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  1. 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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      51 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Build hosting centers in South Africa

      Supports local economies...

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        42 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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 ?

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        • 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.

          236 votes
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          • 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.

            218 votes
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              4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make it simple to set up an SFTP server

              One click set up of an SFTP service hosted by Azure (no dedicated VM required).

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                6 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  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…

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                  13 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • add "Resource Group" and "Tags" to CSP reconcilation

                  Add "Resource Group" and "Tags" columns to CSP usage based reconciliation file to help CSP partner divide bill to customer by department basis. At the moment only way is to do with different subscriptions and this causes management + admin overhead

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                    0 comments  ·  Offers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      3 comments  ·  Offers  ·  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.

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                        2 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。

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                          0 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Rename Resources in Azure Resource Manager or Powershell

                          Ability to Rename Resources in Azure Resource Manager or Powershell. Important for adjusting naming conventions after implementation.

                          117 votes
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                            7 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  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.

                            115 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  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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                                1 comment  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Migrate Backup / Site Recovery vault between Subscriptions

                                We have several customers that want to move their vaults from a webdirect subscription to CSP. Unfortunately this is not possible at the moment. For longterm backups there is no other way than leaving the vault in the old Sub.
                                Are there plans for making vaults more flexible?

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                                  6 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Application Gateway Custom Error pages

                                  When all instances in the backendpool of the Application Gateway are failing health check the default response is a default error 502 page.

                                  It would be nice if this error is customable so that a page in a cool customer templace can be shown

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                                    planned  ·  4 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  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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                                      3 comments  ·  Availability  ·  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…

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                                        3 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Enable console access

                                        Console access to virtual machines is available in most of the cloud platforms. Azure is yet to add this.

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                                          4 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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