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  1. Azure REST API + SDK: Batching of Queue Put and Delete

    Queue operations in Windows Azure have limited IO (2k/sec) because the queue lives in one partition.

    For other storage operations we would be able to work around this limit by using batching. But Put and Delete on the Queue REST API (and therefore the Azure SDK) is missing batch operations (which should be possible since it is on the same partition). Please add these possibilities.

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      0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Fix the performance of the ARM Template editor

      The maximum allowed size of an ARM template that can be posted to the Azure Resource Manager is 1MB as specified here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-subscription-service-limits

      The ARM template editor in Visual Studio can't handle anything beyond 200kb. After that, performance degrades noticeably and linearly with the size of the file. Please fix the performance of the editor so that files up to 1 MB can be edited within Visual Studio, with Intellisense.

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        0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Implement again Notification Hub Explorer

        In the old version of Microsoft Azure Cloud explorer is possinleto debug notification hubs.
        Now is no more possible, why?
        Actually cloud is useful only to launch azure portal, but the web porta has no the same feature of old tool.
        For example now is no more possible to see the list of registered devices, registrationId, expireDate and tags.

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          1 comment  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Azure Data Factory tooling in VS2015

          If I select just one or two objects in my ADF solution to be published why are all of them validated e.g. if \I decide NOT to update my Azure data lake linked service then the fact that the authorisation token is out of date shouldn't matter as I am not publishing.

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          • Azure Marketplace App for windows 10

            Windows 10 has Windows App Store pre-installed
            It would be better to pre-install Azure Store [which allows the user to browse azure marketplace apps and install in local machine]
            an upgrade to Windows Platform Installer

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              0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • getting to zero

              i'm so new to this i wouldn't know where to begin. think i need to focus & review tutorials. setting all this up and diving in, i envisioned being able to patch together modules & services into my own unique vision. without needing to code. i'll keep at it. i think my main problem is getting off the ground. first things first. thanks

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              • HDInsight Tools for Visual Studio - Create HDInsight Cluster - Specify Cluster Type

                When creating a new Cluster using the 'Azure HDInsight Create Cluster Task' in HDInsight Tools for Visual Studio it is not currently possible to specify the cluster type.

                Can this please be added to the Expressions at least so that this is possible to do in SSIS.

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                • If a project contains a docker file, still allow new publish profiles for regular App Services

                  Currently if you project contains a Docker file, and you attempt to create a new publish profile, the only Azure App Service option you have is to publish to the Azure App Service Linux (Preview), the regular Azure App Service is hidden.

                  I don't think these options should be exclusive. If a Docker file is detected, then by all means add in the Linux Preview, but please leave the regular option as well.

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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Please let us use the VS2017 UI to reconfigure Azure endpoints to point to Azure Government subscriptions.

                    Please let us use the VS2017 UI to reconfigure Azure endpoints to point to Azure Government subscriptions.

                    This method - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-government/documentation-government-get-started-connect-with-vs - does not work in VS2017!

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                    • Include all the features for debugging, troubleshooting and working with all Azure services in Visual Studio Professional

                      Today some of the most important features for troubleshooting and debugging code in Azure are only found in Visual Studio Enterprise.
                      As a partner in a smaller company, it is impossible for us to become a Silver/gold partner so we are stuck with VS Professional.
                      The cost for buying an Enterprise license of Visual Studio is more than 30 times the cost of the 3 VS pro we get with Action Pack.

                      We are not interested in anything but the tools we need to develop, support and debug the software we write for our customers in an as efficient manner…

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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make it possible to choose ASP.NET Core Environment for Migrations when publishing to Azure

                        Currently when publishing to Azure with an EF Core DBContext there is no possiblity to choose the ASPNETCORE_ENVIRONMENT to use for creating and applying the migrations from the dialog. But if you are using different Database providers for different scenarios this Distinguishment becomes crucial. In my case it was a local MySQL DB and a Azure SQL DB. The workaround I used was to use the Package Manager console, apply the migration to the Azure SQL DB and then publish the application. But it was quite cumbersome and I do not think that it fits well with the Idea of…

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • vsts task azure function deploy

                          There should be a specific VSTS deployment task for Azure Functions, so that they deploy to production and work the same way they run locally. The local execution uses the local.settiongs.json, but the Azure cloud needs these settings in the AppSettings which currently can only be entered manually in the deployment task UI. This should have been automated, and still needs to be.

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                          • service fabric deploy

                            Currently when publishing a service fabric application (on premise), we always have to select first the build configuration (Debug or Release), would be better to have a setting under publish, this way currently is very error prone and tedious, because we have different config transformations per environment.
                            It would really improve workflow.

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                            • Data Lake Cloud Explorer

                              In Cloud Explorer within Visual Studio 2015, when I expand a Data Lake Analytics folder to the Database Table, the columns appear to be listed in alphabetical order. However, if I run:

                              OUTPUT (SELECT * FROM tablename) TO "tablename.csv" USING Outputters.Csv()

                              Then the order of the columns matches the way they were originally defined. This makes correlating the outputted columns against the Table structure problematic - especially with a table with many columns defined.

                              The columns should be listed in the order they were defined in the creation script so that data being viewed can be more easily correlated.

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                              • Azure Cloud Service projects debug folder structure not equivalent to deployment

                                When debugging an Azure Cloud Service project in Visual Studio 2015, the folder structure contained within the "csx" directory does not match the structure of the cssx contents of the cloud service package (cspkg).

                                For example, packaging from VS2015 by selecting "Package" from the cloud service project context menu will result in a cspkg that contains a cssx directory. Within cssx, for a web role with a site, you'll see a "sitesroot" folder.

                                However, when simply running Debug for the solution, the IIS host will contain <solution_dir>\Debug\roles\<role_name>\approot, but no sitesroot directory. No degree of changing the physicalPath properties in the…

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                                  under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • EXCEL EM MAPAS (PONTOS LON, LAT, ALT) COM LAYERS PERMITINDO MODELAR FLUXOS

                                  EXCEL EM MAPAS (PONTOS LON, LAT, ALT) COM LAYERS PERMITINDO MODELAR FLUXOS

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                                  • Validate resource group dialog

                                    The Validate Resource Group dialog slows me down. Please cache the selected options in this dialog so that when I reopen it I don't have to wait each time for the dropdowns to be populated. Surely once selected these will rarely change for the average users in the course of a single VS session.

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                                    • Make VS aware of what is installed/availeble in/on a VM, CS, WebsSite in Azure and automatically include everything that is missing

                                      With the osFamily defined for a role there should be no problem finding out what exactly is available on VMs running the instances for that role.

                                      So if any of the projects referenced by the AzureCloudServiceProject has any references to any DLLs that are not available in Azure those references should be automatically be marked with CopyLocal=true so that if something work on my machine when I develop and debug, it will also work when deployed to Azure.

                                      Of course VisualStudio.com-TFS-BuildServer-Agents-should be of the same osFamily as the one specified in the osFamily so there will be no problem building…

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                                      • Improve Error Messages When Debugging Azure Site Remotely

                                        When attempting to remotely connect VS 2015 to an Azure site, even if you know the workaround of having to attach to the site and process manually, you get an obscure and unhelpful error message if the site does not have remote debugging enabled. The messages implies that the problem is >>far<< more complicated than simply going into the Azure portal and activating remote debugging. It's an easy mistake to make, and a simple fix: change the error message so it highlights the most likely problem -- failure to activate remote debugging -- first

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                                        • Cloud Explorer login to Azure should be automatic when user is on AzureAD-joined Windows 10 device

                                          When I'm logged in to my windows 10 AzureAD-joined device using an Azure login I shouldn't have to enter credentials when using Azure Cloud Explorer. That's the point of AzureAD-join.

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