Enable secure access for Azure Web Sites on custom domains.821 votes
This is on the roadmap. I’ll get someone to update with details.
In many scenarios it is useful to have a role that is only run for certain periods of the day. At present this is very complex to achieve as it involved using the management API to deploy and undeploy a whole service (from Blob storage). it would be much more elegant if the role count could be set to Zero thus undeploying all instances of just that role. In this way other services in the project could use the management API to start and stop just that Role.451 votes
This is on roadmap but ETA isn’t until post Fall 2012. More votes for this feature might help move it up though timing depends on some other factors as well. Mark Berman on the planning team suggested a workaround that involved removing the instance from the front-end load-balancer i.e. so that it doesn’t respond to any requests? RDFE has an API that allows you to stop sending requests to an instance. The idea being that you can have n number of instances in hot standby waiting. This is of course a workaround, but it might address some of the short term need while we wait on the feature.
This feature has many useful applications:
* loading of JSON data without JSONP wrappers
* pre-loading Image data with progress information
* pre-loading Audio data on browsers that otherwise suppress audio preloading319 votes
We will be supporting CORS soon for blobs, tables and queues.
As of this writing, there are 590 suggestions in the Windows Azure Feature Voting section. There are 18 that have been closed, and as far as I can see they are ALL features that already existed when the suggestion was submitted. There are 17 marked as "planned". Of these, most are either billing changes, or were announced at PDC 2010 (2 years ago). Microsoft employees on the forums regularly refer us to this site if we need a feature, but it feels to me that this Azure development is not guided at all by user suggestions here, as Microsoft employees rarely provide updates or comments. I understand that the Azure team must be extremely busy, and I have appreciated the features that HAVE been released. However, if this site is not being taken seriously by the decision makers on the Azure team, then it should be taken down.
As of this writing, there are 590 suggestions in the Windows Azure Feature Voting section. There are 18 that have been closed, and as far as I can see they are ALL features that already existed when the suggestion was submitted. There are 17 marked as "planned". Of these, most are either billing changes, or were announced at PDC 2010 (2 years ago). Microsoft employees on the forums regularly refer us to this site if we need a feature, but it feels to me that this Azure development is not guided at all by user suggestions here, as Microsoft employees…155 votes
Stay tuned, you will see the engagement model from Microsoft here change in the coming weeks. It’s great to see such an active and passionate community invested in making Windows Azure better, things will improve. Thanks for your patience and keep the ideas coming.
If user want to get hosted service DNS then using IP he/she can able to find DNS. As you can see in my case http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10612295/how-to-get-dns-name-from-rest-service-which-is-consumed-by-startuptask-of-azure/10622625#10622625
I would like to get details of DNS of webrole application but nslookup shows me that it doesn't exist. Using this somehow user can process on DNS and do some logic. In my case i would like to detect staging vs production using DNS without certificate & management API25 votes
Thanks for the suggestion. This feature is on our roadmap and we will update this thread once we have updates.
Have pre-built base images for Windows (and probably other OS) in Azure, to speedup the process of setting up a VM role.
Right now, creating a new base image, configuring and uploading it is a VERY time consuming (and error prone) process. Please provide pre-built images that we can upload and use immediately or customize. It would be awesome to have them available inside the Azure management portal so we don't need to download/upload them, just reference what we need and presto.1 vote
This is alreayd in plan. More details to come as we get closer to the next VMRole release.
At PDC 10, we announced three CDN features that will be available to customers in CY2011: CDN Dynamic Content Caching, CDN SSL Delivery, and improved global connectivity through the addition of new Windows Azure CDN nodes in the Middle East and expanded connectivity in the US and Brazil.
A similar offering to the MS Web App Gallery, but for Azure. A well-promoted channel for developers to showcase their wares will encourage them to port existing .net apps to Azure, or create new apps. The availability of such apps will be critical to driving mass market take-up of cloud computing..3 votes
An application marketplace was announced at PDC2010
Create an application store where developers can sell business applications into the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud.
Custom Azure Applications
Office Productivity Tools
This marketplace would be similar to the Apple App Store but for Enterprise.
Provide a micro transaction model for selling subscriptions as a service to Enterprise and Enterprise Users.6 votes
An Application Marketplace was announced at PDC2010
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