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      62 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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        43 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Build hosting centers in South Africa

        Supports local economies...

        423 votes
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          39 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Offer an ACTUALLY free program for INDIVIDUAL students without credit card

          There was a question about this but it was closed several days ago. I know there is windowsazure pass but that is only for educators. It would be awesome if you can just verify your student identity (Like in Dreamspark) and then get serveral websites for free.

          346 votes
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            21 comments  ·  Offers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            under review  ·  Asim MitraAsim Mitra responded

            Would love to hear more on the kind of services you believe should be made available to students as part of this free offer.

          • Datacenter in Russia

            In Russia we have law act about storing some sensitive data(such as personal information , IPR and others) in Russia located Data Centers only.
            Does any plans to support it ? Does any plans to create Russia Region in Azure Portal for some services such as WebSites, CDN, Databases e.t.c ?

            240 votes
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              14 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow easy donation of unused CPU cycles to cancer research, Folding@home, etc.

              I would like to easily 'donate' my unused CPU cycles towards a good cause, such as cancer research within the Folding@home project.

              Ideally this setting would be incorporated into the config of my worker roles, or within the Windows Azure portal.

              232 votes
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                under review  ·  22 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Google App Engine is the best in terms of free tier for developers. I am sure Microsoft can afford it but they don't. That is too bad.

                Google App Engine is the best in terms of free tier for developers. I am sure Microsoft can afford it but they don't. That is too bad. They will likely lose new developers to google.

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                  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • azure certification for IT architects

                  I am wondering if there will be an Azure ceritification for IT Architects, such as designing Azure infrastructure and migration etc.

                  175 votes
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                    6 comments  ·  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…

                    131 votes
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                      8 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 120 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Offers  ·  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。

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                          0 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Upload size limitaion on Application Gateway

                          I find that upload content size limitation about 28.6 MB on Application Gateway.

                          This seems to be dependent on IIS configuraiton, <requestLimits> maxAllowedContentLength attribute, but there's no way for users to configure this.

                          So, having configuring IIS including upload size of Application Gateway would be fantastic.

                          100 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Offers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Capability to capture ARM VM using portal

                            There is an easy way to capture classic VM using Azure portal.

                            The ask is to provide the capture feature for ARM image, in new portal.

                            97 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide official support to the terraform project for Azure ARM

                              Terraform is a tool for creating and managing infrastructure in a declarative way. It's in some ways similar to Azure templates however:

                              * It's syntax is MUCH cleaner and easier to learn
                              * It works across cloud providers (and associated services)
                              * MOST IMPORTANTLY: It also allows not just the description of initial resource states, but the *declarative evolution* of resources

                              Check it out, I promise it's super cool:
                              https://terraform.io/
                              https://github.com/hashicorp/terraform

                              I have no official affiliation with them, except as someone who's well versed with other could offerings but struggling to get a handle on actually doing anything useful with…

                              75 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • ip restrict access to visual studio online

                                Our company houses our source code in Visual Studio Online. Currently a developer with an account can log in from home and download our entire code base which is basically our intellectual property - not good if they are about to resign and go to a competitor.
                                My suggestion is to allow IP restrictions on downloading code/workspaces. The rest of the site should be accessible from any IP, but users would be forced to VPN into the office to access the source code.

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                                  7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • DO NOT DELETE SERVICES IMMEDIATELY WHEN A SUBSCRIPTION RUNS OUT

                                  see [REG:115031012492134] support reference for full history of this issue

                                  Hi,
                                  It would be great if you could answer the following questions:
                                  1) Please show me where on the azure web site that it states that cloud services are auto deleted immediately if a subscription is disabled for any reason.
                                  2) Please let me know if you also delete cloud services automatically without warning “by design” if a credit card expires or fails dues to funds shortage or the like?
                                  3) Why do you want to seriously annoy your customers by designing your system like this????? That is a ridiculous…

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                                    under review  ·  6 comments  ·  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.

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                                      3 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow special characters in Storage Account naming (especially "-", "_" or ".") for readability and easy identification.

                                      Allow special characters in Storage Account naming (especially "-", "_" or ".") for readability and easy identification. It is very hard to work with all lower case naming that has to be run together without special characters. This would also allow for more versatility in the Azure naming space since SA naming is "shared" throughout the entire Azure instance for all Azure clients.

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                                        1 comment  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Geo-Replication for Azure Redis Cache

                                        Out of the box Geo-Replication covering multiple regions for Azure Redis Cache.

                                        57 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Offers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Address the "Snowden/NSA" issues in every territory in a visible and concrete manner

                                          Let developers and consultants configure where certain data is stored (geographically) and also verify that it is really stored in the given location and does not cross international boundaries at any time. This is important for most companies since they are bound by compliance regulations, insurance, and legal best-practices that require this granularity for particular type of data.

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                                            2 comments  ·  Offers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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