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  1. Enable renaming the site collection URLs

    Currently the site collection URLs are fixed as https://tenant.sharepoint.com and cannot be changed. This does not fit with flexible cloud-based solutions - business needs will inevitably result in an organisation changing it's name during its lifetime (mergers, acquisitions, rebranding etc). While it may not be possible to change it so that entirely custom domains are used (eg contoso.com, instead of sharepoint.com), it must be possible to allow the sub-domain to be changed (eg. newtenant.sharepoint.com)? Please?

    Migrating an entire organisation (likely to include Exchange, Skype, Sharepoint and Onedrive data!!) to a new Tenancy is absolutely not a viable option.

    2,881 votes
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      346 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for your feedback! Just a note to let you know that we’re building your suggestion now.

      Corporate lifecycle is a real and constant pressure in business, often resulting in a need to rename the Office 365 Tenant. To that end we are working on the solution to change the SharePoint domain URL (contoso.sharepoint.com renamed to fabrikam.sharepoint.com). This capability will also then enable the renaming of an individual site collection (contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/abc to contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/xyz).

      While we don’t have an estimated delivery date to share at this time, we’ll update your suggestion with details as they become available.

      Bill Baer MSFT

    • Make rename in Teams reflect name changes in Sharepoint?

      When I rename a folder in the Teams app, the underlying folder is not renamed in sharepoint. This is most confusing.

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        136 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Open Adobe PDF in client application

        Office 365 / SharePoint online needs to support opening PDF documents in SharePoint directly to client application (Adobe Acrobat Pro/DC).

        As of this request, technical support has stated the only way to open PDF files in Acrobat is to download/save them.

        SharePoint On Premise has supported this feature for some time.

        Adobe PDF files are as common and Microsoft Office Suite documents and must be editable directly to/from SharePoint Online without the need to down/save edit, and upload which adds user overhead and lowers productivity.

        1,342 votes
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          146 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Remove the list view threshold (5000 by default)

          This limit has always been a bit laughable, and is even more so as we develop more client side applications. In SharePoint 2007 we didn't have this limit and were allowed to make our own mistakes. Now that hardware is so much more powerful, we need this limit removed so that we can build enterprise-class applications.

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            141 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            We are continuing to make our large list experiences better, please keep the feedback coming.

            Spring 2018 update:
            - We now support being able to manually add indexes to lists of any size (increased from lists up to 20,000 items previously).
            - Starting with the February release of the Office 365 Excel client, you will be able to export your full list instead of getting cut off part of the way through.

            What we are working on now:
            - Predictive indexing will start to work for lists larger than 20,000 items so your views will automatically cause the right indexes to be added to your lists.

            In our backlog:
            - Being able to index/sort/filter by lookup column types (like person, lookup or managed metadata columns) without being throttled.
            - Making sure that our REST APIs support querying in ways that will guarantee that the call will not be throttled.

            For…

          • Please let me drag Outlook attachments into SharePoint

            Something I find myself wanting to do pretty frequently is storing an email attachment somewhere into SharePoint or OneDrive for Business. I want to simply drag the attachment from Outlook directly into SharePoint or OneDrive in the browser. Alas, I cannot. I am forced to save the attachment somewhere (my Desktop, most likely) then either drag+dropping it into SharePoint/OneDrive or using the upload function in SharePoint/OneDrive to get it uploaded.

            It should be easier than that. Microsoft, please consider adding this functionality to get even more user-friendly integration between your suite of products.

            976 votes
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              68 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Replace URL spaces with dashes instead of %20

              Please change how SharePoint generates links to uploaded documents and site pages, so that URLs with spaces will replace %20 with a dash instead. Most CMS tools including blogs do when generating SEO friendly URLs. Links with %20 throughout are too difficult to read.

              This feedback site is a perfect example:

              This:
              https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/forums/282887-customer-feedback-for-sharepoint-server

              is easier to read than this:
              https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/forums/282887%20customer%20feedback%20for%20sharepoint%20server

              855 votes
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                working on it  ·  17 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Document sets in modern document libraries

                Document Sets in modern document libraries

                807 votes
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                  83 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Full integration of SharePoint calendar with Outlook calendar

                  Allow custom fields in SharePoint calendar available to view and update from Outlook

                  783 votes
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                    thinking about it  ·  28 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Set "Communication Site" as Root site collection

                    For organisations that would like to use Communication site as their intranet it would be great if you could provision the root site as a Communication site, rather than a team site with a redirect to the communication site.

                    There is a workaround as mentioned here but i'd prefer a Microsoft supported method https://hangconsult.com/2017/06/29/change-sharepoint-online-root-site-collection-to-use-the-new-communication-site-template/

                    777 votes
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                      38 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Freeze Column Headers

                      Would love to see the ability to freeze column headers at the top of the page when a user scrolls through a long list.

                      747 votes
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                        85 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Stop opening links in new tab in modern pages

                        Please stop opening links in a new tab by default in modern pages.

                        It is against standard web behaviour (https://www.w3.org/TR/2012/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20120103/G200), and is confusing to users when they end up with 10+ tabs open when navigating even the simplest site.

                        Make it optional by all means, it makes sense in a number of cases, just please not by default.

                        727 votes
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                          working on it  ·  79 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • A Total Revamp for Wikis

                          Could we please have the ability to create Wikis in SharePoint that look like TechNet or Wikipedia? Please try to make things more simple. Do not over complicate it again.

                          613 votes
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                            thinking about it  ·  59 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Title Banner on Modern Pages

                            Please provide the capability to change the header of the new modern pages (i.e. the large banner graphic on which the title is sitting. It currently means page content starts half-way down the screen which isn't the best use of space.

                            588 votes
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                              44 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Bring Back Script Editor Web Part in "Modern" SharePoint

                              The Script Editor Web Part has been replaced by the Content Editor (which does a very limited iframe) and the new SPFX stuff. I am not a developer, but knowledgeable in HTML, Javascript, CSS. The SEWP met some very complex use cases (targeted for replacement by SPFX), but also some very simple use cases.

                              Example: Insert a formatted single HTML button, something that is big, draws attention, and encourages the user to click it to start an action.

                              What might be just 2 lines of code, has now turned into (what looks like) hundreds of files of deployment, installing all…

                              519 votes
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                                24 comments  ·  Web Parts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Restore "Sign in as a different user"

                                This is essential and needs to be easy to find instead of hacking the URL every time you need to sign in as a different user.

                                499 votes
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                                  13 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable Audience targeting on modern page web parts

                                  It would be great to be able to target content by Audience (using global audiences and SharePoint groups) on the modern web parts just like we were able on the classic pages. Thanks

                                  472 votes
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                                    61 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide ability for user to clear frequent sites and activity on their SharePoint page

                                    Provide ability for user to clear frequent sites and activity on their SharePoint page.

                                    415 votes
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                                      87 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make the Delve organization chart available as a web part in regular sites.

                                      The current "organization browser" web part :
                                      The html view is just a list = not worth the time
                                      You need silverlight to get a visual presentation but:
                                      -nobody uses silverlight
                                      -silverlight isn't compatible with modern browsers (because no one uses it)
                                      The silverlight rendition in IE is appallingly ugly and isn't responsive.

                                      To have a functional attractive org chart seems like a no brainer for a service that claims to be "enterprise" ready. It's already built in Deleve so just make it available as a web part.

                                      402 votes
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                                        11 comments  ·  Web Parts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Multilingual Communication Sites

                                        Including support would be needed.

                                        My client has a legal requirement for using software, intranets that is Bi-Lingual.

                                        Communication sites are really great way to building new Intranets quickly but this is a critical feature for adoption.

                                        374 votes
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                                          25 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Column totals missing in modern list views

                                          Column totals missing in modern list views.

                                          This is an often used function, and the workaround to set the list back to classic will only be a temporary solution.

                                          364 votes
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                                            30 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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