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  1. Create an NSG Tags for Azure IP Addresses on Internet, that will help a great deal.

    While creating NSG's Azure Datacenter IP ranges would be nice to be present as NSG Tags, just like 'Internet', 'VirtualNetwork' or 'AzureLoadBalancer' Tags.

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  2. Show VM state in Resource Group listing page

    Would be nice to be able to view the resource state right from the resource group listing page so we would not need to enter Vm per Vm to see the state.

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  3. Combine RBAC with Azure Resource Policies

    Azure Resource Policies are great for limiting resource types and locations etc while RBAC is great at limiting what a user can do however at the moment there is a gap where it isn't possible to only allow specific people to create specific resources such as the published SQL templates at the subscription level. An example of this would be where a multinational company has a US and UK team sharing the same subscription but wish to limit it so that the UK team can only create resources in the UK region. Resource Group control can't be used as the…

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  4. Rbac: hide resources that users don't have read permissionsome for

    Example: Today if you create a custom permissions role and don't assign a user read to Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines a user is still able to complete the wizard to create a new vm, once the deployment is submitted the deployment returns that the user doesnt have the correct permissions.

    It would be preferred that the user can not access the blade to deploy a new vm.

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  5. Improve how Azure reports that operations ended

    During my work, I have noticed that many operations like updating, stopping or removing VMs are reported as completed before the requested changes have finished being applied. For example, if you remove a VM, the operation is reported as completed although disks need some extra time to be completely detached (and, thus, removed or reused).

    That was one example but there are others. All these kinds of I-have-not-actually-finished-doing-the-work situations often break scripts. Manually implementing sleep-and-check code blocks is not a clean and safe option at all, because this is something that the API shoud offer.

    Because all of this, we…

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  6. Have a disable option on a Resource Group Lock

    Have the ability to disable the lock, delete and recreate the VNET on the resource group and re-enable the lock without deleting it first.

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  7. Make Asset Container Blob search case-insensitive

    For example, when using GUIDs as the identifiers for blobs, you can't filter/search using an upper-case string i.e. 51D198C1-A412-441D-9A89-F39292699508 cannot find blob 51d198c1-a412-441d-9a89-f39292699508

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  8. Create a "Domain Auditor" role

    With the new demands for more and more detailed auditing and compliance verifications, I would like a "Global Auditor" role to be created which would be similar in access to Enterprise or Domain Admins, but Read Only.

    As a busy admin, I don't have time to go get screenshots of group after group and chase down nested rabbit holes. I want the auditors to go look for themselves. Go take whatever screenshots you want anywhere you want in the domain. Don't ask me who has little time and frankly, the most incentive to cover something up if something should not…

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  9. Allow VM capture to cool storage

    The VM capture in the portal should offer (as default) the option to store the captured data in the cheapest storage available (cool / archive)
    Since the backup is typically accessed on disasters (hopefully never) it makes no sense to pay the frequent access tier price for this data.
    I know that actually there is a blob format issue for vhds that use page blobs vs cool storage that use block blob , but I leave this conversion problems to your engineers, as a user what I want is an easy, frictionless service right in the portal, that backups my…

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  10. provide readme.md to each resource overview page

    We could forget what the resource is and why it is created.

    GitHub provides good detail that it creates default ReadMe.md file to every repository and shows up as a basic description.

    It would be good to provide similar functionality into the Overview page.

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  11. What if we can have resource as drag and drop on to a whiteborad and mention the properties and relation with other resources

    What if we can have resource dragged and dropped on to a whiteborad and mention the properties and relation with other resources, where by effectively creating a pipeline pictorially. Connections with direction depicting dependencies. Or we could upload our ARM template and have it visualized and when deployed we can see progress of resource getting created by having highlight around resource. Wouldn't that be something :)

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  12. Specify active hour for VMs, so they can auto hibernate

    I have a few virtual machines in my account that are sparingly used and I know for sure that I only need it during the week days between 9-5. It would be nice if they was a way to configure an active or working hours for these Virtual machine (resource), That way I can manage my resource efficiently.

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  13. Standardise the naming standard

    When you are trying to have a decent naming standard it would be helpful if we could name WebApps and Storage accounts similarly such as dev-name-type rather than devnametype. I belive this would make the different azure services easier to manage.

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  14. There should be a bulk delete option

    We should be able to bulk delete resources even at the resource group level

    3 votes
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  15. Nickname Tiles for Dashboard

    It'd be nice to nickname the tiles on the dashboard so I can quickly identify difference between similarly named services. For example: don't always want to look at them by their azure subdomain.

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  16. Find resources that are not in use and/or find relationships between resources.

    We have a lot of resources in our Azure portal as a result of testing & trials. Now that we are going into production, it is difficult to discern which resources are not being used any more because their virtual machines have been deleted, etc. Would also be nice to be able to select a resource and see "associated resources" from there.

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  17. Ability to give friendly names to any type of resource

    At the moment managing resources is quite messy, because you cannot rename a resource. A good step would be to be able to apply friendly names to resources.

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  18. Password Protection to verify container delete

    Include an option to "Password Protect" storage containers so that a user must enter the account password to verify the deletion of a container -- this will help prevent accidental deletes.

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  19. Option for deletion of related resources at time of deleting a resource

    When someone deletes a resource (say a VM) he/she may want to delete all the resources that are being used by this current resource (like NICs, Public IPs, VNETs for the VM). If there is an option like a checklist, listing all the related resources and the user can select which resources to delete along with, it can be a real hassle-free experience for the user.

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  20. 3 votes
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