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  1. Allow Privileged Authentication Administrator and Authentication Administrator to block/unblock MFA for users

    Currently, only global administrator can block/unblock MFA for users. However, the global administrator has too much authority, so please allow other roles as well. I want Privileged Authentication Administrator and Authentication Administrator to be able to do these things.

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  2. Make it easier for nonprofit to renew sponsorship and see how to do this

    As a nonprofit approaches the end of a year's sponsorship we receive an email warning that the sponsorship will end and be converted to pay as you go. This is alarming for small charities as we do not have the funds to continue operating on this basis and sponsorship is an essential (and very welcome) offering by Microsoft.

    However, the route to renewing sponsorship each year is tortuous, poorly documented, and left to the last minute. It would be preferable if there was a seamless path from within the Azure Billing and Subscriptions->Sponsorship page in the portal to be alerted…

    53 votes
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  4. Can Azure AD Sign-In log show application secret ID?

    Currently if an application contains multiple password secrets, admin will not be able to tell which secret an application is using. Is it possible to add application secret ID column in AAD sign-in logs so that admin could cross check with the secret ID in the application object?

    51 votes
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  5. 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…

    28 votes
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  6. Action Group should be scoped to the subscription

    We have developed an integration for App Insight sourced alerts to call a function via an action group to promote those to our On Prem Event Mgt platform. We need this action group to be globally available across all subscriptions and all resource groups

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  7. Allow Group-based licensing to support groups that contain other groups (nested groups).

    Allow to apply a license to a nested group, it could be very helpful for us since by doing this it will be easier assigning licenses one by one in different groups. As an example, when working with a school, we want that by belonging to the group "All students" their e-mails can be assigned to the different grades.

    25 votes
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  8. Want to access Storage Account from same region even when Storage Account's Firewall enabled.

    "Services deployed in the same region as the storage account use private Azure IP addresses for communication. Thus, you cannot restrict access to specific Azure services based on their public inbound IP address range."

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-network-security#grant-access-from-an-internet-ip-range

    So when we are faced with this issue, we need to disable the Firewall or deploy Storage Account in the different region.

    If we could use Storage Account which is Firewall enabled, and other services in the same region, it will be more useful for users. I'd like you to make this possible.

    25 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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.

    23 votes
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  11. Please add function that "Azure backup delete The files under "/tmp" of the Linux VM (rhel 7.7) automatically"

    With this current specification, customers will eat up their data capacity in the future if they don't remove them on a regular basis. This is very inconvenient.

    1.This is not a bug that VM rebooting does not delete these files.
    2. So, If 1 is correct , Cx need to delete these files manually periodly.
    2.There are no means to delete these files automatically.
    3. No ETA to the function that Azure backup delete these files automatically

    23 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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.

    21 votes
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  14. Develop a native Azure diagramming tool similiar to the old ISABPA Network diagrammer, but better.

    Develop a native Azure diagramming tool similar to the old ISABPA Network diagrammer, but better.

    20 votes
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  15. Computer Groups based on Azure unique identifiers

    Kusto based Computer Groups in Log Analytics are currently based on the "Computer" name field. They can't be based on any other field.

    That is a very poor choice because it makes solution targeting very hard in environments with diverse naming conventions. I also impacts VMs with longer Azure name. Long unique Azure names tend to be shortened to identical Computer names.

    Solution would be to add an option to base Computer Groups on ResourceId which are Azure unique identifier.

    Please add the option to end Computer Group Kusto queries with:
    | distinct ResourceId

    | distinct Computer is insufficient, as…

    19 votes
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  16. Azure VPN Client for MacOS

    Azure VPN Client for MacOS

    It's known that MacOS is a very commonly adopted OS in certain areas.
    For example in development.

    Developers who work in Azure infra for their customers should have the possibility to have a client like this and all the features that come along with it (simple MFA configuration for example)

    18 votes
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  17. 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.

    17 votes
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  18. Show additional information about authentication methods on the end-user Security Info section

    The self service portal for MFA methods does not show enough information for users and supporters in our company to determine which Authenticator App entry is 'old' and can therefore be deleted. Users do have sometimes multiple Authenticator App entries configured as MFA method. For example when they need to add the authenticator app again in case of issues.

    16 votes
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  19. Bind Reserved Instances to the customer and not the agreement.

    During an EA to CSP or between CSPs migration RIs are not moved, they have to be cancelled and re-purchased. This brings massive challenges.

    • Microsoft only allows cancellations of RIs up to 50k per year for a customer. Any cancellations request above this have to be approved by the business desk and the likelihood is they will deny it.

    • When re-purchased the clocks reset. That is, if you have a 3 year reservation bought 1 year ago, when you re-purchase it you start a new 3 year term.

    • The challenge is even worst for CSPs. If they purchase reservations for…

    16 votes
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  20. 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.

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