Azure portal

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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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  2. 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.

    124 votes
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  3. 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…

    123 votes
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  4. 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!

    32 votes
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  5. 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

    20 votes
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    We have done a lot of improvement on sorting and filtering aspect of “All resources” and tried to add most common filters on UI.

    Are there any specifics you are looking for where we can Improve more on Sorting\Filtering on All resources?

    Thanks,
    Portal Team

  6. Filter Item Wildcards For Easier Search Capabilities

    When looking at a long list of several resources (all resources or items within a resource group) with long naming conventions there is no easy way to search/filter what you are looking for without spelling out the beginning of the resource.

    It would be convenient to type: %item%prod% to be able to gather all resources containing that specific "item" and in "prod".
    i.e. itemeus1storageprod1

    15 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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.

    8 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Export and Import Favorites List

    We are working with many different Tenants. I would like to export and import my Favorites from a Tenant to another. I can imagine that that helps also other admins.

    And if possible you can store the favorites in the CSP Tenant, so that I don't need to export/import first for a CSP admin. If I a network admin, I need the same Favorites for that in each customer tenant.

    5 votes
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  14. Programatically configure Azure Portal favorites

    When onboarding new users, I'd like to be able to set a default set of favorites in the portal for a particular user or group, ideally programatically.

    This would afford more control over the onboarding experience (we could remove things that are universally denied by policy, or introduce grades of user (novice and expert) and therefore be able to tailor the default setup accordingly.

    5 votes
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  15. 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

    5 votes
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  16. Allow group member list to be alphabetically sorted

    When viewing the list of users in a group it looks like users are sorted by the order they where added to the group. Please add the ability for customized sorting, e.g. by username.

    4 votes
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  17. Include tenant name in Azure Portal's URL

    It would be great if the URLs to the portal contained Tenant's name / ID, because when you share it to external co-workers, they would get switched to the correct tenant and subscriptions.

    So instead of having:
    https://portal.azure.com/#resource/subscriptions/bc517954-9e1f-44ea-9399-32e3b62546c6/resourceGroups/crm/overview
    you would have:
    https://portal.azure.com/#tenantId/resource/subscriptions/bc517954-9e1f-44ea-9399-32e3b62546c6/resourceGroups/crm/overview

    4 votes
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  18. 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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  19. Global and Local Subscription Filtering Options

    Here are the problems this would solve:

    - Right now all filtering is global, which is not obvious at first.
    - Going back to a previous journey that used a different filter does not restore the filter. Having this as a local filter to the journey should fix this.
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    There could be a “Global Filters” in the left menu bar that you can select and could filter your subscriptions (and maybe other things in the future), or I could see the “Global Filtering” being done in the existing subscriptions menu in the left hand blade, or even changing the…

    4 votes
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  20. 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.

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