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. 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

    45 votes
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      1 comment  ·  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!

    • Quick delete of large tables

      If a table is very large, it can take hours (sometimes a day or two) to delete. If it is necessary to restore it after deleting (effectively purging all data) this can bring everything to a screeching halt...just waiting for the table to finish deleting...

      A feature to quick delete a table so that it can be added back while the gargabe collector continues deleting the data behind the scenes would be amazing.

      40 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Table Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Optionally display all REST calls happening under the covers.

        This would be helpful for understanding how calls are constructed against the services.

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

          You can use Fiddler to do this if you turn on the HTTPS Decryption it offers. For us to add this as a feature we’d need to be able to provide much more than fiddler does to make it worth it. Can you provide additional thoughts on this? Would fiddler suit your needs here?

        • Improve Responsiveness

          The features are good it really helps me on my day by day work. The only problem that I am having with it is responsiveness. Please do some optimization to make the UI more responsive.

          3 votes
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            1 comment  ·  GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Manage Azure Costs

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

            153 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"

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                under review  ·  4 comments  ·  GUI  ·  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 →
                • Ability to upload Virtual Machines (OsDisk and DataDisks)

                  Use the management API to allow AMS to upload OsDisks and Data Disks for the new Virtual Machine feature. This feature should prompt for information necessary and then upload to the storage account indicated. With this feature I'd suggest the following items:

                  - resumable upload in case it stops
                  - multi-threaded upload of images
                  - automatically register as a Disk so that it shows up in the portal and aquires the permanent lease.

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                    under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Blob storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Ability to turn off status updates

                    The little status updates that appear (at the bottom of the screen for instance) that say "A total of 3 blob containers fetched from..." are sometimes very redundant. You can see in the tree view UI above it that it has three containers in it. I keep closing these. An option to turn them off would be good.

                    6 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  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.

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                        under review  ·  2 comments  ·  GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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