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  1. Hyperlinking page-entries within WORD 2016 keyword index

    Microsoft WORD 2016 is supporting page-hyperlinking within the table of the contents index field, but it doesn't within the table of the keywords index field. That is a serious lack in all cases of WORD documents with a great number of keywords and adjuncted textmarks { XE "<keyword>" \r "<textmark>" }. Most regrettable is loosing manually implemented hyperlinks by updating an existing keyword index field.

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    • Gathering feedback from the field (WaaS - Branches, Apps)

      Hi together,

      all my previous customers asked me how to gather feedback internally from the field when moving to Windows 10 with the WaaS model.

      Microsoft (we) should provide a tool where end users can send feedback internally regarding to the current branches. Here it should be possible to divide this feedback into 2 parts - OS feedback and Application feedback. Also a LOB-App-List should be possible to attach. So the end user in the field chooses between OS or App, which are predefined and provides feedback in a traffic light style with standardized error values e.g. not working, performance…

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      • Edge and Flash on Server 2016 Removal

        why?? will these be removable features when it goes RTM?

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        • System cCnter Unified agent, as instalable Windows Server feature..

          Unify All the System Center Agents (virtual machine manager, SCOM, etc) in one solution (for example: SC unified Agent) .Integrate the System Center Agent as a Windows Server Feature (like .Net, BITS and the like).

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          • Super Fine application control

            In Windows 2000 Advanced Server/Datacenter Server, User could set very fine controls for all applications running or applications that will launch at specific time/interval.
            User could set:
            Affinity
            Priority
            Memory Usage
            Other fine control settings

            Newer Windows versions removed this feature called "Process Control app UI", I hope in Windows Server 2016 we can get this functionality back so user can set super fine control for each application / process / filter / directshow filter .. etc

            Image from Windows 2000 Datacenter Server:
            http://xi-networks.net/Windows2000Server/Control.png

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            • Decouple Windows Media Stack from Desktop Experience

              Some Products requiere Windows Media Services as a prerequisite for Installation (for example Exchange Server). Currently you have to install Dekstop Expirience to get these Services.

              The downside of this is, that Applications which require these services are automatically required to run with a GUI (no server core support because of Desktop experience prerequisites)

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              • Setting to set any program to run statically

                Set any program to run in the background on startup and such

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                • flash

                  update and enable

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