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  1. Windows 2012 teaming have any inspection mechanism to check if one of NIC got network Problem

    The "teaming" NIC maybe connected, but the network connection not work well. If we have some rule to check network connection.Maybe customer worn't get server network issue.

    2 votes
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    • Policy Analyzer Toolkit Open Source?

      I am reading about the Policy Analyzer. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/secguide/2016/10/22/policy-analyzer-v3-1-pre-release

      Microsoft has been moving more projects open source into Git. Has there been any discussions about making this tool open? I imagine the community might be able to make some meaningful contributions. Based on the comments in this post there is lots of interest on this topic!

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      • 1 vote
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        • Console interface

          This belongs to Win10 Home and Pro but i cant find the link to it.

          It would be great if theres an application for Win10 Home and Pro, which behaves and looks like an xbox one. I want to use my computer with my tv and wireless controller, just like a regular console.

          - starting and shutting down the computer and games and steam, uplay,...
          - no mouse and keyboard needed
          - controlling absolutely everything with the controller
          - one-click-switch to change between computer- and console-mode

          That would be great

          1 vote
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          • Excel sheet notification to person that occupies my sheets

            Is it possible to ensure a way of communicating with the person who is using my excel sheet? I was just about to open the file I created and one of my colleques seems to use it already. Unfurtunately it is urgend and the excel notification that states that I can open a copied version until my excel sheet is available again leaves me only with the option to get myself notified when the sheet is available again. It would be amazing to allow to send a message to that person using my file, unfortunately the person who is using…

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            • Print Spooler Isolation

              Ever since Windows server 2012 we have had printer driver isolation, but there is a need for print spooler isolation. This would allow for an individual spooler for a printer to be stopped and the jobs deleted without affecting all other printers on the print server. This could be done in a method where the main print spooler service spawns child instances for each print and then through an api you would be able to stop and start these child instances.

              6 votes
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              • Make the eraser in OneNote more efficient

                Hello everbody,

                if I wrote something with the Apple Pencil or another Stylus on my iPad Pro and i want to erase something, it would be great if it is possilbe to select a color that i want to erase. The option to make the eraser bigger or smaller would be great, too.

                Best regards,

                Alex

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                • A faster way to write again after using the eraser in OneNote

                  Hello everybody,

                  I am using the iPad Pro and if i want to erase something I have written with the Apple Pencil or another Stylus and i want to write again with another color, it should be possible to click directly on the color that I want and if I do this the last pen i used should be selected automatically in the color i selected.
                  You see it is a simple comfort function and would be great.

                  Best regards,

                  Alex

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                  • Media Streaming Service for Windows Server Essentials 2016

                    Need windows media streaming service back for server essentials 2016

                    27 votes
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                    • Include a MODERN web browser e.g. LTSB Edge browser rather than outdated, unsupported IE11.

                      It's kind of lame to promote Win2k16 RDSH then not include a modern web browser. Make an LTSB Edge browser, it can't be THAT difficult.

                      7 votes
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                      • XBox, Mobile, Phone, Contacts, Maps, Geolocation, Camera, Radios, Onedrive Services in Windows Server 2016

                        This services makes Windows Server 2016 a toy, not a professional or enterprise product:

                        Xbox Live Authencation
                        Xbox Live Saved Games
                        Xbox Live Networking
                        Onedrive
                        Phone
                        Contacts
                        Maps
                        Mobile devices
                        Geolocation
                        Camera,
                        Radios (Phone,Airplane mode)
                        Wallet services.

                        43 votes
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                        • Bitlocker MFA unlock

                          This days MFA is getting more and more popular so I was wondering why not add new feature to Windows family so when server boots Bitlocker could be unlocked not by network but by MFA
                          What do you think would this be even possible ?

                          5 votes
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                          • Add back support for Edge

                            Please add the option to install Microsoft Edge on the server.

                            32 votes
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                            • SMTP Virtual Server in Server 2016 Core and Nano

                              2016 Server Core and Nano don't have the ability to add-windowsfeature smtp-server. I feel the SMTP feature would lend itself well to the lightweight nature of Core and Nano.

                              3 votes
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                              • Http Action in Task Scheduler

                                It would be very helpful if, task scheduler support native http actions.

                                3 votes
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                                • New software Invention Update for machinery

                                  New software that causes machinery to become modern day technology and come alive.

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                                  • Add option to enable Store on Windows Server

                                    Add an option to add the Store to Windows Server (for GUI installations)

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Telecommute Add-on or App

                                      Our company is largely a Microsoft shop. We are also looking to take advantage of telecommute work options. Right now there isn't a good solution that integrates well with the tools we use to help managers do their jobs remotely. It is largely left up to high volume communication between manager and employees. With all the pitfalls that entails.

                                      My suggestion is a piece of software (maybe an Outlook addon) that can aggregate activity in most/all Microsoft products. For instance, it can show mail activity of your employees, TFS activity, Lync/Skype activity, etc... in one place to gauge productivity and…

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                                      • Gruppenzugehörigkeit im Kontakt sichtbar machen

                                        Ich muss alle Kontakte einer Gruppe zuordnen. Leider kann man, wenn man die Kontakte durchklickt nicht ersehen, ob der Kontakt bereits einer Gruppe zugeordnet wurde. Die Konkurrenz GMX ist hier wesentlich besser aufgestellt.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Outlook: Enable the possibility to move several tasks to a customized date

                                          If you Chose a Task you have different options to move/reschedule it like 'Today', 'Tomorrow', 'This week', 'Custom' etc.
                                          If you Chose more than one Task the Option 'Custom' is not available anymore but would be useful.

                                          3 votes
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