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  1. Create Lync Meetings directly from WP. (Either through Lync Client or Calendar interface). And don't forget Free/Busy for Attendees

    Today you can only create Lync Meetings from Outlook. Please allow WP Calendar or Lync Mobile Client to create as well.

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      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 7 votes
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      • 7 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 7 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • give wp7 early adopters a return

            Seriously some of us that have supported windows phone are now basically screwed because of no wp8 update.No a resizable tile option does not make it an update and apps will basically be developed for wp8 since it will be easier.I think people that have supported WP should be given some sort of trade in option or trade in discount because we all feel basically screwed over.

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              1 comment  ·  Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Ability to link tiles

              Ability to link tiles- can link them by selecting 2 or more tiles while in tile move mode. Frequently users group tiles in app groups

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              • One suggestion i would like to make is regarding a task manager fow Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. I find it very irritating to close internet exp

                A Task manager for Windows Mango 7.5. It is very annoying to close the internet explorer as you have to keep pressing the back space button to close the application. There aint an option to close an application win one touch.

                If there is an exisiting option kindly ignore the post and request to tell me how to do it..

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                  1 comment  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Additional purchasing options for Windows Phone 7.5 Marketplace

                  Add Paypal and make a system where prepaid Microsoft cards can be bought and used to make purchases in the Marketplace. I would NEVER, I repeat, NEVER use a credit card to make a purchase in the Marketplace. I don't care if this feature is available in Windows Phone 8. Windows Phone 7 users NEED IT TO, so give it to us. If it can be done in Windows Phone 8, it should not be an issue on 7.5. Not everyone wants to get a credit card and pay interest on your apps. Give us additional buying options outside of…

                  7 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Marketplace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Rss integration in people hub. I.e Blogs

                    Allowing greater network integration in people hub!

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                      2 comments  ·  People and Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • sync individual items

                      Please, please, please - please give me the ability to sync the individual songs that I want to sync from my PC to my phone. I don't want to stream, and I don't want to sync everything. I cannot begin to describe the level of frustration I have with my otherwise awesome Windows Phone 8 that the music experience gives me.

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                        0 comments  ·  Music + Videos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Set different custom alerts for different email accounts.

                        The new custom alerts system only lets you set a single custom alert for all email accounts. Some people have more than one email account synced to their phones, such as a work account and a personal account. Being able to set separate custom alerts for each account would make it a lot easier to know which account just received an email.

                        7 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Create new tasks or appointments from emails

                          Would like to be able to touch and hold an email message to create or link to a task or appointment.

                          7 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • All Major Things Required

                            1. File Manager
                            2. a status side(may be added to side of home screen,swiping right brings all apps and swiping left upto halfway brings a notification side(bar) include orientation lock,wifi,bluetooth on/off,numer of unread messages emails.
                            3. FTP over bluetooth
                            4. equaliser with nokia's bass booster(not an equaliser rather the one in settings which can be tuned on/off individually) used in symbian phones.
                            5. wifi should not be swiched off while phone is locked.
                            6. open background apps can be closed by swiping down.
                            7. all apps could be enabled manually to run in background(youtube&voip).

                            7 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Messenger/Social apps should work in background if switched out of, and resume (not restart) when selected on live tiles.

                              Ok, here's a scenario:
                              You're chatting to your friend and checking apps in the store to buy and download. Every time you switch back and forth between the app store and chatting, you have to wait a few seconds for your messenger (IM+'s windows live chat, Gchat, Facebook chat, etc., even Microsoft new Skype!). How frustrating! ... oh how i miss my old N900 with Maemo!

                              So much frustration and time is put on opening Messenger/Social apps, especially that the fast and main way to access them is through live tiles. These apps always restart when you access them through…

                              7 votes
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                              • Xbox music - I want to add music to my cloud collection from the phone.

                                Xbox music needs this feature to compete with the competition.

                                7 votes
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                                • beter task manager that doesnt close apps, avi player improve camra software

                                  -Improve task manager and not kill the app but minimize it. Could have like a quick open app list that slides in at the bottom of screen show the 3 or 4 for most used open apps in tile format(holding down windows key) and to have a fully functional task manager that show states on all open app and allow user to swipe the app up to close the app.
                                  -Avi player
                                  -Improve camera software
                                  -And all apk files to run on wp7 e.g. A apk emulator/virtual machine
                                  -All one to send multiple pictures in one mms

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                                    0 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • usb mass storage

                                    PPPPLLLLLEEEAAAASSSEEEE tell me that your WP7.8 will address the usb mass storage issue. I'm all for 'advancements' but you don't do it at the cost of functionality. Why not continue to have both for those who require it? I use both but really rely on usb for many jobs. Keep in mind that a lot of folks are locked into contracts with these phones and will have 1-2 years left on the earlier WP's so don't let us down!!!! This is critical because everyday we're bombarded with the 'why don't you just scrap it and get an iPhone'? If I…

                                    7 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Use contextual keyboard in IE for entering email addresses in web forms

                                      The keyboard with the @ and .com buttons is used when composing emails in Outlook. IE could detect email fields and use it for them.

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                                        2 comments  ·  Web Browsing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Remove individual search icons in hubs and utilise the hardware search button

                                        Search icons should be removed as they take up space. Hardware search button used for all searches in hubs. Holding down will open up Bing.

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                                          3 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Notification Bar in WP7.8

                                          Add features to Notification bar. On sliding it down, you can immediately see all your Wireless Controls and battery percentage. This will speed things up and save a tile for some thing else. In Windows Mobile 6.5, one can press and hold a button to bring up the controls. Also indicate data usage next to each control (Wi-Fi & 3G)

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