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Welcome to the Universal Windows Platform Developer Feedback site. This site provides the Windows developer community with a channel for feedback on the following topics:

  • Windows developer platform (APIs, runtimes, and controls)
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  1. Add a hardware dashboard API health page

    Please consider to add health check page for hardware dashboard API service for managing hardware submissions.
    It's not working for about a day (returning HTTP 503 on every request) and no one have a clue what happened and when it would be fixed.

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    • Additional fields in reporting and on acquisition chart

      Our add-on products are subscriptions. The reporting and the acquisition chart do not provide needed information for subscriptions.

      The downloadable report for each payout should show the number of months the user has been subscribed, and which subscribers are in the free trial phase.

      The acquisition chart should show, per the time period selected, the number of new subscriptions, the number of cancellations during the free trial, and the number of cancellations for paid subscribers. Also, the acquisition chart should show also the average number of months a user stays subscribed for – calculated from the time add-on subscription launched.

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      • delegate office dev centre using work account

        at this time the feature to add users from Azure AD is only available for the Windows and Hardware Dev Center program.
        Make it work for the office dev dashboard so we can remain compliant during audit!

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        • AddOn

          Allow Store Product Add Ons to be deleted or at least hidden if they are not active.

          Over time our list has become unmanageable due to not realizing once submitted even if the add on is never used it cannot be removed. Even just hiding inactive products by default would help us manage our list of add on products better.

          2 votes
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          • hello, i want to close my developer account & get the money from my app sales, which is less than threshold level. how can i do that?

            hello, i want to close my developer account & get the money from my app sales, which is less than threshold level. how can i do that?

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            • 2 votes
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              • Convert a company account into an individual

                I made the mistake of registering a dev account using the type company instead of individual. Now I cannot change it to individual. This is not good enough. I have to be able to change dev account type. Please make this happen as soon as possible.

                4 votes
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                • Provide a way to mark a Store submission as a bug fix so it can skip or fast-track certification

                  From my recent experiences it seems that an app submission can pass certification with no problems, but then a subsequent submission that only makes a very minor code change such as bug fix can fail certification. I accept that this will probably happen in general because full checks cannot be applied every time and different testers may pick up on different things.

                  However, it concerns me that one day I will run into the following hypothetical scenario:
                  I release a major app update which passes certification fine. I then notice a critical bug in the app which I need to…

                  4 votes
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                  • Let us delete addons in the partner center

                    Please, give us the possibility to delete add-ons (with, without subscriptions etc) right in the Web GUI of the partner center.

                    Right now, if you want to delete an addon in the partner center (which you have created there), you have to:

                    Read and follow all the required manuals to delete an add-on with azure ad integration.

                    Create an account, wired app to it, get token, app-secret, tenantId etc.

                    Entered the needed ID also in the partner-center's section "product collections" and "adminstrator agreement".

                    Search desperatly for a complete c# uwp exambple how to connect and proceed with a follow up…

                    3 votes
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                    • See how much current subscriptions per app

                      Allow developer to see how much current subscriptions add on per app. Now I can only subscriptions count in range, not current subscriptions count in real time.

                      2 votes
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                      • Please improve the Store Certification process!

                        Please provide some consistency in the certification process. I submitted a game for publishing on Monday. It went through the entire process in about 2 hours. The game wasn't set to be published until Friday at Midnight.

                        Over the course of the week, some fixes were made to the game's code and was resubmitted for publication on Thursday around 10am.

                        It's been sitting in "Certification in Progress" now for 2 days. If it doesn't go through, I'm going to miss my published release date.

                        If you can't give a reasonable estimation on release times, maybe let us put multiple releases…

                        4 votes
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                        • Faster certification

                          Current certification process is too heavy and still not automated. It could take up to 5 days to submit and publish update, because If you submit small bugfix in Friday, your submission will be delayed until Monday and then it could take up to 3 days. I think, there is no need in manual certification more often than once a month or one time per minor version.

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                          • present DOWNLOAD FREE TRIAL action button for store apps that have free trials

                            I have an app listed on the store here
                            https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/deskrule-desktop-search-engine/9nblggh43z1v
                            it is declared as "free to try" but prospective users just see a big BUY button, and to get the free trial they have to hunt for the […] button and its menu. I am sure this limits the # of people willing to try the app!

                            The default action button for free to try apps should be DOWNLOAD FREE TRIAL instead of "buy"

                            3 votes
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                            • payout

                              Lower payout. For some countries it's $25 while for others is $200. It makes no sense that for Brazil it's so high, specially considering the currency value.

                              3 votes
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                              • Add a "Science" category

                                There is no category specifically related to science apps; I think having such a category would provide a more refined ability to find such an app in the Store. The closest category (the one I'm using) is Education. Here are a couple of examples: I can envision a mobile app that is a "Tree Finder" that provides the ability to identify a tree genus/species by selecting from an imagery collection, or an Astronomical app that provides ephemeris data (position of sun, moon, planets, etc), in a graphical format. My particular application locates earthquakes on a map and allows the user…

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                                • Package Flight Groups - Beta Transition

                                  Once a flight group is selected for a package Flight Submission it cannot be changed.

                                  Allowing it to change would help greatly in our release process. Currently to perform our final Staging test we submit a package flight and add a group that targets our internal testers. This works well.

                                  Once we complete internal testing many time we want to open up the distribution to a larger group. The group on the submitted flight cannot be changed without submitting a new flight which may require a rebuild since the same version cannot be submitted and waiting for another certification many…

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                                  • store listing => screenshots

                                    currently we can upload only one screen at time and keep waiting plz add multi-screens upload like apple itunes thnx

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                                    • [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…

                                          4 votes
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