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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Feature of testing if alert mail or message would be sent correctly in Azure Monitor.

      When I create an alert rule in Azure Monitor to send an email, I want to test if the email would be sent and received correctly.

      Now, it doesn't seem to have this feature in Azure Monitor.
      So it is better for me if there is this feature.

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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.

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          2 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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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          • 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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            • Allow running headless Chrome (or other browser) in Function apps or Web apps

              Basically it's this:
              https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/gcp/introducing-headless-chrome-support-in-cloud-functions-and-app-engine

              Now obviously Google has a bit of an advantage here what with Chrome being their own tech but there are so many blogs out there with people talking about complicated Docker solutions just to run headless Chrome in the cloud.

              It would be great if we could get a solution where we could run Puppeteer in much the same way, or allow web apps to run Chrome without having to be inside Docker and we could manage a pool of Chromes without having to manage Docker as well.

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              • 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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                  1 comment  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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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                  • new Azure Regions: Middle East such as, Saudi Arabia or at least in France and Germany

                    Hello,
                    We suggest to you to make new Azure Regions: Middle East such as, Saudi Arabia or at least in France and Germany.
                    The Middle East is bigger than Europe, Why two in Europe and no one there..

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                    • Allow a VM to be added to an availability set without recreating the VM

                      Currently after you have created a VM you are not able to add this to an existing or new availability set. It would be great if this was available function to be completed at any point during a VM's lifecycle.

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                        2 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                          2 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Backup Azure Active Directory

                          I would like the ability to backup my Azure Active Directory. This could be a feature provided by Microsoft, or allowing a configuration file to be exported locally.

                          If my users maliciously deleted application registrations among other things, there is no easy way to restore this currently.

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                            0 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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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                              0 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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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                              • 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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                                  2 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add ssh public key in metadata 169.254.169.254

                                  When querying for http://169.254.169.254/metadata/instance?api-version=2017-04-02 in an instance, we can't get the public ssh key to configure the instance. When not using the linux agent, it could be nice to be able to access this user data. FYI AWS & Aliyun already does this (it's an entry called public-keys)

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                                    1 comment  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Network Security Group Counter logging - Source IP

                                    Using NSG Diagnostics combined with Log Analytics gives us much needed visibility of our rule hit counters, great stuff!

                                    Unfortunately there is no information within the counter logs to inform us the source of any such hits, which really limits the usefulness of this information.

                                    Any chance that could be added to the diagnostics logging output for NSGs?

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                                    • Need a function to disable Server: header in HTTP response from Application Gateway

                                      Currently, Application Gateway sets Server header like a "Server: Microsoft-IIS/10.0" in HTTP response.

                                      For some security reason, I want to delete this header in HTTP response.

                                      If Application Gateway has a function to enable/disable to add the header, It will be more useful.

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                                      • give the possibility to select machine "regional settings" at VM creation

                                        give the possibility to select machine "regional settings" at ARM VM creation

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                                        • 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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