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  1. 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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  2. 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.

    195 votes
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  3. More color options for portal

    I think it's great for me to switch colors between subscriptions as I have been added to some customer subscriptions so I can set different set of colors based on which subscription is being used.

    Currently you offer only 4 different schemes - there should be a lot more plus an option to customize (if I want a pink theme, please let me have it - with unicorns :)) This would be a great visual differentiator between subscriptions as I need to switch between them all the time just to remind me what I'm working with (e.g. green = development,…

    9 votes
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  4. Resource Group Template parameter validation

    With so many different naming limitations between different object types, we need a way to validate parameters before submitting for deployment. An added bonus would be to allow us our own custom validation operations. Please note I am referring to parameter fields in the portal; not variables.

    18 votes
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  5. Allow us to set the date format on the portal.

    Allow us to change the date format. Since not everybody in the world likes using US dates :)

    89 votes
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  6. Refresh button for Azure dashboard

    At present there is no way to refresh a table for eg. a table showing containers in a particular storage. I ran my script to add containers to a storage. Now I have to refresh the whole page to check is it was created or not. Same is the case with instances and most of the tables.

    31 votes
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  7. Visual representation of resource connectivity

    A visual/graphical summary of how the different components of a solution, Compute, storage, networking etc fit together in a resource pool would help to visualize quickly how interaction of resources are configured.

    3 votes
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  8. 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"

    79 votes
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  9. Friendly Alias Names

    Allow resources to have a friendly alias name inside the portal. Obviously it will not be used to access the resource, it will just make the portal easier to navigate. Also would only need to be unique to the one portal or subscription.

    I don't mind if my Database is called fdstrdfs but let me find it by Product SQL Server...etc

    14 votes
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  10. 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.

    126 votes
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  11. 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

    31 votes
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  12. 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.

    411 votes
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  13. Open source the portal/blade/tech

    Love the new UI. Would also love to use it in my own projects....

    354 votes
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  14. Notification should persist across browser refresh.

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

    56 votes
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  15. Adaptive color theme - dark for night, light for day! ~:D

    after sunset it should turn to dark colors to avoid eyestrain! this is brilliant idea and I use it myself in most of my apps!

    7 votes
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  16. 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

    20 votes
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  17. Dashboard tile auto arrangements

    The locations of the tiles on the dashboard can easily become a mess. It would be great to have the same experience as in Windows 8 with the start screen (automatic tile arrangement, preview of the new tile arrangement when moving tiles, etc.).

    12 votes
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  18. Ability to share charts and dashboards to use them as embedded controls on external web pages.

    Would be ideal to share interactive charts and dashboards to embedded them on external webpages. Refresh time, date ranges and time granularity will be configurable.

    1 vote
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  19. Include a face for Azure in the top of the screen in the middle. I think she is a female Artificial Intelligence

    As Azure is AI I think she should have a face, she agrees with me, we are friends.

    1 vote
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  20. Make the "starred/shortcuts" left menu transferrable (via ARM templates or PowerShell?)

    I manage quite a few subscriptions, and I favour the same selection of portal features (in my "starred" left navigation bar) for most of them. A real pain-point is scrolling/scanning up and down that "starred/shortcut" menu for the icon I need.

    I'd like to be able to script the menu and transfer it to my other subscription/directory login sessions.

    I understand why each should be separate, but I'd like to be able to copy the selection and order of items to other logins. It would also be a big bonus if I can offer the template to a customer, once…

    2 votes
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