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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DON"T waste time and money on Win 8 Phone, just build a unified mobile web app for all platforms. Cheaper, faster, supports more modalities, and far more flexible.
AWS have an App for mobile that allows you to manage VM's on iOS or Android. Azure needs the same capability.
Create a native windows WPF stop trying to make a web browser emulate a native client, expose a rest api to allow extension.
Write the app using http://electron.atom.io same as "Visual Studio Code." That would be brilliant.
Zachary Weber commented
Why would you want a WPF application Anonymous? You could just use the website if you are sitting in front of a machine. The idea is allowing the people who need to work on the services to do so without having to be at a desk.
Problems occur when you aren't at your computer, so being able to address issues while out of the office is a great idea!
No, it should not work on tablets (touch) (unless by accident). if there is a tablet requirement on the portal it should be removed.
DO NOT DO AN APP, if anything should be done it is a real windows (WPF) application.
Please respond to me! I have an AWS Console App installed and I'd like to see a competing Azure App along side with it, because new portal doesn't work on mobile at all and old works awfully!
Create a smartphone app for monitoring azure services on the go and making changes as needed.
That will help a lot!
The website is great and all, but HTML is still just HTML, can't do proper UI in it, it feels off. It's also too slow to transition between elements or opening the 'browse' panel for example. This is on a Surface Pro 3.
Create a real administration GUI and not this touch-first nonsense!
Why do you think we want a web-gui just because Azure is a cloud-thing?
You really think the teams creating windows and the different server products will switch to a web gui for their administration?
Create a real windows GUI that (not the modern app ****) doesn't require constant logging in and that allows to make multiple configuration changes and submit it as one batch (talk to the ISA-team on how they did it). Log all changes, make them as transactions (all or nothing), allow for complete roll-back of batches.
Allow for creation of powershell scripts for a batch so it is possible to run it at a later time.
Implement drag/drop so I can move one resource from one place to another.
Implement full edit of all and any property and automatically update any dependant resources.
Allow for creation of arbitrary "administration groups" so it is possible to group stuff in any way and in nesting groups.
Allow for all resources to have any number of tags, complete change history, a description and so on.
Also make sure there are no one who have even a remote connection to the Windows-8-metro-GUI anywhere close to this.
Shawn Cicoria commented
I've seen no vertical scroll via touch as well. Can't recall where now, but I had to turn to portrait to see.
You already support Surface? It's hard for me to believe what you said. It seems like touch slide/flick operation to vertical scroll does not work on my SurfacePro2 both Chrome and IE11.
Rishav Nagbanshi commented
Make the Azure Application for Android users and also IOS users.
Just in case: I am using Mobile Azure Manager (Windows Phone App) to manage my account in regards to starting and stopping VMs, view cloud services as well as manage Groups. It's not much, but it is a start. However, for a Company that says "Cloud first, mobile first", I wonder why there isn't a fully featured Universal App for Azure available (yet).
Matt Allison commented
Areas I think would be good to focus on:
- Azure Automation: running defined scripts, providing parameters
- Scaling of PaaS/IaaS
- Dealing with alerts
- Viewing monitoring items
- Starting / stopping VMs and Cloud Services
Nadjib Bait commented
And make it open source on GitHub would be awesome! a great learning experience and a good Universal Apps ad :)
As far as I know office 365 has nameservers for custom domain (AWS Route53 has proven this thing to work the best), I wish to see this same system as a service in Azure. Also I want azure.com to be mobile first and/or an official mobile app. Last thing I would like to say, that I'm really disappointed by the fact that Azure doesn't have a built-in insights system. Maybe you would expand Application Insights service to support Azure as well, so that beside only viewing an insights on a custom apps I would see insights for underlying services in the same view.
Jonathan Lurie commented
as a developer I want to build multiple "SOLUTIONS" so one solution might include a message queue mobile services, a sql server, etc... another solution would have a completely different set of components just like a SLN file in Visual Studio...
For instance my first Solution I want to call "WWJD" it has a web site, a sql server, a mobile app, etc...
Another solution I want to call "Denarii" that has a Mobile App... when I'm working on wwjd I don't want to see anything to do with Denarii and vice versa... does that make sense?
Jonathan Lurie commented
basically what we need is an IDE for AZURE... now that could be built into VS.NET that might be cool but that can always be done later...