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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Myanmar (Burma) is not listed in Azure available countries... Is there any alternative way to use from Myanmar, please? Many Thanks

    If the payment are not continence, please let us pay by Singapore/India/Thailand or China payment and let us use Azure in Myanmar (Burma). Many thanks.

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  9. Add Azure Backup Extension for FreeBSD

    It would be great to also have the Azure Backup Extension for FreeBSD. This would allow backups for FreeBSD but also for appliances based on FreeBSD. (example: pfSense)

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Datacenter in Turkey or trustee model like German DC

    The attachment is about a law in Turkey by BDDK (Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency).

    LAW ON PAYMENT AND SECURITY SETTLEMENT SYSTEMS,
    PAYMENT SERVICES AND ELECTRONIC MONEY INSTITUTIONS.

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    Keeping documents and records, protecting personal information and
    notifying changes.

    ARTICLE 23 – (1) The system operator, payment institution and electronic money institution shall keep the documents and records related to the issues mentioned on this Law for a period of minimum ten years at a safe place offering access anytime desired in the country. The system operator, payment institution and electronic money institution shall keep the information systems used for…

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  15. Let me arrange web app settings by alphabetical order!

    Currently the web app settings have no option for order control in either the old or new portals. Allowing administrators to arrange these alphabetically or at least have a default alphabetical order would be very helpful.

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  16. NV series with Premium Storage

    I would really like it if the NV series offered Premium storage. We have apps that require a GPU and high performance. Azure seems to keep offering new versions of the NC series while ignoring the NV series.

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  17. Enable access to PDF invoices for additional users/groups for Azure Germany

    Right now, only the account administrator can access PDF invoices within Azure Germany.

    This Microsoft article describes in detail how to enable access to monthly PDF invoices for additional users/groups:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/billing/billing-manage-access

    But according to a statement from a Microsoft customer support engineer, this is not available for Azure Germany.

    Why is that?

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  18. user account for Azure P2S VPN

    Right now Azure point-to-site VPN client only using a client certificate for all users to access the Azure point-to-site VPN. For security standpoint, this is really not a good practice. It will be nice if we can have a configuration like other VPN clients, which we can create user credentials (username & password) to connect to Azure network via point-to-site VPN without using a client certificate. This way, we can secure the connection if someone leaves our company without having to recreate the root/client certificate for all users again.

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  19. Open a DataCenter in Chile

    Chile is a growing market. Google has a data center here and the communications infrastructure for the cities is good. If you build it they will come ! the Internet providers here still charge a premium for international traffic, ignoring the fact that they are thieves, I believe a having Azure/Office 365 presence in Chile would generate interest in the service. We are testing n Brazil, but the lack of some services and the use of international traffic is a big problem for our plans.. We are a Gold Partner interested in migrating an existing online service to Azure but…

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  20. Provide list of SKUs for resource type through Azure REST API

    While provisioning resources using Azure REST APIs. One of the required thing is SKU. We have no API that provides list of available SKUs (if applicable) for provided resource type.

    We badly need this as there is no way to get always up to date list of SKU.

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