253 votesplanned · AdminAzure IaaS Engineering Team (Azure IaaS Engineering Team, Microsoft, Microsoft Azure) responded
This is still coming. The work is being completed now and we will be able to expose it in a few months.Anonymous commented
Call me suspicious but there's two possible reasons I can see: accidental deletions wouldn't preclude you from reattaching the VHD and NIC to a new VM, keeping the key pieces available. The other reason is because the more orphan files the more you're paying for things you don't need. VM-sprawl if you will is in their business interest.
That being said, if the first reason is true, you can at least leave it in a recycle bin for a while (perhaps you do) and then purge it for good (but of course not charge for this fail-safe storage.