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  1. Azure Data Lake Analytics: Schedule U-SQL Job

    As discussed on Twitter (https://twitter.com/AzureSupport/status/1039492841431609344):

    We currently have an Azure-only infrastructure, and we run both Azure Data Lake (ADL) and Azure Data Lake Analytics (ADLA). We use U-SQL jobs in ADLA to extract and store data from ADL for reporting and analytical purposes.

    Because we have recurring jobs (both daily and monthly) we would like to schedule those to extract and store data without any human interaction.

    Currently we see 2 options: automate a job-run through Data Factory, or Azure Automation (runbook that starts a U-SQL job). But a native scheduler in ADLA would be better. That way…

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  2. Add 2016-DataCenter-Server-Core available for Virtual Machine Scale Set Deployments from Portal

    The Microsoft managed list of available images for scale sets currently does not include Windows Server 2016 Core. Providing our own image works but is painful as we must maintain the image.

    Since Windows Server Core images are already managed by Microsoft for IAAS VMs, you should also offer this images for scale sets.

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  3. Add a service hook trigger that executes when status build changes

    We use a slack service hook to make sure the builds are doing fine, but now the service is quite verbose and it would be great if we only got notified when the status got changed, from succeeded to fail and vice versa.

    When we have twenty builds that succeeded you might miss that twenty first that failed.

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  4. Give us the option to migration from Azure Licensing to HUB Licensing

    If one creates a VM using the normal market place resources the licensing would be added to the bill where as with HUB we're able to use our EA's for licensing.

    That said, there should be an option to migrate the VM from the original licensing to the HUB licensing without having to rebuild everything.

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  5. Turn off TLS 1.0 for login.microsoftonline.com and any B2C AD tenants

    TLS 1.0 is still enabled for login.microsoftonline.com and all B2C AD tenants. This is a security vulnerability and no one has the ability to turn this off (referencing ticket 118080218712156).

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  6. Enable Policy to set NSG Flow logs setting

    Currently, Azure Policy cannot set configuration that is set via POST actions, including NSG Flow logs.

    This (along with any other setting in ARM) should be auditable, and settable via Policy.

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  7. KeyVault and .NET xml signatures

    This is a mixed issue (Azure Key Vault and .NET).

    .NET has a service called SignedXml that can be used to create xml signatures. The problem is that you need the X509Certificate (with private key) to create the signature using its ComputeSignature method (the digest is calculated, internally, only when you compute the signature).

    It would be very nice if SignedXml could be more Azure-aware.
    We would like to calculate the digest from SignedXml (without using the priv.cert), sign the digest via Azure Key Vault's SignAsync method, and feed the signature back into the service so that it can create…

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  8. Grouping feature in Azure Resource

    I wish to have Grouping feature by resource type to help me better manage my resources. Imagine if you have around 30-40 resources per environment then you have no intuitive view in a single view

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  9. CLR profiler for Azure Function Apps

    The App Services have a CLR profiler to help analyze performance problems in the application. However although the Azure Function App is an App Service, it does not feature this functionality.

    I would like to also have the CLR profiler available for Azure Function Apps.

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  10. New Mobile Experience for Azure DevOps

    The current mobile experience for Azure DevOps is very limited with only partial access to product backlog items. It would be really useful to be able to have access to a wider range of functionality from mobile, either through the web site or dedicated mobile apps. For example, access to boards, like in the Atlassian Trello or Jira apps, and wikis, as in Atlassian Confluence.

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  11. Allow easy Security filtering through admin Interface or powershell for all services (IP Filtering, GeoLocation filtering, Account Filtering

    We would like to have easy way from Service menu or Powershell, to filter access to service by IP, DomainName resolution, Mac Address etc...) instead of for example, manage it in the Web.cofig for Web App.

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  12. Create a service like Google Cloud Dataprep (that makes PowerQuery more scalable)

    Google Cloud Dataprep is Trifacta integrated with Big Query, and it is very powerful. What does Microsoft have that compares?

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  13. Support bigquery without gateway in the Power BI

    Please support bigquery without gateway in the Power BI.
    Currently we try to make app that using power bi with serverless architecture. But if power-bi need a gateway it is impossible.

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  14. Rouge Admin Protection

    I would like to see some functionality that mitigates the risk of Rouge Administrator accounts. If an employee who is an Azure administrator goes crazy or their Azure account gets hacked then they could deliberately delete the whole Azure tenancy in a very short amount of time. This includes Azure backups.

    I would like to see some functionality that could resurrect the Azure environment if that occurred.

    You can take many precautions to protect Azure admin accounts but system administrators can become disgruntled employees just like any other employee. At the moment I don't believe Azure offers any protection from…

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  15. Allow disk expansion with out powering off the VM

    Azure should allows us to extend the drive with out powering off the VM which avoids a down time for a virtual machine

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  16. Change "Continue without any verified domains" in Azure AD Connect installation wizard

    Starting from 1.1.819.0 of AAD Connect, you see "Continue without any verified domains" check box even when there are some other verified domains.

    The term "Continue without any verified domains" could be misleading.

    It should be changed to something like "Continue with non-verified domains"

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  17. Make Subscription transfer operation automatically change all inheritable resources

    Even after performing a transfer for a subscription, though it is visible at https://account.windowsazure.com/Subscriptions, the included Resource Group, Database Server, and SQL Database that belong to it are not seen at https://portal.azure.com/#blade/HubsExtension/Resources/resourceType/Microsoft.Resources%2Fresources until you go and access the “Access control (IAM)” screen and individually add the new transfer user as both an Owner and as a Co-administrator for the Database Server (under All Resources). I suggest all this be automated! I thought these settings would have been taken care of (or inherited) automatically when we initially transferred the subscription, but I was wrong. We were down unnecessarily for a…

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  18. Add Microsoft.Compute/Disks.managedby as a policy alias

    Please add Microsoft.Compute/Disks.managedby as a valid policy alias, in order to audit unattached disks as non-compliant resources

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  19. User write back from AAD to on-prem

    I believe there was a user write back feature of AAD connect, however it is now disabled. I would like to have that feature in the future so that it would be useful and convenient for admins. Thanks

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  20. Add PowerShell support for managing autoscale

    I'd like to be able to manage autoscaling my web app from an Azure Automation runbook. A PowerShell interface to manage autoscale settings would be extremely useful for this.

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