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  1. Default shell in Server Core and MinShell to PowerShell

    With the change to Server Core or MinShell as install options, MS should not default the way you interact with the server to the old command line. It should be PowerShell. I do this on my current servers by changing the registry, but I'm not sure why in 2015 MS doesn't do this by default.

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      11 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  Azure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Reward user feedback

        It's all wonderful to post ideas here but some sort of rewards would be in order as we help you sell more software with great new features! ;-)

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          0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add cross-server service dependencies

          If I have an application that needs SQL to be running on another server, it would be great to be able to add a dependency in my services control panel that would prevent that service from being started until it saw SQL running on another server, with an optional startup delay afterward.

          In addition to this, in general, a "startup delay" you can specify in seconds for services would be beneficial. We've had some race conditions in our environment which have meant some services have failed to start due to network adapter/netlogon availabilty, and the options to correct this are…

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            0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • baked in integration with azure/Office 365

            The ability to move hyperv workloads or replicate AD objects to azure directly from the GUI without additional tools

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              0 comments  ·  Azure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Setting to set any program to run statically

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

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                2 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Access to Windows10 UAP APIs

                The promise of the new Windows10 Universal Apps is that they will run anywhere. That should include the server and Azure. I'd like to write my core libraries so that the code can be used on phones, tablets, PCs, Consoles and in the cloud.

                I especially want access to the MediaComposition and Win2D libraries for rendering my animations to video which I can then send to Azure Media Services for transcoding.

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                  1 comment  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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