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  1. Enable Apple Mac binding with Azure AD Domain Services

    Azure AD Domain Services are great but the lack of support of Mac OS devices makes it really complicated to use. Providing a way to bind these devices with a cloud only AD solution would be great.

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      3 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide official support to the terraform project for Azure ARM

      Terraform is a tool for creating and managing infrastructure in a declarative way. It's in some ways similar to Azure templates however:

      * It's syntax is MUCH cleaner and easier to learn
      * It works across cloud providers (and associated services)
      * MOST IMPORTANTLY: It also allows not just the description of initial resource states, but the *declarative evolution* of resources

      Check it out, I promise it's super cool:
      https://terraform.io/
      https://github.com/hashicorp/terraform

      I have no official affiliation with them, except as someone who's well versed with other could offerings but struggling to get a handle on actually doing anything useful with…

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        2 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Having a separate Relying Party trust on ADFS for Dyn365For Operations.

        This way, the ERP software can be equipped with some extra access policies to secure the application.

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        • Allow special characters in Storage Account naming (especially "-", "_" or ".") for readability and easy identification.

          Allow special characters in Storage Account naming (especially "-", "_" or ".") for readability and easy identification. It is very hard to work with all lower case naming that has to be run together without special characters. This would also allow for more versatility in the Azure naming space since SA naming is "shared" throughout the entire Azure instance for all Azure clients.

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            1 comment  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Install Yarn as an alternative to NPM

            NPM is especially painful on Azure - we are actually considering moving all of our Node based WebApps off of Azure because of it. It's so bad that managing a Linux box is easier - and we're ex Windows desktop devs - that's saying something.

            Please install Yarn on Azure so we can use it instead of NPM.

            https://yarnpkg.com/

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              2 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow to connect to VPN from command line

              We have more deployments in Azure and each has its own VPN. Currently it's not possible to connect to VPN via command line. That's why full automation is not possible.
              We have to open the network settings, click on the VPN connection and hit Connect button.

              What we would like to see is to download not only the exe that installs the VPN, but also a script that provides ability to connect & disconnect to/from the VPN.

              55 votes
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              • Power BI dataset fresh as an Azure Data Factory activity

                Allow Azure Data Factory to refresh a Power BI.com dataset as an activity that can be controlled as part of a larger pipeline. For example, ADF processes new inbound files in a time slice. Then refresh Power BI's output once all up stream dependants have been handled. Currently Power BI can only handle refreshing as a schedule which is completely disconnected from ADF.

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                  1 comment  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • swagger for all the azure rest apis

                  Swagger for all the Azure API's would be really helpfull, this will in automatic client generation and getting started would very easy for languages that understand swagger and do not have OOB MS Sdk's

                  Thanks

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                    1 comment  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • We want to have the Timestamp column on Azure Tables to be indexed so that queries using only the Timestamp column (or in combination with P

                    We want to have the Timestamp column on Azure Tables to be indexed so that queries using only the Timestamp column (or in combination with PartitionKey and RowKey) are fast & possible

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                    • Announce plan to change VPN certificates so clients can be updated when it happens

                      The *.cer file from time to time changes on the azure VPN. When the datacenter applies this the clients can no longer connect.

                      As a result a new VPN package has to be downloaded and the clients must be updated with the new *.cer from this package.

                      It would be nice to know of this change so client changes can be coordinated.

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                        1 comment  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Set ARRAffinity cookie with correct attributes - HTTPOnly & Secure

                        I would like to see the ARRAfinitiy cookie set with correct attributes. HTTPOnly attribute should always be set. Secure attribute should be set if cookie is being presented over a secure channel.

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                          2 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Azure Recycle Bin

                          Hi
                          I had a SQL Server VM and accidentally deleted it with the attached disk. Now I contacted support and was told that it is not possible to recover a VM once deleted with OS Disk attached.

                          So, I felt it may be good to have something like a 'Recycle Bin' where anything that is deleted like VM's and Disks go there and if needed can be restored from there, similar to the Recycle Bin of the Windows desktop. The Recycle Bin can be a storage space that is created when a new account on Azure is setup.

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                            2 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Migrate Backup / Site Recovery vault between Subscriptions

                            We have several customers that want to move their vaults from a webdirect subscription to CSP. Unfortunately this is not possible at the moment. For longterm backups there is no other way than leaving the vault in the old Sub.
                            Are there plans for making vaults more flexible?

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                              1 comment  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide reasonable billing reports showing usage by tag or by resource group

                              Indicating we can aggregate billing costs by tag and by resource group is marketing vaporware when what you provide is a huge csv file we have to write reports against.

                              You need to actually provide a reasonable billing report, showing aggregated costs by resource group and by tag for this to be an actual feature.

                              Similarly, the portal should provide this information in real time.

                              Your billing real time (portal) and paper statements are woefully inadequate.

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                              • nested 2016 server

                                Hi, can please add the option to install Hyper-v role on 2016 azure Vm´s (nested)????
                                This is the best option for test lab´s.
                                Thanks

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                                • Allow billing access for non-admin

                                  We need to be able to provide access to billing information, for both changing payment methods and more importantly invoices, to person, who is not part of tech team, and especially is not account admin. Currently we have accoutn admin to login once a month to billing history and send the invoice to the billing department, which is very annoying.

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                                  • AADB2C: Add multiply reply URLs with the same domain

                                    If you create an Azure Active Directory B2C and then add an Application for your Web API, your Web API will only be able to receive tokens from a client that shares the same Application ID.

                                    Currently, building a Web API that is accessed from several different clients is not supported.

                                    This means that if you want to add different clients, you can configure them with the restriction that redirect URLs must all belong to the same domain.

                                    But when you try to add them, for example:
                                    https://client1.domain.com
                                    https://client2.domain.com

                                    I receive an error saying that the reply URLs are not…

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                                      4 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      It is possible to add multiple reply URLs within the same domain, unfortunately the experience is a bit clunky and we’re working on fixing this.

                                      At this time, in order to achieve this a setup with client1.domain.com and client2.domain.com as redirect URIs, you must first add the overarching domain as a redirect URI and then add the sub-domains, like so:

                                      1) https://domain.com
                                      2) https://client1.domain.com
                                      3) https://client2.domain.com

                                      Check out this article for more info:
                                      https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/active-directory-v2-limitations#restrictions-on-redirect-uris

                                    • Enable console access

                                      Console access to virtual machines is available in most of the cloud platforms. Azure is yet to add this.

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                                        2 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Live probe status for Azure Load Balancer

                                        When setting up probes for Azure Load Balancer, there are a few ways to get them wrong, not helped by the non-strict validation for things like HTTP path etc. Trying to debug these is therefore hard. What would be really useful would be some kind of live indication of the probe health (even just the last success status) so that we can easily see whether the probes are working as expected.
                                        The current workaround is to wait for logs to be produced (which are confusing anyway) or assume that a non-working site is caused by broken probes, when it might…

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                                          1 comment  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Reference All Objects By GUID and Tag Name (Ability to Rename Anything)

                                          Make all Azure object names simply a tag with a key of "Name" and a value of your chosen name. Think of this like a friendly name that is displayed throughout the portal. This tag could be modified at any time, allowing users to rename any object easily. No need to use fqdn's or limits on length.

                                          A guid or id would be generated for every object to make it them globally unique and easy to reference in a unique manner.

                                          Currently in Azure, it is not possible to rename most objects, in many places we have to use an…

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