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  1. 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.

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  2. Easier way to register new resource types

    A resource type (VM, Recovery Services, SQL database, etc.) must first be created once and registered in the subscription by a subscription admin. When using ARM with delegation these subscription level rights are not a given. Need an easier way to request this initial registration of a resource when somebody fails or before as part of a new request check, and the admin/owner be able to register this resource without having to actually deploy it once. Something of an approval workflow or a list of all available resources where I can just check the ones to be available and registered…

    5 votes
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  3. VNET peering across tenants

    Please add ability to peer vnets across tenants for large enterprises that would like to pool DMZ defenses in one place while keeping organizations structure separate ( from a Microsoft Enrollment perspective...ie , different tenant ID for each sub organisation)

    4 votes
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  4. Toggle to disable deallocation of domain controller VMs in Azure Portal

    I'm mainly concerned about my domain controllers VMs. I would like to put the equivalent of a lock on these VMs to prevent them from being deallocated because if they are ever stopped through the Azure portal there are serious consequences such as those listed in this article: https://www.petri.com/best-practices-domain-controller-vms-azure

    For instance,
    The AD DS database is reset
    The RID pool is discarded
    SYSVOL is marked as non-authoritative

    We had an incident recently where both of my domain controller VMs had been deallocated for a short time after the domain had been created. This caused them to stop replicating the SYSVOL…

    4 votes
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  5. Performance improve

    My suggestion is to improve performance wise. Deploying or publishing a website or application in Azure, Its very much time consuming. Users suffer a lot for that. Kindly, take this feedback into consideration. Because we shouldn't give dissatisfaction to user. Thanks.

    4 votes
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  6. redirection in DNS

    Allow redirection of domains and sub-domains to another location. For domains which are just being camped and are not in active use it would be useful to be able to redirect traffic to these to another destination.

    Many DNS hosts offer a redirection service and/or a holding page which is not strictly DNS service but it is a useful extra when a domain is not an actual live destination.

    4 votes
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  7. Rollback virtual machine

    During encryption of virtual machine, there was no ability to rollback unless you backup the disk, delete the virtual machine, create a new one with the same properties and import the disk. A simple button that performs this would be far more reliable/user friendly.

    4 votes
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  8. Need to install the Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable on Azure website service server.

    install the Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable missing on your server. we are facing error: The 'Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0' provider is not registered on the local machine.

    4 votes
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  9. MPN account owner versus Microsoft Action Pack Azure Subscription owner

    MPN accounts have to be created using a personal Microsoft ID as owner. But the MPN Microsoft Action Pack based Azure subscription must have a better process that requires granting Global Admin role to the first Azure AD account to be created using the domain name of the Partner Vendor Company setup by the MPN account owner. This should be done as an onboarding process for enabling the Azure subscription for the company domain name based user ID and not the MPN owner's personal Microsoft ID. It will avoid a lot of support calls and reprovisioning.

    4 votes
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  10. Maybe display the price of a resource next to it while provisioning it through the portal!

    I have no clue while creating a resource group, how much it is going to cost and how much each item is adding to the cost. Some pricing policies have been revised so many times, that it is extremely difficult to maintain track. please make this easier!

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  11. Review Template Deployment button

    On the Azure portal when using the template deployment I would like there to be a button to review what is about to be created.

    Once inputting the template and parameters, you should be able to click the review button, the UI will then go through the template and show you exactly what it will create, including the resources within copy.

    You should also be able to go through the template and see how variables have expanded.

    You could even highlight where things do not make sense, like linking NICs to VMs that do not exist

    This would help as…

    4 votes
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  12. Don't recommend pricing tier

    When I am creating a new VM or web app, the Azure Portal always recommends different tiers, but what tier I need really depends on what I am doing, making the recommendations useless. Consider removing. It just creates an extra click every time.

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  13. VM Selection Filter that shows the VMs with Accelerated Networking.

    For the workloads I am working with, almost all of them require Accelerated Networking. There is no easy way to find this unless you select an VM that does not via script and then parse the error message. Allowing this via the portal would make this so much easier.

    3 votes
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  14. Portal VM size/type selection layout slow to use (just awful)

    If you create a new VM in Azure, then you have to choose a VM type.
    By default it shows you 3 "recommended" VM types.
    I have never ever used these types. As we mostly use VMs with more than 2 cores. So I have to switch the layout to "View all" every time.
    And then you have to scroll through 10 pages of VMs....
    If have pre-choosen the VM type you want to use, it still takes a lot of time to find that specific VM.

    But if you have not yet decided which VM you want to use,…

    3 votes
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  15. Drag and Drop solution design

    When building solutions, it would be more efficient if we could drag and drop various resources and configure from the 'map'. Similar to the dashboard edit but with the feel of Visio or mind mapping software. For example, Drap VirtualNetwork icon, # of subnets to host to it (autolink), drag load balancer to one subnet, couple of VMs. Click on icons, configure.

    3 votes
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  16. Easier deployment and updating multiple apps in Intune

    I want to deploy the same applications (e.g. OneDrive) to multiple platforms - Android for Business, Android, and iOS. Currently, this requires creating, configuring, and assigning a separate application for each one. With many applications, this becomes very time consuming and pointless. I would like to see either a way to combine multiple "deployment types" for each platform into one application to assign to users, or at least a way to bulk assign these applications so updating group assignment is not so cumbersome.

    4 votes
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  17. still very complex to understand how to locate each & every service. AWS Dashboard is much easier to understand & configure.

    still very complex to understand how to locate each & every service. AWS Dashboard is much easier to understand & configure. If its possible also make sure that some videos is also included for major services so that any new user can understand how o configure.

    3 votes
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  18. Add cost estimation on a last step before provision any service in azure

    Now we have multi step wizard for provisioning any service. on a last screen we will see- the parameters and portal will do some validation for us.
    Please- add the cost estimation on this last screen. Because it's so simple to make a mistake that will be super expensive.

    3 votes
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  19. Allowing Pausing of a Subscription and Copying

    Would be nice to be able to suspend or pause a whole resource group or a subscription. So we can do advanced setups for projects and POC. For us we provide managed services for Internal and external companies, so would be beneficial to display Billing and Suspend the whole area for non payment or if the project not fully approved and funded. Also a cop feature of either resource group or Subscription.

    So Ideally For EA, Allow Clients to be able to create linked subscriptions, allow copy and pausing of the Whole subscriptions.

    I suppose could do the same with…

    3 votes
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  20. Really important PREVIEW items

    IT would be really useful to have a POP up message or an ATTENTION MARK with more details whenever someone wants to create a resource in Azure which is in PREVIEW --> lots of people are creating preview items for production which should not be the case!
    thank you!

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