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libby2cm
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Great, i'll check it out when next beta comes out. I think the other issues I saw were because, as you said, due to use of the old API. Azure storage accounts (blob & table), while functional, are sorta glitchy as well, which may be because of old API use as well. If you get a chance to look at those, it would be good.

How can I get notified or DL the betas? Don't think i have seen that before.

Thanks!

5 yrs Improve Feature - Azure Console
libby2cm
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Hubert Mireault wrote:

Hello Chris,

The rework of the Azure console was delayed a little, but it's now in the works. I wanted to ask, are there any specific features that you were looking forward to in the console? Of course we will keep adding to it, but it'd be good to know a few specific features that are requested.

Regards,


Hi, Great news! Well, of course, i'd like the ability to manage everything I can in the portal (inclusive of the new azure portal), but as a MVP for a first swing at it, I would say basic management of IaaS VM's would be nice (restart, create, shutdown, startup, change settings, etc.), in addition to fixing things now that already exist but don't work so well like managing cloud services, restarting web/worker roles, etc. Ultimately, I would like to foresee something that mimics the mini azure management tool that's built into visual studio.

Hope this helps!

5 yrs Improve Feature - Azure Console
libby2cm
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Hey, cool.. would help if I read blog more often smile

I know it's like trying to boil the ocean to keep up with additions to Azure, but hitting the high points would be a great start.

Thanks!

5 yrs Improve Feature - Azure Console
libby2cm
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Hello -
I think there was a thread on this a long time ago, but are there any plans to improve upon the Azure console? The current one appears to have been designed around Azure circa 2009, and it only allows basic management of web/worker roles. It would be awesome to have a complete Azure management console where I can manage many of my Azure resources.

5 yrs Improve Feature - Azure Console
libby2cm
libby2cm
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Sorry to dig this up again, but these options just aren't very relevant in today's age. They are also one way, and a hassle to actually use in practice (e.g. ftp, s3, dropbox, etc..) because if I am using RDM on more than one PC, I have to remember to reload/refresh the file every time I switch PC's, or they become out of sync. Since I last posted this, I have just been using a SQL DB, which I connect to locally at home, and over a SSH tunnel at work that I can run over proxy. This works, but it's not secure or a proper implementation.

What I was suggesting was a simple service that implemented a basic REST service for example, that would act as a simple piece of middleware between RDM and the DB. Nothing fancy, just something that will run over HTTP and be more reliable/secure than using a plain SQL connection over the internet. This way, even me as a single user, has one place that is globally updated and accessible everywhere where I have RDM installed without having to move files around. I'm not asking for any of the RDMS features (e.g. security, etc.) just a piece of web middleware that allows me to securely connect to the SQL DB datasource you already support in RDM.

Unless RDOS is going to implement what I am speaking of, I don't see how RDOS would be any better than using onedrive, dropbox, etc..

5 yrs Remote Desktop Manager Server 'Lite'?
libby2cm
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I currently have several machines I run RDM from, both on/off of the company network. On the corporate network, I am behind a proxy, so I can't connect to a SQL instance outside of the corporate network. From home, on a personal device, I can't access the corporate network. So, because I had no universally accessible place for a SQL instance, I was typically exporting/importing a config file a few times a week on all systems. What I have done recently is to setup a SQL instance & linux box in a cloud environment, which I can access over a SSH tunnel thru putty either directly or thru the corporate proxy when at work.

While this works, especially with offline mode, to me it's kludgy and I don't like the idea of running a SQL connection directly over the internet.

My thought was if there was a simple webservice in front the of the database that would allow you to access it over HTTPS, it would be perfect. I know that Remote Desktop Manager Server essentially does this (and alot more) but it's way overkill for my needs, especially given the cost.

My thought was maybe you could create a small server side component that could be deployed, like a Remote Desktop Manager Server Lite or 'data source proxy' that's free or included with normal RDM enterprise license, it would be very helpful.

Thanks!
edited by libby2cm on 8/22/2014

5 yrs Remote Desktop Manager Server 'Lite'?
libby2cm
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Yes, I %100 concur... in my role I work in azure for %90 of the day, and if this worked like even the server manager in VS to start, that would be great. That being said, being able to easily custom create workflows/scripts from azure actions/activities would be awesome.

5 yrs Azure Console connection in RDM?