Lab Services

Azure Lab Services is a service that enables you to easily set up and provide on-demand access to various systems and software for any workload: teaching a class, setting up a development or test environment, or running trials with customers. Manage and scale your group’s resources in lab environments, while minimizing waste and controlling cost. Choose between the two lab types, classroom lab or devtest lab, for an experience that is tailored to your scenario.

Visit the Azure Lab Services page to learn more.

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  1. 22 votes
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  2. Provide the ability to customise the Classroom Labs user Portal

    It would be great to be able to customise the User portal for the Classroom labs, maybe per classroom lab basis, where we can establish a nice workshop title banner, do custom branding etc.

    12 votes
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  3. 9 votes
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  4. 5 votes
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  5. Be able to download list of users

    I really like the new classroom labs. One feature I would like is to be able to not only upload a list of users but also be able to download the list of users after a class have completed.

    4 votes
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  6. Windows Server 2019

    When can we expect to see Windows Server 2019 images available?

    4 votes
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  7. 'My Labs' Dashboard cards should display more information

    The dashboard cards in labs only contains minimum information on the e.g.

    LAB-TITLE
    lab description
    Max virtual machine count: 52
    Quota per user: 0 hours (Schedule only)

    it does not even list the Lab Creator anywhere!
    it really needs to be better especially when end users have multiple labs from different creators, schedules etc.

    It would be nice if the cards in the dashboard listed:
    The Lab creator - fetched from Graph with user image and mail address.
    The name of image in use, possibly an image logo
    The actual schedule (if configured)
    custom support link

    The count of registered…

    3 votes
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  8. Give Warning to Users About Shutdown

    Currently, when a shutdown is initiated in the schedule, it force quits all programs and shuts down the machine without any notice to the user. This abrupt of a shutdown could result in a loss of work if the user is active at the time of the scheduled shutdown. Please provide an option when scheduling a shutdown to give notice to the user (see attached for an example). This can be achieved with the simple command: shutdown /s /t 300

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  9. Assign multiple VMs to a student with their own vnet so they can create a network

    We have an in house lab experience where we can assign multiple windows/Linux VMs to students, these all come with a public IP and part of a Vnet so they can create their own network and test client/server applications between them

    2 votes
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  10. Show Which Labs Have an Active User Logged In

    It would be useful for the virtual machine list to show which machine has a user actively logged in so as administrators/instructors we can know which machines can be stopped without interfering with a student's work.

    2 votes
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  11. Please add Classroom Labs to MAG

    We have DoD customers who train DoD members world wide from E-1 to GS15, and would greatly benefit from this service as they migrate from on-prem to Azure with Classroom Labs.

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  12. Make it more affordable for nonprofits

    Nonprofits can't afford to pay $0.20/hour to run VMs for a library or classroom. For 10 machines to be running and used during lab hours, that's $1-2K/week. It's just way outside of their budgets.

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  13. Provide the ability to add classroom resources for each lab

    It would be great to have the ability to add some more helpful assets to the classroom lab, like a list of e-book codes (csv) that can be redeemed by each user as he/she claims each VM. Also we should be able to upload a Lab guide, some reference links etc., for use by the students during the class.

    2 votes
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  14. Open more ports for web server/programming/design related classes

    My partner is meeting many customers in education sectors, and many of them ask if Lab Services can open some ports more than those of RDP and SSH.

    My partner empathized that this is necessary in case of educational organizations that are teaching web server, web programming, and web design.

    Can you consider this if you think it does not breach the security of the service?

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  15. Features missing in Azure Lab services (Instruction / User automation creation API)

    Hello ,

    Comparing with Lab on Demand or even with Exillio we found following features which are missing from Azure Lab Services:

    1) Provide API to create users for Azure Lab services

    Manual upload of CSV seem cumbersome with 200,000 users.

    2) Instruction should be shown in Side windows

    Same like Microsoft Hands on Labs
    https://www.microsoft.com/handsonlabs/selfpacedlabs

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