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  1. 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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  2. Fix column width issues - disappearing columns

    It's great to be able to add all the column options, but instead of having the screen scroll to show them, they just aren't there unless you collapse the ones that are already shown; and when you drag a column width slider to shrink it by 2 pixels the whole column shrinks to nothing and is overtaken by the column to the right of it.

    I end up losing all my normal columns just because I'm trying to shrink them down a little bit and see the data I'm interested in.

    I don't get it. Is it just me this…

    1 vote
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  3. Portal UI Changes

    The Azure Portal Interface changes too often. It make it difficult to find things from one day to the next and is very frustrating. Need to be thoughtful about these changes and to reduce the churn so customers can get their work done.

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    Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote & comment on. This allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature backlog and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature.

  4. 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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  5. Overhall the UI and UX

    Azure is very difficult to use when you are not used to it - i.e. there is a high barrier to entry which should be a lot lower. I have noticed that once you actually figure out how to do stuff, it is very easy, but getting to that can take one days of effort.

    I am teaching this to high school students and have found that even professionals struggle when they are new to the product. I would suggest looking at the interface and perhaps commissioning independent tutorials as well. Simply cutting down on the available options and displaying…

    1 vote
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  6. Searching All Services for "factory" doesn't show Data Factory

    Many services have good keywords available so that searching for services is intuitive. However, for Azure Data Factory, when I search for "factory" under All Services I don't get any results. Instead, I have to know to search for "factories". Please fix this. See attached image to show what I am talking about.

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  7. Add favorite in drop down list of Resource Group in Portal

    Some customers require demand for capability to add favorite for most used services in a Resource Group from Azure Portal.

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  8. Storage account services summary/filter

    It is difficult to find out a blob/table/queue that you have created when you have many storage accounts and don't remember the storage account name. I have to navigate to each storage account and check each of the services. Also there is no filter on a storage account services. It would be nice to have a filter for blob/queue/table/files on the dashboard.
    Also just displaying the summary of service that is created in that particular storage account would be helpful.

    2 votes
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  9. Delete all Modern UI elements

    There comes a point wherein you must realize that UI/UX design is not something HTLM/JS was designed to handle.

    Build a stable platform, stop trying to lock people into an environment. Refactor your code, put your **** in System Center because consolidation.

    1 vote
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  10. Advanced capability of sorting favorites (in left panel in Azure Portal)

    Customizable favorite panel (left favorite menu within Azure Portal);
    - Enable Grouping favorites (max one "folder" deep)
    - Sorting favorites (within groups) in alphabetical order
    - Capability to add a divider line

    For example you can create sectors like
    - Security / Monitoring
    - Networking
    - Compute
    - Storage
    - IAAS
    - PAAS
    - SAAS
    - Billing
    - etc

    3 votes
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  11. 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.

    3 votes
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  12. Improve search for DNS records

    When searching for a record in a DNS zone with many records (+1000), it only searches in the "first page" - you have to press "Load more" multiple times before all the records are searched through.

    2 votes
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  13. Context lost upon refresh

    Today as you perform a browser refresh (F5) your context is lost. This is contributes to bad user experience as you're losing the context of your work.
    Would be much better if the full context was stored in the URL (# part) so it would be fully restored, making the context-based navigation more usable.

    3 votes
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  14. 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

    2 votes
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  15. 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…

    697 votes
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    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.

  16. 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

    19 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

  17. Ability to search devices using "EAS activation ID" in Intune portal

    In the Ibiza-style Intune portal, you can enter a computer name or device name or UPN in the Filters, but you cannot use "EAS activation ID".

    If a user has 10 devices enrolled under same UPN, such machines may have same computer names, especially if the user plays with VMs or so...
    This makes hard to send a "Reboot or Fresh Start" MDM command to the right machine : you have to ask the user for EAS ID, then click on every identical machine name and compare the EAS ID in the "Hardware" tab.

    2 votes
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  18. 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

    13 votes
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  19. Make column resizing more like Windows (i.e. predictable)

    Right now it's a bit of whack-a-mole when you resize a column; other column names become partially obscured and/or arbitrarily resize, plus there is no way to just resize them all to fit (like CTRL++ in Windows Explorer)

    3 votes
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  20. 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…

    117 votes
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    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!

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