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  1. Office VSTO add-in on Windows Store or Office Store

    At the moment a VSTO add-in cannot be published on Windows Store or on Office Store.
    An idea could be extending Desktop App Converter tool in order to manage VSTO add-in.
    Another solution could be simply extend Office Store in order to publish VSTO add-in.

    55 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow applications that require elevated privileges/admin rights to be submitted to the store

      I have a disk imaging (which I have already converted) application that writes bytes directly to disk (USB and SD cards). It requires admin rights to get a lock on the disk. The app gets rejected during submission to the store as some features are disabled as admin privileges are required. It would be good if we could submit utility tools to the store as there is no way to perform these tasks without admin. Maybe warn the user when downloading the app or more stringent verification process for these apps but don't block them completely as you're hurting both…

      14 votes
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      • Notify me when new feedback comes to Feedback hub

        Currently we have no notifying system to the developers when the customer add new feedback to the feedback hub. We, developers should check the developer dashboard every day and day. It's tooo painful. Is it possible to add the notification system? Just ping by mail is enough. Uservoice already have it.

        12 votes
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        • Dev Center: Include OS Version in Usage Analytics

          In the Health page of Dev Center analytics, crashes and hangs can be filtered by OS version (RTM, 1507, 1511, 1607, etc.). Please provide this same information on the 'Usage' page. OS information is not included at all on the 'Usage' page. While I get crashes by OS (Health page), I need to cross-reference this with usage by OS to determine the overall impact of a given bug. Reference: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/publish/usage-report

          7 votes
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          • Improve App Store team responce time.

            Allow their to be faster response times for contacting App Store after submitting feedback link found at the bottom of the certification report after having your app rejected.

            As its very inconvenient to have to wait for 5 business days to have a response, and you may need to have your app on the store in less time depending on an urgency which I have due to needing to have my app passed for one of my love ones who have passed away.

            33 votes
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            • Certification and beta testing

              Please improve the app submission process for internal/beta testing:

              1.) Test apps (although hidden in the store) undergo the same certification process. This can result in submission rejections or certification reports with unpublishing warnings/dates.

              2.) The submission process for test apps takes too long.

              2 votes
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              • Show all app downloads Total

                I have more than 20 apps in the store and would like to see all downloads of these 20 apps as a number.

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                • Possibility to schedule a Add-on price Increase

                  I would like to have the possibility to schedule a Add-on price Increase. The users that are already subscribed to the Add-on will keep the same price as before but the new Users will get the new price.
                  What's the reason that currently Microsoft is blocking a price increase?

                  It's not really convenient for developers to create every time a new Add-on when they want to increase the price.

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                  • Re-enable Windows Bridge for Android

                    Microsoft should re-enable the Windows Bridge for Android. This way we could access to all the android apps that are not currently getting ported over. This could allow apps that Microsoft developed specifically for Android be released in the Windows store

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                    • Using Microsoft giftcards as developer account registration fee

                      Using Microsoft gift cards as developer account registration fee.
                      well it's really powerful for indie devs

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                      • Научитесь переводить языки программирования

                        Научите суперкомпьютер переводить с языков программирования, вначале с платформ iOS и Android на ваш Windows 10, затем предложите разработчикам писать сразу на Windows 10, а вы обещаете бесплатно перевести на iOS и Android. Таким образом вы заманите в магазин Windows всех разработчиков приложений.

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                        • Microsoft Store - add download size information

                          Currently Microsoft Store under Windows 10 shows three types of information:
                          - download speed;
                          - amount of data downloaded;
                          - progress bar simulating total amount of data to download
                          when the app/update is downloaded. But there's no numerical value representing the amount of data that will have to be downloaded.
                          Please fix this annoying issue.

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                          • Please make Republic of Moldova to be able to register dev accounts

                            I can't register dev account because of living in Republic of Moldova. Please make registration posible for Moldova. There are thousands of programmists here too.

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                            • Certificate

                              Release the SharedUserCertificates for individual developers

                              12 votes
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                              • editing store listings

                                When I make store listings for several languages, I would like to be able to just right click on a listing then copy it and edit, not .be troubled with details on .cvs and excell. also would like to see when exactly a listing was updated. because i have quite ea few...

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                                • Allow all developers to access restricted capabilities, not just company accounts

                                  I recently browsed the UWP docs and found some interesting APIs about Accessory Management etc. Since I developed an application which could massively profit from those APIs as they allow volume control etc, I wanted to use them. Unfortunately for me, I cannot use those APIs as they are restricted for use and getting access is only possible with a company developer account which I do not have.
                                  Please allow private developers to access those capabilities. For me it is perfectly acceptable to request access to them so they are still under control but I do not want to create…

                                  15 votes
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                                  • Improve Windows Dev Center performance for Edge

                                    The site Windows Dev Center (https://developer.microsoft.com) is *very* slow when navigating with Edge. We are talking page load times of several minutes in many cases. I have done troubleshooting with Windows developer support who knew about the issue and recommended using another browser, like IE.

                                    The site is faster in Chrome and IE, but still not fast and gives a poor user experience due to the lack of performance.

                                    As a Windows developer I would like the site to be improved to give a reasonable performance. Currently it is at risk of giving the impression of being neglected…

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Add a Role for developers accounts that are part of AD to raise support cases

                                      When using a company Store account with associated developer accounts its presently not possible for the developers to raise support issues for Store problems.
                                      It requires the company account to be signed in to raise the case. This is a real problem where we have multiple teams that are shipping apps and we need to share the 'master' account name and password with lots of people, thus removing any value of using AD federation.

                                      A better option would be to add a new ROLE option for the accounts to indicate which accounts can raise support issues.

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Crash analytics for Win32 Desktop apps

                                        As per https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/projects/events/build/2017/dev-center-analytics-for-win32-developers?playlist=Dev-Center-Store-Services, the Dev center has support to monitor Crash reports for native win32 desktop apps without publishing into the store. But I couldn't find any option in my dev center account to support this functionality.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Support Automation of Payout Summary downloads

                                          I have not found an easy way to download payout summary in an automated fashion. Probably not looked in the correct place yet. Even went so far as to chat, and the rep indicate that this not currently supported. This would be insane. I have reported sales information from many other sources. They would include SalesForce, FastSpring, and Zuora to name just a few. Thanks.

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