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      0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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        0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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          0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Query Optimize Win32_Product without Side-Effects

          In https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa394378.aspx

          Warning Win32_Product is not query optimized. Queries such as "select * from Win32_Product where (name like 'Sniffer%')" require WMI to use the MSI provider to enumerate all of the installed products and then parse the full list sequentially to handle the “where” clause. This process also initiates a consistency check of packages installed, verifying and repairing the install. With an account with only user privileges, as the user account may not have access to quite a few locations, may cause delay in application launch and an event 11708 stating an installation failure. For more information, see KB Article…

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            0 comments  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • In Windows if you want to look at your DCIM folder, the oldest data shows up first and it takes years to load the newest. Reverse please

            In Windows if you want to look at your DCIM folder, the oldest data shows up first and it takes years to load the newest. Wouldnt it be better to see the newest first? Cause i am sure in most cases you want the new data as quick as possible

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              0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Windows Defender Automatic update

              Give us the option to allow Windows Defender on Windows Server 2016 to update automatically.
              Why would anyone want to wait for a maintenance window to install windows defender updates via windows update?

              If I turn on automatically install updates everything would be installed including definition updates but the server might reboot because of system and security updates.

              5 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Windows Server 2016 licencing model issues

                For me I'm not looking to install as many vm's as i can possibly do. I'm looking to allocate more ram and processing power per VM to improve performance of older apps. Microsoft penalise users in this scenario which means i have less budget to licence development servers ect. I have 2 new dual 12 core servers so 48 cores. I have 8 VM's total and unlikely to need more. However I'm forced to licence 48 cores which is not cheap. Microsoft is assuming users are going to install as many VM's as possible which is not the case.....

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                  0 comments  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Fix startmenu when using fullscreen setting (Windows Server 2016)

                  When using the startmenu in fullscreen mode, the start menu won't open anymore after a restart. When you disable and re-enable fullscreen mode, it works once again until the next restart.

                  It seems to be the ShellExperienceHost:

                  Name der fehlerhaften Anwendung: ShellExperienceHost.exe, Version: 10.0.14393.447, Zeitstempel: 0x5819bf85
                  Name des fehlerhaften Moduls: StartUI.dll, Version: 10.0.14393.447, Zeitstempel: 0x5819be04
                  Ausnahmecode: 0xc0000005
                  Fehleroffset: 0x00000000000b96b0
                  ID des fehlerhaften Prozesses: 0xa50
                  Startzeit der fehlerhaften Anwendung: 0x01d2ecced8231441
                  Pfad der fehlerhaften Anwendung: C:\Windows\SystemApps\ShellExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\ShellExperienceHost.exe
                  Pfad des fehlerhaften Moduls: C:\Windows\ShellExperiences\StartUI.dll
                  Berichtskennung: 563781c7-6fab-49ae-b3de-e0dd30c1c08c
                  Vollständiger Name des fehlerhaften Pakets: Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost_10.0.14393.447_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
                  Anwendungs-ID, die relativ zum fehlerhaften Paket ist: App

                  It's also possible that this…

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Please Offer file attachment option for Feedback or Bug Report

                    Please Offer file attachment option for Feedback or Bug Report! This Option makes issue Reporting much Simpler & Clearer to explain & describe a specific issue/s!

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                      1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add file hash checking capability to Task Scheduler

                      Scheduled Tasks should have the ability to verify a file’s authenticity prior to executing. For example, if a Scheduled Task is executing a PowerShell script that is being run with an account that has Domain Admin rights, anyone that has access to modify the PowerShell script on the server essentially has Domain Admin rights.
                      If there was an option added to the Scheduled Task setup where the owner could input the file hash of the PowerShell script and Task Scheduler checked the hash prior to executing the script, it would eliminate unauthorized changes.
                      One example where this would stop malicious…

                      2 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 (RSAT) fr-CA

                        I live in Québec in Canada and we would love to install the RSAT tool with our regional parameter but it is not available actually.

                        We need to install a language pack to successfully install it

                        Can you release a version of the RSAT tool for fr-CA ?

                        15 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

                          5 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • active directory administrative center search feature is incomplete

                            well, WTH?! ADUC lets you find users, computers, group, printers, shares, etc.

                            why on earth the new ADAC is lacking this feature? why don't you have the option to choose primitive object types in ADAC search as you can in ADUC? I know you have LDAP query builder and all that (which is awesome by the way); but shouldn't simple stuff be available and intuitive stuff be as easy as they have always been with newer tools?

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                              0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow Microsoft Edge Favorites to be easily managed like the Internet Explorer Favorites folder structure and support folder redirection

                              Allow Microsoft Edge Favorites to be easily managed like the Internet Explorer Favorites folder structure (end user-manageable) and support folder redirection (especially in the Enterprise edition of Windows 10). The IE Favorites folder can be redirected to a network location and available on any computer a user logs into, Edge Favorites are stuck on the local hard drive in a non-user manageable form (ESE database). The same goes for Sticky Notes, in Windows 7 they were stored in the Roaming AppData folder and followed a user across computers. Now they have been converted to a "modern UI app" which is…

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                                0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • RSAT tools to support below the typical N-1 level

                                Often many of us work in an environment that is evolving to the latest OS, but perhaps technology or development of internal applications have held or slowed us from updating these to current standards. We are encouraged to use RSAT tools to manage these hosts and services, but these tools are only backwards compatible by N-1.

                                This means that with a Windows 10 (current build) laptop, which will use RSAT for 2016, I cannot manage my older Windows 2012 or even 2008r2 hosts. I then have to either use a VM which is running Win7 or 8.1 with RSAT to…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Windows Server 2016: The message "Windows 10 Creators Update is on its way" has displayed

                                  When I tried to update my Windows Server 2016 from Settings menu, The message "Good news! The Windows 10 Creators Update is on its way. Want to be one of the first to get it?" has shown.
                                  Even though WS2016 and Win10 is different OS.

                                  18 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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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                                    • Windows 10 start menu

                                      In the Windows 10 start menu again the folders free sortable as in the old Windows versions make. Allow creation of folders in the Start menu again.

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • GUI for DNS policies and rate-limiting

                                          Please implement GUI for configuring DNS policies and DNS rate-limiting in Windows Server 2016.

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