22 votesAntony Gibbs commented
This is possible on Hyper-V deployments from American localisation using unattend xml, but the ARM provision for this does not provide access to the relevant sections.
Globally, the US would represent a minority market, so providing this feature would be listening to the majority of your customers.
132 votesunder review · AdminAzure IaaS Engineering Team (Azure IaaS Engineering Team, Microsoft, Microsoft Azure) responded
This is something that we are reviewing to determine when we can support the functionality.Antony Gibbs commented
+3 - This is critical for our global organisation of 40,000+ employees. We are looking to leverage Cloud in a big way, and currently have a program of zero-clients connecting to Azure-provisioned VMs, but by 'deallocating' these machines, we can effectively reduce costs by approximately 65-70% for compute. This feature - hibernating a VM and having the resources deallocate - is critical to the success of this adoption, as sometimes it can take a half-hour to get a VM back to the position it was in before being shut down the night before, which equates to lost productivity, and frustration for employees.
159 votes3 comments · Networking » Security (ACLs, Firewalls, Intrusion Detection) · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
Custom tags and service tags for Azure public services have been included in our planning. NSG rule grouping has been delivered. Custom tags for explicit IPs is a roadmap item for now.