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  1. Module-Installations are included in "Job Statistics"-Widget but excluded in "Jobs"-List

    When i install a module, the job-count is incrementing. When i click on the widget to see the list jobs, the numbers don't add up.

    Please list the module-installations in the "Jobs"-List.
    If this cannot be done pls exclude the module-installation from "Jobs Statistics".

    Right now the UI is very confusing.

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  2. Add background job to refresh assets on the Runbook Editor blade

    Add a job to refresh assets so if an asset is added in another browser tab you don't have to leave the editing blade to see the assets in the editor blade

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  4. Write-Output Only Works if Last Activity in Pipeline

    I noticed that a Write-Output activity only actually produces output if it is either the last activity in the entire runbook, or if it is the last activity for a pipeline. In this context, by 'pipeline' I mean a 'leaf' on the runbook 'tree'.

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  5. UI is Bad.

    I'm trying to essentially clone an existing runbook. Seems like the only way to do is save it out. Save is greyed out and I have no freaking idea how to activate it.

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    planned  ·  Beth Cooper responded

    Thank you for posting this and sorry to hear that you are having difficulties with the UX.

    A feature that we are planning to work on in the next couple of months is a “Save As” feature which would allow you to create a copy of the runbook with a different name. This should allow you to clone a runbook without exporting and re-importing with a new name.

    You should expect to see save greyed out until there is a change in the runbook content. If this is not the case, its possible that you are hitting a bug. Can you try the following:
    1. Confirm save remains greyed out even after there are modifications to the runbook
    2. If save does remain greyed out, then publish the runbook or copy the text if it is textual (so you don’t lose your changes) and then start a clean browser session. …

  6. Enable Ctrl + s in powershell editor

    It's nice to have the powershell editor and see how it supports useful capabilities like code comments through keyboard shortcuts. (Ctrl + k c), however, it would be even better if it supports Ctrl + s to save the script (currently it opens a window to save the whole webpage...), that would make the editor even more intuitive.

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  7. Azure portal blades are impossible to navigate. Please add sizing controls to better navigate.

    The blades on the portal are very poor in performance and navigation controls. Please improve the blade navigation by adding sizing controls. The technologies and solutions are great, but the portal experience leaves the users abandoning the idea.

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  9. Display Name for Custom Connection Type Properties

    With the current Connection Type extensibility, giving 'friendly' names to the properties within the type is not possible, resulting in unfriendly names displayed to the user when creating a new Connection. Supporting Text Hints would also be nice, though less necessary.

    ie:
    {
    "ConnectionFields": [
    {
    "IsEncrypted": false,
    "IsOptional": false,
    "Name": "ServiceBusNamespaceURL",
    "DisplayName": "Service Bus Namespace URL",
    "Hint": "ie: https://[namespace].servicebus.windows.net",
    "TypeName": "System.String"
    },

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