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  1. Office VSTO add-in on Windows Store or Office Store

    At the moment a VSTO add-in cannot be published on Windows Store or on Office Store.
    An idea could be extending Desktop App Converter tool in order to manage VSTO add-in.
    Another solution could be simply extend Office Store in order to publish VSTO add-in.

    60 votes
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    • subscription

      Changing from one subscription IAP to another (for instance, upgrading from a monthly to yearly IAP) is listed as not yet supported.

      Quote from:

      https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/monetize/enable-subscription-add-ons-for-your-app

      "Customers cannot switch subscription periods using the http://account.microsoft.com/services page for their Microsoft account. To switch to a different subscription period, customers much cancel their current subscription and then purchase a subscription with a different subscription period from your app."

      Can this ability please be added.

      Thanks,
      Rob.

      4 votes
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      • Allow applications that require elevated privileges/admin rights to be submitted to the store

        I have a disk imaging (which I have already converted) application that writes bytes directly to disk (USB and SD cards). It requires admin rights to get a lock on the disk. The app gets rejected during submission to the store as some features are disabled as admin privileges are required. It would be good if we could submit utility tools to the store as there is no way to perform these tasks without admin. Maybe warn the user when downloading the app or more stringent verification process for these apps but don't block them completely as you're hurting both…

        20 votes
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        • Add the link for the feedback hub to the store's app review form

          Could you add the link for the feedback hub to the store's app review form? I believe that the 'app review' and 'report for developers' should be divided.
          Because - a lot of user post a bug report to the app review on the Microsoft Store.
          But, In fact, most of these posts should be handled with feedback hub. By using feedback hub, we - app developers - can contact with the users to get know the detail and track the defects.
          Is it possible to add the note to the review form as following?
          "If you have a trouble…

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          • Notify me when new feedback comes to Feedback hub

            Currently we have no notifying system to the developers when the customer add new feedback to the feedback hub. We, developers should check the developer dashboard every day and day. It's tooo painful. Is it possible to add the notification system? Just ping by mail is enough. Uservoice already have it.

            16 votes
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            • Dev Dashboard: Can't delete (dummy) apps/games

              As an early adopter of the platform, I have a number of "test" apps and/or games. I can't delete or hide them in the dashboard. This eats up screen real estate and impacts load times.

              I contacted support and they can't delete them either (SRX1418420784ID)

              4 votes
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              • Dev Dashboard: Can’t delete garbage feedback

                As a developer that has to stay on top of feedback, I receive feedback from users around the world. Some of these users are dirtbags and send me garbage feedback like "asdfasdfasdf". I cannot delete this feedback.

                This clutters up my feedback interface and impacts load times.

                I contacted support and they can't delete it either SRX1428283722ID

                4 votes
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                • Group-based license assignment in Windows Store for Business

                  Allow license assignment for an application to be tied to Azure AD group, similar to how licenses in Office 365 can be managed. This way as membership in a group changes, the license assignment for app will automatically change. Currently, I can assign a license to all members of a group, but it isn't kept up to date.

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                  • Dev Dashboard: Clicking pretty much anything reloads the entire page

                    As a developer, I'm always in the Dev Dashboard. Despite being built to appear as a single-page app, clicking pretty much any link in Dev Dashboard will result in an entire reload of the page, to include navigation bars and columns. This is very slow.

                    This behavior makes quick health checks and submissions nearly impossible. I now avoid logging in until absolutely required.

                    3 votes
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                    • Dev Dashboard: Can’t delete customer groups, even when they’re not used anywhere

                      As a developer, I manage customer groups for package flighting and customer segmentation. When I'm done using a Customer Group, I cannot delete or hide it. (I also created a few test groups I can't delete in the past as part of my exploration of the dashboard.)

                      Unused groups eat up screen estate and impact load time of the page.

                      3 votes
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                      • Dev Dashboard: I don't know what a Current Rating ID of 4544c68c-6026-433b-be71-e662dd2f88e4 means

                        As a developer, I create submissions for my apps. Ensuring my app has correct Age Ratings is an important step of this process.

                        In the Age Ratings area, I'm told my "Current Rating ID" is 4544c68c-6026-433b-be71-e662dd2f88e4.

                        I don't know what that means. I hope it's right.

                        3 votes
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                        • Dev Dashboard: Customer Group email list doesn’t dedupe email addresses

                          As a developer, I manage customer groups for package flighting and customer segmentation. The page indicates "Duplicate email addresses will be removed" yet when I paste in duplicate email addresses they remain.

                          This screws up my group metrics (e.g. count) and makes it annoying when sending out email blasts (commercial providers use recipients as a metric for billing).

                          2 votes
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                          • Dev Dashboard: Customer Groups link opens page in a new window unexpectedly

                            As a developer, I manage customer groups for package flighting and customer segmentation. When I click a customer group to manage, it opens in a new window, unlike most of the other links in the dashboard.

                            This may seem minor but it's a huge irritant. Death by a thousand cuts...

                            2 votes
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                            • BUG: Cannot view attached files, images in Feedback Hub items

                              As a developer, I want to see the screenshots and logs my customers are sending to me via the Feedback Hub. This data is critical to resolving customer issues.

                              Repro Steps:

                              1. File feedback via the Feedback Hub for your own app, be sure to attach an image and some files

                              2. Note you cannot see files/images attached to the item

                              Bonus: You can't delete this feedback.

                              2 votes
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                              • Support offline app license check.

                                At the moment the app license check requires an internet connection or caching of license information. For consecutive checks (after the first app start) it should be possible to check the license offline without having to implement custom (possible unsecure) license caching.

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                                • App Crash or Freeze, 'Entry point not found' for UWP builds from certification server which uses buggy SupportedAPIs...

                                  The last three days I was working hard to solve a problem, submitting our UWP app to the store. Now I know why it was not working and I want to make my knowledge public. Maybe it will help someone.

                                  Problem:

                                  We have an UWP app targeting Windows 10 fall creators update which was published successfully to the sore previously.
                                  A new version fails the certification process with “10.4.2 App Crash or Freeze”
                                  Debug build of the app is starting and working on our developer machine
                                  Side loadable release builds are also starting and working on our build and test…

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                                  • Developers Dashboard: Allow response to anonymous feedback

                                    In the developer dashboard page there is the option to review and comment on costumer feedback. This is a very nice capability and thank you for providing it! Unfortunately, if the gives feedback on your application anonymously there is no option to comment on that feedback or change status etc. I understand if the comment is anonymous then they will not receive emails on my comments, but it would still be very nice to be able to comment on the feedback and track the status for my own use or for future customers to see if they are perusing previous…

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                                    • Dev center need to accept Org account to submit incidents

                                      Premier Enterprise customers who use Dev Center to publish LOB enterprise apps on their Private store have an erratic support experience. When submitting a ticket it does not allow them to use their Enterprise IDs to submit a ticket, so a dev center admin with a enterprise id @contso.com is not able to login and dev center forces to choose a personal account originally linked to Dev center to submit an incident. This needs to be changed so Enterprise customers can open a support incident

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                                      • Dev center need to accept Org account to submit incidents

                                        Premier Enterprise customers who use Dev Center to publish LOB enterprise apps on their Private store have an erratic support experience. When submitting a ticket it does not allow them to use their Enterprise IDs to submit a ticket, so a dev center admin with a enterprise id @contso.com is not able to login and dev center forces to choose a personal account originally linked to Dev center to submit an incident. This needs to be changed so Enterprise customers can open a support incident

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                                        • Dev Dashboard: Do not show 1500 character limit error until I hit 1500 characters

                                          As a developer working on a submission, I don't want to see erroneous errors on the store listing page.

                                          When typing in the What's New text area, a message "Release notes can’t be more than 1500 characters" with a red (X) glyph appears when you reach 1458 characters. There is no actual error and submission completes.

                                          The error is in error.

                                          I'm okay with a friendly warning, perhaps a glyph replacement? Yellow exclamation?

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