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  2. Implement total file security for all computers connectd

    I have a conceptual idea of how to secure all the communication, files, and computing resources without the regards where the resources are located. Basically, this would allow to control access to any file on the accessible network or a cloud using the infrastructure/code idea that I have in mind.

    I had several conversation with the business owners about the security of the data (files and etc) when it comes to employees parting with the companies or trying to sabotage the resources. Business owners need total control of the data and preclude those leaving the company to copy the data…

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  3. New software Invention Update for machinery

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

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    1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Wir brauchen einen Computer oder Laptop mit integriertem Drucker.

    Hallo liebes Microsoft Team
    Ich habe oft darüber nachgedacht was der Menschheit fehlt die Geschäftlich oder auch Privat oft unterwegs sind. Stellen Sie sich einmal vor jemand der beruflich oft Reist, nie an einem Punkt ist hat so gut wie immer sein Notebook oder Laptop dabei. Jetzt muss der jenige was ausdrucken, aber wo ? Wie währe die Idee mit einem Laptop mit integriertem Drucker.
    Oder ein ALL IN ONE Rechner mit integriertem Drucker. Vielleicht hat man nicht soviel Platz zuhause oder man will sich etwas kaufen wo alles mit drinnen ist.

    Ich würde mich über eure Meinung interessieren wie…

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  5. Replace the server GUI with a website

    I do believe that servers do not need a GUI and probably should not have one for performance and security reasons. With Windows Server 2016, the default installation is Server Core, and I do think this is a very good thing.

    However, there are scenarios when a GUI can be handy, particularly for small business with limited IT resources (for example, for the Essentials role). In this scenario, instead of installing a GUI on the server (with calculator, Explorer, Internet Explorer, etc.) the user should be able to access and configure the server from a webpage just like most routers…

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  6. 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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  7. Allow Ethernet Connections to be Metered

    Since only wifi connections can be metered it is not possible to control the application of updates. Anyone with an Ethernet connection to the internet can have long runs interrupted and days even weeks of work can be damaged. Allowing Ethernet connections to be metered should add a necessary degree of control.

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  8. Ordner "vorgeschlagene Kontakte" bitte wieder zuschalten

    Bitte schalten Sie den Ordner "vorgeschlagene Kontakte" wieder zu. Wenn man einen neuen Kontakt nicht sofort speichert, findet man ihn nicht wieder, wenn man wie wir, mehrere Tausend Kontakte hat.

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  9. Kontakte in Kontaktgruppen nach Nachnamen sortieren und nicht nach Emailadressen

    Die Kontakte in Kontaktgruppen werden nach Emailadressen sortiert und nicht nach den Nachnamen. Das ist mehr als unübersichtlich.

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  10. Add Itanium Support to Windows Server 2016

    Intel Itanium can emulate x64 but they are not officially supported in Windows Server 2016. Windows Server 2016 should be one edition and download should say for "64-bit systems" and that should be compatible with x86_64, Itanium, and 64-bit ARM.

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    3 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Slight mod to new servicing/patching model

    I'm a big fan of the new CU based model except...the CUs are getting big. Maybe release 2 updates with each CU
    1. The full CU as you do right now.
    2. a delta CU from the last CU. I don't think you need to go any further back than that. option 1 will cover all other scenarios.

    Also applies to Win 10

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  12. How about create a new device

    How about create a new device just connect to the internet and you can use a microsoft windows and office or you can install other product and store all you data but on cloud technology
    its a small device you can use it on your tv something like intel usb stick but its work on cloud.

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  13. Bug: Narrow start menu cuts off shutdown/restart reason dialog box

    On Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5, if the Start menu is sized to its narrowest (i.e., without space for live tiles), the 'Continue' button in the reason for shutdown/restart dialog is inaccessible (cropped at the edge of the Start menu).

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  14. Services aren't started after a reboot

    It seems that on Windows Server 2016 TP5 services configured on Automatic aren't started after a reboot. This happens with third party services and can be tested by adding a service yourself with sc.exe.

    In the event viewer these two events are placed:

    Event ID: 7000, The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.
    Event ID: 7009, A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the service to connect.

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  15. 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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  16. live.com menu

    Under live.com be found in the top left 9 points to a display menu . This menu would still be adjusted if I am staying under onenote . There are still at the time the old terms .

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  17. RemoteApp and Remote Desktop services issue with gateway

    I have installed Remote Desktop Services on Windows Terminal Server 2016 TP5 servers.
    I'm using a gateway, in order to connect from outside over HTTPS.
    RemoteApp and Remote Desktop are working really good from Windows Computers Clients with the Remote Desktop Application (from the Windows Store) or with the default mstsc client.
    When I use the same application for a Windows Phone 10 device, or with the Android or iOS application it doesn't work, even if I use the same wifi network as my laptop.
    I can add the remote ressources, but I cannot connect to them with the same…

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  20. Logs of printing

    Hi,
    1) since 2012 we can't see in logs the names of printed documents. We, as a company, would like to control print flow in our company. we would like to know which documents were printed. Please return this inforamtion in logs.

    2) event id 805 includes information about amount of copies of printed document. but regardless of how many copies were printed, logs always contains only one copy. Please fix it.

    because of these bugs we have to install "heavy" third-party applications for print accounting instead of using the "light" Windows features.

    thank you!

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