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  1. Create a desktop/mobile app to mange my Azure account

    I want to mange my Azure account without the website using Windows, Windows Mobile, iOS, and Android apps

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      42 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Fix your Cloud Pricing Calculator!!! It is currently USELESS

      Fix your Cloud Pricing Calculator.

      It currently is almost completely non-functional. To see what one should look like go look at the Amazon Web Services pricing calculator

      a) the slide bars without text input are horrific. I challenge you to try and figure out what a 3GB SQL server instance will cost you. Measure how many tries on the slider it takes to get it to be 3Gb

      b) you have a weird mix of services, features and details:
      --Web Sites are instances of a Web Worker
      -- Cloud Services mixes Web and Worker role instances and the SQL DB…

      414 votes
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        16 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add ability to mail bills or a billing administrator account. Office 365 and Azure bills are the most dysfunctional uninformative bills

        Microsoft really needs help in designing billing systems. I am sympathetic as in their entire history they never had a reason to bill retail customers. Invvoices generated through an ERP system are not the same thing as service bills tied to usage. Office 365 is terrible, but at least has a way of setting up a billing administrator that can view and download bills. Azure seems to have no parallel. I can't assign rights to just download and view bills to someone in accounting without giving them the ability to modify services. Plus the bills are hard to understand. sometimes…

        386 votes
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          22 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for your feedback. We’re actively working on these enhancements:

          1. A more flexible RBAC model for billing
          2. Improved notification mechanisms in general, including communications about invoices

        • Build hosting centers in South Africa

          Supports local economies...

          364 votes
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            31 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow e-mail unsubscribe

            I have received three e-mails in one day from azure. One about downtime (I have no services right now), and two advertising features. None of these e-mails have unsubscribe buttons, and I cannot find a way to suppress them in the account page. All contact checkboxes are un-checked.

            326 votes
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              32 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Offer an ACTUALLY free program for INDIVIDUAL students without credit card

              There was a question about this but it was closed several days ago. I know there is windowsazure pass but that is only for educators. It would be awesome if you can just verify your student identity (Like in Dreamspark) and then get serveral websites for free.

              325 votes
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                20 comments  ·  Offers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                under review  ·  Asim MitraAsim Mitra responded

                Would love to hear more on the kind of services you believe should be made available to students as part of this free offer.

              • Allow easy donation of unused CPU cycles to cancer research, Folding@home, etc.

                I would like to easily 'donate' my unused CPU cycles towards a good cause, such as cancer research within the Folding@home project.

                Ideally this setting would be incorporated into the config of my worker roles, or within the Windows Azure portal.

                211 votes
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                  under review  ·  16 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Datacenter in Russia

                  In Russia we have law act about storing some sensitive data(such as personal information , IPR and others) in Russia located Data Centers only.
                  Does any plans to support it ? Does any plans to create Russia Region in Azure Portal for some services such as WebSites, CDN, Databases e.t.c ?

                  186 votes
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                    10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Google App Engine is the best in terms of free tier for developers. I am sure Microsoft can afford it but they don't. That is too bad.

                    Google App Engine is the best in terms of free tier for developers. I am sure Microsoft can afford it but they don't. That is too bad. They will likely lose new developers to google.

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                      3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • azure certification for IT architects

                      I am wondering if there will be an Azure ceritification for IT Architects, such as designing Azure infrastructure and migration etc.

                      155 votes
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                        6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • add a Billing role

                        I need to allow a non-tech person from accounting to access and manipulate the accounts billing.

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                          1 comment  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hi there,

                          This is something we are planning on implementing in the future, though we don’t yet have a scheduled date.

                          We do endeavor to make our UI useable by anyone regardless of their background so a temporary solution would be to make your non-tech person a co-administrator, but I understand the uneasiness that comes with granting administrator access to someone who doesn’t know their way around a VM.

                          Check back in a couple of months for an update.

                          -Adam (Azure Billing Team)

                        • 117 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Offers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Why no datacenters in Middle East and Africa?

                            Hi Microsoft,
                            I can’t help thinking that Microsoft is pursuing some sort of imperialist western agenda with the deployment of its worldwide Azure Datacenters! As an independent software developer based here in Dubai with clients right across Africa, The Middle East and the Sub-continent we currently have the choice of hosting in Western Europe (Amsterdam) which is between 6500km and 8000km away from our clients, or South East Asia (Singapore) 5000 to 11000kms away.
                            Guys it is time to realize that there is 2/5's of the world’s population nearby - let’s see something proactive in terms of datacenter deployment, and…

                            86 votes
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                              7 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • ip restrict access to visual studio online

                              Our company houses our source code in Visual Studio Online. Currently a developer with an account can log in from home and download our entire code base which is basically our intellectual property - not good if they are about to resign and go to a competitor.
                              My suggestion is to allow IP restrictions on downloading code/workspaces. The rest of the site should be accessible from any IP, but users would be forced to VPN into the office to access the source code.

                              55 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • build a datacentre in australia

                                i find websites running on azure cloud server slow in australia

                                50 votes
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                                  7 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Address the "Snowden/NSA" issues in every territory in a visible and concrete manner

                                  Let developers and consultants configure where certain data is stored (geographically) and also verify that it is really stored in the given location and does not cross international boundaries at any time. This is important for most companies since they are bound by compliance regulations, insurance, and legal best-practices that require this granularity for particular type of data.

                                  49 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Offers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Application Insights for North Europe region

                                    Currently Application Insights can only be created in "Central US" region.

                                    We have restrictions that all our resources should be created in "North Europe" region.

                                    As a result, we are not able to use Application Insights.

                                    46 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Increase the ARM default Core Quota per region

                                      [ENG] Please increase the default limit for VMs/Cores in Azure Resource Manager.

                                      The current ARM default Core/VM limit per region for an Azure in Open and even some Pay-As-You-Go subscriptions is only 10-20. This is not enough at all to deploy a few VMs, and it prevents customers from expanding their service towards rapid business growth and urgent requirement. More flexibility and convenience should be provided as default.

                                      [Japanese] Azure リソースマネージャの仮想マシン/コア数の既定上限値引き上げ依頼

                                      Azure in Open や従量課金プランのサブスクリプションについて、現在のAzure リソースマネージャの仮想マシン/コア数の既定上限値は、10 から 20 程度です。
                                      この既定上限値では、十分な仮想マシンを作成することができず、お客様の大切なビジネスの急成長や必要性に対応することができません。
                                      既定上限値が緩和され、柔軟に便利に利用できるよう改善よろしくお願いいたします。

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                                        0 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • DO NOT DELETE SERVICES IMMEDIATELY WHEN A SUBSCRIPTION RUNS OUT

                                        see [REG:115031012492134] support reference for full history of this issue

                                        Hi,
                                        It would be great if you could answer the following questions:
                                        1) Please show me where on the azure web site that it states that cloud services are auto deleted immediately if a subscription is disabled for any reason.
                                        2) Please let me know if you also delete cloud services automatically without warning “by design” if a credit card expires or fails dues to funds shortage or the like?
                                        3) Why do you want to seriously annoy your customers by designing your system like this????? That is a ridiculous…

                                        34 votes
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                                          under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • make azure available in Cambodia.

                                          you should make azure available in Cambodia. I think there are some students or people want to explore and use it.

                                          28 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Windows Azure is commercially available in the following 84 countries, and this is not one of them. Learn more here: http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/pricing/faq/

                                            We are adding more countries as we can, but in the meantime if you wish to use the service in an unsupported country, you’ll need to use one of several third party providers which front the Azure Subscriptions for organizations in unsupported countries. Just keep in mind that those providers are not MSFT so perform due-diligence to make sure any vendor you select is reputable.

                                            Thanks for understanding.

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