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  1. easy way to change datacenter

    It will be nice a feature that allow move services created in windows azure from one Datacenter to another.

    Sample: Move from West US to North Europe.

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    • Tag inheritance

      The ability for objects contained in a resource group to inherit tags from the resource group. It might be a good idea to allow the user to specify which tags on the resource group should propagate/inherit.

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      • Add ability to rename services

        It would be useful to be able to rename services on occasion. If these are tied to other services or components (eg., DNS entry), then perhaps the ability to migrate could be added. I know there's another vote to rename resource groups, however I'd like to see this possible for anything.

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        • An SDK to generate ARM templates programmatically

          For complex topologies or higher level abstractions it is not possible to have a static template because it may be overly complicated and hard to maintain. For such scenarios it will be good to have an SDK to generate ARM templates programmatically.

          Existing Client Libraries are not entirely fitting ARM template language and require workarounds to be implemented to use them for template generation.

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            8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            This is something we’re thinking about, but would like to ensure that we’re providing a sufficiently robust set of capabilities within the template language syntax itself.

            What scenarios are “overly complicated and hard to maintain”? This will help us understand where we need to invest.

          • Ability to add, edit and save custom JSON templates in portal with RBAC for reuse and self-service

            Ability to add, edit and save custom JSON templates in portal for reuse. Currently we can do this in Visual Studio, and you can even paste those templates in to https://portal.azure.com/#create/Microsoft.Template to deploy, but it would be nice to be able to save them for repeat use in a self-service kind of scenario for developers to use by giving them RBAC access.

            Also, deploying machine this way provides no way to join them to the domain, and I've had mixed results with DSC for various reasons. Need a way to join the domain at machine creation time, preferably with credentials…

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              The first part of your request is under discussion – it’s something we hear frequently and are thinking about quite a bit!

              For domain join, please see https://github.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/tree/master/201-vm-domain-join

              If you’re having issues with DSC or custom script extensions working as expected, please open an item in the Virtual Machines section – the right folks will see it there :)

            • Fix Move-AzureResource : ResourceNotTopLevel error when moving SQL or staging environments

              Move-AzureResource : ResourceNotTopLevel: Identifier '/subscriptions/***/resourceGroups/Default-SQL-AustraliaEast/providers/Microsoft.Sql/servers/***/databases/mysqldb' is not a top level resource.
              At line:1 char:66
              + Get-AzureResource -ResourceGroupName Default-SQL-AustraliaEast | Move-AzureResou ...
              + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
              + CategoryInfo : CloseError: (:) [Move-AzureResource], CloudException
              + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.Azure.Commands.Resources.MoveAzureResourceCommand

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              • Capability to rename server farm location

                I suggest the capability to define my custom subcollection of your server farm, where I can define my custom name.

                Example: Usually I use "West Europe", "North Europe" and "East USA" server farm.
                I will rename it in:
                - "West Europe" -> "Europe 1"
                - "North Europe" -> "Europe 2"
                - "East USA" -> "USA 1"

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                • Transferring subscription

                  I recently had my subscription transferred, your support only has access to the old portal. It has now completely broken the new portal and they have no idea how to fix it.

                  Seems like it may be down to them not having access to "Resource Groups" therefore not being able to complete the transfer.

                  Its a shame, I was enjoying the new portal and now I am stuck with no support.

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                  • Billing History Options with Resource Move

                    When manipulating resources in resource groups I would like to be able to decide whether I can move unbilled costs during the move. There are scenarios where we might want to leave the costs incurred in a previous resource group and have the new resource group not have those historical costs present. At other times we might want the opposite.

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