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  1. Add Sina Weibo and QQ zone in People Hub

    It would be great to have Sina Weibo and QQ zone in People HUB,.Many chinese users will love this feature.

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    • If an application cannot be published in a specific region lock only in that region.

      If an application cannot be published in a specific region lock only in that region. Post inmendiatamente at other or at least let to choose whether want to.

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        1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Save Windows Phone 8 Emulator State

        Every time I run the emulator I have to enter the settings again and again, I'm working on app which use the contacts so every time I have to login with my account (actually more than one account to test) change some settings on the phone emulator, when done! voila next day or next restart I need to enter the accounts and the settings again and again.

        Thanks

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          8 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • call duration in call log

          There should be call duration for each call in call log.

          120 votes
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          • Deep zoom & pan / multiscale image

            I request that the MultiScaleImage library to be able to access isolated storage. There are many places where apps will not connect to a cell tower [e.g. in a general aviation (or commercial) aircraft where cell phones do not work well [it is illegal to use in any case] and also in isolated rural areas. Also, why pay data charges to view the same image over and over [aren’t music & photo libraries stored on phones?] And finally memory is very cheap. Some suggest that large images (even broken into tiles) are inappropriate for storage on a phone – that…

            117 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Better marketplace filtering

              Allow filtering of marketplace results within categories beyond pay/free/top/new by adding filter by rating (ex: 4+), by price (ex: <$1.99), by number of downloads (ex: 10000+), or allow blacklisting of developers (or developer rankings) so spam apps and spam devs could be avoided.

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                6 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • WP7 market place - Html App landing page

                On itunes store each of the App has their own html based landing page which is viewable in normal browser without having to install Itunes. The landing page provides quite a exhaustive information about the product including screenshots

                Whereas on Windows Phone 7 App market place, a app URL requires user to install Zune Software. If Zune is not available or URL is viewed in non-compatible browser then the redirected page doesn't even show the minimum information about the app.

                One of the major problems with this approach is even search engines are not able to Index the information about…

                117 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Fix Altitude Bug in GeoCoordinateWatcher and Geolocator when using in WP8

                  Fix Altitude Bug in GeoCoordinateWatcher and Geolocator when using in WP8. On my lumia 520 (WP8) i get jumping values of altitude, even outdor with a strong and good GPS-signal. The altitude jumps from 27m to 200m up and down, 200m is the right value. The values from GPS-accuracy are top. This occurs In both classes on WP8. I always use the DisiredAccuray = high! I have read, that another user have the same problem with WP8-Phone, like HTC. All GPS-App in the store have the same problem with the jumping altitude.
                  But i found a solution. If you take…

                  116 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Sensor + Settings APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Can set custom ring tone and custom Custom alarm bells

                    The life needs new, but the default sound too bad.

                    116 votes
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                    • Allow Windows 8/Windows RT users to buy and run Windows Phones Apps

                      The Windows Phone simulator for the existing developer tools has always been easy to use, and capable of running apps not only at full-speed, but in fact faster than what the phone hardware could do (even games that use heavy graphics).

                      In addition, the new windows phone developer simulator is going to be improved in the next version by running in Hyper-V, and additionally, Windows 8 will be coming with Hyper-V built in (I'm not sure about hyper-v).

                      So, I think the time is right to turn the existing developer Windows Phone simulator into a "consumer-friendly" version, that allows users…

                      115 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • turn by turn, automatically read out loud next direction upon gps waypoint navigation. no taping

                        turn by turn directions are too hard to follow due to constant tapping on screen. this is dangerous guys! somebody can get into a crash because they keep reaching out to tap their phone!

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                        • Bing Vision API

                          Easy access to the Bing Vision API would be wonderful. OCR, in particular, is a feature that would be useful for a lot of apps, currently limited by the lack of a good mobile library. This would provide an enormous advantage over other platforms.

                          114 votes
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                            6 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable Toasts from Within Applications

                            The Toast UI metaphor is useful for showing transient messages to the user such as authentication failures or other other messages that do not require the user's immediate attention.

                            In the current ShellTile API, a toast will not be displayed if the current foreground application is the caller of the ShellToast.Show method. It would be great if this was changed so that we could present in-app toasts. We can then user the NavigateUri property to navigate the user to a different part of the app if necessary.

                            112 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable USB Mass Storage mode

                              Use phone as USB Disk.

                              111 votes
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                              • Bluetooth find devices in range

                                It would be really a good idea if we could use the FindAllPeersAsync method( or something similar) to get a list of all discoverable devices within wireless range.

                                111 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Sensor + Settings APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Holiday/Birthday/etc. 'Appointments' need to be clearly identified

                                  When querying Appointments, a bundle of Appointments will be returned that contain zero information or information that cannot be meaningfully filtered. When I'm trying to present relevant and important details of scheduled appointments (I'm talking about those scheduled by real people and not the stuff that's been added automatically) I've got no way to filter out these additional things that are also considered Appointments. This data is obviously stored somewhere, it's obvious from being able to turn on/off and select colors for each type in the native Calendar app. Many people would propose filtering out based on the All-Day Event…

                                  111 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Phone Data Store APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Convert an individual account into a company one

                                    I started as a sole developer, and now there's a group of us, and we are registered as a business with IRS. I would like to be able to convert my individual account in the Marketplace into a company one without losing my publisher name, my brand, my app portfolio and my user base. It is a common scenario in the "real" world, so why should it be impossible in the Marketplace?

                                    111 votes
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                                      4 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • PhoneのOS側でユーザーが認証済みの認証情報が使える、Live SDK相当のAPI。

                                      現状、SkyDriveへのアクセスなどLice SDK (API)を使う場合、ユーザーに認証情報をOSとは別途入力してもらわないといけない。
                                      また、OAuth認証をする場合、そのための画面遷移を用意するのも大変です。
                                      (Live SDK Developer Previewなどありますが)
                                      SkyDriveへのアクセスやその他のLive APIについて、ユーザーが追加で認証情報を入力することはせず、利用できるSDKがあるといいのではないでしょうか。
                                      アプリに対してOSが使っている認証情報を使ってもいいかの確認画面が出て、ユーザーが同意すれば、アプリに認証情報を渡すことなく利用できる形態であれば、アプリ側が認証情報を持つ必要もなくなります。

                                      110 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Throttle emulator to hardware specs of phone CPU + GPU

                                        Create an option to simulate hardware specs like CPU+GPU.
                                        Dual-core, quad-core, 1.2GHz, 1.5GHz, 2.2GHz, ...
                                        The emulator is very very fast when I'm using it on my i7 4770. It would be good if we can at least optionally reduce the speed of the emulator to better reproduce real world devices.

                                        110 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                            3 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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