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

      Supports local economies...

      450 votes
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        41 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 ?

        279 votes
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          18 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.

          236 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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            • 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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                16 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enable Apple Mac binding with Azure AD Domain Services

                Azure AD Domain Services are great but the lack of support of Mac OS devices makes it really complicated to use. Providing a way to bind these devices with a cloud only AD solution would be great.

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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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                    10 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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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 →
                      • 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.

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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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                            0 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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                              2 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Outputters.Text - quoting: true - option creating column headers with double quotes

                              Hi,
                              Outputters.Text - quoting: true - option creating column headers with double quotes which shouldn't be ideally. Double quotes should be there only for column values not for column headers.

                              OUTPUT @result2
                              TO "/****/IndividualsData.txt" USING Outputters.Text(delimiter : '\t', outputHeader : true, quoting : true);

                              88 votes
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                                0 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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                                  8 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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                                    3 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Install Yarn as an alternative to NPM

                                    NPM is especially painful on Azure - we are actually considering moving all of our Node based WebApps off of Azure because of it. It's so bad that managing a Linux box is easier - and we're ex Windows desktop devs - that's saying something.

                                    Please install Yarn on Azure so we can use it instead of NPM.

                                    https://yarnpkg.com/

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                                      2 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  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  ·  7 comments  ·  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.

                                          70 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Offers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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