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  1. Provision VMs without a template - point to sccm or pxe service or even ISO build to give flexiblity to provisioning.

    Templates are great when you have a limited number, but can get cumbersome in large environments. Allow vm and os provisioning via other methods such as pxe, sccm, iso, etc to help streamline template management. - especially useful when trying to leverage dsc/puppet/chef for management.

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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. VM Load Balancing or Trafic manager

    Add support to add load balance between VM's like in public Azure (via trafic manager or VM load balancing feature)

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    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Multiple SQL Instances per subscription

    Is it possible to allow multiple sql instances per subscription. Currently in sql standard or enterprise users can create databases but only in a shared instance, it would be great if it would be possible to create multiple databases in one dedicated instance per subscription or multiple dedicated instances per subscription.

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  4. Option to make a VM inaccessible for tenant user after deployment

    When a tenant users deploys a VM or VM role a SMA runbook can be started. If the runbook is being used to deploy extra services to the VM it would be very beneficial if the VM would be inaccessible for the tenant user until the extra services are actually deployed. The VM presence should still be viewable for the tenant user together with a customizable status message.

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    1 comment  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. We need the ability to migrate or copy websites across website clouds.

    It would be nice to have ability to move or copy websites and applications across website clouds. That would be a nice feature for release management as well as in a DR scenario.

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    0 comments  ·  Web Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Cancel a job action for IAAS

    I would like to see and option in the VM Clouds for users to cancel their running jobs. This incorporates both changes to VM's (like adding a disk) or deploying a VM. The WAP portal already supports the Repair option when a VM is in a failed state. So having a Cancel button to stop the running job in VMM, would not leave the customer with a broken VM.

    Why I would like this request is because some customers want to have fixed disks in their VM (for support or performance reasons) and fixed disks take a long time to…

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    0 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Add SMA to RBAC of Azure Stack

    Hi
    Please add SMA also to the new RBAC of Azure Stack. We need Access Control for the Runbooks, credentials and connections in our SMA environment

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    0 comments  ·  Service Management Automation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Allow WAP Admins to migrate resources (websites/databases) across users.

    Please allow WAP Admins to be able to move resources (websites/databases/VM) across users or allow WAP Admins to assign new owners to those resources. I don't want to have to assign Co-Administrators to stale users.

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  9. Sharing ISO’s instead of copying them

    Ths still does not work properly in VMM 2012 R2 and WAP

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    under review  ·  2 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Ability to add disks from different storage tiers

    when adding a new disk to a VM, Tenants should be able to select which storage tier they would like to use for their new disk.

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  11. Better remote managability

    Setting up remote Management (e.g. console or remote Desktop Connection) for tenant portals is very tricky at the moment.
    Struggling selving errors, weak documentation (explanations), setting up is not straight forward, so please provide detailed installation instruction.

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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Add Partioned Queue feature to Service Bus

    I would like see some feature parity for Azure Service Bus Topics and Queues, such as Partitioned queues and topics.

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  13. active directory integration

    why does the azure pack not use Active Directory to store it's users?
    It uses an own database which VMM cannot access or doesnt know about, you cannot hand over the ownership of Vms to WAP users from VMM, you have to use special powershell script.

    Can you please adapt the Azure Pack or VMM to do this?

    Thanks

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    0 comments  ·  Security and Identity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. resource provider for postGRE SQL

    I didn't find yet a resource provider that can integrate PostGRE SQL for deploying PostGRE instances.
    As we use more and more open source solutions, it could be interesting to have such a connector.

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    1 comment  ·  Other Services Needed  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Add client VPN support to Azure Pack

    Add option for creating client VPN access to hosted servers through WSG.

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    1 comment  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Sort list and filter available VHD(X) and ISO files in library

    When a tenant selects to add a ISO or a disk, all the items are shown from the read only lib unsorted. The possibility add sorting and prefilter (for instance based on tags) would enhance the tenant experience and hide unwanted files.

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    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Allow customers to create Runbook (Hosters)

    Allow customers create their own Runbook in WAP

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    1 comment  ·  Service Management Automation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. PowerShell cmdlets configuring federation should support local metadata files

    It would be nice if the PowerShell cmdlets would accept a local file path to the FederationMetadata.xml for the tenant and admin sites instead of requiring an HTTP endpoint.

    For more information: http://syfuhs.net/2014/02/07/windows-azure-pack-authentication-part-3-using-a-third-party-idp/

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    0 comments  ·  Setup and Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Allow custom links in Tenant Portal

    Much like ADFS does, support adding custom links at the top of the tentant portal (ex: "back to my account").

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    0 comments  ·  Plans, Add-Ons, and Subscriptions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Builtin Showback/Chargeback

    Include custom service Xaas like creation of forms

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    0 comments  ·  Usage and Billing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback! Though it may not be built in, our 3rd party billing partners help to fill this gap by bringing showback/chargeback to the WAP portal.

    I see mention of chargeback, XaaS, and creation of forms, can I ask for clarification of what you would like to see light up in the portal?

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