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  1. Keychain Services / PasswordVault secure storage

    Implement a Credentials Locker of credentials, providing secure storage of passwords and keys for one or more users.

    This feature should allow per-publisher apps to share credentials.
    The app creating the service key should be allowed to define the access type - per-title or per-publisher.

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      0 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Sortable Observable Collection

      Currently for dynamic data binding controlls like listbox, <a href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms668604%28v=vs.95%29.aspx">ObservableCollection</a> is recommended. However the collection does not implement Sort, and it does even implement Move (so you can implement sorting on your own by extending it). Can we have a sortable observable collection for WP7?

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      • Make Lync 2013 open to all consumers only on WP OS

        Dear Microsoft,
        Lync Can Kill Whatsapp, Hangout or any messengers out there.
        Kindly release Lync 2013 FREE for all consumers[Only for Windows Platform]
        Please do not restrict Lync to Enterprise Users alone
        Skype can never catchup with Lync

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        • Features to look at for WP9

          Skydrive app to be the default filemanager for cloud and phone?
          A Partition Manager for phone?
          Multi-personality OS design?
          http://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/suggestions/4270803-multi-profile-hub-start-screen
          Lync to act as a default messaging app for wp?
          Notification center API for dev to allow different styles of notification apps?
          Phablets to run RT and not WP OS?
          Like button for messages, conversations, app comments etc
          Multi Boot: RT,WP8,Xbox OS in Phablets and Tablets?

          Microsoft can win in multiple ways and dominate

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          • ADO, Excel, Access

            pls add ADO support to winrt, at least for Access and Excel files to read data and make reports in this formats

            +in office VBA new features for connection to windows phones

            ++if in future will be possible to "unlock" private developer phone for private self-made programs without possibility to publish its on win store, it will be great.

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            • Media picker control/API

              A media picker control that you could activate that would let the user go through their media library and check off a list of songs or videos. This would also be very nice so that you could add a 'create playlist' feature into the music+video hub.

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