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  1. Azure's status board availability

    The Microsoft Azure status board should live outside Azure's ecosystem just because when there is a problem with some Azure´s service, the Microsoft Azure status page may not be available for the same issue.

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    planned  ·  Guy Burstein responded

    Thanks for the feedback. We are working on a fallback site for Azure Status for scenarios of Azure outages.

  2. Allow Azure Resource Move for Virtual Machines with Managed Disks

    The idea is simple. Please allow Azure Resource Move for Virtual Machines with Managed Disks attached.

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  3. RateCard metadata with their spec information

    I want to get RateCard meter metadata with their spec information (e.g. size, memory, cores...). Because I have to provide that data to our finance department.
    I can get the spec information of VMs by Get-AzureRmVMSize API, but they do not have MeterId, so can not associate with RateCard meter metadata.
    And I also want to get them about SQL Database, Redis Cache, and App Service. But they do not have API which can get their spec information in the first place.
    I think it is very useful if can get meter metadata with their spec information by RateCard API.

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  4. Allow VIP Swap when Staging slot is up and Running

    Recently we had a problem where we had ~1h of downtime which could have been avoided if VIP swap wasn’t failing.
    The problem was that 1 single VM was in a busy state in Production slot. All VMs in the staging slot were up and Running.

    Can you please allow a VIP swap if:
    1. All VMs in Staging slot are in Running state
    2. There’s the same or higher number of VMs in Staging slot compared to Production

    I know that it’s by design that VIP swap is possible only if all VMs in both Staging and Production slot…

    38 votes
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  5. Make Azure available in Haiti

    Microsoft Azure should be available for developers and businesses in Haiti. This country lack of a power supply system you can rely on for business, so the cloud is our best options. Please consider adding Haiti in the list of supported countries while signing up for Microsoft Azure.

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    under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Allow automatic upgrade of Azure AD Connect with custom sync rules

    If you have a custom synchronization rule in Azure AD Connect, AADC will not be auto-upgraded due to UpgradeNotSupportedCustomizedSyncRules.

    It would be great if AADC can be upgraded even if there's a customized sync rule to keep the environment up-to-date.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/connect/active-directory-aadconnect-feature-automatic-upgrade

    34 votes
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  7. - ELK Cluster stack configure on within own VNET

    Would like to see the feature for implementing Elasticsearch (ELK) cluster stack on our own Virtual network as PaaS component like HDinsight service

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  8. Key Vault like as RA-GRS

    Currently, Key Vault have redundancy and availability, but I can not access to secondary region manually.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/key-vault/key-vault-disaster-recovery-guidance

    Region fail over is automacically, however I would like to access to secondary like as RA-GRS of Azure Storage before than failover because I want to more enhance BCP of our services.

    * I guess, Azure doesn't occurred region failover so far, but services failur occurred sometimes in regions.

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  9. Backend heath status of Application Gateway

    We deployed the Application Gateway on the subnet where NSG's In-Bound rules is set. In the result, we got the status of backend health is 'unknown'. We got the 'Healthy' status when the NSG doesn't associate to subnet. Even if NSG's In-Bound rules is set, We'd like to confirm the backend health.

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  10. mfa nps extension for rds bypass wan ip

    It would be great to bypass MFA for RDS to given WAN IP adresses. So the users can login directly only from the office.

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  11. Make Windows Server 2016 Core available

    Not every role is available in Nano. I don't need full GUI for domain controllers for example, but can't deploy on Nano.

    Perhaps other roles are coming in Nano, but in the meantime make core available, as it is for Windows 2012.

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  12. Unlock the features for students.

    I was excited to see Azure offered free to students via Dreamspark, but no SQL, VM, etc??? 9 out of 10 features are locked to the student license. I understand restrictions, but why does Microsoft even offer Azure to students if they aren't going to let them use it for the best Azure features.

    Please drop the restrictions on student accounts. It will help Microsoft in the long run...students are not running businesses with these products while in school, but they might when they graduate.

    Thanks,

    Nick

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  13. Monitor physical hosts in Azure Data Center

    We would like to monitor physical host in Azure Data Centers, because we don't have information about health status of physical hosts where located our VMs.

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  14. Provide azure P2S VPN client for Linux

    We need to have azure P2S VPN client for Linux machines, currently it is available only for windows. When managing a large set of VMs running in linux, we prefer using Linux control machine, and we currently don't have option to use P2S VPN setup in li nux. Im sure this feature will help lot of projects in linux taking advantage of Azure migratons

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  15. Allow English international user develop for Azure China a possibility

    I am very excited with Microsoft's recent announcement regarding Azure China.
    How can non-Chinese speaking MSDN developer use their monthly credit with Azure China?
    Right now It doesn't seem to understand my regular Microsoft account login...
    Isn't the whole point to allow us, to get inside mainland china?!
    My whole aim is to do just that.

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  16. Allow aligning fault domains and update domains in an availability set

    In certain cases I want to manage the availability of data replicas across a cluster of machines, and can endure more downtime for greater predictability of the nature of downtime.
    An example is Kafka, where I can handle a large portion of machines going down so long as I can make predictions of how they'll be correlated so I can plan how I lay out topic partitions to keep a majority of partitions up.

    With the way availability sets are currently set up, I can limit my downtime in case of a fault, or in case of an upgrade, but…

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  17. In azure storage explorer change timezone from GMT to local time (data lake store)

    In azure storage explorer, it'd be nice to be able to change timezone from GMT to local time (data lake store), this feature would be very useful as we check if our processes went through sometimes by looking at the last modified date of a specific file, while we have this automated sometimes data scientists and other users can quickly tell if something is not up to date.

    Is this feature available? This only works only for Shared Access Signature but not ADLS

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  18. Allow Azure Basic VPN Gateway to connect from OpenVPN client

    Allow Azure Basic VPN Gateway to connect from OpenVPN client

    If deploy VPN Gateway and follow this instruccions [1], Azure Powershells shows this error:

    Set-AzureRMVirtualNetworkGateway: Vpn Client protocol OpenVPN is not supported for basic Sku Gateway [..]

    [1] https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vpn-gateway/vpn-gateway-howto-openvpn

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  19. Stricter UD Walk Time Frames

    Currently, UD walk's seem to happen at any random time. Which for web app's that are on a single instance can mean downtime during the cold boot phase. These should really be applied out of hours/early morning (time zone dependant on your service plan location) to avoid major disruption. In a particular instance, we had 3 UD walk's within 2 days during normal business hours. I know this can be avoided by scaling the instances but really shouldn't have to be a requirement.

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  20. Permalink for Azure status history

    Currently, Azure status history ( https://azure.microsoft.com/status/history/ )doesn't have permalink. I want to have permalink per status/failuer.

    Current issues:
    * Status history feed hide status older than 90 days. I can't know older history.
    * I can't specify a specific status in history.

    Why permalink?
    * I should announse failuer or issue of Azure for customers when status updated (occurred and solved). In this case, I added evidence by quoting status report from Azure status history. However Azure status history doesn't have permalink and I should use quote always. That is weak as evidence. (They confuse and dificult look up issues…

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