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  1. Module Update Improvements

    Modules that are now pretty much essential for DSC are not updated through Update Modules as they're not part of the azure sdk, e.g. ComputerManagementDsc, StorageDSC. Option to update these rather than going to the gallery and importing again would be better.

    On the modules page show current and new version numbers if applicable so you know what's out of date.

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  2. Azure DevOps Collection Selector

    As we have multiple different Azure DevOps Collections, I would like to see an additional drop to select which collection I want to connect to. I am unsure how it is picking the collection right now, but it is not the connection I need and I don't see a way to change it.

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    0 comments  ·  Source control integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. View "Last test output" in a panel next to the code editor

    After running a test on an Azure PowerShell Runbook, and returning to the code editor, it would be very helpful to be able to keep the last test output open (read-only) in a split-view or popup, while the code editor is active.

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  4. Multiple directories - only repositories from first one are visible

    Having same user in multiple directories (in my case, it is my private repository and another one for startup) - I see repositories only from first directory (private) and cannot select others.

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  5. The cmdlets to deploy Azure Files Share snapshots scheduler

    Who can tell me how to deploy Azure Files Share snapshots scheduler (except uses Azure backup for the share files).
    Thanks so much.

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  6. 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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  7. Alert logic not working

    my log analytics search query returns computer name and count 1 when true. but the alert, using the same logic, and a threshold of greater than 0, does not fire.

    Event
    | where EventID == 7036
    | where RenderedDescription contains "web" and RenderedDescription contains "stopped"
    | summarize lastLog = max(TimeGenerated) by Computer
    | where lastLog < ago(5m)
    | summarize count() by Computer

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  8. 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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  9. Allow ChildRunbooks in Python

    Just like we can call PowerShell Runbooks, we should be given an option to call python runbooks via one liner python scripts

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  10. runbooks really sucks

    When you are deprecating AzureRm module, runbooks must run by default with Az module. They wont. Its a nightmare for us to remove AzureRM modules and install Az. Even after installing Az modules, it wont run that easily. Its total and pure waste of time. Why can't you update all runbooks by default with Az module when you are deprecating AzureRm Module ? it doesn't make any sense to me..

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  11. add action on jobs stuck in Queue

    I have 3 jobs stuck on Queue with no way to stop\remove them. both the test pane and the published jobs are not running

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  12. Update script to create runas account using Az module

    Script "New-RunAsAccount.ps1" from: "https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/automation/manage-runas-account#prerequisites", stay using AzureRM modules, and when I tried to change cmd-let it's didn't work.
    Here the erros i got:
    First one:
    Import-Module Az.Profile
    + CategoryInfo : ResourceUnavailable: (Az.Profile:String) [Import-Module], FileNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Modules_ModuleNotFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.ImportModuleCommand

    Another error:
    .\New-RunAsAccount.ps1 -ResourceGroup $RGAutomationName -AutomationAc ...
    + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Write-Error], WriteErrorException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.WriteErrorException,New-RunAsAccount.ps1

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  13. azure automation after renewing certificate old cert is kept for 90 days which if exported provides persistence and a security vulnerability

    azure automation after renewing a certificate the old cert is kept for 90 days which if it was exported before the renewal can still be used to authenticate as the security principal this provides persistence and a security vulnerability. It's retention is described under https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/automation/automation-managing-data#data-retention Please enable the deletion of renewed certificates before the 90 day retention period

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  15. AZURE Auto Run Book certificate annual renewal user notification and alert

    please provide 30-day advance notification to renew run book certification to the user so the run book script won't fail otherwise the user has any way of knowing and the certificate will expire; therefore, the script will fail to run thus generates more compute hours which will result in more charges to the user.

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  16. HRW will not actually operate at an Elevated Level

    There is a “Known Issue” where the HRW will not actually operate at an Elevated Level and can get caught by UAC. Delegating explicit permissions from the credential resolves the issue.

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  17. Fix dependencies automatically during modules import

    During Az modules import I have to fix all dependencies manually.

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  18. Right sentance of Remove-HybridRunbookWorker

    In this case for remove a VM from gybrid group"Remove-HybridRunbookWorker -url <URL> -key <PrimaryAccessKey> -machineName <ComputerName>" You must use a FQDN full name of VM

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  19. Netingek ir turėsi viską užsuk į svečius

    Reik žmogui duoti už ko užsikabinti.

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  20. door de batterijen te vervangen

    je kan door een batterij 2 lijnen connecteren maar ik weet niet hoe
    ah wacht ik denk dat ik me wijsmaak dat ik wel weet hoe

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