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  1. Ability to move resources from one resource group to another

    In regard to Resource Groups, there is a particular feature I feel is missing: the ability of moving one resource from a resource group to another. Basically, the situation is like this: upon the lauch of the new portal, each of my Azure storage accounts and websites I've been using was added into a single Resource Group. Therefore, website A which was consuming data from a storage account with a similar name (A) ended up into two different Resource Groups: Default-Storage-NorthEurope and Default-Web-NorthEurope. Right now, whenever I navigate to the Resource Groups blade I get lots of generic named resource…

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      74 comments  ·  Resource management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hey Folks,

      We have made some great progress on this idea and most of our services today do support move resources across groups.

      We are still working towards 100% support and while we do that it would be great if you can help us prioritize the missing services.

      Please file individual asks on each service category present in uservoice and vote for it.

      Thanks,
      Azure Portal Team

    • move services between subscriptions

      I've noticed that many people want this, an easy way to move not only Virtual Machine but also websites, cloud services, SQL Databases between datacenters / subscriptions. I'm looking forward to this feature.

      http://www.hanselman.com/blog/PennyPinchingVideoMovingAnAzureWebsiteBetweenDataCenters.aspx

      http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10986539/in-azure-is-it-possible-to-move-an-existing-set-of-hosted-sites-to-another-subs

      and others

      979 votes
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        48 comments  ·  Resource management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hey Folks,

        We have made some great progress on this idea and most of our services today do support move resources across groups.

        We are still working towards 100% support and while we do that it would be great if you can help us prioritize the missing services.

        Please file individual asks on each service category present in uservoice and vote for it.

        Thanks,
        Azure Portal Team

      • Allow for comments or notes on resources

        A text description on resources/things would be great for keeping track of what each resource/thing is.

        388 votes
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          under review  ·  34 comments  ·  Resource management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Azure Designer tool

          My Idea was to create a Azure Designer tool in the Azure portal which can enable Azure Engineers and Architects to design a Azure services as per customer requirements and convert them as a blue print or Archictect diagrams for customers or for implementations.

          294 votes
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          • List of ALL the subscriptions associated to my User Login.

            Currently the portal shows in the "Subscriptions" section only the subscription associated to the Directory (AAD) that is selected by default. I have several subscriptions associated to several directories.

            227 votes
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            • One portal for all Microsoft products i.e (azure+office365+intune)

              This might be additional feature in the marketplace to connect intune, office365 or any other Microsoft product.

              192 votes
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              • Please enable sorting for all columns under "All resources" view

                Please enable sorting for all columns under "All resources" view

                156 votes
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                • Add Generate Powershell Script options wherever possible in the Azure Management portal

                  Like in SQL server Management Studio - you can set up what you want to do and then click a Save as Script or Generate Script button to get the SQL that will do the same thing.

                  In the Azure Portal, it would be awesome at the end of the "New" wizards to have an option to generate the Powershell commands to do the same thing.

                  148 votes
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                  • Merge Resource Groups

                    As an azure user I would like the ability to select two or more resource groups in the portal and select merge which would result in all the groups being consolidated into one. One of the selected resource groups would be selected as the "target" group and all other groups would be removed.

                    This would be a faster version of the delete and consolidate option I've also posted.

                    111 votes
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                    • When selecting a location, how to save as DEFAULT.

                      When creating a new VM, I have to choose my location each time - eg. I choose 'South-East Australia' everytime.

                      It would be good to have this as a "Portal Setting"

                      55 votes
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                      • Notification should persist across browser refresh.

                        Notifications disappear from the list of notification on page refresh it seems. I would prefer dismissing them explicitly.

                        51 votes
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                        • Azure should have a option to rename the "ResourceGroup"

                          Azure should have a option to rename the "ResourceGroup". That would be easier for us to manage the resources

                          50 votes
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                          • Document URLs necessary to configure corporate firewalls

                            Some companies block access to websites using their firewall and need to white-list specific URLs in order for the portal to work. Common errors that indicate firewall configuration issues include:

                            "Some subscriptions couldn't be retrieved"

                            49 votes
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                              11 comments  ·  Resource management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              The portal uses cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) to communicate to back-end services directly from the browser. We are working with our partner teams to get a full list of URLs required to manage your resources in the portal. Here are a few known URLs:

                              *.azure.com
                              *.azure.net
                              *.windows.net
                              *.azurecomcdn.net
                              *.azureedge.net
                              *.msecnd.net
                              login.microsoftonline.com
                              login.live.com

                              Third-party services:

                              *.sendgrid.com
                              *.newrelic.com

                              Please let us know if we missed any.

                            • show a graphic map of all resources i am using

                              see it all together:
                              graphics map of all my resources,type,location,health,relations between each of them ,tip to relocate a resource to make it work better etc...
                              like mssql diagram

                              29 votes
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                                unplanned  ·  4 comments  ·  Resource management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • creation date as a first order property for all resources and resource groups

                                If I have a list of resources or resource groups (retrieved via rest api), I want to be able to sort them by creation date. This would also be useful for portal.azure.com in that you too could add the creation date as a sortable row for all lists of resources and resource groups. This boilerplate feature is noticeably absent. Thank you.

                                25 votes
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                                • Make it more touch friendly

                                  For instance, when I am on the Dev Console and I tap the onscreen keyboard, I can't see what I am typing. Similarly, when I want to select some text, it doesn't work with text. Dragging tiles is also a problem.

                                  19 votes
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                                  • Todo tile, to guide me though action needed

                                    Notification tells me about things that HAVE happened give me a place to tell me what I need TODO.

                                    - System generated for things like Credit Card expiring, Cert Expiring etc.
                                    - Allow users to add TODO from Each Blade - For example Reminder to scale down after Promo ends on 12/15

                                    Clicking on TODO should take them to where action can be performed

                                    19 votes
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                                    • Show progress on long running tasks

                                      In the new preview portal whan a long operartion is ongoing (like the SharePoint famr creation) there should be more verbose Information in the Notification area so the user knows on what stage the deployment is happening

                                      14 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Resource management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        We show in progress tasks, but we definitely want to add more details to those. Let us know what kind of details you’d like to see (e.g. how granular). It’d be helpful to understand how much detail would be useful and what would be overwhelming.

                                      • Portal page title should include unread notification count and/or use Web Notifications API

                                        The title of the portal should include the number of unread notifications (much like a number of webmail sites do for new emails).
                                        Furthermore, if your browser supports W3C Web Notifications ( http://www.w3.org/TR/notifications/ ) we should be using those too.

                                        11 votes
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                                        • Option to have Portal Notifications as Destop Notifications

                                          Option to have Notifications, like a successful deploy or failed deploy, as a desktop notification.

                                          This would allow you to leave the portal and do other tasks while waiting for e.g. a large deploy. When the deployment is done you will see the notification on the desktop, while having the portal web page open in the background.

                                          10 votes
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