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  1. 154 votes
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      5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      I want to start by apologizing for everything (not responding to this thread, apparently not much progress etc.). However let me assure you that things are progressing and gradually you will see some progress in Azure Management Studio.

      I’m not sure if you know this, but Cerebrata tools have a new home now (or rather they have come back home) – http://blog.cerebrata.com/cerebrata-is-now-part-of-cynapta-software/.

      So a few things I want to mention here:

      1) Things are happening in Cerebrata. In fact, we have been working on including support for ARM storage accounts. Most of the development is complete and you should expect this feature to show up in AMS in next few weeks.

      2) For you as Azure developers, we now have 2 offerings – Azure Management Studio and Cloud Portam (http://www.cloudportam.com). If you have a license for Azure Management Studio, we’re offering you 1 year complimentary access to…

    • Live-Room

      Live_Room support Live store shhare screen and much more

      4 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Integrate a REDIS browser

        Integrate a REDIS browser (maybe something like Redis Desktop Manager). It would be great if the REDIS browser would support some basic actions at least a flush and removal of keys

        40 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Search for a blob storage container by name by typing its name

          I have many blob storage containers (thousands) named with GUID. Finding a particular one is very long as there's no way to search for a blob storage name.

          I like to start typing its name and automatically be moved to the first match.... like in windows explorer.

          Similar to:
          - https://cerebrata.uservoice.com/forums/163035-azure-management-studio/suggestions/4312963-make-blob-browsing-keyboard-friendly, but it's closed...

          - https://cerebrata.uservoice.com/forums/163035-azure-management-studio/suggestions/5869802-allow-searching-blob-container-with-prefix-just-l

          9 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Blob storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make it work

            It would be great if it acutally worked.

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support virtual machine scale sets

              Add support for VMSS. It could start as a simple read-only view into scale sets and what nodes exist within each. VMSS is utilized by the Service Fabric and it would be nice to see some of this visible,

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Virtual Machines  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • When deleting by query that has just PartitionKey or RowKey defined, delete by Partition/Rowkey and don't do full scan.

                Currently when I have multiple conditions like this "PartitionKey eq 'this' or PartitionKey eq 'that'" then the query is very slow comparing to queries done separately when just providing one condition. It should be possible to determine if the conditions are including only PartitionKey/RowKey values, then make the query faster.

                3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Table Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add Azure File Storage explorer

                  For a storage account, we can view blobs, tables and queues but not files.

                  https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/storage/files

                  21 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hi Gavin,

                    Thank you for suggesting this idea. We have been thinking about doing this however there’s no firm ETA on this.

                    However support for Azure Files is there in our other product – Cloud Portam (http://www.cloudportam.com/features/storage/file-service). Please do check it out. Also, if you have a license for Azure Management Studio, you get 1 year complimentary access to Cloud Portam. You can read about this offer on our blog post at http://blog.cerebrata.com/cerebrata-is-now-part-of-cynapta-software/.

                    If there are any questions, please let me know.

                    Thanks!

                  • Support for V2 (ARM) infrastructure

                    I cannot see V2 Azure Resource Manager based virtual machines in Azure Management Studio.
                    I'm hoping there is or will be support for the new platform.

                    79 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Virtual Machines  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      We have started working on it. Since VM functionality is quite extensive, we will be breaking this functionality into multiple releases. In the 1st release, we’re including following features: List VMs, Delete VMs, Start/Stop/Restart/Deallocate VM, ability to RDP into VM.

                      If you’re interested in trying this out before we make a general release, please drop me an email and I will work on getting you access to one of our latest internal builds.

                    • Search bar to search for a cloud service

                      With lot of subscriptions and storage account, often we have to roll our eyes across to open. Instead a search facility like in azure portal would be easy for us to search.

                      15 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support Projection on Azure Table Storage Queries

                        I'd like to use linq in the query editor to specifiy a sub set of properties to bring back in a query. This is important becuase I have some columns that have a lot of binary data which causes the UI to slow down. So I'd prefer the UI query editor can actually just send the properties I want to Azure's REST endpoint where it can do the filtering on the server side. Example here:
                        https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/storage-dotnet-how-to-use-tables/#query-a-subset-of-entity-properties

                        8 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Ability to delete services that are in transitioning state (like Azure Portal)

                          When a service takes a long-time to scale up, it's stuck in "transitioning" state and the "Manage" button in Azure Management Studio shows greyed out options for everything (including "delete" and "stop"). This means we can lose control of the service.

                          Yet, when the service is transitioning I can still carry out these management operations in Azure Portal. It seems that Azure Management Studio is preventing us from being able to do the same things.

                          Can you remove the restrictions from Azure Management Studio so that we can carry out the same operations as Azure Portal?

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                            0 comments  ·  Cloud Services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • make it windows universal app

                            port application to windows universal app program

                            6 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              While this is not on our roadmap at the moment, I am very curious to know the reasons behind this ask. Is there something that can be done via a Windows 8/Universal App that can’t be done via a native desktop client that we currently have.

                              Would appreciate your thoughts on the same. Also, I would be very much interested in knowing your thoughts on having a cross-platform desktop app.

                              Thanks!

                            • Add a search bar in the Connection Group panel

                              With many subscriptions it's very hard to get around the left panel of AMS. It would be much easier with a search bar that will search for storages & subscriptions, similar to the one in Visual Studio.

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                              • Access Accounts/Tables/Queues/Blobs by SAS

                                Right now you can only add a storage account by the Account Key. I am trying to implement security policies so that I can give support personnel at my organization access to production data that they need to do their jobs without giving them indefinite access to the entire storage account.

                                SAS is now supported by all services, including Account level SAS as of yesterday. However, there are no storage explorer tools that I could find that allow you to access tables and queues via an SAS. Some will allow access to blob containers. This would be really useful for…

                                30 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Show entire WCF Message (SOAP Envelope) in Service Bus Topics/Queues

                                  Currently when looking at a WCF message in a queue or topic subscription with Azure Management Studio, only the SOAP body is showing, but the actual SOAP envelope (along with headers, actions, etc) are missing. We make extensive use of SOAP headers to do tracking, security and strategy in our business layer, and would like to see the entire SOAP Envelope when inspecting messages.

                                  The open-source tool, Service Bus Explorer, did this exact same thing, and it took me less than 30 minutes to find the code and fix it to show the entire envelope.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Allow a disk to be mapped to Blob - but default to Page Blobs if VHD's are coied to drive

                                    I'm using a backu solution that can dump the latest backup to a VHD. Ideally we would dump diectly to Page Blob

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                                      0 comments  ·  Blob storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Manage Data Lake Store

                                      Allow connecting to Data Lake to upload/download files like blob storage.

                                      15 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Blob storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Copy/Save a group of Service Bus Queue Dead-Letter messages IDs to clipboard/file. Can do this for a single message currently only.

                                        When a Service Bus Queue logged Dead-Letter messages operations staff need to investigate the cause and the content of the messages.

                                        In order to do this our organisation extracts the Dead-Letter MESSAGE ID column value and uses this ID to query document storage.

                                        Allow us to extract the entire column (in isolation , not nesseasy every row) of MESSAGE IDs would allow us to quickly build a query using all IDs.

                                        Thank you
                                        Scott

                                        3 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Logs with many lines should not jump to the next log until all the current log has been scrolled past

                                          When there is a log (specifically in Trace Logs) with many lines - think 20-30+ lines, it screws with the scrolling.

                                          If you're scrolling past a few one-line logs and hit a large log, it will jump past the entire log instead of smoothly scrolling down all the lines.

                                          3 votes
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