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  1. OMS Change Tracking - Add File Version to file details

    We would like to see the version of a file within the file details in the Change Tracker feature of OMS. This would make it easy on our reports to understand and compare the version of the file vs the version that is expected by our deployment process.

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  2. Expanding CMDLETS

    I can't expand the cmdlets, which make it harder to search for the one I want to use.

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  3. Allow Dashes in Resource groups or vm names in Graphical Run Books

    Why is this not consistent? Don't allowed when creating RGs or VMs. Now graphical run books useless to me.

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  4. 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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  5. Powershell command to manage alerts

    I'd like to have a way to bulk manage alerts. currently I have to navigate to alerts > select the alert to see the smart group> and I can change the state to 10 alerts at a time to closed or acknowledged. but when I have 300+ alerts to change the state to this takes too long.

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  6. source control

    Add source control for python runbooks in VS Online..

    When syncing from our VS online repo, the .py files get the following error.

    Exception: Cannot validate argument on parameter 'Type'. The argument "Python2" does not belong to the set "Graph,PowerShell,PowerShellWorkflow" specified by the ValidateSet attribute. Supply an argument that is in the set and then try the command again.

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    Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote which allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature backlog and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature.

  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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  8. Fix Azure Automation Modules Repository to support Side by Side versioning of modules

    Azure Automation Modules repository currently only supports 1 version of a module with the same name. This breaks Side by Side module versioning with Powershell DSC. Please add support for uploading multiple versions of modues.

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  10. Graphical Runbook: Input that had a default but afterwards is set to mandatory still have default value in tester

    Steps

    1. Create input at set a default value
    2. Set the input to be mandatory, which hides the default value textbox.
    3. test the runbook in the tester, and the default value will still be inserted in to the input textbox

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  11. enable sending "all event data" to a runbook when using OMS "take action" feature

    OMS has the "take action" functionality. It gives us the option to send a field from the specific event into the runbook. It would be great if it was possible to send all data into the runbook.

    This could be used to test webhooks connected to OMS alerts, and to design runbooks to handle specific kinds of events.

    It could even be nice if it would by default map the event data to a parameter if the parameter has a specific name like "eventData" or if we can "mark" the parameter in some way to make it automap event fields…

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  12. true Github intergation

    Automation has source control and thats great. But it has to be under your username. All the scripts I work on are under the company's page. It should be able to post there.

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  13. Documentation on how to create a runbook that starts/stops VMs in a given order

    I haven't found any documentation on how to create a workbook that start/stops VMs of a resource group in a given order (i.e. Domain Controller, SQL server, Application Server).

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  14. 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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  15. Allow Advanced source Control Sync to Github and VSTS

    provide an option to allow users to unhide the runbooks that sync AA and Github to allow users to modify the process, with their custom process.

    Use case would be adding an email notification or integrating with a ticketing system so their is a record of who preformed the sync and when in other system than the Azure Audit log.

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    under review  ·  Beth Cooper responded

    Thanks for posting this! You can actually overwrite these scripts with your own content today just by importing a runbook with the same name as the script (just like global modules, these are global runbooks). So for example, you can name a script Sync-MicrosoftAzureAutomationAccountFromGithubV1 and your script will run when you click the “Sync” button.

    In order for us to make these scripts public, we need to remove some proprietary code so this isn’t just as simple as releasing them. I’ll discuss with the team to see what we can do though.

  16. Trigger for Azure Automation Runbook needs Webhook writing permission.

    We want feature about RABC for action group.
    If Automation Runbook is selected in action group configuration, the user need permission for over Contributor at Subscription.

    If permission is Owner for Resource Group, we can not configure Automation trigger.
    This is because Automation trigger needs also webhook writing permission in configuration.

    Now, configuration is only permitted to Contributor or Owner of Subscription.
    It is very hard to permit these Role in every customer.
    If there is Webhook role for writing and reading, this issue will be resolved easily.

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