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  1. Provide ability to transfer ownership of app including IAP transfer

    Some people have had other developers submit apps to the marketplace on their behalf for many reason. They may have been in a country that is not supported for example. More then one developer may have worked on the app and are now splitting. Some people may sell their apps to others.

    In all these cases it breaks the update cycle for existing users because the new owner would have to create a new app instead of updating the existing one.

    280 votes
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      47 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Starting this month apps can be transferred from one account to another. To start the process you need to open a support ticket to start the process. Once you submit the request, you’ll get a checklist (for example you need to finish any pending submissions, export the reports). The acquisitions, reviews history and users are transferred, though the historical revenue is not transferred. The feature is available to every app, except if the app has IAP – support for IAP is being investigated for the future.

    • Open access for XBOX Live achievements

      Give ability to create games that have access for xbox live achievements. It doesn't have to be full access. Still only partners can have a "Xbox live" mark on their game icon, but having a one place for achievements, leader boards and friends would be great (WP7 Live?)

      19 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • After application migration to the new dashboard, use the original product ID to bind High German map failure

        After application migration to the new dashboard, use the original product ID to bind High German map failure

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          0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Possibility to add test users without new submission

          Adding new test users without new submission. Posibility to add new test users in real-time mode. It will be more quickly and easier.

          1 vote
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            0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Show a paid app w/ a "trial" option in the "free apps" category

            When I create a paid app with a trial option, many users blow right by it because it doesn't show up in the "free" category even though a light version of the app is free (via the trial).

            Some people are resorting to the super-inefficient Apple app store method of releasing 2 versions of the app... one that shows up in the "free" category and another that runs as a paid app. The "trial" is a fantastic concept, but it is hobbled by this oversight

            710 votes
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              44 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • DataSets

              Add ADO.NET to the Silverlight .Net framework so you can use DataSets when working with XML and Relational Data via C# in Windows Phone 7.

              5 votes
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                0 comments  ·  File IO / Data Store APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Better WriteableBitmap implementation

                I need to write to a bitmap which is very painful (imagine a vnc client for example) on windows phone right now, so please support the Copy- and WritePixels methods and some others.

                5 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 3 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide method to close the SIP

                    Controls displaying the SIP when focused should provide a method to close the SIP to ensure data binding is applied. Currently if the user clicks the "save" button right after using the SIP, the data entered is not persisted to the object bound to the control.

                    2 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Input (Mouse, Touch, Controller)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • More Feedback for requests that will ship in the next Update

                      This System for featuresuggestion is good, but I miss the feedback to the feedback.
                      At the moment only one idea is marked as planed. Even some of the ideas will ship in the next Update they haven't marked as planed or startet.
                      Which would give the people that use this Platform give a positive feedback and get there Votes back without manualy search for votes they no longer need because it will be provided in the next Update

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Unsorted  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Open device management API for parental control or schools

                        We need more control over the device so childrens activities can be regulated.

                        I thought about something like the MDM is doing with exchange server and its policies or the "My Family" feature but for third party apps.

                        1 vote
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                          0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Communication between apps and between Apps and OS

                          Currently apps are executed in sandboxes and there's no way to apps can work together. E.g. one app to look up information in the internet opens up another app that can scan barcodes..

                          The same is true for applications and the OS itself. Some kind of handlers on context menus of certain objects would be great. E.g. the context menu of images could list tasks provided by apps dealing with images. In more detailed/extremely simplified: What about having an app that rotates an image, an app that uploads images into the web and an app that is capable to send…

                          6 votes
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                          • SecureString is missing in UWP

                            SecureString exists on WP but not on winrt. Please add it

                            7 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Kiosk mode needs App Update APIs

                              Kiosk mode for business users is a great idea. However when an app is running in Kiosk mode, the update process is unstructured/uncontrolled.

                              It would be great for a permanently running app to have an API which notifies it when an update is available, to notify when an update is forced, to permit the app to check for an update easily and also to permit the app execute the update. This would enable the user to be told when an update is available and allow them (or the app) to schedule the update. E.g. in a production system there may…

                              4 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Media Capture in JS/HTML5 on Windows Phone 8.1

                                We can't take photos on apps made by JavaScript with Windows Phone 8.1! Windows 8.1 allow it!

                                4 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Widget Project Tempalte for Windows/Windows Phone

                                  Live tiles are fine, but we need a true way to make tiles more dynamic and that would be accomplished with a widget application template. In a similar way to the new lock-screen apps, allow developers to create an app that runs inside a tile of larger dimensions that then current pre-defined tile sizes.

                                  The app should have full access to touch events on the tile so it can respond to them. For example, I could create a mail widget which shows me the 3 most recent messages and when I tap it's UI, I can take some action on…

                                  3 votes
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                                  • MediaComposition for Windows 8

                                    Support Windows.Media.Editing on Windows 8. Currently it is supported on Windows Phone only.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • 2 votes
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                                      • Custom Brokers

                                        Provide Custom System Brokers for WinRT platform.
                                        We need IO Brokers to enable copy and paste scenarios in Universal App in Phone and tablet.
                                        We need PVR broker to act as a middle man, this may not apply to Phone and Tablet.
                                        We need real Background Download Broker so we can have torrent or custom Download scenarios (some of them may not apply to specific form factor)

                                        I am sure you get the Idea ! :D

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Drag and drop for digital whiteboard

                                          Drag and drop is good when you have a ListView or GridView, but when trying to drag other items, there is no simple way to implement this.

                                          I could see digital whiteboard apps being big. A tray of tools and controls that apply to that app. Like an inkwell, you select to tool to use in the drawing surface.

                                          2 votes
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