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  1. more sound

    Needs more sound

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      0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • A/B testing of app version

      "As a developer, I want to do A/B testing to improve my product more efficiently."

      Yes, what is in this feature is to provide us a place to put different versions of our app and to promote to different "segment" of users.

      As it is, we can add a part in the dashboard like that :

      * Version 1.0.0.1 => 10% of users
      * Version 1.0.0.2 => 50% of users
      * Version 1.0.0.3 => 40% of users

      Yep, it needs to store each (current used) version but it will really help us to have some data with a specific reporting…

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • windowsphone coordinate system of Mars controls mapcontrol

        windowsphone Mapcontrol seems only support WGS-84 coordinate system and doesn't support GCJ-02 coordinate system,which is used in China. As a result, the accuracy of th Mapcontrol in China is very rough,please improve it.

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          1 comment  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow JavaScript Runtime Hosting in Windows 10 Store Application

          I get a compile error trying to include <jsrt.h> in a Windows 10 Universal/store app using the C++/XAML template. The error traces back to an ifdef in DbgProp.h that requires WINAPI_FAMILY_PARTITION(WINAPI_PARTITION_DESKTOP).

          Please allow use of the JsRT API to embed a Chakra JavaScript Runtime in a Windows 10 universal/store app that uses C++ and XAML.

          3 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Windows Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Firewall Feedback

            Windows Firewall keeps blocking my Ports there need's to be an easier way to open Ports on my PC so Windows Firewall wont block them. like there's a tab that says Advance Settings should be just a Tab to open ports like if i want to open more 100-200 should be able to open those ports and name what the port goes too so I can see just the ports I want open not going to advance setting and its in that rule. needs be an easier way. to complicated making a rule est should have that feature to but…

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            • sideload

              Open sideloading for everyone. I want to give my app to my brother with full – no time-expiring developer licence. Now its possible only for enterprises or domain-controlled PCs, plese make it possible to everyone!

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                0 comments  ·  Windows Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Feedback to the customers reviews

                Please add ability to provide a feedback to the customers reviews (as you did for the Windows Phone Store).
                This feature will be helpful for developers who cares about their app "reputation" and good feedback score.

                Thanks!

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                  0 comments  ·  Windows Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • different drive for users

                  During installation there should have an option where to locate the Users folder.
                  A) If your system has only one disk, allocate \Users on a different partition.
                  - 100G should be for C: (Windows, Program files, Program Data etc)
                  - Remaining space for D:\Users

                  Main reason: On OEM computers and laptops, when you make a system recovery, drive C: is formatted and all user data is lost. Having a drive D:\Users, the computer is recovered to factory settings on drive C: but users data isn’t erased.

                  B) If your system has two or more disks, allocate \Users on a different…

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                    0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Deutsche Telekom Root CA 2 -> MPNS

                    Add the Deutsche Telekom Root CA 2 to your MPNS servers, please. It is already supposed to be there, but live.microsoft.com does not list it:

                    ***
                    *** CertificateRequest
                    Cert Types: RSA, DSS, ECDSA
                    Supported Signature Algorithms: SHA512withRSA, SHA512withECDSA, SHA256withRSA, SHA384withRSA, SHA1withRSA, SHA256withECDSA, SHA384withECDSA, SHA1withECDSA, SHA1withDSA
                    Cert Authorities:
                    <CN=Microsoft Corporate Root CA, O=Microsoft Corporation>
                    <CN=Microsoft Root Certificate Authority 2010, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, ST=Washington, C=US>
                    <CN=Microsoft Services Partner Root, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, ST=Washington, C=US>
                    <CN=Microsoft Root Certificate Authority 2011, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, ST=Washington, C=US>
                    <CN=Microsoft Internal Corporate Root>
                    <CN=StartCom Certification Authority, OU=Secure Digital Certificate Signing, O=StartCom Ltd., C=IL>
                    <CN=Go Daddy Root Certificate…

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                      0 comments  ·  Push Notification  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Programs And Features> Uninstall a Program in tree structure view

                      I am not sure if I am posting this idea in proper category or not.

                      When we install a software (for ex. Visual Studio) with multiple components in a single package, it allows us to select components displayed in a tree structure at the time of installation. Same way, can we have such tree structure in 'Uninstall a Program' feature to distinguish which component was installed as part of which package. Good to have a feature to uninstall a single component of a package or entire package in a single shot.

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                        0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • hyper-v for all

                        Since Windows 8 Hyper-v is only available with a Windows pro licence. Everyone can not afford to pay a license. If you want many developers let developers work without constraints!

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                        • Allow transfer apps from one account to another Store account

                          Allow transfer apps from one account to another Store account

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                            1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow changing country and publisher name after registration on the Store

                            Allow changing country and publisher name after registration on the Store

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                              0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Open developer account in Turks and Caicos Islands

                              We want to open a developer account but Turks and Caicos Islands is not listed.

                              Need to add Turks and Caicos Islands.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Dev Center Registration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Big Downloads Using Torrents

                                Please make big downloads (like ISOs of Visual Studio, SDKs, etc.) available via torrents. It's pain when you're downloading 5 GB ISO for last two days and then download gets interrupted because of power failure.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • WinRT Gesture Recogntion

                                    The WinRT GestureRecognizer class doesn't provide support for the typical gestures one might use on the phone such as swiping which it conflates into the same gesture as pan (drag).

                                    This means that developers must implement their own gesture recognition (I'm basing mine off of Apple's superior UIGestureRecognizer classes) which will result in the users having different gesturing experience in each app.

                                    Please either extend the existing class to consider the use cases for the phone or ditch it and come up with something more like Apple's approach which works better than what's currently there.

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow fopen on files chosen by the user (or retrieve path from StorageItem)

                                      Our (potential) application has a shared backend library system that relies on opening files via fopen (it's cross platform). However, as the FilePicker only returns StorageItems, this isn't possible. The only workaround we have is to copy the file into a temporary folder, and get the path from there. Unfortunately this means the app is a none-starter, because the files can be several gigabytes in size, so it kills the user experience everytime they try to open a file.

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                                        0 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add option to remove application from your Microsoft account

                                        In Google Play can I remove from my account previously installed applications (ie with an account, and not just from the device). But in the Windows app store, I can not remove from your account application. I do not want to see in their many applications that only I will no longer use, and I do not want to be tied to my account.
                                        The screenshot shows that the allocation of applications can I just set, but not deleted from the list. Button on the left just resets the selection.

                                        Screenshot: http://habrastorage.org/files/a2b/9b6/05a/a2b9b605a79f4d1f8c00c547d8127d83.png

                                        PS: Sorry for my English, I use Google…

                                        3 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Windows Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • WinRT custom components desktop

                                          Remove the limitations which inhibits WinRT *custom* components to be used on a desktop application.
                                          1. Make the interop with .NET straightforward instead of messing pinvokes
                                          2. Make all developers become more familiar with WinRT
                                          3. Allows C++ developers to produce components with a well-known ABI avoid the messing to recompile tons of sources every time

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