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  1. Increase the maximum length of the name of a topic subscription

    Currently, the name of a subscriber to an Azure Service Bus topic is limited to 50 characters. We would like to use very descriptive names for our subscribers, and these names might exceed 50 characters. Please increase the maximum length of this value.

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      2 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add "Start URL" to WebRole properties to launch a specific URL on F5

      It would be really helpful if you extend the "Startup action" of a WebRole with a "Start URL" parameter. The two options "Launch browser for HTTP endpoint" and "Launch browser for HTTPS endpoint" are not enough. If you do not know what I mean look at the project properties of a Web Application project unter "web > Start Action > Start URL". Take a look at my attached image.

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        0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Improve SQL Azure support within VS2013

        I've setup a Cloud Service and can see that just fine via the Azure tools within VS2013. Same goes for storage and websites. They all show just fine, but my SQL Azure databases do not show up. I am able to add them manually via "data connections", so the firewall is setup appropriately, but eh Azure tools do not see them.

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          0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Trace.CorrelationManager.ActivityId as a column in the WADLogsTable

          There should be a way for Trace.CorrelationManager.ActivityId to automatically be included as a column in the WADLogsTable when using System.Diagnostics tracing with Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Diagnostics.DiagnosticMonitorTraceListener as the listener. With the current set of WADLogsTable columns, it does not seem possible to query for all log entries related to one request.

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          • Keep building great tools!

            Keep building great tools!

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            • Use internal IP address in Server Explorer for Azure hosts

              We use a VPN to connect are azure services to our internal network, this removes the need to poke holes in the firewall for different ports we need access to. When using server explorer it sees the internal 10.* address the VM/services are on but when launching things like the remote access the use the xxxxx.cloudapp.net address which tries to use the web proxy for access. Could there be a config option to say use IP address instead of DNS address?

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                  0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Implement better Azure tools.

                  I can do a LOT of things with the config files, but it'd be nice if I didn't have to deal with the XML editor to do them.

                  For example, adding/removing startup tasks should be way easier (sometimes I need to only modify a few things so that I can run my instance locally).

                  Additionally, I'd like to be able to prevent certain nodes from deploying so that the deploy time is shorter and I can 'focus debug' at a faster rate.

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                  • Windows Azure Protal Login can be made free for Basic usage

                    Windows Azure portal can be free for basic usage.

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                    • GaaS gide render

                      Add Nivida GaaS for stream GIDE reandering

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                      • REST API to get CloudService properties from inside an instance. Similar to http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/AESDG-chapter

                        It is often needed to get public IP/domain name by instance itself. It is a pretty common pattern for workers to register themselves somewhere. Azure does not provide a good solution to it. I no see to options both being bad: 1) for each deployment use unique configuration file and put deployment name into configuration file :(
                        2) Give workers access to Managemnt API, which is a huge security risk.

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                        • Allow us to tag and filter Azure services

                          Subscriptions are great if you need to keep your billing for services separated, but if you are running multiple product lines inside the same subscription there is no easy way to differentiate services between products. Especially if you need to share some services across subscription which causes everything to get mucked up.

                          I suggest you allow us to arbitrarily tag each service (multiple tags) and then filter (within the subscription) to view services by tag. That way we can pivot the filtering to fit disparate business models. From an administration side this would help me find what I want to…

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