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  1. search by ip

    It would be nice to search/filter virtual machines in the azure portal by IP number

    143 votes

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  2. More Memory Needed in Entry-Level Subscription Plan

    I am looking into Azure to host our point of sale software. After looking at the pricing, we realize that to serve just 1 user of our software, it will require at the minimum a "Small VM" subscription plan with 1.75GB of RAM in order to cope with some operations particularly resource-hungry report generation. And this would cost us $66.96/month.

    At that rate after adding a profit margin for administrating the server and other stuff on our side, the end-user would end up with a price tag that continues to render the traditional localised system a more compelling option.

    There…

    2 votes

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  3. Give us the ability to load windows 7, pos read 7, windows 8, windows 8.1

    When it comes down to it those of us who actually use the msdn and the services, want to run and test both client and server builds, giving us access to client hardware that is on the same network as our servers would be excellent. I am in a hurting to install 2 or 3 clients windows 8.1 and pos read7 to do some actual testing. I know I can upload my own image file but it is overly inconvenient. since i have to down load the os from your servers and then convert the vhd and re-upload, when installing…

    2 votes

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  4. Time of Scheculed Maintenance for Windows Azure VMs.

    I'm posting this on behalf of my customer who contacted us for a scheduled maintenance which was supposed to affect single instance deployments of Windows Azure Virtual Machines which Microsoft scheduled on December 6, 2013 at 1500 hrs EST US. First of all, Friday, 1500 hrs is not at all off hours when any maintenance should be scheduled. Considering that this is Holiday season and there are 100s of 1000s online websites/businesses which are at their peak time of the year, no one can afford any downtime during this time. Customer contacted Microsoft for rescheduling it to first week of…

    2 votes

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    I really appreciate the feedback and agree we need to continue to make improvements in our planned maintenance progress.

  5. Difficulty deleting Disks

    When I deleted a VM with out deleting the disks the disks can not be deleted later.
    It allows neither to attach them nor delete them.
    This is the error we get
    There is currently a lease on the blob and no lease ID was specified in the request.

    5 votes

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  6. Make contacting support easier

    Azure clearly has some serious bugs. But the current process of contacting support to report these bugs sucks. We're supposed to sign up for a support subscription to tell you that your software is broken. Seriously?!?! Worse still, Microsoft is breaching their SLA's as a result. I can't wait for the class action lawsuit against Microsoft Azure.

    I'd love to see a real support process that would enable regular paying users can report problems.

    5 votes

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  7. RDP into virtual machines within portal

    Allow me to remote into a virtual machine from within the portal, from any browser or client.

    9 votes

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  8. Templates in a location should get that regional time setting. Not the US. There are other time zones!

    Templates in a location (eg. Hong Kong) should get that regional time setting. Not the US. There are other time zones!

    1 vote

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    Thanks, Aaron. You can pass into PowerShell and REST the timezone you want your VM deployed as. I think the feedback to do this via the portal is also good.

  9. SQL Server 2012 Web on Windows Server 2012 R2

    Is anyone looking at it at all? Support guys forward here and looks for weeks no body even looks this.

    In a week time we have to finalize between Amazon and Azure,

    Amazon offers more combination then Azure for Windows VMs !!! Isn't this an irony?

    Also default SQL Server already installs Data folder in C Drive, well this requires uninstalling and reinstalling SQL, because C drive uses caching which is not supposed to be used by SQL as recommended by MSDN and leaving master, tempdb all on C drive?

    Instead why not offer SQL Installer without installation on Windows…

    6 votes

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  10. Create SQL Cluster VMs

    I went to test SQL High Availability or Always On, it is too complicated to setup all. If there is a Wizard which will straight install SQL cluster up and running with multiple VMs sharing same storage and datacenter would be helpful.

    If there are pre configured services like,


    1. SQL Cluster (number of nodes)

    2. SQL Replicated VMs, First Primary, Second Merge Replicator or whatever. We can choose number of replicators.

    3. Setup two VMs or more with Mirroring, Replication, Logshipping etc, all configured once and up and running.

    4. Auto log backup SQL to Azure Storage every 15 mins with daily full…
    9 votes

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  11. Get performance log data by API, currentry displayed in portal

    performance log data ( CPU usage, network IO, disk IO ) API
    original data of graph displayed in portal ,

    3 votes

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  12. Provide a way to backup/download VM VHD

    As a user, I have setup my ubuntu VM from gallery. Configured it as per need. But now I would like to download copy of .VHD to save it as backup and also try changes locally first

    9 votes

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  13. Change teh terminology of Shutdown vs Shutdown (deallocate)

    I think the terminology of shutting down a VM from the Portal is confusing. At this point it looks like if I do a Shutdown it actually deallocates the VM and I lose the IP address. Can we not have a differentiation between shutting down the VM and actually deallocating the VM? Not sure if that makes sense but what I want is a way to shut down the VM from the admin portal without losing the IP address. Also even after I shutdown the VM from the within the VM the status still says running instead of Shutdown. This…

    5 votes

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  14. Virtual Machines Disks view must show disk size

    In Virtual Machines when you switch to Disks view, it’s very useful to show each disk size! I mean a new column with this important information.
    Please, this is a simple information, but helps a lot.

    1 vote

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  15. Virtual Machines Disks view must show disk size

    In Virtual Machines when you switch to Disks view, it’s very useful to show each disk size! I mean a new column with this important information.
    Please, this is a simple information, but helps a lot.

    4 votes

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  16. Need much better upload speed

    A deal breaker seems to be slow upload speed of large data (ca. <200 kB/s from Finland). Our application requires bulk transfer of large (100s GBs) data sets. Our Internet connections normally to most sites report 1000-1500 kB/s speeds).
    Import/Export device service doesn't seem to be available in Europe and seems to be a laborius option.

    9 votes

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  17. A "sleep" state of VM which is cost wise similar to stop state. The VM wakes up and continues the previous session without rebooting OS.

    It is a great feature of Azure to stop costs if the VM is stopped. But shutdown the VM needs close all the running programs and applications in the current session. It will be great if the VM can have a sleep mode which can stop all the costs (or partially). So users can quickly resume the work in the new session without restarting the VM.

    297 votes

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  18. Kazumi HIROSE

    Subscription japanese name.
    Subscription directory filter has Garbage chars.
    Please see attach file.

    1 vote

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  19. Production / Staging VM

    Provide a way to group VMs into production / staging environment. Somehow like the production / staging environments of cloud services.

    299 votes

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  20. Improve the way VHD files are visually associated with VMs in Management Portal

    Every Virtual Machine is associated to a VHD, but when we have multiple Virtual Machines in the same subscription, it becomes extremely difficult to identify the VHD linked to a particular Virtual Machine in the subscription.

    Personally, I will add more information on storage item to correctly and sharply inform the user. I will also set filters on the UI to list only VHD storage items already used by VM (stopped and/or running)

    1 vote

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