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  1. more hardcore apps

    that's all yall need is more hardcore apps.

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    • Migrate live-account

      In the beginning of WP7 users had to register a new live-account and set the location to US to get access to the marketplace for example.

      Now when the marketplace has become available it would be great if users in other countries than US could migrate their accounts to the country they really live in. At the moment you can only migrate to a very limited number of countries.

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        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support Windows authentication

        Supporting Windows Authentication could be very usefull for example writing app that interacts with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

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          1 comment  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 4 votes
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          • Device management

            In ios and Andorid we have the option like Allow installing apps,Allow Camera, Allow Screen Captue etc. But in Windows phone we don't have this features. Please introduce API's for this

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              0 comments  ·  Enterprise  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Use the new feature of App Service to connect to apps across other devices

              Could be interesting if we could use the new feature of App Service to connect to apps across other devices, so we can access to service exposed by a "server app" that is on second device, this could be very useful, especially in IoT scenario. The server app could accept connection only if the two devices have the same user account, or the request comes from a device with an accounts that is in a whitelist

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                0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Few problem

                In Windows Phone 8.1 is very much underdeveloped music player. namely:
                1 While the player to switch songs you hear any crackling or something.
                2 Not all the songs in the player, despite the fact that they are in the same folder with the same format (no playlist, the songs "all music"). In another application, all.
                3 When playing in an earlier version as pushed by the window playing the song name showed us a list of songs, and now "albums". In my opinion this is a problem, because I often change my songs and it bothers you. Previously, it…

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                  0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • LiveSDK on Windows Phone 8.1

                  This program don't work on WindowsPhone 8.1 (LiveSDK 5.6)

                  bool connected = false;
                  try
                  {
                  var authClient = new LiveAuthClient();
                  LiveLoginResult result = await authClient.LoginAsync(new string[] { "wl.signin", "wl.skydrive" });

                  if (result.Status == LiveConnectSessionStatus.Connected)
                  {
                  connected = true;
                  var connectClient = new LiveConnectClient(result.Session);
                  var meResult = await connectClient.GetAsync("me");
                  dynamic meData = meResult.Result;
                  }
                  }
                  catch (LiveAuthException ex)
                  {
                  // Display an error message.
                  }
                  catch (LiveConnectException ex)
                  {
                  // Display another error message.
                  }

                  if I catch a generic Exception, obtain this exception message:

                  Object reference not set to an istance of an object

                  in row :

                  LiveLoginResult result =…

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                  • Windows API development on ARM

                    Please release compiler, SDK and tools for developing traditional desktop Windows API (and MFC, and .net) application on ARM Windows RT devices.

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                    • Be more like Google Play and less like Apple App Store

                      Be more like Google Play and less like Apple App Store.

                      Like most everyone, we have an app on Google Play and another on
                      Apple App store. We absolutely love dealing with Google Play - it's easy to submit an app, their developer UI is so easy and straight forward, there's never any submission nonsense and the app shows up in a matter of hours -- not days -- after we submit it.

                      Apple on the other hand is generally nothing but headache. You have to play their game and deal with their dev portal, provision devices, wait around for…

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                        1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Delete future appointment and preserve previous

                        Add an option to delete future appointment in Calendar and preserve previous, when used the option to repeat

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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...

                          4 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Live Tiles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Better integration of XAML and Direct2D

                            I use Direct2D to render complex shapes and animations. I would like to include them in my XAML layouts. The existing solutions like SwapChainPanel have many limitations like -
                            - transparency
                            - layering XAML-Direct2d-XAML is not possible
                            - Direct2D effects cannot be applied to XAML content (e.g. Text)
                            - etc.

                            One solution would be that XAML finally switches to Direct2D for the rendering of shapes and controls. This would surely make the integration with Direct2D content much easier.

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • TextBox の入力パネルについて

                              1)TextBox の入力パネルとして、0~9,+、-、.、BS,Enter のみのパネルが欲しいのです

                              2)PasswordBox に InputScope を追加して欲しい

                              4 votes
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                              • Beautiful Appearance

                                please make the theme beautiful by making the icons 4d. instead of tiles , we want something attractive for instance Windows style icons, more than 3 initial screens, customized task-bar, the action and notification center should be glass style or in customized transparency style. The app list should be in grid style and background should be customized. The keyborad should also be customized like the gadget comfort on-screen keyboard in windows 7 (desktop). more the contact list can be make better, as different developer have already made the app . Please don't neglect this suggestion.I am not saying to copy…

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                                • Existing App availability in Marketplace

                                  As a recent purchaser of a Windows Phone: I love the platform, and it has huge potential to grow in competition with Android and Apple. I am concerned however that Microsoft are not pushing enough for access to successful top selling apps, which are popular on the Iphone and Android platforms e.g. Instagram. If Windows Phones are to compete they have to acknowledge the big selling apps, or they risk losing market share rather than gaining it.

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                                  • Bluetooth low energy scanning without paring

                                    auto paired and connection feature für scanning.
                                    Answer parameter as rssi [db], Name, adress id must be obligated.
                                    In IOS and Android work this.
                                    This mist work on Windowsphone and Windows, WinRT as sonn as possible. To be update on the moblie market

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                                      0 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 4 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Particular company should be able to assign itself to several countries

                                        At the moment, there is 1-to-1 relation between companies and countries. It's OK for small business but what about bigger one? We have several dev-centers in 3 countries and extra sales-offices in more countries. Same time, WP7 registration intends we MUST use 1 country only. Moreover, recently GeoTrust claimed us to cancel US registration (current one) and re-register as Russia. Indeed, we're discouraged and not happy...

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                                          1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • New windows update

                                          1. I think that there should be a nice feature were you can be able to slide the status bar down and view all the push notifications that you got but you didn't view, just like android and IOS, but the best part is that it fixes many problems like when people wanted a short cut to turn WiFi on and off and data on and off so that would be a nice feature to have

                                          2. I strongly think that more background color's should be there, like instead of just black and white, have blue, red, green and stuff…

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