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  1. API Discovery

    It would be nice it there was an API Discovery endpoint.

    for example: <deviceIpAddress>/api/me

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      3 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Windows 10 Mobile

      You could rename the Windows 10 Mobile to Windows 10 Watch and you could stop making the Lumia mobile phones but you could start making Lumia Smartwatch with Windows 10 Watch

      2 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • I'm missing a direct screen transfer

        Since I work in a data center I actually need a screen transfer hereby it would be easy to install programs

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        • In webb for HoloLens, Running apps section should have a column that tell the user account under which a app/process is running

          In webb for HoloLens, Running apps section should have a column that tell the user account under which a app/process is running

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          • Use Globalization API to sort app names in "Installed App" section

            Currently it seems to be sorted by Unicode code points, which doesn't make any sense for Chinese characters at least.

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              0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 1 vote
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              • More control with VR Devices Like Vive and Occulus Rift

                The ability to use products like Office with VR. I can program my buttons in my Vive to mimic my fingers. If you integrate a keyboard in Office I would be able to type.
                VR is not just wanted for gaming but for business apps too.

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                • if ı can se my other drives that was be good ( D drive E Drive )

                  im using file explorer but if ı can seee my otler drives like D drive ore E drive ıts gona be more handfull

                  2 votes
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                  • its trash and it doesnt work please fix it

                    it wont let me cconnect it just sais turn on

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                    • Files locked

                      Make a menu with information about the files being locked by an application

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Windows 10S Intune Enrollement Policy

                        Using the Windows10SInstaller5932 when converting an Intune Managed Windows 10 Education device we are prompted during the initial configuration to set a PIN (Windows Hello) despite having this feature disabled via Intune policy.

                        A clean Windows 10S installation from ISO does not appear to experience this issue.

                        2 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Reset device for all device families.

                          I would like from the device portal the ability to reset the device.

                          4 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            To help us understand the request, could you provide some details on why you want this? Is this for a lab situation, e.g. management of many devices to help you wipe them all at once, or for individual, developer usage to help in-break a device?

                            Thanks!
                            Hirsch

                          • LoggingChannel not showing string message content in ETW payload around 15043

                            It seems that since around 15043, when showing LoggingChannel.LogMessage() calls, the string message portion is blank in device portal (shows stringmessage:,). Same code on machine with anniversary update, portal shows the string message in payload.
                            capturing events with xperf shows the message in EventData as expected, so I know it's logging correctly. Something seems to have changed with loggingchannel, possibly default manifest code that handles the string message has changed around 15043?
                            FWIW, preview versions of windows post anniversary update were showing the message correctly.

                            7 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              in preview  ·  Hirsch Singhal responded

                              We’ve found a fix and it will be going out in an upcoming Windows Insiders Flight. We’ll be looking for feedback on the new output to determine if this should be backported to the Creators Update release.

                              Thank you,
                              Hirsch

                            • 4 votes
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                              • Get Device Discovery pairing code.

                                Have the possibility to retrieve the pair code from the general panel.

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Definitely a good idea. We would very much like to see a common login for both Visual Studio and Device Portal so that developers don’t have to pair multiple times.

                                  Thanks,
                                  Hirsch Singhal
                                  Device Portal PM

                                • xbox dev mode companion VR

                                  The application XBOX DEV MODE COMPANION should have an option to make it a VR.
                                  Dual screen + Google Card Glass fulfill the function and make the application very attractive.
                                  Make it something unique windows phone, attracting more customers.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Add volume controls in Windows Device Portal

                                    Allow changing of volume in the Windows Device Portal.
                                    eg. I'd use this for my media phone playing Groove 24/7.

                                    10 votes
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                                    • xbox dev mode companion work ipv6 please...

                                      xbox dev mode companion work ipv6 please...

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Folder upload, creation, and download

                                        I need to select multiple files to be downloaded/uploaded one time
                                        not one by one each time

                                        I also want to create folders to store things in.

                                        31 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Localize Device Portal

                                          Chinese and Italian support have already been asked for.

                                          4 votes
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