Create a desktop/mobile app to mange my Azure account
I want to mange my Azure account without the website using Windows, Windows Mobile, iOS, and Android apps
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Johan Mulder commented
Please give us a UWP app instead of azure website portal.
-Sync all services on startup of UWP
- as most data is "static" or does not change often, UWP is ideal platform to enable data sync with local storage.
- platform videos can be viewed or downloaded.
- Currently I have to log in many times between Azure , Visual Studio and microsoft services - unify all the logins with one login , perhaps incorporating the new Authentication App. Nobody in development wants to login numerous times all the time on all the different microsoft websites.
-include live tile support for me to add important data metrics :
- cost / spending
- data traffic
- include better presentation of resources in use with clear separation of services. the current "all resources" tab is terrible. Way to cluttered with data that makes it hard to read especially if you have many resources.
The first version of the portal was rather good, it was made in SilverLight and looked much like a traditional mmc-based admin GUI, that is, a tree-view to the left and content to the right. This version gave you a complete overview of your entire configuration on one screen, you could expand the nodes to see just the tings your were interested of. You could expand, for example a cloud service, down to the individual sites within a role, yes, in this version you could have multiple sites in each role.
Then we got the current portal. It was a huge setback from the SilverLight portal. Instead of using SilverLight it is made in HTML and is a pain in the azz to work with. Productivity goes down as there is a constant asking to reenter password which interrupt whatever you are doing, bugs that tell you that you logged out when you just logged in, notification messages that when you click to read them crashes the site, logs you out and prevent you from logging in again. Slow page loading times and no overview of what your configuration/setup looks like.
Now with the next portal it looks like you want us to use touch input with the site. Even less information is displayed on the screen. Instead of scrolling up/down we should now scroll sideways. Exactly who ordered this "feature"? Where did you hear an overwhelming demand from customers, administrators, partners and developers for an administration tool that scroll sideways?
On top of this we have a webpage where back doesn't work, where links can't be opened in a new tab/window, where the information density is so low that when a list has 7 items in it needs to scroll and where content does not adapt to screen size, constant problem with content just disappearing from the screen, extremely limited right-click support, no drag/drop support, still no back support (or not working) and no sorting of columns.
Also there is no predictability in the GUI, every click is a surprise...will it slide in something on top or will it completely navigate away from where I am and I will lose everything I am working on?
We are practically back to Windows 1 (1985), which also couldn't manage overlapping windows.
It seems like someone got the idea that it is normal end-users who will be using the portal and not professionals that know what they are doing and need a tool for productivity.
Imagine giving an ERP user a GUI like this...go talk to the guys developing Dynamics AX and ask them if they will consider using your framework for their next version and listen to their answer why they won't even consider it.
Administrators and developers NEED the same productivity as an ERP user, and not a GUI suitable for iPad games for very small children.
Anyone that has developed in both SilverLight/WPF/WinForms/MFC (a real application development environment) and HTML/CSS (a GUI layout framework) know that with HTML you end up spending most of your time doing stuff that, from an users perspective, is not productive.
It is EXTREMELY arrogant and disrespectful to give us a administration tool like this!
What we need is a phone frendly portal.
The old portal is good for phones the new portal is practicaly unusable.
There is no way to zoom out and all the headers reserve too much space. There is less then 2cm of space on the cloud service window which is the worst. Not to mention when you slect a cloud service it auto jumps 2 blades to the settings and pops up the keyboard taking up even more space.
but the old portal is usable.
I fear the day that the old portal is retired and i have to use the new portal to reboot an instance from my phone in an emergency.
Aaron Lawrence commented
Given how long it has taken to get the portal working (and they are still only 3/4 of the way through a transition from the old portal) I don't think they should start such an app for many years to come.
i need separate windows 10 I want to use the portal.azure.com as Windows 10 app.
To use it on some separate Virtual Desktop of Windows 10 with each account.
Would be cool to have Azure app in windows 10 to handle atleast VM management, like start , stop, RDP functionality.
apcon product commented
Does this actually work properly on your Azure account?
aditya kumar commented
Develop a mobile app to manage azure resource that will really facilitate the tasks
Srinivasa Rao Kakani commented
If Azure team provides Azure Management Studio Windows / IOS / Android App with default subscription based on location services like Work / Home etc.
That will be very useful for the members, who are working with multiple subscriptions.
MIke Schellenberger commented
When need a real UI to manage Azure, the current Ibiza interface is the most inefficient and horrid UI I've ever had to deal with. I don't even know what to say when somebody wants to mange Azure from a phone other than I'm glad they don't work for us.
Muhammad Awad commented
We need mobile applications (Windows app, Android and IOS) to handle Azure services, especially virtual machines and storages. We frequently need to switch on or off machines make small troubleshooting for some services on the spot. This will enhance our work performance especially if we are hosting our applications to be used by end users.
Android/IOS App for mangament VM and other services in Azure. This app can run vm, add rule tonetwork virtual card etc.
In polish (my English is no good):
Można utworzyć aplikacje na androida/iOS'a dzięki które można by było szybko i sprawnie zarządzać swoimi serwerami, usługami w Azurze. Np. szybko utworzyć użytkownika i dodać go do maszyny wirtualnej, a w tej odblokować porty by mógł się odpowiednio łączyć :) Szybko uruchamiać maszyny by móc na nich pracować.
Micheal Colhoun commented
Another comment. Seems madness to have a touch first interface to Azure, that you can't use from a mobile. Sometimes I end up rdping from my mobile to a server and running the portal from there. Madness.
Micheal Colhoun commented
Azure portal is nice for learning. But its no good for productivity work. I try to use Azure CLI for everything now. But both are usless from a mobile. The Azure resource manager api certainly gives all the endpoints we need to build a mobile app. We just need a better story on how to do common tasks from mobile. I'm OK with not creating resources from mobile. But certainty checking resource burn rate and basic insights would be good like table storage ingress rate, scale out, scale up changes changes and starting / stopping services. Maybe an open source option might have less resistance. I would love to build something like this if I had a basic starter framework.
Andy Baker commented
I find the Azure portal to be quite slow and laggy during use. I find myself clicking things multiple times due to the lack of feedback from the UI.
This is a very rich and complex user interface which doesn't necessarily work so well in a browser. I think some of this could be resolved with a downloadable management application.
The browser portal is great for occasional access, but for everyday access an app would provide a better user experience.
I signed up for Azure for about 90 days ago with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since I did that I have Hand Problems with my Computer like Never before. Ther are "things" Programms on my pc that I cant deleat, if I do it they are on my pc After the next reboot again, you probably know PEAUTH, it's undeleat able. I don't know why you are doing all this to me or if it's a machine which are doing it. Fore every new rebuilding up my pc I can use it more less. I cant get in on my disc's I'm not aloud to this or that on MY OWN Computer, my disc's are bugged, my cd burner is so programmed that it Burns in your programm "bugg" on every cd I put in to my cd rom.
Will you please STOP THIS SICK GAME OR WHAT ELSES IT IS, I ust whan't to use my pc Normaly like every siticen. Please take that F.... Programm off, off my pc.
I have two emails 1, email@example.com for my Office Account and the ohne I used to sign in to Azure with firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach me under+419312482 if there is anyone that want's to Talk to me. If yes or no take that Programm off, off my Computer
Some people walk around with their tablets and phones and mess around for a modest salary. Others need to WORK. A web interface is great for social interaction, entertainment and toying around with. But where you are now is worst than MS DOS days. Productivity was much better for everyone except the secretary when the user could interact intelligently through 101 keys, 2 mouse buttons and a 2 axis mouse. Instead we are now at one thumb and one finger! I cannot see how we are moving forward?
Hidulf Chiu commented
Need an app so I can access portal from my surface or phone. Using edge on my phone cannot access the portal, the script on the page not working on the phone
Charles Phillips commented
The Office 365 Windows phone app is a shining example, it is actually really good at admin and alerts and is starting to be really useful.
You don't want to create services from your phone, but you do want to be able to monitor, restart and receive alerts (and sort users out)
Yoshihiro Kawabata commented
I want to use the portal.azure.com as Windows 10 app.
To use it on some separate Virtual Desktop of Windows 10 with each account.