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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.

    43 votes
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    • Make Internet Explorer 11 to support the new Chromium engine based Edge for modern pages

      Lot of enterprises still using IE11 as a default browser, therefore modern solutions cannot be provided without enabling another browser. Because Internet Explorer 11 is still supported, maybe it would be a great idea to provide the possibility to webdevs to able to use modern engine (with meta tag).

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      • Update Internet Printing Feature

        Hello,

        as it is quite comfortable for users to simply open a website, click on the desired printer and simply click connect to install it, I would like to ask if there are plans to update the Internet Printing Feature as it is only working with IE. And as we all know IE is going to be kicked sooner or later so that the feature becomes useless. I would love to see this function updated with Corporate Identity options, domain trust settings. Maybe even one website for all print servers in the company? Or maybe you can put it in…

        2 votes
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        • dex

          Android Remote Desktop app works almost flawless in Samsung DeX enviroment, however
          1. Android Remote Desktop and Dex's Minimized/Max/Close bar always interferance each other, cause Android RD close by accident all the time.
          2. Wish there is fullscreen mode for Androd RD to hide Dex Start bar

          Thanks

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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.

            20 votes
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            • HAVE LAST 60 SECONDS RECORDED OF MOVEMENT, LIKE CACHED ACTIONS, WATCH AND DELETE VIA VISUAL and audio and brainwave REWIND, NOT JUST UNDO

              Basically its the first step to thought recording. We can navigate, store, rewind, remind and recall where our mouse, our screen and our mind were tracking at a specific time.
              Applications could be-
              undoing otherwise irreparable damage
              a defence in court, time stamped the environmetr under which a decision might have been poorly made
              where there is a debate over who came up with an idea first
              research into the annuls (files) of a genius mind, or a madman, or a teacher

              It allows for some bad decisions and rework
              It might comfort loved ones to know via the holder…

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              • Linux Client to connect Windows machines

                There is no Microsoft Remote Desktop Client for Linux. Please add a client to Linux OS.

                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…

                  2 votes
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                  • WSUS support for SQL 2017

                    Update WSUS to support SQL 2017

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                    • Make hyper-v integration services update work for none internet connected servers and VM's. Publish the IS KB's for download

                      Hyper-V Servers or VM's that are not able to get to the internet Microsoft Windows Update Server are not able to get the Integration Services updates. We need a PowerShell way to be able to check to see what Integration Services version is installed like we had (Get-vm -ComputerName $Env:computername | ft ComputerName,Name,State,IntegrationServicesVersion,IntegrationServicesState
                      ) and a way to update them with a KB update.

                      4 votes
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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

                        2 votes
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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

                          3 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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