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  1. Azure SQL PiTR - Option to disable or set to 1 day retention

    We currently have an SQL managed database, which we use for development purposes.

    We are developing how our data ingest will work, currently we drop the tables every day, and re-load all the data. As of the 31-AUG we started getting charged for PiTR which we didn't know about, until PiTR started costing us upwards of $120 per day.

    What I found out is after the initial backup (free) any changes were replicated to 6 regions (GRS storage) and set to 35 days retention period. These are backups we don't want or need, as data is ingested from the Datalake.…

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  2. Application Gateway Web App Slot Support as Backend Pool

    We would like to protect our staging environment (Web App Slots) the same way we protect our production environment (Web App) by putting the Slot Deployments behind the Application Gateway.

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  3. Allow Comments to be maintained in Create View Syntax

    currently header comments are not maintained in Create View statements in DW. Please update the functionality so that this will remain and allow one to script out the objects with the comments and provide comments for development and re-use.

    Create View vw_Name
    -- Comment
    -- Comment
    AS
    Select *
    From Object

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  4. Provide advanced planned maintenance notifications for VPN

    For planned VPN maintenance updates, it would be nice if you provided advanced notification. Your VPN failover did not work and our VPN was down. Advanced notification would have allowed us to be better prepared. I was informed that you have no way on your side to determine if the failover was successful or not. That is also something that should be in place.

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  5. In India there is strong demand for reserved Azure price

    Please enable option of reserved Azure price in India and Saudi Arabia. Market is demanding the same.

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  6. Add the "created by" and "created on" metadata to Azure objects

    It would be helpful for each object in Azure to have the account that created the object and the date/time of the creation imbedded in the metadata for the object. This would avoid the current method of having to get that information from the Activity Log and store it somewhere else that is more permanent.

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  7. Allow rename of VM in ASM as well as in ARM portal

    Please allow renaming the Azure VMs in ASM as well as in ARM portal.
    Downtime won't be an issue, atleast this feature should be available.

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  8. Azure Information Protection Watermark

    I would like to add a watermark to a document of the person who printed it.

    Currently it only allows a watermark of the document owner.

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  9. Display notification that the pricing calculator does not include VAT, GST or other local taxes

    Might I suggest that a note be placed on the calculator that the price displayed is exclusive of local taxes (that should cover VAT, GST and any other sales tax...)

    I believe it is a legal requirement for businesses trading in Australia for 'ex GST' or similar if a price for a service does not include GST, or as a single value to be displayed in the case that goods and services provided are not exclusively provided to businesses.

    See https://www.accc.gov.au/business/pricing/displaying-prices

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  10. Create More Learning Plans

    I really like the Learning Plans you have posted, and I'd like to see additional Learning Plans for the following topics:


    • Virtual Networks / Networking

    • Azure Active Directory - Operations

    • Storage

    Having these plans would really help those studying for the 70-533 and, of course, with understanding infrastructure topics for operations.

    I would be willing to contribute to these, but I do not see the Learning Plans anywhere on the GitHub repo.

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  11. Pricing calculator - Reserved VM Instances. When choosing "1/3 year reserved" with Windows OS selected, the total price shows but "the e-yea

    Pricing calculator - make calculating Reserved VM Instances & OS separately possible
    When choosing "1/3 year reserved" with Windows OS selected, the total price shows but "the e-year reserved VM" and "monthly paid OS" are all combined. It would be appreciated if the two can be shown as separated. (When customer orders Azure MC, they would like to know how much is paid at the point of reservation and how much is monthly fee)

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  12. Select Authenticator in Password Self service without selecting one more option

    Thanks for adding Authenticator as option to Password Self service.
    It was much awaited option as our security team doesn't want to use SMS text.

    Issue now is that we can not enable that option without selecting one other option so we are in same situation now & can not roll out this to our 40000 users as we can not just lock it down to authenticator.

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  13. azure backup: multiple backups per day

    I'd like the option to set more than three backups per day on Azure Backup.

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  14. Require to update cookie based session affinity application gateway in secure

    Please add Secure http for application gateway cookie based session affinity in azure. The websites are showing not secure for "ApplicationGatewayAffinity".

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  15. ADB2C - MFA - Text messages and Source Number

    Azure ADB2C - MFA allow to modify text messages sent to send more user friendly messages.And allow source number to be fixed by adb2c admin.

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  16. Fetch Azure offer details to implement pricing calculator

    As a Tier 2 CSP Microsoft partner we want to implement Azure pricing calculator on our site to let our resellers calculate offers for their end customers.

    You offer Azure Rate Card which is very basic and limited. It doesn't provide any other options to calculate any resources based on different type, pricing tier, licence type, instance sizes and many other options.

    Some API should be provided to fetch detailed offers, meters and options to them, along with pricing, or there should be option to somehow embed pricing calculator on site with possibility to apply our own pricing.

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  17. Azure SQL Data Sync - 500 tables limitation

    We are looking to use Azure SQL Data Sync as a solution to deliver our database to our customers. But we have 845 tables in our database which are dependent on each other with referential integrity.

    We are not able to split the tables into two groups with their dependencies.

    We have contacted Microsoft Support team and they confirmed that we need to have all the dependent tables in one group or change the PK / FK rules. It is difficult to change our data model considering many customers are using it for many years.

    Can you please consider to…

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  18. Quota limit per Resource Group

    There is a quota limit only per the subscription but it would be helpful if you will give an option also to configure quota limit per resource group.

    Example, we have a single subscription with some quota limit but I created a resource group for developers and testing team.

    Developer's resource group should be 50 instances and Testing resource group should be 60 instances.

    The current feature is not having that option to control my resource group usages.

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  19. LInux VM encryption available with more VM vendor types

    The encryption of Linux VM is sensitive to the Linux host being encrypted. For example, success with Ubuntu 16.04LTS; failure with CentOS 7.4 ("OS volume encryption is not supported on centos 7.4.1708").
    A solution is required to encrypt all Linux VM provisioned on Azure.

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  20. Improvements to Azure pricing calculator

    Pricing spreadsheets are now deprecated, the new calculator is in "preview" but isn't really usable, especially for large models. I'm using the channel version https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/calculator/channel/

    Some suggestions:
    - allow use of "work" email addresses
    - if there are hard limits on items then make it simple to add multiples (e.g. if disk is only available up to max of 5000Gb then allow choosing a number of identical disks)
    - allow sharing of estimates with others OR allow import of exported estimates. Large deals will always have multiple people working collaboratively, the calculator simply does not allow this and suggesting exporting…

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