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  1. Windows Images with different languages

    It would be great to have pre-built Windows images in different languages for testing software on foreign Windows systems.

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  2. 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…

    10 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.

  3. RDP through browser

    RDP through browser http
    Mostly RDP ports or blocked in enterprise networks. Launching rdp client is therefor not usefull. However doing RDP over http like teamviewer enables rdp in these situations.

    9 votes

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  4. Getting scheduled "VM Maintenance" using Powershell

    Hi Corey,

    It would be nice if customers could read scheduled maintenance using either Powershell or just a basic REST call. This will bring flexibility and create integration with servicec management systems for notification.

    9 votes

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  5. 9 votes

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    Thanks for the feedback. If folks could vote on this to help determine whether this is a common environment required for PHP development.

  6. Enterprise Administrative Services Suggestion for Azure Portal: http://tinyurl.com/m72bdwl

    You can read a single page suggestions at: http://tinyurl.com/m72bdwl

    Here is the overview of the content in the document noted above (and attached):

    The Value is Here, Please Read All

    After having an issue where I was unable to RDP into my VM I was very limited as to what I could manager via the Azure Portal. One item which would be very useful with or without RDP is a system services manager (i.e. Admin Tools > Services), so you can manage running services, turn on/off/restart and set manual, automatic, disabled. This is THE standard GO TO Management Tool as…

    9 votes

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    This is a really nice idea. With our recent launch of the VM Agent in Virtual Machines, I think this is something we could likely enable. Let us spend some time thinking through this design.

  7. RDP into virtual machines within portal

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

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Support configuring the MAC address of virtual NICs

    I have a very specific deployment scenario where controlling the MAC address of virtual NICs is a requirement.

    Please allow me to either specify a range of MAC addresses for a subnet, or the MAC address of a specific NIC, just like I can in Windows Server Hyper-V.

    Thanks!

    9 votes

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  12. Provide indication of OS type when viewing Virtual Machine list and instance details.

    Provide an icon or some other visual indicator of the type of operating system the Virtual Machine instance is running. This would be helpful on both the page listing all VMs, as well in the 'quick glance' section when viewing a specific VM.

    9 votes

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  13. Azure Website with GPU accelerated hardware (i.e. Tesla Series with CUDA)

    I have website with CUDA rendering that uses Nvidia Tesla with TCC mode that can use CUDA device in Windows service. Please add such VM image for Azure?

    8 votes

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  14. Dynamic Memory - pay for what you use

    On premise we use Dynamic RAM on Hyper-V. It would be useful if the same applied for Virtual Machines on azure and we pay based on the amount of RAM used.

    This makes choosing the VM size easier and makes things more cost effective over a period of time.

    8 votes

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    This is tricky to offer given some of the bin-packing needs of offering a public cloud service. We will continue to investigate the possibility of doing something like this.

  15. Autogrow for VMs

    Looks like there is work under progress to explore live migration / low downtime migration of VMs to reduce the down time during maintenance windows. Will be wonderful to build on it and make in place scale up / Down of a stand alone VM based on performance thresholds possible. Scaling out dosent foot the bill for all scenarios as it really requires SQL always on or ILB on top of it for the app to leverage elasticity in its current form.

    8 votes

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  16. virtual machine shows stopped not deallocated

    The preview of virtual machines only shows them as stopped. Nothing says if the VMs are deallocated that I can see. From a charging point of view the statuses should be the same as the original portal.

    8 votes

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  17. Make Windows Azure Powershell CmdLets available by Default

    The Windows Azure Powershell Commandlets are very powerful and would be a welcome addition to the Guest OS.

    8 votes

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  18. Add the possibility to virtualize a Windows Phone 8.1 in Azure

    I allready now that is "imposible" to do an virtualization inside another one using Hyper-V....
    Instead you shoud offer the possibility to do it in a First Intance and offer some kind o RDP to the phone such as the extinguish Nokia RDA

    Regards,

    7 votes

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  19. Can we have a way to get the log file when VM failed to boot up ?

    I found it is very difficult to find out what happen without a log file when vm fail to boot up.
    I spend a lot of time only to figure out what I had changed since last time I make it boot up.

    You can log the virtual console to a file that we can click a button to get it.

    7 votes

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    This is great feedback. Let us dig into what this would entail to pull out these logs as part of our logging system.

  20. ADFS HA Template

    One of the scenarios for Office 365 SSO is to deploy all of the SSO components in Azure: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn509537.aspx

    "Scenario 2: All Office 365 SSO integration components deployed in Azure. This is the new, cloud-only approach; you deploy directory synchronization and AD FS in Azure. This eliminates the need to deploy on-premises servers."

    If technically possible, it would be great to have instructions to setup site to site VPN, documentation which already exists, and then provision highly available ADFS servers via template.

    I think medium sized customers with on-premise AD desiring SSO would find this attractive.

    7 votes

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