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  1. Make Disk Encryption Easy

    In AWS, when I want to create a VM that is encrypted, I create a key store and then when I create the AMI I can create a copy of it and tick the encrypted option. It is very easy indeed and I can go from nothing to an encrypted machine in about 20 minutes.

    In Azure, I have to create a vault, create a key encryption key, create an application, allow the application access to the key vault, make a note in excel of about 28736 parameters, try to create the VM, work out why it failed, try to…

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  2. Create RBAC role to buy VSTS extensions

    Create a restricted RBAC role in ARM so users with this role on an Azure resource group or on the subscription, can buy VSTS extensions without the current need to be Contributor on the subscription level.

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  3. Allow Sticky tab Switching in Microsoft Teams

    When switching back and forth from the "Chat" tab to the "Teams" tab in Microsoft Teams, your place in the "Teams" tab is lost and you have to browser to whatever Wiki/file/etc. you were looking at before.

    It would be nice if switching back-and-forth between Teams tabs picked up where you left off.

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  4. Non-consumption marketplace services to show within the EA marketplace charges usage report

    The request is for non-consumption marketplace services to show within marketplace charges usage report.

    As some of the marketplace purchases are licensed based, there isn’t a sub ID that is shown anywhere on the EA portal as to which sub they are affiliated with.

    Other consumption based marketplace charges can be seen with a sub ID if the customer goes to EA > Reports > Download Usage > Monthly Report Download > Marketplace Charges.

    Please add license based marketplace services to the marketplace reports with the subscription IDs.

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  5. Export functionality for Azure Policy report

    I'd suggest to have a functionality of Excel exporting in Azure Policy so security administrator or system administrator can export and report to ISM/CISO level.

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  6. Add service tags for Azure PowerShell authentication and execution

    When we currently authenticate and execute Azure PowerShell on Azure VM, we have to permit the Internet access on Firewall (e.g. NSG). But most customers want to restrict the Internet access as much as possible. I think it is important for more control and improving network security on Azure VM to add service tags for Azure PowerShell authentication and execution.

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  7. allow sorting on more fields

    For example, I should be able to sort my virtual machines by IP address.

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  8. Application Gateway service tag for IPs used to obtain backend health probe status in the portal.

    At this time in order for backend health probe status in the portal to work, we need to open port 65505-65034 on the app gw subnet to get a healthy status. Customers are not comfortable in opening these ports to the internet. We should create a Service Tag for source IPs in Azure that reaches out to the app gw to get this status. This would put the customer at ease and less reluctant on opening these ports.

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  9. Enable encryption for Ubuntu 18.04 VM

    Please implements Ubuntu 18.04 LTS disk encryption.

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  10. Azure Sponsorship

    Please add spending limit for Azure Sponsorship, as it is not fair to the owner who has his/her PERSONAL credit card attached for a subscription that belongs to a corporate.

    Upon depletion of the credit, the subscription shall be disabled and the owner's credit card shall not be charged, until the spending limit explicitly removed by the owner. Otherwise, this is a BIG TRAP that will put the owner in huge credit card debt (if the resources deployed are expensive).

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  11. Allow multiple subscription owners on an invoiced pay-as-you-go subscription

    We are a relatively small company with business critical deployments on Azure. We have an invoiced pay-as-you-go subscription, and simply would like to have multiple people in our organization with ownership-level access to our Azure subscription, to provide business continuity / redundancy. We are not in a position to engage via Enterprise Agreement, and were told that all we can do is transfer the subscription. Further, since we are invoiced, to transfer ownership to another individual within our company, we would need to go through MS credit again, and re-submit all the info required to be invoiced. This is a…

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  12. Enable customer to request duplicate certificate from Azure Key Vault

    Right now, customer uses DigiCert’s management portal to request duplicate certificates: https://www.digicert.com/ssl-support/wildcard-san-names.htm#sans_help_me.

    It would be nice to if Azure Key Vault can help customer manage and auto update certificates to reduce manual work.

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  13. ask.azure.com

    pl create ask.azure.com
    where azure users can create stackoverflow like questions which can be answered by experts and other community members

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  14. Open-source Azure Storage Explorer

    Providing a github repo for Azure Storage Explorer would make it cheaper for Microsoft to develop this product, enhance it's quality and features, and let the community develop a browser-based version of the electron app.

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  15. Create Service Principal from CreateUIDefinitions like the Microsoft AKS definition has

    I am trying to create a one click setup of an application running on top of Microsoft AKS. I want to create my UIDefinitions.json file, and I want it to have the option that Microsoft AKS wizard has which allows creation of a new service principal, and store the ID and securestring in a variable I can pass to my ARM template. However, I cannot find anything in the documentation that allows me to achieve that in the documentation (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/managed-applications/create-uidefinition-overview) or the quick start templates on github.

    How does one actually go about achieving this?

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  16. Add "Addtional Security Verification" page to Conditional Access

    We need to add "Additonal Security Verification", which shows up for MFA enabled user to configure MFA setting, to the list of Cloud Apps in Conditional Access so that they can block access to the page for specific users or non admin users.

    I have some customers whose admins configure MFA settings such as mobile phones and the method for their users manually, and do not want the users to change the settings, such as mobile phone number.

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  17. Add support for X.509 authentication

    Add support for X.509 authentication. Allow me to configure which CAs to honor (allow me to honor just my own CAs). Allow me to associate X.509 certificates to Azure user accounts. This would enable authentication improvements for at least 2 use cases:
    - Higher level of assurance (X.509 on smart cards) for authentication to Azure Portal (e.g., Global Administrator needs stronger authentication options than currently available).
    - Mobile user authentication - certificates on mobile devices would be able to be used for authentication.

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  18. Azure Data Lake Analytics: Schedule U-SQL Job

    As discussed on Twitter (https://twitter.com/AzureSupport/status/1039492841431609344):

    We currently have an Azure-only infrastructure, and we run both Azure Data Lake (ADL) and Azure Data Lake Analytics (ADLA). We use U-SQL jobs in ADLA to extract and store data from ADL for reporting and analytical purposes.

    Because we have recurring jobs (both daily and monthly) we would like to schedule those to extract and store data without any human interaction.

    Currently we see 2 options: automate a job-run through Data Factory, or Azure Automation (runbook that starts a U-SQL job). But a native scheduler in ADLA would be better. That way…

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  19. Add 2016-DataCenter-Server-Core available for Virtual Machine Scale Set Deployments from Portal

    The Microsoft managed list of available images for scale sets currently does not include Windows Server 2016 Core. Providing our own image works but is painful as we must maintain the image.

    Since Windows Server Core images are already managed by Microsoft for IAAS VMs, you should also offer this images for scale sets.

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  20. rewrite the Azure CLI in Golang.

    I tweeted about this somewhat jokingly and @AzureSupport directed me here. I imagine you plan on supporting and maintaining the Azure CLI for at least the next decade, and I can virtually guarantee that the total cost of doing so will be less if you rewrite in Go now. It will also be faster, easier to install, and generally provide a better experience for your users and developers. You've got some avid gophers at MSFT like Brian Ketelsen, Ashley McNamara, Jess Frazelle, etc. Ask them what they think!

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