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  1. Add the ability to sort/filter on Virtual machine STATUS in the portal

    I want to be able to quickly determine which of my ~400 virtual machines are currently Running

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  2. virtual machine (VM) - simple - snapshot/image

    One of the best features about running a virtual machine is the ability to snapshot/image a running VM so that you can revert back to it in case of a misconfiguration or other issue that would be difficult to recover from.

    This is also a great non-intrusive way to backup machines without pegging CPU cycles (driving up cloud hosting costs).

    I was able to do this with VMs running in Rackspace cloud and I believe other cloud hosting providers allow it. Why not Azure? It would be very important.

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  3. rename objects (affinity group, service bus, etc)

    I hate how some types of objects can't be renamed.

    Please let me rename things like Affinity Groups.

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  4. Make it possible to download a compressed (zip?) vhd instead of the full vhd

    Make it possible to download a compressed (zip?) vhd instead of the full vhd. Now I have to download the whole vhd and not just the bits that are actually used.

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    We are thinking of enabling an easy way to download a dynamic VHD to reduce the download size, if that helps? Unfortunately, I don’t think VHD files compress that well.

  5. Integrate VM Windows Updates with Availability Sets

    I would like to turn on automatic updates for our Windows virtual machines running on Azure but we can't because they are not integrated with Availability Sets. That is, I cannot guarantee that another node won't be down (being moved by Azure, etc) when Automatic Updates kicks in.

    Even as it is, when we manually install updates, there's nothing preventing Azure from taking down the other nodes in the Availability Set, because Azure does publish its maintenance window.

    I would like to be able to let the Azure service control and install Windows / Microsoft updates with respect to Availability…

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  6. Offer SMB 3.0 support for Windows 7 machines.

    We need an update to enable SMB 3.0 support for Windows 7 machines. Older projects using NET USE scripts to attach to Azure storage can no longer access their containers.

    Windows 7 machines that use to access the file shares in a storage account can no longer connect to file shares using the NET USE command. As a long time user of Azure it feels like Microsoft has left us behind. Upgrading all our users to win 10 is not an easy task..

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  7. Low On Memory Error: Server 2016, B series

    I just spun up a brand new Standard B1ms (1 vcpu, 2 GB memory), all I did was login to the VM and am getting out of memory errors (which would tell me windows server 2016 doesn't really support this level of VM size). Also it fails to retrieve updates - this is just a plain vanilla OOB/first run experience. Additionally you can't login and click the start button - you have to click it about 10 times to get the menu to pop up - this is probably more of a windows issue but I'd expect it to at…

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    Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote which allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature list and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature

  8. ARM Portal: creating VMS using your own images or disks

    In classic portal I can create VMs using an image that I created by a snapshot. In the new portal there is no such option. The only way is to switch back to the classic portal or using powershell.
    When deploying a virtual machine there is no option choosing your harddrives or your own images.

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  9. Provide Apache Camel components for your queue product and others

    The Apache Camel framework is a popular and great product. Briefly, its purpose is to move enterprise messages across heterogenous protocols. Some people like me wish to move messages to and from many Azure services using Apache Camel.

    As an example your competitor Amazon AWS already has these components. You can take inspiration from AWS.! See this link

    http://camel.apache.org/components.html

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  10. Give the ability to snapshot a VM

    Want an easy way to snapshot a VM and restore to that point. The snapshot should capture all disks (except temporary storage) and provide an easy button poke to restore to that point as well.

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  11. share disks between Virtual Machines

    It would be nice a way to attach the same disk to multiple virtual machines. There are some products that need to write information in disk. To enable availability you add more virtual machines, but the product won't replicate information. To solve this, an easy way would be point Vm's to write and share the same disk.

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  12. Console access to Azure Virtual machines

    Ability to access Azure Virtual machines via a management console, very helpful for quick access when troubleshooting and RDP is not working.

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  13. Add support for running Custom Script Extension as another user

    Add support for a credentials parameter on the Custom Script Extension. As of now CSE will only run under security context of local system.

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  14. Please keep "Red Hat Customer Portal" link in the Azure portal after restoring a VM

    After restoring Azure Red Hat VM, "Red hat Customer Portal" link disappeared.
    Please keep "Red Hat Customer Portal" link in the Azure portal after restoring a VM. This link is really useful.

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  15. Item descriptions

    Having the ability to add a description to a service or virtual machine would be a welcome addition.

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  16. Provide a Notes section for virtual machine

    It would be nice if we could have a Notes section on each virtual machine so that we note some comments on a machine (domain name, admin account, date of last backup...

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    We have considered this. I wonder whether a simple Key-Value tagging would meet your needs here? This is something in our plans.

  17. Add Hyper-V Replica for offsite backup

    Allow us to send Replicas offsite for DR in case Azure goes down. Customers are not trusting cloud initiatives enough to move fully into the cloud without having an offsite backup.

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  18. Should be able to copy snapshots between regions in Azure Portal

    You have a powershell script to do this documented here:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/scripts/virtual-machines-windows-powershell-sample-copy-snapshot-to-storage-account

    However, it would be much more convenient if you exposed this functionality via the Azure Portal.

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  19. Please add Wait condition capabilities in ARM templates.

    This ability would be a great addition as it is already there in AWS CFT.
    The wait conditions will play a vital role in signalling between the Azure VM and the ARM template. This helps to prioritize and control the deployment flow in certain ways. "dependsOn" is not much useful in certain occurrences.

    Attached the case summary of a support case that I have raised for my project related concern.

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  20. HTML5 RDP Access

    We are in 2017. I want access to my VM in the browser. Downloading an RDP file is so 2007.

    Dear Corey, do some magic and support HTML5 RDP access to my VM. One click and a new tab opens to my VM. Wow!

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