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  1. Provide detailed status information on the status board

    I've been hit several times by outages recently. Well at least I think I was - I can't actually tell for sure whether the issues that I'm facing were due to the particular outage. The information on the status pages is often insufficient to be able to determine the impact of an outage.

    If something was down, tell me what was down. Tell me why. Link to a proper document of the cause / effect.

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    • Improve Azure Scheduler to handle many schedules to a single job.

      Here is a real situation that is not well covered by the current Azure Scheduler.

      I am writing an application that deals with weekly selective lotteries (lotteries where you select n number from m). Typically the draw of this type lottery happen once or twice a week. My application monitors absolutely all the existing lotteries in a given country. It will cover the countries of US and Canada initially. The type of lottery I am talking about is managed at the state level (province level in Canada). The US has 50 states and Canada has 10 province. Each state or…

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        0 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        under review  ·  Kevin Lam responded

        Thank you for your feedback. A Scheduler job is defined as an Action with a scheduled recurrence. If you want an action to fire at multiple different schedules then you would need multiple jobs. That being said, it is possible to create a complex schedule on a job that may satisfy your needs. For example, if you have a lottery drawing that occurs twice a week on Monday and Friday at 10:00pm you can create a single complex schedule that would fire at those times.
        Also note that you can create up to 500 Standard jobs before exceeding a single Standard unit cost of $13.99.

        Thanks,
        Kevin

      • I think Azure Backup is an Azure Public Services, so it is in Public Peering.

        [Supported Azure Services] - [Backup], The page say Supported through ExpressRoute=Yes but Peering = n/a.

        Is it correct?

        I guess, Peering = public.

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        • Statistics Collector policy for API Management like in apigee

          Hi ,
          Could you please provide a policy that collect statistics like the one that apigee has ,its called Statistics Collector policy.
          Thank you.

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          • Windows Azure for studying and testing purposes

            I'm IT Professional, I'd like to use Windows Azure for studying and testing purposes: as private person, this helps me to increase my knowledge on Microsoft Cloud Platform. I already used Trial Period but it isn't enough. I'm asking if there is a way to pay little fixed yearly fee for this purpose only ?

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            • Expose the subject name for certificates in Get-AzureCertificate and Remove-AzureCertificate

              Get-AzureCertificate and Remove-AzureCertificate should be augmented to allow me to remove all certificates matching a regex on their CN name. I can only do this through the management portal one at a time since I can see the Subject field in the UI, but the Powershell cmdlets don't expose the Subject field in the requests or responses to allow me to automate this in bulk.

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              • fix the sender domain of status notifications

                Notification mails for service usage going out of limits defined in the Azure backend (like cache hit rates for example) are send with alerts-noreply@mail.windowsazure.com as sender address.

                The domain mail.windowsazure.com is not valid because it can not be resolved to do validity checks by mail filtering software. As a result the notification emails are blocked at all mailservers that do not allow unknown sender domains and also do not have a whitelist for exceptions.

                Also for the same reason no SPF record for this domain exist but does exist for other Microsoft domains sending mail and SPF is explicitly supported…

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                    0 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    • backup complete notification

                      There doesn't appear to be a message in the manage.windowsazure.com UI when a website backup completes.

                      This would be nice so I can get on with making the changes I want to make safe in the knowledge I have a restore point.

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                      • Show costs for Azure Store in a user selectable currency

                        The Azure store tries to help by showing prices in UYU (Uruguayan Peso) which is our local currency but it would be preferable to see prices in USD or to be able to select or specify in my profile the currency I want to see and be charged in.

                        Also, it does not make sense to be charged by Azure only in USD (which is what I actually want) and at the same time see price in the store in a different currency

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                        • Allow for renewal of expired subscriptions by customer (expecially free trials)

                          You should make this process easier or you will likely lose a lot of would be customers. You should offer the ability to renew an expired subscription to a pay as you go plan once the free trial period expires (or really I think for any expired subscription). I was shocked to find that because I got busy the day my plan expired I had to contact support to get it renewed the next day (which they responded in 12 hours and had it renewed for me, which is great but shouldn't have had to log a support ticket for…

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                          • to gather alternate email addresses of Azure users and send alerts or announcement to both LIVE ID's email and alternate emails.

                            Some Azure users' primary emails would not be Microsoft emails such as abc@outlook.com. If there are important updates such as planned maintenance announcements, it is friendly for Azure to send them to the Azure users' primary emails.

                            Would you consider you to consider gathering alternative emails of Azure users and then send important emails to both Microsoft emails and alternative emails.

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                            • Check this out

                              I can not get into the "old" Azure web portal using IE11, although I can get into the new one...which isn't nearly as useful. I can get in using Firefox, no problem. This is true whether I'm connected to corpnet or RAS'd in from my offsite office

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                              • Offer Platform support to everyone. With cloud you are really abstracting the hardware, enterprise customers are used to hardware manufactue

                                Offer Platform support to everyone. With cloud you are really abstracting the hardware, enterprise customers are used to hardware manufacturer support. If its a platform issue or a assistance to use the platform better then support should be included with all subscriptions. Cloud adopters need more than billing support. More support, better adoption.

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                                • easy way to navigate

                                  I wanted to figure out how to add a credit card to the Azure dashboard was not able to. I took 15 minutes, still uable to figure out.

                                  When we go to azure.microsoft.com I am unable to find a sign-in button took me quite an effort to get myself logged in.

                                  The same is never a problem with AWS/ GCE/ Github and other platforms we use.

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                                  • Microsoft Azure Backup Register a Server Wizard refuses to register a new server

                                    Without warning, the directory that contains the items that Microsoft Azure Online Backup is supposed to be backing up, stopped. It appears that they stopped backing up on September 29th, 2014, they also refused to be manually backed up. I uninstalled the agent and downloaded a fresh copy from the Azure Portal. Once installed, I:
                                    Ran the "Register Server Wizard"
                                    Skipped past the "Proxy Configuration" screen
                                    Downloaded my vault credentials from the Recovery Services node
                                    Clicked "Browse" in the Register Server Wizard
                                    Selected the file

                                    I blanked out the Vault Credentials field for obvious reasons.

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                                      • Add a technical contact to subscriptions OR an option to automatically convert from free to paid

                                        Ahhh! This was the second time this has happened to me, and I bet others who are 3rd party developers have had this happen ...

                                        You setup a trial account for a client on a new Outlook account that you setup for the client. You happily go about setting up their Azure services, programming websites, etc. Meanwhile, MS is sending warning messages to the Outlook account about the impending cancellation of the account when the free trial ends. You never get these, because the account is for the client and you don't really check it.

                                        I **highly** recommend either of…

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                                        • Make sure your point-of-contact person sends his contact info to new customers

                                          It's called 1) communication and 2) following up on promises.
                                          Azure staff should be trained in providing customer service. Whoever called me yesterday acting bored out of their mind when I asked a question about which edition of SQL Server I needed for BizTalk.
                                          He said he'd send me an email which I never got.

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