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  1. 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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    • 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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      • Windows 8 Home

        Just an end-user virtual desktop

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        • 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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            • 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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              • win2003

                Allow legacy win2003 servers to execute in Azure

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                • 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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                  • 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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                    • 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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                      • Support OLAP

                        Azure really ought to support an OLAP service. HDInsight/Hadoop are, well, OK, I guess, for offline reporting on distributed datasets, but they're a heck of a long ways from the ease-of-use, speed, and realtime analysis that you get with OLAP and MDX.

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                        • Do not truncate VM warning messages, or add alerts/message to Virtual Machine page

                          If a VM is stopped but not shut down, a message is displayed at the top of the Virtual Machine details page. Due to text size, this message may be truncated (mine informed me "You're still being billed for compute and time resources even though this virtual machine is...").

                          It should be possible to view the full text of this message somewhere. Either by making the message more intelligent, or by adding a warnings/messages log somewhere.

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                          • Bug: Failed to delete the virtual machine.

                            I had two VMs in a Cloud Service named DC1 and DC2

                            I deleted DC1 and then tried to delete DC2, each time checking the "Disks" box for items to also delete.

                            DC1 deleted successfully, and DC2 errored with this message:
                            Failed to delete the virtual machine.

                            That's it. I guessed it's because DC2 was the last VM in the Cloud Service.

                            The second time I tried to delete the VM, I noticed the Cloud Service was also selectable in the "other items to delete" check boxes.

                            This time the delete was successful, and I had a second notice for…

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                            • Improve availability and speed.

                              This is electronic suicide to be on this platform. I do not know from where you obtain your availability numbers, but when users cannot access their VMs using remote desktop it is very bad! Please look at my support incidents for an example and feel free to contact me any time for in-person feedback.

                              In addition to availability; when a new VM is created, I notice that it isn't immediately available. It takes several minutes before I can access it.

                              Also speed needs to be improved. Remote Desktop speed, change in which settings are propagated.

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                              • Special offer for those working on second source of income

                                Having a full-time job and trying to create a second source of income, it would be great offer if there was something like a "cloud-office-package".
                                Some package that includes P2S-VPN, 1-2 Small VMs (2012 Server Essentials for example) , and a bit of a storage.
                                All that for lower pricing than the sum of the single parts, would be great for hobbyist and off-fulltime-starters.
                                The azure cost of this scenario summarized over a year currently goes far above some piece of hardware + licensing, if I'd put it below my desk.

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                                • Microsoft Software Reactivation after VM shut down and restart

                                  Currently any Microsoft software installed on an Azure VM does not support retail activation because everyday if the VM is shut down from portal, then restart, the software require re-activation. (Unless we have setup KMS which takes quite an effort for support), please fix this so that Azure will be a better platform to choose from compare to other similar cloud services (i.e. A - W - S, etc.)

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                                    What software are you having difficulties with? Office retail (like Word, PowerPoint) is not support to run inside Azure VMs, which might be your problem.

                                    corey

                                  • Stop charging for VM's that have never been logged on to

                                    Stop charging for VM's that have never been logged on to. I'll be closing my account because of this.

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                                      Hey Jeff,

                                      I am sorry to hear about the problem here. Can you explain a bit more about what happened? You created a VM and then did not log in and got charged?

                                      Corey

                                    • Fix link on error message for server not stopped on capture VM

                                      In a VM on the Azure portal, click Capture on a non-stopped vm. Click the down arrow to expand the message. Click learn more link. Link heads to a generic microsoft.com page rather than an article.

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                                      • I can't launch A8 Type in San Antonio Region.

                                        I had try four times in different time.
                                        But I still can't launch A8 type VM.
                                        Could you check out that?

                                        Thanks

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                                          0 comments  ·  Linux  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thanks for the feedback. Right now, San Antonio does not support the A8/A9 sizes. We are constantly looking to increase our size options in the regions but right now, this isn’t available there.

                                        • ***** down on bots and exploits

                                          My SSH server has been attacked twice in the past 24 hours by two different Azure hosts. Please do more than promise people that you'll look into people using your services for abusing other servers.

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