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  1. Make UWP great again with PowerShell Integration

    Is it possible to provide a new API that allows the use of PowerShell/System.Automation like it was used in previous UWP dev platforms? PowerShell is great and UWP could benefit by integrating PowerShell with in a new API. Using FullTrustProcess/Windows Runtime components does not work.
    Thank you

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  2. pin secondary tile without user consent

    I would like to ask if you could add symbols to the list of MarkerType to have other symbols in the list for example of FontFamily "Wingdings" the character code: 0x76, 0xD8, 0xA1, 0x6C, 0x6E and 0xFC. Or create an API for adding other symbols from developers.

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  3. Add support for Windows Store API & Services to Windows Forms apps

    Currently windows forms apps can't use the Windows Store API, why not? I would like to support addons too.

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  4. 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!

    30 votes
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  5. 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

    48 votes
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  6. Volume purchase for subscription items

    The pricing model for my app is
    - single-time purchase for consumers
    - subscription model for enterprise customers

    It is nice, that companies can buy my app in bulk, but I'd like them to be able to also buy subscriptions in bulk.

    2 votes
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  7. Ability to RenderTargetBitmap API to render framework element created in code behind

    In my enterprise application, basically a sales and purchase application. Currently UWP allow RenderTargetBitmap API to render framework element in xaml to image which currently in viewed in screen. But in my case, i want to print receipt and don't want to show the receipt in the screen and just pass the bitmap image of receipt to POS Printer. But RenderTargetBitmap API doesn't work in Background. Please allow that API in in background.

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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.

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  15. 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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  16. 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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