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. Client ID

    With the new REST API released you can supply a Client Request ID that can captured by the storage analytics if it is turned on. I'd like to suggest that AMS send a standard Client Request ID in any of the calls if/when it starts using the new API. This will allow you to differentiate requests and operations being performed by users of AMS over other clients or code access the storage accounts.

    Not dissimilar to how SQL Server Management Studio sets the connection string app name so that people monitoring the server can see what apps are accessing the…

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      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Scheduled Diagnostics purge functionality

      By an AMS Windows Service.

      10 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  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 →
        • 29 votes
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          • More documentation!

            I think documentation is the key. More features are certainly helpful further down the line, but to justify buying your current product, I would need to make sure I'm using it properly, hence documentation.
            It would also be really helpful if Cerebrata provided links and/or documentation to setup all of the performance counters, trace logs, Azure diagnostics etc. to best maximize their products. It would be really helpful as a developer for you to produce me with best practices about setting up the actual data that AMS receives. For example, I've configured performance counters and a trace log, but perhaps…

            18 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Diagnostics information on an already deployed cluster

              If a cluster was deployed without configuring any diagnostics, how to get the data or use your tool to configure it post deployed without restarting/reimaging/redeploying the roles

              2 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Diagnostics Logs  ·  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.

                41 votes
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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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                  • 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.

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                      0 comments  ·  GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 7 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Diagnostics Logs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Sum/average/min/max toggle for diagnostics graphing

                        At the moment graphs automatically average when multiple data sets are selected. I would like the ability to sum as well as average for the group view. This would be useful for when taking data from a number of instances to see the total requests/second, for example.

                        6 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow selection of both the cspkg and cscfg at the same time!

                          When deploying, and choosing the Blob storage account and container, I would appreciate the ability to choose both files simultaneously (I always put them in the same place and I have to navigate through the choices twice).

                          Additionally, you go looking for the storage account information again, when you obviously already have them loaded, since they're part of the "Subscription" information that's already being displayed.

                          24 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Cloud Services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Queue view should have popup window to view full details

                            I like the Queue View but often it is hard to see the full message details. I'd love to have the ability to open a message in a popup window that is resizable so I could make my full message be visible without scrolling. Then it would be awesome if there were Next/Prev buttons that would move the the next/previous message in the queue without changing the popup window size or location.

                            9 votes
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                            • 3 votes
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                              • Fix the update process

                                The new system for updates, whereby you are prompted to download the whole package .msi installer from the site, and not just the update, is clunky and slow. The old system where a start menu shortcut would download the update was superior and would be welcomed if it returned. Also, the potential for silent updates would be good so I don't have to worry about checking, downloading and installing each update as it is released.

                                3 votes
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                                • User certificate expiry highlighting

                                  Give a simple colour code to inform a user that a certificate is close to expiring or has already expired. Say, orange when close to expiring and red when expired. This could come in handy as a quick measure to see the status of multiple certificates at a glance.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Show/hide specific hosted services

                                    I'd like the ability to show or hide certain hosted services upon demand. This would be useful when showing a client something in the tool without exposing any information about other clients. It would also remove the chance of accidentally clicking and expanding a previously collapsed tree.

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                                      0 comments  ·  GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 2 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Diagnostics Logs  ·  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 →
                                        • Add a "Clear Logs" button to the Trace Logs window when in "Live" mode

                                          When I'm watching live trace information, it would be nice to be able to clear the window so I can visually detect when new data comes in, rather than having to look at the scroll-bar position or something like that.

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