We definitely recognize the popularity of this feature, and we discuss it constantly during the planning phases. However there are certain technical limitations in the system that add a large amount of development cost. Because of the cost and the fact that there is a workaround available, other features get prioritized over this one.
That being said, please keep voting for it. The popularity of the feature does help bring it up and makes us reconsider every time.
Apologies for the delay.
We’re doing some research both on the specifics of this ask as well as what it would take to support this.
Is the ask here to do the same thing that regular Azure AD does (see: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2014/12/18/azure-active-directory-now-with-group-claims-and-application-roles/) or is are there different requirements around this for Azure AD B2C?
This should be a core feature
We continue evaluating several alternatives to provide full email customization. We are actively working on an alternative.
Unfortunately we do no yet have an ETA.
This was under review two months ago. Can we get an update on that?
Thanks for submitting the idea! After the review, we’ve got this into our backlog. We don’t have an ETA at this point of time, because we need to prioritize it with other features in the backlog. For people who need the same thing, please don’t hesitate to vote for it!
We plan to add the auto-start to the regular Compute blade at some point. However, if you create the VMs in a Lab, the auto-start is already available.
Also, we do de-allocate.
Thanks for the input!
I came here to suggest the same.