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  1. Enable CSP Partners to offer Visual Studio Cloud Subscriptions through the scheme

    Enable CSP to be used to fund the Visual Studio Cloud Subscriptions.

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  3. Improve Free/Trial/Entry level offers

    Azure is prohibitively expensive for small businesses and new/poor developers.

    £150 for 30 days is not long enough to get up and running and to make a viable website/app to cover the costs.

    Suggestions:
    -Allow users to use the free credits over 12 or 6 or even 3 months.
    -Or return to your previous offer with free monthly credits for a year.
    -Or offer SSL on the shared plan. (sites without SSL are not an option)

    £50-£60/pm for a basic website with custom domain and SSL is ridiculous.

    I feel my only option is to abandon Azure and look at…

    25 votes
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  4. MCAS File policy supports Google Drive with specified Folder

    MCAS File policy with specified folder now supports Box, SharePoint, DropBox and OneDrive.

    Could you consider to support Google Drive.

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  5. Machine Learning workbench connection request

    Machine Learning workbench requires Internet connection, but please also support connection via VPN and via Express Route.

    Also, I want you to be able to use some functions even in an environment without internet connection.

    ----In Japanese---
    Machine Learning workbench はインターネット接続が必須ですが、VPN 経由での接続やExpress Route 経由での接続もサポートしてほしい。

    また、インターネット接続がない環境でも、一部の機能だけでも使用できるようにしてほしい。

    23 votes
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  6. Please open a French Azure Datacenter

    France has many laws regarding datas security, and in some sector like healthcare, it's impossible to host stuff outside of France.

    I'd be a very good news for us that Microsoft could open a datacenter in France :)

    22 votes
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  7. Change directory of CSP subscriptions.

    If a customer has a tenant/subscription with the same partner who has the other tenant, you should allow the partner to do the transfer of directory.

    18 votes
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  8. Transition from Chainer or Tensorflow to Machine Learning

    I want you to be able to transfer the learned model in Chainer and Tensorflow directly to Machine Learning.

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  9. About specification that co-administrator is removed when Subscription Ownership Transfer

    When Subscription Ownership Transfer is executed, A Service Administrator will also be changed to the destination account and a Co-Administrator is removed.

    It may happen in the case of the destination account is already registered as one of the Co-Administrators, because a single account cannot be registered as both a Service Administrator and a Co-Administrator.

    I request an additional option which gives a source account administrator to leave the co-administrator setting or not.

    16 votes
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  10. Add a SQL Server database in the DreamSpark subscription

    I beleive including a free SQL Database (MSSQL) to the DreamSpark subscription will be greatly beneficial in the education process of many students. Having a reliable MSSQL Server that can be used for learning SQL Server is very important. There's a MySQL database included in the subscription, but I believe having experience in at least two flavors of SQL is a lot better for students, especially TSQL if they intend to work with Microsoft technologies in the future.

    16 votes
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  11. Provide SignalR support for Azure Apps Cordova Client

    At the moment, the Azure Mobile Apps client library for Apache Cordova doesn't include support for SignalR hosted in an azure mobile app. Please add this so we don't have to write an additional wrapper for the SignalR part where the rest of the API services are already included in the library.

    15 votes
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  12. SaaS GlusterFS for k8s

    Provide a GlusterFS strage or any storage full compatible with ReadWriteMany access modes as SaaS for k8s Cluster.

    12 votes
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  13. Why are Free Trials tied to bank card??? And is it even legal (in Europe)???

    Free Trial accounts appear to be linked to the bank card used in the subscription -- why a bank card is required for a free subscription is absurd and I even wonder how legal (under European law).

    But once a bank card was used for a Free Trial that bank card is "black-listed" from Free Trial subscriptions for 12-months.

    Even not thinking about the legal/privacy implications of of that, I've previously used a Free Trial to evaluate some Azure features and now wanted to evaluate Notification Hubs -- not allowed because I'm using the same bank card. It's a different…

    12 votes
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  14. Stop with ridicilous price increases

    First decomissioning of low priced features and replacing them with much more expensive ones (e.g. SQL Azure x10 price for same prior performance!), and now another 22% price hike across-the-board. Thanks MS - do you actually want customers? And all this whilst Google and Amazon keep reducing prices!

    12 votes
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  15. Allow students to deploy virtual machines for free (to an extent)

    I believe that students should have the ability to use higher level features, like deploying virtual machines and document storage systems for free to a point.
    You could restrict it to allowing a limited number of machines overall, and force them to be in a specific pricing block, like the lowest tier. A similar system could be applied to document storage systems.
    This would allow students to deploy systems in a test environment and practice configuring them in a system where they could access it at any given time. And not be restricted to hardware that they have laying around.

    10 votes
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  16. Add support for nested virtualization

    Add support for nested virtualization in Azure VMs. That way developers could test Linux Docker containers on Windows.

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  17. 30 days trial is too short for exploring the wast feature set of Azure, it should be based on some cost based on what features get used

    It's like the way you do now without the time limit. Give me the credit and give me the time to use it. As a developer, I need time to get to explore the features.

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  18. One year free trail

    The free trail is so short to try build cloud base service, and for sure it's not good idea to pay money while development

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  19. Shock the Australian IT industry...

    ... with amazingly unprecedented pricing for new Azure services opening up to Australia in 2014, and revolutionise the way the Australian market bills for bandwidth and top quality hosting services.

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  20. Increase VSO free build minutes per month

    Currently, we get 60 minutes for free, but they are easily consumed in our case because we have a gated check-in policy that allows check-ins only if the build is successful. So every time we check something in, we have to build the server.

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