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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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        1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • update the default logo on Windows Server 2016 Essentials "mobile" browser to display Windows Server, rather than Windows Server 2012 R2.

        i noticed when browsing to windows server 2016 essentials on my smartphone, the default logo displays "Windows Server 2012 R2", while the same page on my PC shows "Windows Server". perhaps the image needs to be updated for the mobile platform to match the desktop platform.

        4 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Windows 2016 start menu search on GUI should be as comprehensive as Windows 10 and Windows 2012R2

          When I hit start and type "Active", for example, the start menu correctly finds "Active Directory Users and Computers", "Active Directory Domains and Trusts", etc. on Windows 10 and Windows 2012R2.
          that is NOT the case in Windows 2016 TP5. I have to type in "administrative" to get to "Windows Administrative Tools" and then run my mmc.

          I don't know if it is a setting I should enable (maybe Cortana), or I have to wait for some indexing to finish (I've already waited waaay to long; besides Windows 2012R2 does not have this index-wait-time) for this comprehensive search to happen,…

          66 votes
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            8 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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              1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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.

              1 vote
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                0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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.

                1 vote
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                  0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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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                    0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • If Windows Server 2016 support "windows hello" feature?

                    If Windows Server 2016 TP5 support "windows hello" feature? any declare or blog?

                    I installed windows server 2016 (14393), and then I can't use "windows hello" in settings.

                    this feature worked in windows 10.

                    9 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Storage Replica Partnership is un-removable

                      I tried to implement Storage Replica (Server-to-Server), Once It sets up the partnership, I could not remove the partnership to bring live the destination drive. The error message says that "There is no Partnership between both servers" but I confirm it has with get-srpartnership cmdlet.

                      Destination drive is totally unmountable even via Diskpart.

                      1 vote
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                        0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Disable Windows Store for regular users.

                        Regular users are allowed to install Apps. This shouldn't be allowed on ** server **. Any GPO I tried on W2016 TP5 had no effect.

                        Also, I don't understand why an "Application" would not be a "software" and why there is a need for "Application Control Policies" GPO beside "Software Restriction Policies" GPO.

                        12 votes
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                        • 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

                          1 vote
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                            0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Run group policy update silently when run from Group Policy Management

                            On Server 2012 when running Group Policy Update from within the Group Policy Management Console the update runs interactive on the targeted systems. This makes the feature pretty much obsolete as you can't run a group policy update in real time urgently if it means the perception of interfering with end users.

                            12 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Call UWP APIs from Server applications

                              In the past I have always been able to call my WinForms or WPF or any Win32 code from my server-side applications. This was useful for rendering media on the fly to serve up on a web site.

                              As far as I can tell, much of the UWP API set isn't available to the server. I'm thinking of the UI Composition layer and the video and audio APIs.

                              1 vote
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                                0 comments  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Manage Settings (New Control Panel) for RDSH Servers

                                I am working on a new lockdown group policy that will be used for our future Windows 2016 XenApp servers.

                                As this will be used for a lot of users, certain things will need to be locked down. For example the Settings need to be locked down in the same way as it possible with Control Panel.

                                I want to be able to manage what settings is visible in Settings with GPO.

                                We cannot allow users on a shared RDSH server to install windows update, add VPN connection, check what application is installed etc etc.
                                With Control Panel it was…

                                9 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Energy Managment for Notebook

                                  I think it makes sense for notebooks the energy performance in battery and mains operation to separate . For example, running the laptop on AC power to power mode . When disconnecting the power supply , it will then automatically depending on the setting in the power saving mode or Balanced .Please sorry my English... ;-)

                                  3 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Get-WindowsOptionalFeature

                                    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/2b030ed6-57c4-4631-940d-0142fe43940e(v=wps.640).aspx

                                    The parameter
                                    -FeatureName<String>
                                    Accept Wildcard Characters?
                                    false

                                    But in fact, it can Accept Wildcard Characters.

                                    PS C:\Windows\system32> $PSVersionTable

                                    Name Value
                                    ---- -----
                                    PSVersion 5.1.14393.187
                                    PSEdition Desktop
                                    PSCompatibleVersions {1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0...}
                                    BuildVersion 10.0.14393.187
                                    CLRVersion 4.0.30319.42000
                                    WSManStackVersion 3.0
                                    PSRemotingProtocolVersion 2.3
                                    SerializationVersion 1.1.0.1

                                    PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-WindowsOptionalFeature -FeatureName director* -Online

                                    FeatureName : DirectoryServices-ADAM-Client
                                    DisplayName : Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
                                    Description : This installs Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS).
                                    RestartRequired : Possible
                                    State : Enabled
                                    CustomProperties :

                                    PS C:\Windows\system32>

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                                    • to consider fighting poor video performance on RDSH

                                      From what I've seen watching videos on RDSH has always been a huge problem. The video stucks, there are artifacts, and very few frames per second. I'm talking about YouTube videos (HTML5 / Flash Player) or third-party-players like VLC Media Player.
                                      It would be great if you could investigate here so watching YouTube videos etc. will be possible on RDSH in the future! I known it is impossible to use graphics intensive applications on RDSH, but why are videos so slow?
                                      I think many users would be glad if they could watch videos in RDSH sessions, this might become a…

                                      7 votes
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                                      • 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.

                                        1 vote
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                                        • "On-Premesis" CRL distribution

                                          Create a capability to have on-premises copies of CRLs, that machines can be redirected to via Group Policy.

                                          4 votes
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