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  1. Bulk adding endpoints

    Is there a way to add more than 1 endpoints at a time? If not I think this would be a great feature. Thanks.

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  3. add feature to run sysprep on vm's pre-image creation

    it would be useful to have azure run the sysprep on an existing VM instead of just asking "have you run sysprep?"

    suggest exposing this as a feature on the create-image div

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  4. Share the SharePoint Server Farm creation scripts

    The Marketplace contains a gallery item to create a SharePoint Server Farm. Can the items (scripts/extensions/etc) that are used to create this be shared as a sample that we start with to build our own custom SharePoint Server Farm solutions on top of?

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  5. Virtual machine that works would be a great improvement

    I pay my subscription for a virtual machine on Azure but it stopped working this night and now I get "Failed to start virtual machine". Nobody answers at the support and nobody cares. Great Microsoft. Keep on billing me.

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    I am sorry to hear this, Cedric. I could not find your MSDN issue by searching. If you could attach the link, i can follow-up.

  6. Options to set waagent.conf variables (Linux)

    The linux (Ubuntu) machines are not really persistent when shutting down and/or capturing, the waagent.conf is not read properly (even when capturing an image, a new image based on the capture does not include changed settings in waagent.conf).

    It would be nice to have the waagent.conf setting configurable at start up, when creating the virtual machine.

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    planned  ·  Corey Sanders [MSFT] responded

    There are a few bugs we are working through to address these issues:

    1) Hostname changes are not persistent across reboots on Ubuntu. This is an issue we are working through on cloud-init which we should have fixed soon: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/walinuxagent/+bug/1375252

    2. Customers cannot use the waagent.conf file to change the location of the local disk mount point or set up swap space in a consistent way. We are working through how to fix this wit these two bugs:

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cloud-init/+bug/1374115

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cloud-init/+bug/1374166

  7. Machine State For Test Environment

    I use here just for SharePoint farm for now and thanks for user friendly portal. It is really nice to use a great farm at least 3 virtual machines. Maybe it should better if there is no action on machine for couple hours to shut down machine automatically. Maybe I think different from your work politics but it should be better to save limited credits for test users at the beginning

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    This cost saving mechanism is something we are looking to enable. You could support this just using Azure Automation scripts to detect and act.

  8. Dynamics AX Machine

    A Dynamics AX machine (the usual demo machine) could be really useful!

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  9. Detailed error messages

    My VM failed to provision. The error message did not provide any insight. Prompting the user to "try again" increases frustration.

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    Thanks for the feedback. If this gets a few more votes (and possibly some examples of the types of changes) we will consider these improvements.

  11. When shuting down a virtual machin

    Shutdown of a virtual machine gives the following message. Shutdown in the old portal just works fine....

    Failed to shut down virtual machine
    Failed to shut down the virtual machine '.....'.
    Authentication failed. The 'Authorization' header is not present or provided in an invalid format.

    I use an organisation account with 2way authentication, does not know if this matters

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  12. The always on group creation for SQL 2014 is broken

    The always on group creation for SQL 2014 is broken. It dies immediately with "Deployment Failed .... Authentication failed. The 'Authorization' header is not present or provided in an invalid format."

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  13. Windows 8 Home

    Just an end-user virtual desktop

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  14. Have a 16 core vm with 16gb of ram for cpu intensive workloads

    The current 16 core vm ' s come with huge amounts of ram and are very pricey. I would like a 16 core vm with 16gb of ram for less memory intensive but high cpu loads

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  16. both onpremises and Azure VMs should be able to join domain from WAAD. User login acconts should connect with WAAD like liveID Accounts.

    Currently WAAD is just a passive copy of on premises AD. Which gets information through DirSync. But neither can Azure VMs connect to that and join its VMs to that AD and also users with windows 8 cannot connect their login accounts to WAAD accounts like they can with liveID accounts. I suggest even end users laptops should as well connect to WAAD account so that machines can get the policy from WAAD. WAAD should increase the reachout of onpremises AD, instead of just being a passive copy

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  17. win2003

    Allow legacy win2003 servers to execute in Azure

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  18. Found a bug creating VM's in Azure

    When creating new Virtual Machines from Gallery (Standard Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter)
    On Page 3 there is a problem attaching the new VM's to a Virtual Network.

    But if I change the Cloud service (DDL) to an existing Cloud service, the Network information is displayed. After that I can change it back to auto generate a new Cloud Service. But keep my Virtual Network configuration.

    It would be nice if the Virtual Network where visible from the beginning when creating many virtual machines in a network.

    See screendumps that is attached.

    Best regards,
    Tobias Jonsson

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  19. Virtual Machine with Visual Studio & SQL Express on it

    I love the idea of developing in the cloud and as a developer who is just gettting started I would like to have an image that has Visual Studio Express on it along with SQL Express. This would allow me to quickly get going, get money then buy a MSDN :-)

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  20. Partner with Dell and HP to create Azure/Cloud datacenters to help sell and integrate on-site Dell and HP Windows based servers

    Partner with Dell and HP to create Azure/Cloud datacenters to help sell and integrate on-site Dell and HP Windows based servers with Azure Cloud.

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