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  1. Timeouts on App uploads

    I routinely have to resubmit my App updates up to a dozen times before they 'take'. My biggest stumbling point is a full page of image uploads. I get multiple fails and have to resubmit many times over. NB I have a (theoretical) 8GB Internet Connection - generally pretty poor owing to being quite a distance from the local exchange.

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      0 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • I want to develop apps with my windows 7 but I can't

      I want to use this with my windows 7 but I can't

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      • multi task screen

        provide automaticaly calendar and e mail views in multi task screnn

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        • Video in Live Titles

          The ability to have video on Live Tiles.

          For instance instagram, vimeo videos.
          Goals of the week, of the favourites teams. Best plays.

          That would rock live tiles capabilities to extreme...

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          • HUB Programs

            Creation of the HUB of the programs in the list of all programs to reduce the displayed number.

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            • Please, provide a way to delete an old part of a conversation, without deleting the whole.

              When you have a lot of sms from your best friend, and you want to delete old messages, you can delete a single message or the entire conversation. We need an alternative way to delete just a piece of conversation, or a fast way to select all message we want to delete.

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              • keep alive connection in background

                Provide an option to keep a "Keep-alive" connection in background so that we can create IM

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                  0 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Solve problems where child controls set to stretch do not resize to their parent when chang orienati

                  Solve problems where child controls set to stretch do not resize to their parent when changing orientation

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                    0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • The last update at the end of Jan made touch worse

                    That last update at the end of Jan 2013 made the touch responsiveness on my Nokia 920 much worse. the phone jumps to other pages when I am scrolling up and down. Wish I can undo that patch.

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                    • Bluetooth Health Profile (part of Bluetooth 4.0 BLE) external sensors interface

                      There are more and more external sensors, not only medical, but all kind of proximity stuff for watches, smart apliances, cars, and innumerable industrial applications that would pen the door to thousands of new apps. As usual Microsoft is late in this too, and so we have to focus development on iOS and android that have the SDK up to date with technology.

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                        0 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Please add a silent mode

                        so that it not ring or vibrate when you get a new message.
                        Best regards from Germany

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                          0 comments  ·  Push Notification  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • improvement for local scout and bing search

                          local scout should show more than just 20 results, there should be the ability to state the radius from current location and all businesses within that radius should be shown, which could greatly exceed 20. also, if searching a company name for a small business/restaurant, it would be good if that could show within local results. often i try to search for a restaurant and there is no result under local, instead i have to find their website and then their postcode. this would save me that hastle, and make planning journeys much simpler.

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                          • history in group

                            allow to see history for a user group.

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                            • able attaching docs to email messages, not only photographs

                              it is not possible to send an email with an attachement, i.e. when applying for a job.

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                              • Enable various display resolutions

                                With 100% of Windows Phone devices currently on the market having exactly the same display 480x800, the emulator should be able to change to other resolutions so developers don't assume the display size will never change. Need to add QHD, 480x960, 600x1024, 480x480 etc. This will reduce the amount of mess that will arise when phones are released with better displays (QHD), or different ratios (1:1, 2:1, etc).

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                                  1 comment  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 3 votes
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                                  • LocalizationSettingsTask

                                    Like ConnectionSettingsTask, this task permit to open Localization Settings Page from application.
                                    This Task is useful for app that use bing map that must check is localization service is active and permit to offer to user an shortcut to edit this setting, like standard Map App.

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                                    • Your promises abt synchronising with google agenda are no longer believed!

                                      My idea is that You are using tour own agenda and then notice the poor synchronising performance of it with Google agenda. With other words: it sucks!

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                                      • Silent voice notification in bluetooth/wired headset

                                        currently we only have the choice of hearing the voice notification in headset when the ring+vibrate is selected which also ring the phone. would be nice to have the same notification in the headset only when in vibrate only mode.

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                                        • Adding a filter (e.g. a letter) in the ListBox

                                          Filter in the ListBox is very important. It's impossible to select a value when the list contains a lot of items!

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