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  1. autoshut down should be done on idle time basis, there is no such option

    Currently, there is the only option to auto shutdown on a fixed time, its discouraging for those who want to use the cloud for personal use, I prefer the system should be shut down based on custom idle time. so that we no need to worry when we planned to use for personal use.

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  2. VSTS Startup - Shoutdown

    Create in VSTS new task for startup or shutdown VSTS VM agent.

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  3. we need a button that starts/stops all lab vm's

    we need a button that starts/stops all lab vm's simultaneously, not sequentially.

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  4. From update formula add a way to see the artifacts already selected.

    From update formula add a way to see the artifacts already selected.

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  6. Please make Marketplace Visual Studio Images running on windows 10 available in DevTest Labs

    Currently only can see visual studio marketplace images running on server, though in the azure portal they exist on windows 10

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  7. Give contributor permissions on resource group to service principal creating DevTest Labs vms

    Currently DevTest Labs has a setting to give default Contributor access to the underlying VM resource group when instantiating a DevTest Labs VM. However, we noticed this doesn't apply to a service principal instantiating such a DevTest Labs VM (Microsoft.DevTestLab/labs/virtualmachines type) from an ARM template in a VSTS release. It only gets Reader access to the resource group. Please allow this setting to apply to service principals as well. We would like to use the same VSTS release and service principal to apply extra VM extensions (like antimalware) to the underlying VM (type Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines) after provisioning the DevTest Labs VM.

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  8. Deployment Status

    When a server is being deployed, there is no way to see what part of deployment it is working on.

    If you deploy a VM in "normal" Azure Portal, there is a button available to see the current deployments. Would be great if this was also possible within an DevTest lab.

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  9. Start VMs automaticamente

    Disponibilizar agendador igual ao "desligamento automático" para as VMs.

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  11. Offer DevTest Labs on higher level Azure clouds (level 5).

    This solutions is perfect for our customer, but need it in a more secure Azure cloud.

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  12. Do not use an existing IP address range already in use for a VNet when creating the VNet of a new lab

    If you create a new lab it will create a new VNet with the ip range 10.0.0.0 even though that range is already in use in anothe VNet in the subscription.
    It would be nice to use a different available range, ask the user to define a new one or at least let the user aknowledge this and create it anyway

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  13. what all Pass offering we can manage from DevTestLab

    Is there anyway that we can configure any existing Azure Pass service as part of artifact and we can use on demand as part of Pass Offering.

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  14. Option to auto shutdown the Virtual Gateway.

    The large amount of my traffic is coming from the Virtual gateway even when the VM is turn off and the clients are disconnected.

    We need an option to shutdown the VG connection

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  15. VNC Artifact

    Would be nice to have VNC artifact so we could monitor tests without interrupting them or creating a session via RDP.

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    Thanks for submitting the idea! DevTest Labs artifacts are open source, and we welcome community contribution to the DevTest Labs public artifact repo: https://github.com/Azure/azure-devtestlab.
    For artifacts that you find helpful for your context we advise you write your own and store it in a private artifact repo.
    Learn more here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/lab-services/devtest-lab-artifact-author

  16. Allow create title of Artifacts

    it`s hard to remember what each artifact is, it would be nice if we can create a title of artifact like "Config IIS" in run powershell artifact...

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  17. VSTS agent on Ubuntu

    It would be great to have an artifact with VSTS agent available on Ubuntu. As I will be building docker images for deployment in Kubernetes cluster, the kubectl command would be the perfect topping.

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  18. Report the id of the secret used by a Virtual Machine in the resource view

    It would be great if the Microsoft.DevTestLab provider reported the name/id of the secret that is in use for virtual machine.

    This would potentially allow us to script the creation of RDP access files, etc.

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  20. Reuse on-premise TFS user account and workitem to apply for DevTest resources?

    possible to reuse the use info in on-premise TFS? there is no need to set up new account for developers since they already have their own TFS account. I have this query based on the below scenarios, is it possible ?
    1) each developer and test have their TFS account.
    2) developer and test will apply for the VM resourced on TFS through TFS workitem workflow.
    3) once the VM apply is approved, the requested VM will be created automatically. and the workitem in TFS will be updated, the requestor will be informed the VM login info.
    it is need…

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    Thanks for submitting the idea and the question! Would you mind elaborate more how the TFS and the VMs will be used for in this case? Does the TFS behave as VM-request-management role here, or is it more about creating VMs from the latest bits for testing from the build/release pipeline from TFS? Today you can use DevTest Labs tasks for VSTS/TFS to create a VM: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=ms-azuredevtestlabs.tasks. Depending on your real scenario, it may already be automatable today (with some additional setup).

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