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  1. make it possible for users (no co-administrators) to receive maintenance emails, as certain third parties might need this information also

    At the moment, some of our azure VM's are being used by a third party. They are setup as a user, but only allowed access to the parts of our deployment using the new portal. As it is now, we need to manually forward the maintenance emails to them. Because of vacation time and some changes in personell, it is possible that no one is available to forward these messages. If people would be able to subscribe to these maintenance emails, the risk of unknown reboots would be negated.

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  2. Endpoint API calls are dropped silently (via salt-cloud)

    When I add multiple endpoints one after each other, some of them are dropped silently...
    I get an OK response for all calls, but only some are executed in the end, so I have to repeat and repeat until all my endpoints get created?

    This really sucks and I think this is related, that there can be only one add-endpoint-call at the same time (which takes 1-2 minutes)... and this also sucks!

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  3. Make clear that a Shutdown VM is still costing real money.

    I got burned even after a month of Free Trial experience because I did not know this.

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  4. Create VM Resource Group Filter

    The NEW+ button needs to create the object in question in the location of the current pane I have open. Not start at the beginning without any context of where we were at to begin with in the UI.

    That aside, when you select Create VM, then select Resource Group these NEED to be filtered by Subscription! I don't want to look at 100 Resource Groups from all the other subscriptions on our account making it extremely time consuming to locate the appropriate one.

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  5. Allow reserve ***** IP through Azure portal

    According my very poor experience with PowerShell and ReservedIP service I will appreciate to be allowed add/remove public IP through Azure portal.

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  6. Increase the number of data disks on g-series machines

    The smallest G-series machine costs ~$500 a month but is limited to just 4 data disks. This doesn't make any sense. The machine costs 2X an A3, has 3X the local storage as SSD and yet is limited to a max of 4x500 IOPS, where as a standard A3 can do 8 drives.

    My suggestion - Make G-Series machines support a minimum of 8 drives. I think the premium price justifies this.

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  7. Very dissapointed with Azure

    After several weeks working with Azure VMs (linux,windows) I can say that I am completely dissapointed by the performance and stability of VMs, and the management around. I tried to run a cluster of Hadoop for dev/test purposes, but right now Azure is not able to deliver a usable solution. Main problems:
    * VMs not starting, or starting 30-40minutes
    * login into VM - after typing name, 20 sec delay
    * backup and restore of VM - I lost the VM completely
    * different information between PowerShell and Portal (shell telling me VM is running, Portal showing the VM as…

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  9. New Portal: VM hardware tiles too large, not enough info

    The old portal was way more compact, allowing very fast selection of VM hardware. The new portal tiles are way too large, requiring a lot of scrolling and making at-a-glance comparison difficult. Also we need to know cpu frequency.

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  10. Offer reserved IPs for existing VMs

    Offer reserved IPs for existing VMs which can be managed through the dashboard. Currently reserved IPs can be added only through powershell and that for new VMs. Reserved IP pool can be a service like all services in Azure.

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  11. Add support for Informatica Data Quality

    Please add support for Informatica Data Quality to the VM Gallery.

    Thanks

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  12. Show all VM images in the Portal

    You can upload a VM image and use it to create a VM. But when you select "VM Images" it's not listed among the available images. It'd be nice to be able to see it and control it (like for deletion) via the Portal instead of having to do it exclusively through the Azure CLI. The storage account can only be deleted after the image is deleted using the CLI. I think the convenience of being able to do it all through the Portal would be great.
    But overall, the Portal looks good.

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  13. CRP quotas are inconsistent

    We just got a quota increase on our subscription, but it is not possible to use the arm api / cmdlets to spin up new vms exceeding the default quota. Please make sure that the crp api adheres to the actual quotas set for a subscription (in my case, we had a quota increase of max number of cores set to 1000, but I still wasn't able to generate VMs above the 20 core default quota)

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  14. Support for Mulesoft

    Add the Mulesoft product suite as virtual machines

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  15. Fix login to VM bug. ;-)

    login to VM does not work.
    Resetting password throws an error.
    Is this because there are only three days left on my account?
    If yes why not say so?
    Hep doesn't get me anywhere near the solution.
    :-(

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  16. allow endpoint setup using the command line

    currently we have to create VM's, wait for them to start, then add endpoints. This means to create a new environment can take 20 mins (as VM's have to restart etc). If we could supply everything upfront it would save an age in start up time.

    the 2 big wins for me would be to supply internal load balances and endpoint creation when creating the VM's

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  17. Azure portal home page's management tasks shortcuts

    Unlike the majority, i like the new Azure portal. And i wish it get better and better.
    When pining a resource to the home page (Like a VM, resource group, app), it will be great that we can get to the common management tasks directly by right clicking a resource.
    Example : It will be great that i can find the options : Connect via RDP, Restart... when right clicking a virtual machine tile.

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  18. facebook ad

    How about a FreeBSD image, then I would consider using your platform.

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  19. Server Status for end users

    Hi

    I would like a feature where we could display a simple website that shows all server status's in an Azure subscription for end users.

    This would allow them to browse the website to check if a server is on or off quickly without the need of the portal or asking a member of IT team.

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