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Welcome to the Windows Platform Developer (WPDev) Feedback site. This feedback forum provides the WPDev community with a channel for feedback on the following topics:

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  1. [Dev Center Payouts] Setting up a beneficiary

    It would be useful to set up a beneficiary account in case individual developers cannot comeback to the Dev Center Dashboard and activated the payout hold. My suggestion is to add a toggle to activate the option, and a drop down to specify the time of inactivity that must pass before sending the money to the alternative account. Something like this:
    BENEFICIARY ACCOUNT [ON | OFF]
    TIME OF INACTIVITY (Specifies the time of developer inactivity)
    - 6 months
    - 9 months
    - 1 year
    ACCOUNT DETAILS
    Name:____________________________
    Email: ___________________________
    [Everything else that's relevant to complete the transaction]

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    • windows store theme

      Right now you can only get themes from the windows store from Microsoft directly. You should allow devs to post their own themes on the Microsoft store like they can on the Chrome Web Store.

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      • Adult Content Needs to Be Properly Defined

        Windows Store Policy for Adult Content:

        11.7 Adult Content

        Your app must not contain or display content that a reasonable person would consider pornographic or sexually explicit.

        Pornographic and sexually explicit needs to be well defined. Microsoft support working for Report App are taking down apps which have partial, but no ******* nudity. Partial nudity is not pornographic nor sexually explicit. Game of Thrones is on the Windows Store and contains full frontal nudity and graphic *** scenes, so it is quite ridiculous when apps are removed that have partial nudity or body parts blurred out or covered.

        Furthermore, Age…

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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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          • 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.

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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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              • 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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                      • Dev Dashboard: Drop target for packages doesn't indicate data was dropped until it's too late

                        As a developer, I am constantly dropping new packages into the Dev Dashboard. When dropping appx bundles onto the drop target, the page takes a long time to respond. Because the page doesn't change to reflect the drop operation was successful, I inadvertently drop multiple packages onto the target, wasting my time and bandwidth.

                        Bonus: The cancel button on the upload operation doesn't appear to function either.

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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 (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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                              • 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.

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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.

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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).

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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...

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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.

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                                        • Easier access to version, date and changelog info in Microsoft Store

                                          Getting version and changelog info in Microsoft Store on WIndows 10 is way to hard.
                                          I find that it's really well hidden, sometimes I can't find it at all.
                                          Take spotify for instance (https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9ncbcszsjrsb). All I find is initial release date. No info regarding last update. I want to know what date it was updates, what version number it currently has, and weather the developer provided a changelog. This info should be mandatory IMHO.

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