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  1. On the virtual machine panel please provide a visual indicator (color, shape, etc) to indicate if a machne is running or not.

    Currently when viewing multiple VMs it can be very difficult to see which machines are running and which are not. There is a text indicator but they all tend to run together. The old portal had a visual indicator so that at a glance you could see what was running. A visual indicator of a color and or/shape would make it very easy to see which VMs are running.

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    • Allow the queuing of endpoint operations

      When one tries to add two endpoints to the same vm in a row (for example, http and https), the second operation will invariably fail because the first operation is still ongoing. This is very counter-intuitive. Please either allow the queuing of endpoint operations or don't allow me to enter the second one while the first one is still in progress.

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      • VM Image with AD LDS Server Role

        The use of Vm from azure seems to be growing. Many customers would love to be able to have a light version of AD running on the VM image that gets created.

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        • Add my images/my disks for creating VM / capturing. didn't find it!

          maybe missed something. Cannot create a VM from "my images" gallery like before (old portal).

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          • Allow the layout for an individual Virtual Machine to be copied as a template

            The new portal gives a really simple yet rich view of the information for your virtual machines and the ability to customize the layout, sizing and information for each element is quite useful.

            What would be really handy is to create a layout for an individual VM data page but then save it as a template and be able to apply to another. Thereby giving you a consistent view for each VM and not having to do it manually every time.

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            • Bug : bad name whan a Vnet is created during VM Creation Wizard

              When i created a new VM and un Vnet with Preview Portal, name generated for my Vnet is incorrect : "Group Group" string as been had in the begining of my Vnet name

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              • Bug in Azure Preview Portal : Connect to a VM

                I can not Connect (RDP) a VM (Windows) just deployed in Preview Portal.

                Connect is possible using "Old" Portal

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                • Make RDP Connections Work For VMs

                  In the old portal when I browse a VM and select "Connect" the RDP connection opens pre-populated with the correct connection details. In the new portal, it opens with no remote address.

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                  • No OK button when selecting Storage Account in Create VM Wizard

                    When creating a new VM, there is not OK button after selecting a Storage Account - and when you navigate away, it will warn you that you loose your settings.

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                    • What happened to the ability to create a virtual machine from a detached disk?

                      I used to be able to delete a virtual machine and then recreate it using the detached disk. This option appears to be missing now. How can I create a VM using either my own Image or my detached disks?

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                      • 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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                          • 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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                            • 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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                              • 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.

                                • 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

                                  • 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.

                                    • Dynamics AX Machine

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

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                                      • 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.

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