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  1. 19 votes
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    • RDP / Terminalserver: Allow Drag & Drop. Finally.

      You know, Drag & Drop is a useful feature.
      It's annoyoing, that RDP does not support Drag & Drop from / to the remote session.

      27 votes
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      • RSAT for Mac

        I currently use a Windows 10 VM with Remote Server Administration Tools to manage our servers (about 3 years running now). Would be super sweet if you put together a version that runs natively on Mac. Super sweet.

        10 votes
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        • Add basic Linux management to Windows Admin Center

          Windows Admin Center is fantastic but we all manage a mix of Linux and Windows Servers. Add the ability to add Linux Servers, SSH over the browser, and a few basic items would be phenomenal (process list, disk info, file explorer)

          9 votes
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          • Notepad should have sync capability to user. Example like Google keep and evernote. And then it should be supported by cross-platform.

            Notepad should have sync capability to user. Example like Google keep and evernote. And then it should be supported by cross-platform like windows android and IOS

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            • add command line to Windows Remote Desktop for macOS

              I deal a lot with windows VMs hosted in a cloud environment. I use a CLI to extract details about those VMs in order to connect (IPs, username, password, etc...)

              I would love to be able to write a script that would extract the information and then connect without having to open up the GUI and copy paste the system information

              1 vote
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              • Create Different Icon Sizes

                Dear Microsoft,

                Would it be possible to include a feature which automatically changes the icon size of documents on the Windows desktop, or possibly throughout all of Windows?

                This feature would increase or decrease the size of icons based on usage. For example, a file that hasn’t been accessed in six months would gradually increase/decrease in size, while a file that’s used every day would do the opposite. Preferable with customizable options such as time frames, increasing or decreasing size, ect.

                This would allow a quick visual detection of which files are being used more frequently.

                Thanking you in advance,

                3 votes
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                • Windows Admin Center - Tree Structure

                  Windows Admin Center allows you to add connections or import from text files, but when you have a large number of servers to manage it is messy, and adding Tags and being able to search by them only goes so far. Being able to organize items in a tree structure like every over Windows module (ADUC, DSSITe, ADAC, etc) would make it a lot more user-friendly.

                  2 votes
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                  • 1 vote
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                    • Stop doing automatic updates! I would like to have my home network back!

                      Give us the option of returning to a previous version that worked for us.

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                      • Suggest to include the ability to record action the user makes on any Windows application (audio/visual) and be able to share with others

                        make it possible to record (audio/visual) screen content and share via other windows apps to others. Example; Click on record (visual/audio) button whatever content is on screen and add audio, then send e-ail with content to other user/s.

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                        • Hi, Anti-Spoofing Face Recognition- Even for a Simple Cameras We are looking for partnership, using this unique patent. Can we send a dem

                          Hi,

                          Anti-Spoofing Face Recognition- Even for a Simple Cameras

                          We are looking for partnership, using this unique patent.
                          Can we send a demo to you?

                          Face-spoofing is a killer to most face recognition systems
                          Static Pictures & Video (dynamic) pictures are killers to all systems

                          Anti-Spoofing Face Recognition- Even for a Simple Cameras
                          Full resistant agonist static pictures & dynamic video spoofing

                          Using a simple normal $5 web-camera
                          Or using an IP-Camera.
                          It cannot be bypassed or cheated.

                          Please have a look at these videos
                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqDdxZ3HnGA&feature=youtu.be

                          A demo video for the software
                          https://youtu.be/Ew7l7Q1cgk0

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew7l7Q1cgk0&feature=youtu.be

                          Finally, we would like to cooperate…

                          1 vote
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                          • Another job..

                            Suggest you to get another jobs in which your knowledge (lack of) may be more useful for customers.. ex. in a kebab-shop..

                            2 votes
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                            • Uninstall button greyed out in Software Center for applications that are pushed via a "required" collection

                              When deploying an application through a collection in "required" state, uninstall button is greyed out. This doesn't happen if the application is installed through a collection in "available" state. We would like to have the uninstall button always accessible, no matter if the application was pushed in a required state or not. Corruption happens all the time and technicians need to be able to uninstall/reinstall all the time. Because uninstall is greyed out, they have to use the control panel instead, which defeats the purpose of using Software Center.

                              8 votes
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                              • enable rdp cookies in the android and Mac remote desktop clients

                                The remote desktop client on Mac and Android doesn't send an rdp cookie containing the username - this makes load balancing on older rdp servers and gateways impossible since the user cannot be tracked.

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                                • Make ADFS OAuth2 Logout More Secure and Practical

                                  Server2016/ADFS 4.0 - OAuth2 Logout endpoint requires id_token_hint before it redirects a user back to the RP. This is good however the value used for the id_token_hint is original id_token issued at the time of sign in. This is not good for few reasons:

                                  1. In a server-side app, id_token is used at the time of sign-in and claims are issued from the id_token which gets saved to the session cookie. After the sign-in step, there's no use for the original id_token. Now with id_token being required for the Logout request, we have to store the id_token in the session…

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Add REFS support to File Server Resource Manager

                                    Please add support of REFS to FSRM.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • add Remote Desktop client Universal Resource Identifier (URI) scheme support to Windows 10

                                      The page at...
                                      Remote Desktop client Universal Resource Identifier (URI) scheme support
                                      https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-desktop-services/clients/remote-desktop-uri

                                      ...describes the feature, but it isn't supported on Windows. Now that we have the Remote Desktop modern app, Windows should handle the URI scheme by default too, perhaps when the Remote Desktop modern app is installed.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • VMConnect: RDP: CTRL+ALT+BREAK (Toggle Windows Mode / Fullscreen): broken

                                        Good evening

                                        In RDP, we can use CTRL+ALT+BREAK to toggle the Remote Desktop Window between Window and Full Screen mode.

                                        This Hotkey worked in VMConnect, too and it's a well known Hotkey:
                                        https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/virtualization/hyper-v/learn-more/hyper-v-virtual-machine-connect

                                        In the latest Hyper-V Release this function is broken: VMConnect does not switch to full Screen Mode, it just moves the RDP Toolbar.

                                        It's annoying, that:
                                        » M$ does not automatically test such basic functions which almost never will change (and therefore it's great to automatically test it) before a new release is deployed to many millions of customers.

                                        » M$ does not display the most basic…

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                                        • Feedback is in regards to the "AD FS Rapid Restore Tool". This should come as windows update, accessory to ADFS.

                                          "AD FS Rapid Restore Tool" , it is a great tool and should come as a windows update instead of coming as a download option. "https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/identity/ad-fs/operations/ad-fs-rapid-restore-tool" great article but not even a single review? How is it possible that no one had seen this and reviewed?

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