Allow Azure Connect groups settings to be specified in the service configuration and/or expose APIs
There is apparently no way to persist Azure Connect group settings between full deployments. Since some startup tasks rely on this, and since managing them through the UI can be a pain when there are many roles and endpoints to configure, there has to either be a way to specify the groups that a role should join, within the ServiceConfiguration.cscfg file, or a way to programmatically configure the group settings during a startup task. The configuration option is probably sufficient for most scenarios.
Please note that Azure Connect is retired on 7/3/2013:
Just to note that Azure Connect is retired on 7/3/2013:
This would make life a lot easier for me. We currently use azure for our load testing rig and not being able to automate the joining of Azure Connect groups requires us to have a manual step to deploy our test rig on a daily basis. We can automate everything else in the setup and deployment process but this.