Azure : Make a single portal please - by AaronBertrand

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ID 666260 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Suggestion Repros 0
Opened 5/2/2011 2:39:09 PM
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Description

I can do all kinds of administrative things in the management portal for Windows Azure (windows.azure.com). I can create / drop databases, test connectivity, view connection strings, and manage users.

I can also do all kinds of administrative things in the management portal for SQL Azure (sql.azure.com). I can create / drop databases, test connectivity, view connection strings, and manage users.

Why do I have two different portals? 

1) If I am on the Windows Azure management portal, I can't manage firewall settings! It seems this function is only available on the SQL Azure management portal.

2) When I want to run a query against my SQL Azure database, it seems I can only get there from the Windows Azure management portal, even though it opens a database query window on e.g. manage-ch1.sql.azure.com (I'm sure there are plenty of those named servers, that was just the one I got this time).

It is very confusing when the two portals have 90% overlapping functionality, but then you need to go log into a second portal when you need to do one of those few things that is only supported in one of the portals.
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Posted by Microsoft on 1/11/2013 at 9:20 AM
Work is happening towards this end. Please stay tuned to the new portal at https://manage.windowsazure.com
Posted by Microsoft on 1/20/2012 at 9:23 AM
Hi,
Thanks for reporting this issue.We do understand the concern and there are efforts around this for the future.
Regards
Vinod
Posted by aaron_kempf on 5/16/2011 at 4:58 AM
I just think that you guys should stop trying to shove azure down our throats. on-premise is ALWAYS going to be more attractive to me, we have ~100 servers at work, and I don't think that we should pay a million dollars a month just because it's 'trendy' to move to the cloud.
Posted by BuckWoody on 5/2/2011 at 2:41 PM
Would love to see a single portal that shows only what I can do, based on who I am.