How can the Azure portal be improved?

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 :)

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  • Tony Hunt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed! I don't know why it doesn't let the browser format the date using the local regional settings. :/

    (I'm referring to the Account/Subscriptions site where it shows the billing history.)

  • Darin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Although it seems minor, constantly doing the mental calculation when you see a date time in the portal is cumbersome. Showing a datetime in UTC is not a good thing from a UX perspective. It should be converted to whatever timezone indicated by the browser, which puts the user in control.

  • scubaal commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Its really annoying that all the dates in Azure portal are in US format.
    Very confusing for the rest of us (eg Aus, Europe etc)
    Best option - setting location of user should set date format automatically.
    @nd best - give the user the ability to choose their preferred format eg DD-MM-YYYY

  • Manos commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Thao,

    Many European countries (like Greece) use dd/mm/yy format (not mm/dd/yy). There are some screens in portal which has information with date, like "Billing Period" in "Subscription" screen. This create confusing sometimes if you are not familiar with the american date format.

    Thanks,
    Manos

  • Manos commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    please add a "date and time format" option in general settings.

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