01-15-2014 03:51 PM
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  1. Jas00555's Avatar
    If you could talk with someone inside Microsoft and get them to do one thing, what would it be?

    The only rule is that it has to be specific. You can't write "fix Xbox music" or "fix WP" or "integrate this with that", you can only write like "add Xbox music to this country" or "add X to WP".

    My personal pick would be that they make managing your music in Xbox music easier on Windows 8.1.*

    *edited to clarify a derp
    Last edited by Jas00555; 01-15-2014 at 10:06 AM.
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    01-14-2014 06:28 PM
  2. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    I wish for a lot of things for Microsoft to do. I would like them to raise windows phone above other OS's in a clear/defined way, i.e. improve multitasking, bring out a revolutionary cortana with improved voice recognition that is better than the existing Tell Me and Xbox. Also, I would like them to integrate Skype like iMessage but with improved functionality like conferencing that isn't hidden behind a paywall. There's things about Xbox and Windows 8 that I'd like them to improve to, but I'll just leave that for another time.
    01-14-2014 06:40 PM
  3. HungryPotter21's Avatar
    Give its consumers the OPTIONS:

    * background wallpaper
    * swiping from the left brings back you to the previous app you have minimize just like in windows 8
    * file manager that use to browse files and other docs ready to be shared
    * messaging hub ability to send pictures and other files
    * sorting of apps in app list depending on your usage,favorites etc.
    * usable folder tile that is similar to people hub not like what Nokia app.
    Poirots Progeny likes this.
    01-14-2014 06:54 PM
  4. Jas00555's Avatar
    Lol come on guys, I said ONE thing :p
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    01-14-2014 07:08 PM
  5. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    Release some info on the Surface Mini! Or Mini's? Lol I'm interested in what Microsoft can offer in the 8 inch range. The Thinkpad 8 has got me thinking.
    01-14-2014 07:18 PM
  6. snowmutt's Avatar
    For me, I would like one more menu option. Right now, we have the main tile menu, then you sweep left and have the alphabetical menu. I would like one more sweep left to have a menu I could set up with either more tiles or shorter menu for the "second tier" of selections I use, just not as much as what I keep on my home screen. Sometimes, my tiles are so freaking long I lose track of where I put what. The alphabetical menu is fine for those selections I only use every once in a while. But I sure would love one more menu to set up those things I need to get to quick, but don't use every day.

    For instance, I use Office a lot, but really do not want to clutter up my home screen with several of the One Note documents I have. Be nice to "sweep...sweep.." and have that list right there instead of tapping on Office, sweeping to my list, thumbing through the list by "recently used", and THEN opening it.

    By the way, IF everyone plays nice and only lists one item and why they would like it, this could be a fun thread....
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-14-2014 07:58 PM
  7. Reflexx's Avatar
    A unified store where buying an app or game would give you that app or game on all platforms: XBOX, WIndows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Phone.
    01-14-2014 08:58 PM
  8. dkediger's Avatar
    Hmmm....Choosing just one, lets see, make it:
    Open the API's a bit. Miss having a visual WiFi sniffer and a "Swype" style keyboard.
    01-14-2014 09:05 PM
  9. bsayegh's Avatar
    You all want Windows stuff? I would just ask them to give me exactly 10 billion dollars. Then they can keep their WP.
    aximtreo likes this.
    01-14-2014 09:40 PM
  10. keitarokidd's Avatar
    One thing, just one thing only: Microsoft Windows Ubuntu a.k.a Windows 9 a.k.a Windows phone 9 or whatever they want to call.

    One platform for all devices.

    One ring to rule them all!!!
    snowmutt likes this.
    01-14-2014 09:46 PM
  11. Pete's Avatar
    In a word - innovate.

    Do something great, and do it first. Stop allowing competitors to produce something mediocre first and build up an unassailable monopoly.
    01-15-2014 03:14 AM
  12. DJRedLine's Avatar
    A better desktop client for synching (like Zune)
    jongthechemist and snowmutt like this.
    01-15-2014 06:10 AM
  13. SnailUK's Avatar
    Make everything an app.

    We've all seen how carriers ruin our experience by delaying updates. We've all seen how Nokia override stuff in the OS with apps, that they can update as they choose.

    It makes perfect sense that everything possible should be ripped out of the core OS, and made into apps. Therefore they can update the music player, or the mail client, or the bluetooth stack, or whatever, at the drop of the hat.

    They should do it for WP, Windows, RT, their vehicle systems, embedded systems, everything.
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    01-15-2014 06:18 AM
  14. tgp's Avatar
    Make everything an app.
    That would be nice. It would at least help alleviate that problem of manufacturers and carriers getting in the way of updates. But don't stop with apps. Send updates to the OS like Windows. The PC's manufacturer has nothing to do with Windows updates. They come to all computers at the same time, regardless of the manufacturer. Maybe there are logistical reasons that mobile devices aren't done this way; I don't know. But it makes sense to me.

    Funny how when WP8 first came out we said how nice it is that we don't need apps because everything is built in. Now we're saying that everything should be an app!
    01-15-2014 06:30 AM
  15. jedpatrickdatu's Avatar
    Don't price your products too highly like Apple. I found their first Surfaces to be very overpriced compared to other tablets. Xbox One is also overpriced compared to the PS4. Windows and Office are pretty expensive too.

    This is especially important for developing countries who want or need their products. Windows is very important here for work and school. They seem to be focused too much on America. I hope they realize that they can make plenty of money in developing countries as well.

    I also live in a developing country(Philippines) and I'm worried that the Lumias will be out of my budget when Microsoft starts to be the one making them.

    The pricing seems to be getting better now though. The Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro are a lot better priced than the first generation. I hope it goes this way in the future.
    01-15-2014 07:49 AM
  16. aximtreo's Avatar
    This sounds simple but I'm sure it will be pointed out that it's not possible or doesn't make sense.

    I'm with Verizon (CDMA) in the US. If I want a 1520, I have to switch carriers and change plans to have the 1520.

    Now, if a GSM user wants a ICON (929), he can buy it and just put his SIM card in and use it on his Network and keep his plan; etc.

    If the ICON can be dual use, why can't the GSM phones?

    If I could stay on Verizon and put my SIM card in the 1520, I would do it in a heartbeat.

    Microsoft, make the phones dual GSM/CDMA.
    Last edited by aximtreo; 01-15-2014 at 08:30 AM. Reason: spelling
    01-15-2014 08:29 AM
  17. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I want Microsoft to start doing an apple like thing and making their hardware for tablets, PC and mobile. I feel the half a*** of the OEMs is what is holding both windows and windows phone back to the degree and the surface is a perfect example of hardware made to match the software.
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    01-15-2014 08:42 AM
  18. Poirots Progeny's Avatar
    I agree with all the above points - id just add that ms should be COHESIVE with their strategy.

    There are a lot of articles, doing the rounds , that posit ms's downfall - due to a botched windows 8 rollout, and the flip flop drm xbone debacle.

    Have EVERYTHING fit together, unified, like a master eco system!

    I understand we're a way from that but... I dunno, get a move on lol

    I just get the feeling apple and google will get there first.

    Bill Gates talked about the fully connected home and google buys NEST... Ugh :/
    01-15-2014 08:45 AM
  19. theefman's Avatar
    I want Microsoft to start doing an apple like thing and making their hardware for tablets, PC and mobile. I feel the half a*** of the OEMs is what is holding both windows and windows phone back to the degree and the surface is a perfect example of hardware made to match the software.
    Mostly agree. I think of Microsoft growing some balls and partnering with a few dedicated OEMs and telling the rest to get stuffed, starring with Acer. Then working to produce well designed, promoted and supported Windows hardware. Alas, will never happen.
    01-15-2014 08:51 AM
  20. Silverthorn's Avatar
    I would ask MS to add PayPal to be one of the payments for xbox in Finland. (Sorry if I broke the rules..)
    01-15-2014 08:57 AM
  21. radmanvr's Avatar
    I want Microsoft to start doing an apple like thing and making their hardware for tablets, PC and mobile. I feel the half a*** of the OEMs is what is holding both windows and windows phone back to the degree and the surface is a perfect example of hardware made to match the software.
    What if I told you Microsoft did not make the hardware for the Surface
    01-15-2014 09:30 AM
  22. radmanvr's Avatar
    I would like MSFT to add textwrap/wordwrap to IE
    01-15-2014 09:32 AM
  23. mtalinm's Avatar
    Swipe-style keyboard. This is the ONE thing I really miss from Android.
    01-15-2014 09:52 AM
  24. a5cent's Avatar
    Funny how when WP8 first came out we said how nice it is that we don't need apps because everything is built in. Now we're saying that everything should be an app!
    What you are referring to was all about service integration, whereas what SnailUK is referring to is all about software distribution. In the context of service integration, saying we don't need separated apps means: "we prefer various services to be integrated behind a single UI". One example being the ability to communicate transparently via Facebook chat or text messaging using only a single messaging client. Other OS' have since copied this. In the context of software distribution, saying we want separated apps doesn't mean we want those integrated services split from each other, but that we want the integrated services split from the OS.

    To sum up, similar words are being used to describe completely different and unrelated things. It is absolutely consistent to want both. In a more professional environment, we'd probably be referring to horizontal vs. vertical integration, instead of "separating apps".
    Last edited by a5cent; 01-15-2014 at 10:09 AM.
    01-15-2014 09:58 AM
  25. a5cent's Avatar
    My wish:

    MS should shift strategy and focus all available resources on making WP the single best platform for mobile/casual/social/cloud-supported/high-end gaming. I can think of nothing else that would resonate with enough consumers to boost WP from mediocre to acceptable market share.

    Currently, MS' approach is to make it easier to port existing Android and iOS games to WP, which usually occurs as an afterthought. That won't sink WP, but that approach won't get WP anywhere either. WP needs some killer feature that is so obviously better, that it markets itself. MS' current focus is important too, but none of those efforts will lead to obvious advantages with enough appeal to switch large numbers of people to WP, particularly not those who are becoming ever more entrenched in the Google and Apple ecosystems.
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    01-15-2014 10:49 AM
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