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

Important: Please note that automatic or manual upgrade of Azure Management Studio from version 1.4.0.2673 (or lower) to 1.5.0.151 (or higher) has an issue. We apologize for the inconvenience but please download the latest version from our website. This is only applicable if you’re upgrading from version 1.4.0.2673 or below. Thank you for your understanding.

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  1. Sign in with Windows Azure credentials

    In Azure SDK 2.2 and Visual Studio 2013 you no longer use management certificates to get access to Azure, but instead you login with your Microsoft Account or Active Directory.

    I would love to be able to do the same with Azure Management Studio.

    Especialy if I was forced to login every time i start Management Studio, because I could then finally use your wonderful tool for production environment.

    379 votes
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      6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Over this weekend we released a new version of Azure Management Studio which lets you connect to your Azure Subscription using your Azure AD credentials. Currently you can only manage ARM Storage Accounts using this functionality, but more functionality will be added soon. Please update your copy of Azure Management Studio and give it a try. More information about this can be found on our blog at http://blog.cerebrata.com/managing-azure-resource-manager-storage-accounts-through-azure-management-studio/.

      Thanks!

    • 273 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add support for Service Bus Event Hubs + Streaming Analytics

        Add support for Service Bus Event Hubs + Streaming Analytics

        251 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Service Bus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 243 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 241 votes
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              6 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…

            • killer feature : export current action to a powershell script

              toaday the tool has got a lot, but what if you could, by doing some action, generate a powershell script on that action from within the GUI (e.g. create a new VM --> at the end give choice to create script based on all the settings)

              232 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Manage Azure Costs

                Please add a feature to download usage csv files and to calculate costs per VM

                152 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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"

                  137 votes
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                    under review  ·  4 comments  ·  GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide Resource Groups Management

                    It would be great and a big plus for Azure Management Studio if Resource Groups management would be a top-level functionality (rather than hidden away or not available at all in some services' extended properties).

                    What the old -and- new Azure Management portals by Microsoft lack is proper management:
                    - creation, editing, deletion of groups as well as
                    - adding, and removing as well as moving services from and to resource groups

                    If this was available as a top level functionality (e.g. like 'Affinity Groups') an I could also create new resource groups there, list included services and drag-n-drop as…

                    123 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add support for SQL Azure, especially backing up databases

                      It would be great if I could backup my Windows Azure SQL Databases using Azure Management Studio.

                      115 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Azure SQL Database  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a LIKE operator with wildcard when searching table or blob storage.

                        Add a LIKE operator with wildcard when searching table or blob storage.

                        106 votes
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                        • Add support for managing SQL Azure logins

                          Managing SQL Azure logins is currently a manual task done via transact SQL scripts run from within SQL Management Studio. It's difficult to manage which users have certain roles or access to particular schemas as well as basic object permissions.

                          It would be great to have the ability manage your SQL Azure logins via Cerebrate Azure Management Studio and have a nice, clear and easy to read overview.

                          99 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Azure SQL Database  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide support for AzureAccount (username/password) instead of Management Certificates

                            Instead of adding a subscription connection that only support management certificates it would be great to be able to add subscriptions using a username/password login (Like in Visual Studio or PowerShell with the Add-AzureAccount cmdlet)

                            95 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Permissions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              We have started working on this. Over this weekend we released a new version of Azure Management Studio which has this feature. Currently you can manage ARM Storage Accounts using this functionality. Please update your version of AMS to start using this feature. More about this can be found on our blog at: http://blog.cerebrata.com/managing-azure-resource-manager-storage-accounts-through-azure-management-studio/.

                              Do give it a try and let us know your feedback.

                              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.

                              92 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.

                              • AzureFiles

                                Add support for managing AzureFiles

                                85 votes
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                                • Provide support for HDInsight (Hive, HBase, Storm), Stream Analytics, Machine Learning

                                  I would like to see broader support for newer Azure services such as HDInsight, Stream Analytics, DocumentDB, Machine Learning etc.

                                  82 votes
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                                  • Add support for websites so that files can be uploaded/downloaded (and maybe edited) without needing a separate FTP client

                                    Show websites within AMS so that the file system of the sites can be accessed.

                                    Allow file uploads and downloads, and possibly basic editing of files all within AMS.

                                    75 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Azure Websites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Prevent OutOfMemory when downloading large table

                                      When downloading a large table, ~400Mb, it crashes. I had to use TableXplorer to download it.

                                      74 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Table Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Monitor Azure Service Dashboard for issues

                                        Azure Management Studio is used by developers and DevOPs/Operations folks to monitor systems running in Azure. Microsoft offers a service Dashboard at http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/support/service-dashboard/. This dashboard provides an RSS feed of any current issues. It would be an interesting feature to have AMS read the RSS feeds and have an alert somewhere on the UI if there is an issue. It could even be tailored/configured to look in specific regions, for specific services, or even set it self to watch for services the user has connected to in AMS. So, if you have a VM set up in AMS it…

                                        74 votes
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                                          under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Be able to manage Azure Websites

                                          Be able to fully mange Azure websites including deployment slots. Be able to swap and configure slot specific connection strings and app settings

                                          64 votes
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