Azure Management Studio

I have a humble request to make: While it certainly helps when you upvote a feedback item, it would be super useful to us if you can take a moment and add comment to that item as to why you’re upvoting that item. That would help us understand your requirement much better. Plus it would give us an opportunity to engage in a conversation with you (one thing we cherish the most).

Or if you’d prefer, please feel free to email me.

Gaurav – Product Manager
gmantri@cerebrata.com

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  1. Reopen Tabs from Last Session

    There are typically standard tabs I like to keep open for quick access that take a bit to drill down to each every time the app boots. Would be nice to have a checkbox option in Settings to "Reopen previous tabs at startup"

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      under review  ·  4 comments  ·  GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Trace Logs needs quick (Ctrl-F style) search functionality in addition to the existing Filtering.

      Often I want to do a coarse level initial filter and then do a secondary search within the filtered results. There is no way to do 2nd-degree text searching without a cumbersome "Download data into a better viewing tool" process.

      34 votes
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        0 comments  ·  GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Account colouring

        It would be useful to be able to colour certain accounts on the LH side navigation pane. So you could have one account coloured red for production etc.

        SQL Server can do a similar thing, so that whenever you open a query for a production database, the footer bar is coloured so you can identify what environment this is in.

        A similar thing could be useful in AMS. Some sort of indication we can customise so we can see what environment we are working in.

        30 votes
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          0 comments  ·  GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Favorites in the "Connection Group" for often used Table, Containers, ...

          Favorites in the "Connection Group" for often used Table, Containers, ...

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

            Thanks, Michael.

            First pass will introduce support to favorite blob locations. As we refine the table portion of the tool, we’ll do the same for tables.

            We are also planning to overhaul the main tree to support project views, filtering by name, Azure facet etc.

            Feel free to email me directly with any feedback on this work: ljefferson@cerebrata.com

            Luke

          • Allow removal of "Storage Accounts" under a "Connection Group"

            I would like to remove the "Storage Accounts" tree node under the Connection Group (at least remove it if it's empty).

            I have a group -> Subscriptions -> Sub ID -> Storage Accounts ... I don't need a different location to collate storage accounts as well.

            16 votes
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              0 comments  ·  GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Stop it from using 2-4% CPU constantly when idle

              When I have Azure Management Studio open with just one blob container window open, it uses 2-4% CPU constantly

              14 votes
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                0 comments  ·  GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • An ability to filter the tree view (left hand pane) for example when viewing blobs in blob container.

                In my case I have large numbers of blob containers (each containing large numbers of files). I have an alphabetic naming convention on these container names - it would be good to be able to focus in on a specific set of them at times.

                14 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Installer work behind proxy

                  Make the installer work behind a proxy server - for example, use the system proxy settings.

                  Receive Error message:
                  Failed to download' - (407) Proxy Authentication Required.

                  13 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • On second launch of the Search Critiera dialog, it should default to the same settings that were used on the first launch

                    Usually when I launch Search Criteria from (eg) the Trace Logs display (the second search), it's because I need to tweak the search I just performed. Right now the search is always reset to the last saved 'default search critera', so I have to re-enter all of my criteria again. On the subsequent launch, it would be more helpful to default to the last search I performed. That would also gives me a quick way to re-discover "what search criteria did I use (possibly half an hour ago) to bring up this list of events?"

                    13 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Standardize UI status indicators

                      There are currently several different methods used in the Azure Management Studio user interface to display status indicators. The inconsistency and location of the notifications make the product painful to use.

                      For example, when expanding a storage account and listing blob storage containers uses a status bar near the bottom, which can disappear entirely if the "Close" link is used.

                      When opening a blob storage container and listing the blobs inside of it, a status bar is briefly created (and completely dissolved when finished) at the right-hand pane of the main program window, which pushes other UI elements downward, making…

                      12 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Reorder items in the navigation menu using drag and drop

                        Items in the navigation menu (Application Groups, Connection Groups, Storage accounts, etc) appear to be listed in the order that they were added. Being able to reorder these would be useful for me, preferably by drag and drop.

                        12 votes
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                          under review  ·  2 comments  ·  GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Plugins system

                          It would be nice to include a Plugins feature in your application so we could add our own features when not available in the application code functionality.

                          7 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • In TraceLogs display, selecting the rightmost column should not auto-scroll it to the left

                            I usually have the Message field displayed as a column, and it is wider than the available space. I'm content seeing just part of this field in order to preserve full display of all other columns, however clicking in the Message column scrolls the display horizontally so that it is now the leftmost column, hiding the other columns to the left of it (eg Event Level, Date/Time). No other grid scrolling experience I've ever used does this, and it's maddening.

                            7 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Sorting the Storage accounts by Asc / Desc order

                              I have many storage accounts and i need to scroll up/down to pick desired one, I cannot sort the accounts by A-Z or Z-A, if so i can look alphabetically

                              7 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Correctly Support High DPI Displays

                                On my Yoga Pro 2 with a resolution of 3200 x 1800 on a 13" screen, some of the content is so small it's barely readable.

                                With more and more devices manufactured, this will only get worse.

                                7 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Copy selected table rows to {storage account}.{table}

                                  Today you can select multiple rows in a table and export those rows. I would like to see the ability to select multiple rows in a table and 'copy to' another table. Even a table in a different storage account listed in the connection groups.

                                  7 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Create custom 'project' tree views

                                    I'd like to be able to modify the main tree to create multiple custom views for different project purposes - such as testing only. Each custom view would allow selection of certain nodes - such as only those related to test accounts - on a "My Test" view. You could then toggle between views based on what you're working on. It could be difficult to incorporate this without overcrowding the UI, but would provide a useful feature bonus.

                                    7 votes
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                                    • Improve user experience when there is no internet connection

                                      I noticed this the other day because I had an internet outage at my house, but the experience with AMS when there is no internet access could be better.

                                      It would be nice if when AMS starts up, it detects if you are offline (or don't have access to the internet) and tailors the experience to better reflect that - right now it simply shows a "browser" type error on the start page.

                                      Maybe change the icons on the services or nodes in the treeview that wouldn't work when offline so that they know it isn't accessible. This could be…

                                      7 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Deliver all of this page with HTTPS, not just some

                                        Gets rid of the warnings and is better practice anyway

                                        6 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  GUI  ·  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!

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