused CPU cycles to cancer research, Folding@home, etc.

    I would like to easily 'donate' my unused CPU cycles towards a good cause, such as cancer research within the Folding@home project.

    Ideally this setting would be incorporated into the config of my worker roles, or within the Windows Azure portal.

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