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  1. VM Created from custom image should be able to select storage account for VHD

    When we try to create a virtual machine from a custom image the VHD's for the new virtual machine are created in the same storage account as the custom image. This is not ideal because most customers have different environments in different subscriptions so they are forced to copy the image into storage account in each subscriptions. It is not easy to copy the images between the storage accounts either.

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    started  ·  Corey Sanders [MSFT] responded

    This is currently being developed by the team and should be available in the next few months! Sorry for the delay and thank you for voting this one up!!

  2. Accelerate VM startup time

    Startup time of a Windows VM in AWS is 1-1.5 minutes. In Azure this takes at least 5 minutes. VM Startup time is a big deal!

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  3. Host reboots without VM reboot

    In the last 3 months Azure had rebooted VMs almost in 15 instances, and most of them are because of a bug, for a cloud concentric company this is unacceptable-- why is it not possible to fix the bug without rebooting VMs? Moving to cloud from on-premise was supposed to reduce hands on involvement and reduce costs-- neither of which are happening here. Can you please provide an answer as to when we can expect a solution where your customers VMs dont get rebooted randomly?

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  4. Support adding NICs in the portal

    Please support an option to add extra NICs directly to virtual machines from the Azure Portal

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  5. Need to update existing Azure Classic or ARM VM's WinServer licenseType property.

    Need to update existing Azure Classic or ARM VM's WinServer licenseType property. Because users / customers created VM earlier than get Win SA/Hybrid Use Benefit message or purchase Win Server with SA after the VMs already created in Azure. At least can update from NULL to specfic value in licenseType property.

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  6. Update Disk count in VM Selection to match documented maximums

    Available Data Disk is showing incorrect number during VM creation size selection versus documented data disk availabilities.

    5 votes
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  7. 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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  8. Improve availability and speed.

    This is electronic suicide to be on this platform. I do not know from where you obtain your availability numbers, but when users cannot access their VMs using remote desktop it is very bad! Please look at my support incidents for an example and feel free to contact me any time for in-person feedback.

    In addition to availability; when a new VM is created, I notice that it isn't immediately available. It takes several minutes before I can access it.

    Also speed needs to be improved. Remote Desktop speed, change in which settings are propagated.

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  9. Kazumi HIROSE

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

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