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  1. UWP SQL Server API

    Please support a native connection to Sql Server over IP:PORT. SqlClient class we use to have is critical

    648 votes
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      working on it  ·  61 comments  ·  Enterprise APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Get/Query Active Directory user information

      As a developer I need access to the current logged in active directory user to check if the user has a specific role.

      Normally I do this with:

      WindowsIdentity currentUser = WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent();
      var groups = currentUser.Groups;
      or
      groups.Claims

      So I can get the SID or the groups of the user.

      Most companies want to control the access of the user by the active directory. The enterprise application uses this information whether a user got access or not.

      If there is no api to access this information, enterprise application development with uwp becomes uninteresting. Please help us out!

      26 votes
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      • Support path lengths longer than 260 (MAX_PATH)

        I'd like to see Windows API's, Command Prompts, File Explorer support a much longer file path. 32,768 (2^15) would be very helpful.

        The limit is documented here under "Maximum Path Length Limitation":

        http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa365247(v=vs.85).aspx

        I'd like to see Windows updated to support

        34 votes
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        • Enterprise app development Training Kit

          Currently a lot of developer are asking how to developed Enterprise app in Windows Platform, is that any training kit available?

          2 votes
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          • Workplace, start app with login and server url

            I'd like that I can do ms-settings-workplace?login=foo&serverurl=http://enterpriseenroll.com.
            to start the workplace with a link

            9 votes
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            • Windows Phone should allow signed App installation over the USB.

              In some case if enterprise wants its signed app to be installed using In house Touch Kiosk(PC/MACHINE) then this should be possible using USB installation.

              3 votes
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              • Get Screen Capture

                Allow screen capture to be taken from background task OR through mdm protocol. This is useful for techs using mdm systems - for example if a user has an issue and calls their tech support, they can request a screen capture and help them resolve.

                9 votes
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                • Company Apps Enrollment API

                  Having users enroll their phone using the same mdm client no matter the vendor is a nice idea. However, if an IT tech is using the same mdm vendor across all platforms, the enrollment experience is then totally different. We would like to make the enrollment process consistent for our users.

                  Can we have an API to enroll the device through an app, or allow mdm enrollment to initiate through a browser download.

                  2 votes
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                  • Improve company app experience MDM management

                    We would like to know when users remove their company app management from their devices, a kind of Sync ml Checkout message
                    Ability to configure the company app with one click on a link like companyapp://user=foo&pwd=bar&server=contoso.com), then user clicks on it on a mail, sees a warning and accept then it automatically connects to the server
                    The ability to install pkcs12 certificates
                    Add website tiles on the main menu of the phone using MDM
                    Query location using SyncMl commands

                    10 votes
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                    • Ability for apps to observe other foreground apps

                      We would like to create an app to monitor the time users spend in other the apps, enabling enterprise customers to optimize a user's day by analyzing time on applications.

                      1 vote
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                      • Enterprise kiosk mode

                        Hi Microsoft, My name is Mike Laversuch, I am the product architect for mobile apps development at CACI UK.

                        We develop enterprise applications for Heath, local authorities and government. Our largest user has a deployment of 18,000 devices throughout the UK.

                        I have been looking at options for locking down windows phone 8 for use in an enterprise environment and I have just seen "Kids Corner". This is uncannily close to an enterprise kiosk mode that we are crying out for on the windows phone platform.

                        One small adjustment.... allow phone calls to be made as an option and this…

                        7 votes
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                        • Support Windows authentication

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

                          4 votes
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