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  1. Fire Satya Nadella before microsoft become junk stock

    under his lead MS has failed over and over

    get a new CEO before MS gone

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      0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Opensource the backend behind "Send a Smile/Send a frown"

      In few videos and blog posts, you've shared the stack you have behind the "Send a smile/send a frown" feature in Visual Studio.
      This system can be a great tool for developers out there, to use in their own apps.

      Can you opensource the backend for this feature, and maybe a little frontend for WPF/UWP ?

      50 votes
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        6 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Why is there a feedback button?

        Why is there a feedback button? It's distracting and I'm tired of everything in Win10 asking me questions. Even my login screen wallpaper asks for feedback. I'm constantly being distracted by the bombardment of feedback requests!

        30 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Button or Action to rollback all actions or view changes in timelane.

          Button or Action to rollback all actions or view changes in timelane.

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            8 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 19 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Open-source RDCMan

              I'd love for Microsoft to open-source their Remote Desktop Connection Manager application. We use it extensively at our workplace and it would be great to work with the dev community to help further improve it

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              • provide complete offline help option

                The offline help in VS 2015 has not been updated in ages, and is not synchronized with the online help. Online help has poor usability and sometimes there isn't wifi around. I see in VS 2017 offline help is not even an option!

                17 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add Persian language to MSDN documentation

                  I am Irainian Microsoft fan , and C# developer.
                  I was wondering when the MSDN supports 66 languages ,
                  WHY it doesn't support Persian language with thousands of Persian developers ???
                  I hope someday the .Net Team valorize it's persian developers.
                  Thanks in advance.

                  Parsa Lotfi , C# Lover

                  15 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • We want to see .net technology in the initiative of a million programmers In the Middle East

                    Hello
                    There is a huge initiative THAT IS MAKING BUZZ these days launched by Dubai to teach a million programmers, why do Microsoft not seize the opportunity to teach Programming on the Dot Net in the Middle East and North Africa especially new programmers will be in favor of .Net Community, A million programmers it is not an easy number

                    12 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Report a Problem should report upload progress

                      When recording a complex problem with the report a problem tool, ETL traces can get up to gigabyte size which will be silently uploaded without progress notification so its hard to tell when you can turn off your PC or restart. Having a simple "12MB of 1GB uploaded" status would be sufficient.

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                        0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • report problem website should use markdown

                        When typing the answer to https://community.visualstudio.com/problems/230/c-intellisense-causes-crash-when-typing-opening-pa.html I felt like I was in a StackOverflow clone so I tried writing a link using markdown, only to find that there was no Preview option and that the Link button in the editor inserts links WYSIWIG style. Instead the Report a Problem site should use markdown since it’s faster to type that than to deal with the WYSIWIG editor and it’s the standard these days.

                        I couldn’t find the right category to report this under…

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                          1 comment  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • more fixes per update

                          Release Date: May 12, 2017 - Visual Studio 2017 version 15.2 (26430.06)

                          ONE fix for this update? why not wait a bit and release multiple fixes? updating my installation of VS for this one update seems like a...waste?

                          7 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create an @Backlog item similar to @CurrentIteration than I can use to create queries for use by mutliple teams.

                            I have four teams, all working on the same project in different product areas. The work is sliced up using iterations, so each team has its own backlog iteration with sub-ordinate sprints. We have a specific sprint named 'Backlog' to improve filtering under each.
                            @CurrentIteration is great for some things, but I want to create queries based on a teams backlog (such as all user stories not under the backlog iteration with a link to a risk item).

                            If I had an @Backlog term, I could create a query that would work for all teams, rather than having to create…

                            5 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • "Report a Problem" in browser

                              When click "Report a Problem" in browser, you should indicator user there is also a "Report a Problem" button in the installer. Because someone has a installation problem, hasn't installed visual studio yet.

                              4 votes
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                              • Take a close look at the bugs found by PVS-Studio team

                                An interesting piece of news for the developers using Visual Studio 2017. PVS-Studio team checked Visual C++ libraries and wrote an article about the bugs they found in the source code. This article could be both informative and useful for reading. It gives recommendations about the code improvement and some tips, for example, about the correct usage of #pragma warning directive.

                                Read more - https://www.viva64.com/en/b/0502/

                                4 votes
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                                • Reduce the number of updates, weekly updates are far too often

                                  Weekly or near weekly updates that require restarting every instance of visual studio is very disruptive to those of us that keep multiple solutions open. Minor updates aren't so bad, especially those that don't require restart but we've seen at least 3 or 4 updates that require closing all instances and keeping them closed for 10+ minutes while the installer applies an update - that's far too excessive

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                                  • 4 votes
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                                    • Make subject line for notifications consistent

                                      To improve my ability to sort and manage notifications from Developer Community, please make the subject line for updates to the same issue the consistent. For instance, I recently received 5 notifications for updates to the same issue and they all had different subject lines:

                                      [Developer Community] Visual Studio Team posted a new comment on "Git Repo creation security capabilities are constraining"
                                      [Developer Community] Status Changed for "Git Repo creation security capabilities are constraining"
                                      [Developer Community] Russell Webster posted a new solution to "Git Repo creation security capabilities are constraining"
                                      [Developer Community] Kjartan Þór Kjartansson posted a new solution to…

                                      3 votes
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                                      • 微软犯下一个不可挽救的错误

                                        为了让用户升级到windows 10,微软的做法是windows 10的UWP不能运行在windows 7或更低版本的系统平台。
                                        也就是说所有的用户需要升级到win10才行,但是有没有想过过去的各种应用都是运行在win7或更低版本系统中。但是大部分企业和个人用户都还在使用win7或更低版本的系统。
                                        另外UWP不能动态加载DLL,势必给企业级用户带来更大的成本,过去许多的应用大部分都是基于MFC或WPF做的,很多应用都有许许多多的动态库,难道都要重写吗,这些开发成本微软买单吗?或许微软会说我们可以用C++/CX包装一下,我只想说好样的!!!
                                        企业生存的目的是利润,而不是消耗更多的成本!
                                        从企业的角度来想想,开发了一款win10的UWP应用却只能运行在极少的机器中,从开发成本,用户量最基本的角度分析企业没有那么傻,如果UWP能运行在win7或更低版本的系统中,自然win10就会取代更低版本的系统。
                                        如果微软再不重新思考,我相信未来的桌面很有可能被Android所替代。

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                                        • Allow users to add additional information to existing problems in 'Report a Problem'

                                          I have useful information I can add to an existing issue found through the "Report a Problem" dialog but the only option I have is to click "Me Too".

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