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  1. Provide ability for developers to respond to user reviews/feedback

    Currently the only way to reply to user feedback (posted in marketplace) is to put in your own review - which of course is only possible if your xbox live account is located in exact same region (and then other users may get annoyed based on what star rating you've applied to your response).

    Although many developers (such as myself) put in direct 'tech support' email functions inside the apps - users unfortunately don't commonly use these.

    Many times I see a 'bad review' from a user in another market - which is raised because user has not understood some…

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      47 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support for Wifi-Direct

      Support for Wifi-Direct enables a lot of user experiences like fast device to device communication. It is supported on Windows 8 and I really hope this will be added soon to Windows Phone.

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        3 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        As part of the WinRT convergence, much of the Wifi direct APIs are in the phone kernel and are being used for Miracast. For more information on the capabilities in the platform, refer to the MSDN docs at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/windows.devices.wifidirect.aspx

        However, much of the API set is not available on phone yet. It is our intention to bring phone to parity with client in the future.

      • Please provide support for S/MIME email

        S/MIME email is a mandatory requirement at my company and support for that on the Windows Phone platform is needed before we can consider it.

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          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thank you for the suggestion and commentary; I’m pleased to mark this suggestion as ‘Started’.

          As announced at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference and on the Windows Phone Blog, S/MIME support is coming to Windows Phone with the Windows Phone enterprise feature pack, with an announced delivery in the first half of 2014.

          For more information, please refer to the Windows Phone team blog at:
          http://blogs.windows.com/windows_phone/b/windowsphone/archive/2013/07/10/making-windows-phone-an-even-better-choice-for-business.aspx

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