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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 →
    • 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e.g. if \I decide NOT to update my Azure data lake linked service then the fact that the authorisation token is out of date shouldn't matter as I am not publishing.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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        • 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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            • 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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              • 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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                • 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 →
                    • 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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                      • 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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                            • Display project name in Azure Tools upgrade dialog

                              When opening solution containing Azure projects and only newer version of Azure Tools is installed, there is displayed the upgrade dialog (se attachment) as many times how many Azure projects within the solution. It is confusing when dealing with projects you haven't worked on. Either add project name to the dialog text or display it only once and apply to all.

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                                under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                • Promt user if deleting all resources is desired

                                  When going to add a resource to a Resource Group template, I accidentally deleted the entire resources subtree. would be nice with a promt "are you sure?"

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                                  • Salam dengan kedua tangan

                                    Power Point layak untuk basis karya manusia berprivacy. Daun Salam Siliwangi saya nyatakan sebagai teorema graf dasar membangun mental manusia melalui intelegensi 1024 x 1024. Secara Alquran 4555 adalah bentuk ruang 6 dimensi yang memuat 100 sifat Asmaul Husna. Perhitungan mudah mulai 2 pasang ibu jari dengan basis bilangan 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11. Untuk mengujinya buktikan bahwa n penghuni bumi terselip diantara 2 jari. Bukti tak langsung (raa) mustahil manusia yang memiliki sepasang jari berbuat curang dalam bermain. Jadi tangan kiri sebagai privacy dan tangan kanan sebagai policy.
                                    Kedua tangan kita ribuan tahun tertipu oleh logika dunia lain yang bertempat di laut Atlantik.…

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                                    • 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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                                      • GaaS gide render host service

                                        I hope to Add Nivida GaaS for stream GIDE rendering
                                        like Amazon GaaS host server for games stream on real time rendering

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                                        http://www.nvidia.com/object/cloud-gaming.html

                                        link
                                        https://developer.nvidia.com/grid-app-game-streaming

                                        link for GaaS server setup
                                        https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/build-3d-streaming-applications-with-ec2s-new-g2-instance-type/

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                                        • firewall

                                          Add Azure SQL Server Firewall rule directly from Visual Studio Cloud Explorer

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