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  1. Mobile Device Management

    A Mobile Device Management Solution ... for disable and manage of apps and functions on Device like all other plattforms on Market.

    2 votes
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    • When Bing search results suggests an app, the app should show relavent search results

      For example, I search for "Star Wars"
      The IMDb app is suggested.
      I click on IMDb and it opens.
      Now I must search again for "Star Wars" in IMDb.
      IMDb should open to the "Star Wars" page directly from bing's search results.

      2 votes
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      • Allow communication between applications

        Developers need a way of sharing data between applications.

        1.- Check if an ApplicationID is installed/purchased
        2.- Share files between applications in something that could be called "SharedStorageFiles" instead of "IsolatedStorageFiles".
        3.- Share variables between applications in something that could be called "Desharrapamientos" instead of "IsolatedStorageSettings".
        4.- Check for pinned ActiveTiles (not modify them, just check if an ApplicationID primary or secondary tile is already pinned)

        14 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Sound Clips Through MMS

          I have a voice memo saved on my phone I'd like my buddy to hear. But I can't send them a clip.

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          • Add a SelectBox control for developers

            There is no exposed SelectBox control as far as it appears, even though it is used in Microsoft's apps like Settings. Can you make it available to developers?

            2 votes
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              0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Access to account information

              Security for the user is reduced by each app having to store credentials to online services e.g. Facebook, other third party services.

              i would suggest a common credential store such as accounts where users would need to be prompted so the application could access the token, username or password.

              1 vote
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              • AppHub の申請却下判断が担当者によって違わないようにして欲しい

                AppHub に何度か申請をしていると、何らかの理由で申請が却下されることがありますが、申請却下判断がまちまちなように見受けられます。
                拙作 Nel の話で申し訳ないですが、一度 3.6 Adult Related Contents 違反で却下されても、再度ほぼ同じバイナリの XAP を申請したところ受理されました。

                このようなことは開発者側に思わぬ恩恵をもたらす場合もありますが、出来るだけ基準が一律の方が開発側としても対処しやすく思います。

                20 votes
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                • Get a New TV Advertising company for UK

                  I'm betting on WP7 growing in 2012 - U need to do a MUCH better 'Job' on the TV advertising - I saw the start of the TV advert and said to myself 'Please don't let this be the new WP7 ad ' and sure as heck it was. My friends know I'm developing for WP7 and the current stuff is embarrasing. Get that Brandon bloke back !

                  7 votes
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                  • Addition of tags to app descriptions

                    We need the ability for developers to add relevant tags to their app descriptions, we then need the ability to search for apps with those tags, tags should also be verified during app submission to ensure theyre relevant

                    dont know about anyone else but im fed up of the marketplace being swamped with total rubbish, it would be nice to see apps that im interested in instead of a thousand apps that i have no interest in

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                      0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • New Project Templates showing proper usage of variables for Tombstoning/FAS

                      Tombstoning and FAS paradigms are non-trivial to many new WP7 developers and error prone due to many developers not understanding it completely. Few MS blog entries ( http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ptorr/archive/2011/03/21/i-was-joking-about-the-penny-but-how-about-some-tombstoning-sample-code.aspx , http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ptorr/archive/2010/12/11/how-to-correctly-handle-application-deactivation-and-reactivation.aspx ) and MSDN documentation help to explain how to write applications that work well in case of Tombstoning too. FAS reduces the changes of applications Tombstoning but it still needs to be handled.

                      It will be helpful for many developers if a few sample new project templates which show when and where variables can be created, instantiated so that better app experiences can be given to users.

                      2 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Adding a filter (e.g. a letter) in the ListBox

                        Filter in the ListBox is very important. It's impossible to select a value when the list contains a lot of items!

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                          0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • remove useless app or the app uses fake icon (e.g. all app made by Edutainment 4u)

                          remove useless app or the app uses fake icon (e.g. all app made by Edutainment 4u)Those are rubbish!!!

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                            0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Device Information security & user id

                            I noticed some programs are using the hardware device id for giving comfort to the user - even after reset. This is a privacy fault since I cannot delete all internet stored data connected to this id. So I won't sell my phone.
                            For this I would like an user id (anonymous) so my data "move" to my other phones and delete from phones without logged in live account. There should be a random id instead after every reset.

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                              0 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • バッテリー残量を取得するAPIの実装

                              現在バッテリーの接続情報はある者の残量が取得できません。
                              残量を取得するAPIの実相をお願いします

                              4 votes
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                              • Microphone class IsHeadset property should return correct information

                                Microphone.IsHeadset property now always return true even without headset connected. It seems like not a good behaviour. This property should return correct information about connected headset.

                                6 votes
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                                • Marketplaceの日本語フォントを改善して欲しい

                                  PCのWebブラウザで見た際の、Marketplaceの日本語フォントを改善して欲しいです。

                                  現在、PCのブラウザからアクセスすると、ja-jpのアドレスで接続に行っても、本文などの文字に適用されているフォントスタイルが日本語の文章を表現するにはあまり適切ではないものとなっています。
                                  文字の高さやベースラインが揃っておらず、とても見辛く、汚く見えます。

                                  メイリオやせめてMSゴシック等のフォントを指定し、見やすく美しいページに改善して欲しいです。

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                                  • ホーム画面のタイルに複数のショートカットをグループで登録したい

                                    ホーム画面にアプリのショートカットを置くときに、グループとして複数のショートカットを1つのタイルに登録できるようにしてほしいです。
                                    例えば、アプリ一覧の頭文字検索のように、グループ化したタイルをタップすると登録されているショートカットが前面に現れるようなものがあればホームをもっと有効に活用できると思います。

                                    4 votes
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                                      • Emulator IsolatedStorage and State explorer

                                        The emulator should include a treeview control to display a live view of:

                                        Page States
                                        App State
                                        IsolatedStorageSettings
                                        IsolatedStorageFile(s)

                                        The ideal would include some kind of object drill down in the style of Mole for WPF, but even ToStrings would work. This combined with file drag drop from Windows Explorer would make app life cycle debugging a lot simpler.

                                        11 votes
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                                        • Ability for applications to handle Content-Type from IE

                                          Today, when users click a link in IE, most of the times you would get a message that this content type is not supported on phone. Altough there are app like office, acrobet reader and many 3rd party apps which handles the particular content-type.
                                          We need to have a way by which applications can register the type of content they handle so that when user is downloading a content using IE, they can choose installed application to open with.
                                          Today application are achieving this by embedding browser control which is not a good expereince for end user.

                                          6 votes
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