How can we improve Azure Virtual Machines?

Don't require me to "add an Azure disk" to make it usable with a VM

If I create a virtual machine using the Azure management portal, or the PowerShell module, I have to "add a VHD blob as a disk" before I can associate it with the VM as a OS disk or data disk.

Why is this extra step required? A VHD page blob is already a "disk," so why do I have to go through extra effort just to make the VHD blob able to be associated with a VM?

When creating an Azure VM, I should be able to specify a URI to a VHD blob as my OS disk, or data disk. Simple and done.

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