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  1. Rename Resource Groups

    Need the ability to rename resource groups either via PowerShell or the new portal.

    3,255 votes
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    • 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.

      598 votes
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        unplanned  ·  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add support for YAML Deployment Templates

        Please add support for YAML / jinja2 templates. This will allow full integration with Ansible and many other Automation Providers.

        480 votes
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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.

          317 votes
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            unplanned  ·  12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow dots or dashes in service names...

            Each Azure service has different restrictions on allowed characters in service name, max length, etc.

            Cloud services, SQL Database, Traffic Manager, Search, etc. allows dashes in service name. Storage, for example, doesn't allow dashes in service names. Storage, for example, doesn't allow dashes in service name.

            Redis allows very limited (six to twenty) chars, with no dashes or dots.

            #1
            Please use uniform restrictions on length and allowed char restrictions on all service names.

            #2
            Allow DASHEs (better yet DOTs) in service names.

            As our azure foot print grows, it is becoming increasingly difficult to follow any naming convention that…

            114 votes
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              unplanned  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Rename any Azure object and ability to have different name and DNS name

              The main idea is an option to rename any Azure object (rename VM, Sql DB ...) into ANY desired name at ANY time, unique only per user, not globally. If dns name is already used a random one should be given or asked user to input a new one.

              It would greatly help organizing Azure object.

              78 votes
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              • Optional parameters in ARM templates

                It would be great if we could define some ARM template parameters as optional or not required.

                77 votes
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                  5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  You can make it optional to provide a value for a param, by using a defaultValue and in some cases, just make the value “empty”. For example:

                  “defaultValue”: ""

                  If you have scenarios where this isn’t working for you feel free to email…

                • Recycle bin for accidentally deleted azure resources

                  It would good if we could have ability to restore accidentally deleted resources from Azure Portal. Feature like recycle bin could really help user to restore accidentally deleted resources from azure.

                  67 votes
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                    unplanned  ·  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Reset account

                    I want to have ability to reset account

                    35 votes
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