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  1. SQLCMD Unexplained behaviour returning output starting with square brackets

    complete explanation at https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/sqlserver/en-US/b0c08c5d-a6aa-4ec7-9b54-87807cf81548/sql-server-2012-sqlcmd-unexplained-behaviour-returning-output-containing-square-brackets-?forum=sqltools

    Basically, SQLCMD does not behave the same way since SQL 2012 when a message starts with an opening bracket.
    The following command returns an empty string when previous version returned the entire text:
    sqlcmd -b -E -S -Q "RAISERROR('[A][B][C]',10,1)"
    this one removes the firs value between brackets:
    sqlcmd -b -E -S -Q "RAISERROR('[A] [B][C]',10,1)"

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  2. Monitor physical hosts in Azure Data Center

    We would like to monitor physical host in Azure Data Centers, because we don't have information about health status of physical hosts where located our VMs.

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  3. Allow adding new subsciption to an Azure account using PowerShell

    Add new Cmdlets Add-Subscription, Delete-Subscription, etc. so that we can automate the creation of subscriptions in an existing Azure account.

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  4. Need a function to disable Server: header in HTTP response from Application Gateway

    Currently, Application Gateway sets Server header like a "Server: Microsoft-IIS/10.0" in HTTP response.

    For some security reason, I want to delete this header in HTTP response.

    If Application Gateway has a function to enable/disable to add the header, It will be more useful.

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  5. When moving a resource

    When moving a resource (or resource group) to a new subscription.
    ask for real movement after the validation, this would enable a dry test upfront for planning

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  6. Add date and date range sorting and filtering to Bing Search API (Web)

    Allow API users to sort and filter their searches/results by a minimum/maximum date or a date range when performing Web searches. It would also be a great help if the Bing.WebResult included the date.

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  7. Allow VNet Peering between ASM and ARM with different subscriptions

    Currently, when VNet Peering between virtual network in resource manager model and classic deployment model, the same supscription for the VNets are reqired.
    I hope we can freely configure VNet Peering between ASM and ARM with different subscriptions in the near future.

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  8. Provide azure P2S VPN client for Linux

    We need to have azure P2S VPN client for Linux machines, currently it is available only for windows. When managing a large set of VMs running in linux, we prefer using Linux control machine, and we currently don't have option to use P2S VPN setup in li nux. Im sure this feature will help lot of projects in linux taking advantage of Azure migratons

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  9. Allow English international user develop for Azure China a possibility

    I am very excited with Microsoft's recent announcement regarding Azure China.
    How can non-Chinese speaking MSDN developer use their monthly credit with Azure China?
    Right now It doesn't seem to understand my regular Microsoft account login...
    Isn't the whole point to allow us, to get inside mainland china?!
    My whole aim is to do just that.

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  10. B2B invitation status

    Azure Active Directory B2B account.

    Now there isn't possiblity to generate report, if B2B user has activated account or not. It would be good to have feature to list not activated users from administrative perspective. Example when doing acocunt clean up.

    There are fields in profile like Source which contain Invited user or Resend invitation button is visible. Those indicates if user hasn't activated invitation.

    Or even have automatic removal on directory, if invitation hasn't been approved within X days, B2B account is removed automatically. As if account hasn't been activated, it cannot be used anywhere.

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  11. Support using Azure SignalR in ASP.NET (OWIN)

    Azure SignalR SDK only runs on ASP.NET Core, which is a blocker for lots of companies / existing projects.

    Please also support ASP.NET (OWIN runtime).

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  12. Allow aligning fault domains and update domains in an availability set

    In certain cases I want to manage the availability of data replicas across a cluster of machines, and can endure more downtime for greater predictability of the nature of downtime.
    An example is Kafka, where I can handle a large portion of machines going down so long as I can make predictions of how they'll be correlated so I can plan how I lay out topic partitions to keep a majority of partitions up.

    With the way availability sets are currently set up, I can limit my downtime in case of a fault, or in case of an upgrade, but…

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  13. new Azure Regions: Middle East such as, Saudi Arabia or at least in France and Germany

    Hello,
    We suggest to you to make new Azure Regions: Middle East such as, Saudi Arabia or at least in France and Germany.
    The Middle East is bigger than Europe, Why two in Europe and no one there..

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  14. Allow Subscription Owners to Filter VMs by Service Principals

    Currently, I don't see any way to filter resources (either in the UI or via the CLI) in such a way that I can see what any given Service Principal has on the subscription. This is important for me, as I've got multiple Principals which are each tied to a different user, and I'd like to be able to have insight into what sort of resources & usage each user on my Subscriptions are consuming.

    It would be very useful to have this in both the UI for quick checks, as well as in the CLI so reports can be…

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  15. Moving countries shouldn't mean creating a new account

    I recently moved from Belgium to the Netherlands. I changed banks and therefore credit cards at the same time.
    To be able to use my NL credit card I have to close my existing Azure account and create a new one with a different email address just so I can use my NL card. Short sighted. Inefficient. Unfriendly to non-US based customers who never leave the US.

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  16. File Sync with Service endpoint/FIrewall enabled Azure file Storage

    Currently Azure File sync is not able to sync with a file storage which activates firewall function (and Service endpoint).

    Enterprise data often contains secret data. Therefore I need that file sync can be used with file storage which activates firewall function.

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  17. Console access to Azure Virtual machines

    Ability to access Azure Virtual machines via a management console, very helpful for quick access when troubleshooting and RDP is not working.

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  18. Unlock the features for students.

    I was excited to see Azure offered free to students via Dreamspark, but no SQL, VM, etc??? 9 out of 10 features are locked to the student license. I understand restrictions, but why does Microsoft even offer Azure to students if they aren't going to let them use it for the best Azure features.

    Please drop the restrictions on student accounts. It will help Microsoft in the long run...students are not running businesses with these products while in school, but they might when they graduate.

    Thanks,

    Nick

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  19. Allow Azure Basic VPN Gateway to connect from OpenVPN client

    Allow Azure Basic VPN Gateway to connect from OpenVPN client

    If deploy VPN Gateway and follow this instruccions [1], Azure Powershells shows this error:

    Set-AzureRMVirtualNetworkGateway: Vpn Client protocol OpenVPN is not supported for basic Sku Gateway [..]

    [1] https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vpn-gateway/vpn-gateway-howto-openvpn

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  20. Stricter UD Walk Time Frames

    Currently, UD walk's seem to happen at any random time. Which for web app's that are on a single instance can mean downtime during the cold boot phase. These should really be applied out of hours/early morning (time zone dependant on your service plan location) to avoid major disruption. In a particular instance, we had 3 UD walk's within 2 days during normal business hours. I know this can be avoided by scaling the instances but really shouldn't have to be a requirement.

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