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  1. Fix default firewall rule set for free tier Windows based VMs

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    Whenever a Windows based Free Tier virtual machine is created, the default firewall rule set includes a rule for inbound SSH. This needs to be changed to inbound RDP. Inbound SSH should only be for Linux based VMs.

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      0 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Tag managed service Identity as preview

      Managed Service Identity has a bug and it breaks everything when one switches tenant. I think MSI should be marked as an Preview feature

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        0 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        We are doing a pass through the portal to ensure preview labeling is consistent. We apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused.

        We’re also working to improve the experience when moving subscriptions between tenants. Stay tuned for updates.

        -Arturo

      • Allow App Service Environments to be added to existing Subnet

        App Service Environments should be able to be added to existing VNET Subnets. Having to rework subnets in VNET is kind of a pain to add a new one or delete and re-add a subnet to accommodate the ASE.

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          0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          We are going to add this back into the portal. You can do this now using templates but that isn’t as easy as just using the portal if you are making changes. There were a few issues that forced us to remove that capability from the portal but the issues are circumvented now.

          Christina

        • 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…

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            17 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            planned  ·  Tony Lanera responded

            Microsoft is expanding on its existing investments in Africa by delivering Microsoft Cloud Services including Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365 directly from Datacenters located in Johannesburg and Cape Town South Africa. Initial availability is expected in 2018.

            Stay tuned for more updates here https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/?v=17.14

          • Allow e-mail unsubscribe

            I have received three e-mails in one day from azure. One about downtime (I have no services right now), and two advertising features. None of these e-mails have unsubscribe buttons, and I cannot find a way to suppress them in the account page. All contact checkboxes are un-checked.

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              68 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Build a data center in Lagos, Nigeria

              Lagos is a coastal city, building a data center here will support the regional economies. It is nicely situated at the heart of Africa and can serve most of Africa. This will also play nicely with Microsoft's interests in on the continent.

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                planned  ·  Tony Lanera responded

                Microsoft is expanding on its existing investments in Africa by delivering Microsoft Cloud Services including Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365 directly from Datacenters located in Johannesburg and Cape Town South Africa. Initial availability is expected in 2018.

                Stay tuned for more updates here https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/?v=17.14

              • Fix link forwarding where there exists only en-us version

                From page http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/hh369930.aspx

                there is a link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=262845 to "Testing the Performance of an Azure Cloud Service Locally in the Compute Emulator Using the Visual Studio Profiler"

                After clicking it, it forwards me to http://www.windowsazure.com/cs-cz/develop/net/common-tasks/profiling-in-visual-studio/ but it does not exists. After changing cs-cz to en-us manually, everything works.

                Can you please fix link forwarding and fallback to en-us version where localized version is not available.

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                  0 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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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                    0 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • fix the wording of the msdn benefit since it suggests credits can be used for anything.

                    I do still find this whole scenario very confusing, and poorly phrased..

                    http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/member-offers/msdn-benefits/
                    This website says that I can use the credits towards 100 websites + DB...
                    Its only in the fine print a few pages deep that it mentions the test/dev only thing...

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                      0 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Permission set per Management Certificate

                      It would be great to be able to configure which of the management APIs a specific management certificate is allowed to use. Currently there is no real difference between certificates, so having multiple are of limited value.

                      If management certificates are treated as roles, then it would provide many configuration options and better security w.r.t. how certificates can be used.

                      I could for instance create a certificate that only allows existing virtual machines to be started, but nothing else and then deploy that with an application, to a perhaps-not-fully-secure environment, without the danger of allowing someone who gets hold of…

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                        0 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        We have some changes coming to our platform that will affect how clients can authenticate. Stay tuned for more details.

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