158 votesunder review · 10 comments · Stream Analytics » Inputs and Outputs · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
Thank you for the feedback. I’m all for more documentation. We’ll review.
[Update] Thanks for your continued feedback on this capability! Rest assured that we are tracking this request closely along with several other platform capabilities our customers have requested. In the meanwhile, you can leverage cluster scaling capability to adjust HDInsight cluster size according to your varying compute needs. Azure Data Factory is another option you can explore for scheduling jobs with automatic creation and deletion of clusters: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/data-factory-data-transformation-activities/
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In addition, the ADX team has started an effort to unify our client SDK story. Our recent release of the Windows Azure Management Libraries makes use of a pre-release SDK common underpinning. This has been released as a NuGet package here. You’ll notice this has been released as a PCL. Though this will expose the core SDK common functionality to any PCL-compliant platform, there are a few caveats on which we’re working, specifically around authentication. Since RT and Windows Phone 8 have no support for the X509Certificate2 class, which the Common package uses, we’re in the process of rolling a credential that supports the AAD authentication paradigm. We’re in the process of working on this, and I’ll use this forum to provide updates. Here’s the Common NuGet package ADX is using throughout the management libraries, and that we plan on using in other areas where appropriate: http://www.nuget.org/packages/Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Common
We are currently investigating the opportunities around shipping more features as NuGet packages. We have opened up far more areas as NuGet packages than in previous releases. That said, the idea of creating a NuGet package that contains the emulator is a large effort. As we progress towards this goal or realize that it isn’t possible I’ll update the forum thread.
For the time being, rest assured we’ve heard this comment, which has been echoed by the larger Windows Azure community. As an Azure developer myself I find merit in this request and feel there is a good chance it could eventually be realized.
9 votesHorizon_Net commented
If you need something that gets you started really quickly you should have a look at the Mobile Services, which can be used for most of the requirements of game developers.
332 votesunder review · AdminAzure IaaS Engineering Team (Azure IaaS Engineering Team, Microsoft, Microsoft Azure) responded
The status of this item has been moved back to Under Review. We initially planned to move to VHDX support as part of our support for HyperV Gen2 VMs, but we ended up using the VHD format for Gen2 VMs as well. Some aspects of the Azure Infrastructure do not cleanly support VHDX OS or data disks. So this feature is dependent on some of these internal services being updated which is an ongoing process.Horizon_Net shared this idea ·
We have been considering all of the risks and investigating the steps required to ensure we implement this feature with high positive impact and low to no negative impact.
After this investigation we have decided we will enable Pay-As-You-Go customers the option to configure a spending limit on a Pay-As-You-Go subscription, with appropriate safeguards and measures to prevent both service abuse and production service failure.
We have not yet finished determining the details of what this feature will look like, nor do we have a timeline for release, but we have heard your voices and have added this feature to our backlog.
Thanks for your continued feedback,
-Adam (Azure Billing Team)
163 votesunder review · AdminAzure IaaS Engineering Team (Azure IaaS Engineering Team, Microsoft, Microsoft Azure) responded
This idea is still in our blacklog. We are working to see if the functionality can be enabled with something similar to our low-priority VMs which are currently in preview.