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  1. Build hosting centers in South Africa

    Supports local economies...

    450 votes
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      41 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make Azure AD Domain Services available in CSP subscription

      Currently Azure Active Directory Domain Services are not available for CSP subscriptions. Firstly because you can't deploy classic VNets in CSP subscriptions and this service is required to setup AADDS. Secondly because AAD is not available for CSP subscriptions to manage from Classic Portal and according to https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory-domain-services/active-directory-ds-faqs there is no Powershell cmdlet to turn on AADDS. This means you can't use AAD features like Kerberos authentication in CSP offerings.

      208 votes
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        16 comments  ·  Availability  ·  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…

        149 votes
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          10 comments  ·  Availability  ·  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。

          117 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Recovery Services Azure to Azure between different regions

            Hello ! At this moment we can fail over in "Azure to Azure" model only between region's locations. For example if source resource group is located in West Europe we cannot use USA as a target location. Six months ago or more there was a disaster fail of a whole region - unfortunately, I don't remember what was it. However, you will find this event in Azure event logs on the portal. I kindly ask Azure backend team - would you be so kind modify "Azure to Azure" mode and include different regions for target and resource groups please ?…

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              0 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Increase listener limit for Application Gateway

              Application gateway has a very low listener limit (20 listeners / certificates). This severely limits it's usefulness for multi-tenant/domain applications where a web farm / service hosts many endpoints. IIS itself has no such small limit, but due to constraints on certificate deployment in cloud services, Application Gateway is the only clear path to wide scale SNI based SSL hosting. With it's low limit, it does not come close to meeting our use case. I would suggest the limit be removed or set to a very high limit like 10k+ so many certificates could be bound to host many different…

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                0 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Set an AzureAD account to expire on a specified date

                Just like in active directory allow accounts to be set to expire on a specified date. Our company policy is to set network accounts for non-employees (consultants, contractors, temporary employees, interns) to expire at a certain interval after they are created. We want the same functionality within Office 365.

                64 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • WAF on Application Gateway needs a function to exclude some condition like a trusted node.

                  Now, Web Application Firewall feature would be available as part of Azure Application Gateway.

                  Currently, WAF on Application Gateway seems to not have a function to exclude from blocking access by any condition.
                  So, I would like to request to add this function for WAF on Application Gateway.

                  Acutually, Many WAF product could exclude particular access from blocking like a trusted node.

                  61 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Application Insights in Canada regions

                    We have restrictions that all our resources should be created in "Canada" region.
                    As a result, we are not able to use Application Insights.

                    57 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Bi-directional console access to VM's.

                      Most needed feature request which would help us during incidents with VMs would be a proper bi-directional console access to VMs.
                      At the moment console access is only one way with screenshots & serial output, but it does not help when any config change is needed to get recovered.

                      52 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • storage stamp option

                        Provide the option to define storage accounts to use the same of different storage stamps. we have scenarios where the ability to define same or different stamps make an huge impact in the end result.

                        48 votes
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                          4 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • be able to setup a Azure Backup to protect my Sharepoint Online data with a large retention

                          We really need a way to protect SharePoint Online with a large retention time (3 till 6 months). Let Azure Backup kick-in for this point so we are able to set the right RPO ( Recovery point objective ) for this service.

                          47 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Availability  ·  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.

                            45 votes
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                              2 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.

                            • Send invoices via email

                              Many people already asked for it but i will do it again.
                              Please make it possible to send the invoices in the email. It takes to long when I have to log in to all envoirements for 1 invoice.

                              43 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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…

                                36 votes
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                                • Ability to use KeyVault in Logic Apps

                                  It would be great to be able to access KeyVault secrets and keys within a Logic App action. This way it would be easy to provide secured authentication details while calling 3rd party services from a logic app.

                                  36 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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.

                                    33 votes
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                                    • 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.

                                      32 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Change geographical region for a given resource

                                        A while back, you did not have a data centre in the UK, so I deployed all my resources to the North Europe region as that was the nearest. Now you do have a UK region, but all my resources are in the North Europe data centre. To migrate everything closer to home, is a real pain in the back side at the moment. Please provide an easy way to migrate across data centres difference resources such as Web Apps, Databases, Storage containers, etc.

                                        31 votes
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                                        • Make Application Gateway WAF services available for non-ASE App Service plans

                                          The Application Gateway and specifically WAF are useful even for simpler apps because of the OWASP and general security protections afforded.

                                          App Service Environments are extremely costly compared to a loaded Standard S1 or Premium P1 App Service plan and the Application Gateway/WAF cannot be used without the ASE.

                                          While there are WAF solutions provided by 3rd parties it would be great if the Azure solution used for ASE's was also available for standard App Service plans.

                                          Thanks

                                          30 votes
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