Azure portal

The Azure Portal a central place where you can provision, manage and monitor your Azure resources. From the Azure Portal you can create any of the thousands of items within the Azure Marketplace, you can quickly navigate to resources and accomplish your administrative needs, and you can build custom shareable dashboards to provide live insights into your deployed resources.

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  1. Do more in place and use the full screen - avoid horizontal scrolling

    Simplify the portal by doing more in place. The horizontal scrolling seems to cause too many, unnecessary clicks, which makes the UI to jump around a lot and quickly becomes overwhelming with so much on the screen at once. It's hard to focus on what's most important and, when there's only one blade, half the screen is empty with critical messages all the way on the other side. Make better use of screen real estate and stop moving things around so much. It's distracting. I love the portal, but all the movement gets in the way. Let us focus on…

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      114 comments  ·  Search + navigation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for the feedback. We’re working on this. We started with the top bar, then added favorites, and continued by shrinking the list of resources after opening the resource blade. Much more is in the works — all based on your feedback. Keep it coming and, in the meantime, we’ll keep working on this to streamline the experience for you.

    • Choose default directory

      If you have several azture accounts with admin rights assigned to you, it would be great if you could set a Default account and subscription that is set when logging in.

      528 votes
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        • Refresh button in each blade

          Provide a refresh button/option in each blade.
          Scenario i found this need: provisioning a SharePoint farm. In the process of Azure assets creation, when i look at the resource group blade, i need to hit F5 to see the process of different VMs, cloud services etc being created.

          Not high level priority but can be useful.

          112 votes
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          • Make the portal(s) tabbed browsing friendly

            The new portal while shiny and new, and metro, and shiny, can be a bit of a beautiful annoyance at times. My current annoyance is that navigating between two related, but not the same entities is frustrating. In a tabbed browsing approach, this is a single click on the correct tab in my browser. In the new portal, this is a bunch of clicks depending on the level of shared hierarchy. Neither right clicking / middle clicking work to allow me to open a view in a new window. Please consider the target users of this portal (they're going to…

            103 votes
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              4 comments  ·  Search + navigation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              We have enabled “Open in new tab” and "open in new window’ in our January update (http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2015/01/29/announcing-azure-preview-portal-improvements/)

              We working now to enable “update url in the
              browser as you navigate” soon – this will complete this, as when you open a blade in a new tab you will also have a url that you can bookmark,

              If you have any comments or feedback or want to learn more, feel free to write me directly to lwelicki@microsoft.com

              Thanks a lot for your feedback!

            • Consistent Status Column

              In the old Portal, there was a "status" column under "All Items". In the new Portal, "Browse > All Items" does not have one, nor an option to add it. If you drill down into specific areas (Virtual Machines, Storage Accounts, Cloud Services, etc.), some have a "status" column while others do not. It would be nice to have the "status" column show up consistently in all areas, and to have it in "Browse > All Items" to make it easier to see what's running and what's idle / stopped. Thank you!

              31 votes
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              • Search, sort and filter option needed. Much like Excel spreadsheet style auto filtering

                I see hundreds of resources when click on all resources. Need ability to auto filter on type and the sort on various columns

                17 votes
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                • Allow scrolling the multiple blades that are open using the mouse scroll wheel.

                  When there is multiple blades/panes open and the horizontal scroll bar shows up, it woule be good if we can scroll from left to right using the vertical mouse scroll wheel.

                  If the blade/pane under the cursor has content that needs to be vertically scrolled, vertical scroll has the priority, once it reaches the limit, then scroll horizontally depending on the direction.

                  9 votes
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                  • change tenant from the user icon top right

                    There are currently a few ways to change between tenants, but none are easy nor fast. I currently use the partner portal: https://partnercenter.microsoft.com/en-us/pcv/dashboard/overview from where I can jump to the different azure tenants with my own account. I would be awesome if this was integrated into the current azure page where you could click on the top right name where the tenant name is already displayed and have a pulldown of all the currently connected tenants.

                    7 votes
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                    • Create tree view in Portal for subscriptions, resource groups and resources

                      I'd like an easy way to quickly explore my deployed Azure services using a tree view like the left hand pane in Windows Explorer.
                      I would expect the tree view to start at my current top level. By which I mean if I can see multiple subs then that would be the first layer of the tree, then resource groups, then resources.
                      Clicking a resource will open the blade for that resource.

                      7 votes
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                      • Start with the list like the old portal. I don't care about the tiles, I'm working not playing on a tablet

                        I don't care about tiles. They're valid for some users, but not for developers who are trying to get work done.

                        Case in point. I'm ready to pay you money for a domain name for my azure web site. I cannot do it! There is not tile the says "Domain Names". Of course, I can't find a simple thing like that in the list, but at least I can go down the list and see what my options are. In the tiles, nothing is lined up, and it looks like my 8 year old dropped a pile of playing cards.…

                        7 votes
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                        • SUSE distributions are missing from VM->Add->Operating Systems list

                          The Azure Portal VM->Add wizard includes support for deploying openSUSE and SLES VMs, but the distributions need to be explicitly searched for using the Filter box.
                          These distributions should be listed in the VM->Add->Operating Systems[->More] lists.

                          6 votes
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                          • The selected directory is lost all the time.

                            The selected directory is lost all the time.

                            In half a dozen scenarios, the selected directory is lost, causing all sorts of trouble throughout the portal.
                            1. When you timeout and click "reload".
                            2. When the portal opens a new tab to get you into the SCM portal. This occurs from multiple places when configuring an Azure WebSite.
                            3. When you ctrl-click a link to open something in a new tab to have two copies of the portal open.
                            4. When you open a second copy of the portal by copy/pasting the URL.
                            5. A few more scenarios I've found…

                            6 votes
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                            • Group by properties in All Resources

                              It would be a good idea that when going to All Resources the Resources should be grouped based on their category. For example all the VMs should be in a folder Virtual Machine, Virtual Networks in a Virtual Networks folder etc. Or group the e properties of a vm in the same folder (network card,storage). The current way that are displayed the resources it creates confusion and it's not that organized at all, specially if you have lots of resources.

                              6 votes
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                              • Enable search keyword filters in Azure Portal

                                In the new Search capability, released at GA time, I'd like the ability to specify keyword filters. Here are a few examples I'd envision:

                                "name:tre" - This should find all Resources, of all types, that contain "tre" (case insensitive)

                                "type:vnet" - This should return all Resources that are of type Microsoft.Network/virtualNetworks.

                                The feature should auto-complete the names of the keyword filters, so that users don't have to remember exactly what the keywords are. Furthermore, the feature should start returning matching results as soon as the user starts typing a few characters.

                                6 votes
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                                • Browse should only show everything I HAVE

                                  "Browse Everything" should only show everything I HAVE. there is no way to easily see everything I have deployed like I can in the current portal.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Don't collaps the left hand menu

                                    If would be nice to be able to disable collapsing the left hand menu. I find myself constantly clicking the "hamburg" button to expand the menu, because I can't remember what the icons mean.

                                    I think it would be a lot better if the icons were always accompanied by the text label.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Sort "Choose a size" by cost, size, or alphabetically, allow list view

                                      When creating a virtual machine, the "Choose a size" screen is busy and the default layout is difficult to digest.

                                      The following would be helpful:
                                      + Allowing a list view with Name, CPU, Disk, and Price as sortable columns
                                      + Allow sorting of the tiles by Name, Price, etc
                                      + Already have a "Recommended" filter; add a "Recently Used" filter

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Stop showing settings on every item opened

                                        Currently when I open anything in the portal that has a "Settings" menu as well, the settings menu opens up automatically. It's a pain and I don't want to see it on everything I open - at least give us an option to choose to turn that behavior off rather than making it the default.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Filter/Sort Option in VM Sizes selection option

                                          While creating a VM, the step for choosing a VM Size will be easier if there was a filter or sort option.

                                          Each time for creating a VM we need to scroll though the list to find the right one. Instead we can sort by price or filter the number or cores /ram would be helpful.

                                          3 votes
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