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  1. Add native Let's Encrypt ACME client support to Windows Server and IIS

    Add native ACME Client v2 to Windows Server and IIS include auto renewal feature.

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    • Introduce AFP file server support for IOs Users please

      AFP in Windows Server File Serverfor - Mac ios file server interoperability with windows users

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      • iMessage alternative

        I feel that Microsoft should add their own "iMessage" on to their Surface line (and possibly Xbox so I could text on it). Microsoft could team up with Samsung and have it sync messages through mobile, console, PC. Thank you

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        • Update ADMT to officially support Windows Server 2016 & Recent SQL version

          Hi! There is currently no official support for Windows Server 2016 to run ADMT. It remains an important tool and I'm sure many will appreciate not needing to install older versions of Windows to migrate between AD's.

          16 votes
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          • Support DirectAccess in Azure

            As more companies look at the cloud for their disaster recovery (or primary site) it would be nice to be able to deploy DirectAccess in Azure. I currently have a scenario where DirectAccess in Azure would win over a cloud solution today.

            3 votes
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            • notepad should support files without carriage returns

              It would be very useful and helpful to have better line ending support in Notepad.
              Third party software often comes with config files that's origin is from a Linux world and only having LF inside.
              Notepad just shows one big line and editing such files is almost impossible.
              As WordPad supports LF since years it would be that feature to have notepad.exe be aware of CRLF and LF files.

              https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/commandline/2017/12/08/cross-post-wsl-interoperability-with-docker/

              7 votes
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              • Windows Server 2016 Essentials Connector broken on Windows 10 1803

                After upgrading a machine to Windows 10 1803 (build 17115) the Essentials Connector no longer connects to the server, does not run any of the apps and deinstallation/reinstallation including fresh install clearing down registry and ProgramData does not fix it. This will block upgrading my estate to Windows 10 1803 if not fixed urgently. Have also reported back through Feedback App on Windows 10.

                11 votes
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                • RDP on MacBook Pro model and windows OS they Control key is windows key. Need to map control key to control key not windows key for win16

                  RDP on MacBook Pro model and windows OS they Control key is windows key. Need to map control key to control key not windows key for win16. When I use a old external MAC keyboard control is control and command is windows key. On new MacBookPro both control and command are mapped to windows key

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                  • support nvidia vgpu

                    Please add vGPU support for modern Tesla GPU virtualization. RemoteFX doesn't quite cut it, and we shouldn't have to add even more third party apps ( Citrix / VMware) just to fully utilize our hardware.

                    3 votes
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                    • WHERE'S SUPPORT FOR WINDOWS XP?

                      WHERE'S SUPPORT FOR WINDOWS XP?

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                      • System Insights - I have read your stuff about this new feature (WS2019) and would like to understand how it compares to ZABBIX. A white pap

                        System Insights - I have read your stuff about this new feature (WS2019) and would like to understand how it compares to ZABBIX. A white paper delivering such a comparison would be very useful.

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                        • Provide Service Fabric as a Native Feature

                          The tools for installing Service Fabric are really good, but if it was an optional native feature, it would help to create a Windows Server 2019 image with it enabled "from the start" via the features XML.

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                          • Make LACP NIC teaming comply with LACP standard for NIC speeds (all same)

                            Currently LBFO using LACP allows the NICs to renegotiate to different speeds which is not allowed in LACP standard.

                            We've just had a 4 x 1Gb LACP team change to a 3 x 1Gb + 1 x 100 Mb team. LACP requires all link speeds are the same. If NIC was unable to stay at 1Gb, it should have been faulted and dropped from team. Allowing one NIC to drop to 100Mb reduced effective link speed to 100Mb. Gigabit standard requires (?) autonegotiation of individual link speeds - but LBFO should ensure compliance of team with LACP standard. This occurred…

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                            • Fix Remote Desktop URI scheme

                              Full Disclosure: I'm the guy who added the URI parsing and connection scheme in CoRD. That was a feature I wanted, so I baked it when I started contributing to the development of the app 10 years ago. https://github.com/dorianj/CoRD/wiki/Command-Line-Use

                              The Current URI scheme looks like it was written by interns with no supervision. Either your engineers completely ignored RFC 3986, or they thought they were more clever than they really are. Chief among the trespasses is the lack of ability to use the hostname/IP address baked into the scheme, requiring the use of the "full address" parameter, which for some…

                              2 votes
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                              • ...

                                Still no support for RemoteFX (using GPU and OpenCL), and Enhanced Session mode in Linux guests via the "hv_bus" linux driver, and xrdp on Linux is still difficult to reach in GEN2 guests.
                                The "hyperv_fb" device for framebuffer is really too slow and very unfriendly (need to tweak the GRUB boot config to specify the resolution, not needed in Windows guests over Hyper-V, or any guests in Oracle VirtualBox whose virtual display driver over its VMbus supports the detection and dynamic change of multiple resolutions, by just resizing its own VMconnect client).
                                Working with Linux guests on Hyper-V is still…

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                                • Make Server Essentials 2016 Connector More Robust to Windows Upgrades

                                  The Server Essentials Connector client often loses its connection to the server following a Windows Update. This is both frustrating if seen, or an issue if missed (if the icon is not always shown) as it can lead to backups not happening for a number of days. Normally it is then just a case of running the ClientDeploy app, but you have to know where to find this (it is not added to the all programs list).

                                  Ideally the connector should be much more robust to Windows Updates and should simply "just work" but, if it does not connect it…

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Social Live Stream (Multi Media Consule)

                                    Everyone can join in on a game now at days (XBOX) how about non-gamers being able to join in on the same movie, music, sports or presentation.
                                    Target: Business, families, and gamers in one consule. Maybe even Online gambling: horses races, bingo, sports...
                                    All on one Microsoft account that will be taking everyone's money.

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                                    • Do not Touch my ATROCITY EVER AGAIN TO DEAZURAZE ME OF MY AUTHORITY

                                      I HAVE BEEN IN AN INTEGRATION MODEL SINCE 2011. I HAVE INTEGRATED, I HAVE PULLED APART AND I AM INTEGRATING NOW TO BE SOFT AGAIN.

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                                      • This was supposed to be a platfrom / browser agnostic version of RemoteApp. It is not. It is still tied to IE and works horribly on Macs.

                                        Suggest you find another way to process .rdp files that is truly device / software agnostic.

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                                        • make SMB work with MacOS Sierra and above

                                          make SMB work with MacOS Sierra and above

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