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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. facebook ad

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

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  4. Server Status for end users

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    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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  6. Speedup VM boot up

    When I tried to create a Windows VM it took forever for it to become available. That's absolutely unacceptable!!!
    Please fix that ASAP!!!

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  7. Cost still prohibitive for single user dev work

    I set up a basic SQL server VM and uploaded a 3 Gig evaluation ERM system for the purposes of testing and personal development/training but my credits ran out straight after the setup process. I think at the moment the pricing is such that a single developer license and a budget server in my back room is still the way to go.

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  8. Info in Pricing FAQ is wrong.

    http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/virtual-machines/

    Go to FAQ - General
    "If my deployed instance says stopped, am I still getting billed?"

    In the Table, STATE="Stopped"; BILLED="No".
    But Details = "If the VM is stopped (...) the software is not billed. For allocated stopped VMs, the cores are still billed".

    So, BILLED should be "Yes"

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  9. Password lengths are not well defined

    When I enter a password for a new Ubuntu LTS VM instance, the Azure web interface tells me the maximum password length is 123 characters. When I make a password that long, VM creation fails and says that passwords may only be between 6 and 72 characters. Please work on making the interface and error messages more consistent.

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  10. Interface refuses to save work when trying to set ACL for a VM.

    I can share a video I took demonstrating the problem - send me an email and I'll send a link.

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  11. new vm snapshot

    Linux or win loaded w/ blender 3d

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  12. UI to change the VM type (An, Dn, etc) is not intuitive to find

    It took me quite a while to figure out how to change a VM's type from one type to another, e.g. from D12 to D3. I finally just started guessing that some things were clickable and happened to try clicking on the current type. Not intuitive at all.

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  13. When I start my server, Its look like I'm booting a Pc from 1800, Can't you make it faster?

    When I start my server, Its look like I'm booting a Pc from 1800, Can't you make it faster?

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  14. In Japanese translation message, CR and LF symbol are shown in it.

    Original (English) message is p2-eng.png
    Japanese translated message is p2-jp.png

    backslash-r and backslash-n is shown in this message.

    Bacause of histrical and complex reason, prefix of these sequence is not backslash, but yen-mark in japanease charset Shift-JIS.
    However Unicode allow both character...

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  15. Please fix mistranslation message of 'Create an image from VHD' panel.

    When we forget checking 'I have run waagent -deprovision on the virtual machine' checkbox and click OK button, we'll see 'Required' message. (p1-eng.png)

    However, in Japanese language, the message shows '必要なディスク容量' (p1-jp.png)
    It's mean 'storage size which we require'. ...I'm confused very much.

    Please fix this message, ex. '必須のオプションです'

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  17. Connect to Azure Virtual PC on MAC

    Pls add instruction to remote desktop of Azure virtual machine using the Microsoft Remote Desktop app that can be downloaded in the App Center.

    The RDP execution file to remote computer on MAC doesn't work

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  18. Azure VM should support Hardware acceleration by GPU for some intelligent video systems

    Intelligent video systems need process a large number of frames real-time,Hardware acceleration is a very usefull feature of the system to enhance product competitiveness.Azure should allow a part of users can use real GPU feature~We are very interested to move our applications onto the Azure,but currently,some of our company products can't work on the Azure VM because of the feature lost...

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  19. Enable Azure Diagnostics in Portal after deployment

    Need the ability to enable Azure Diagnostics either via the new portal.

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  20. Corporate proxy support for xplat Linux users.

    It would be nice if we could manage Azure via xplat Linux behind a corporate proxy.

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