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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.

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      64 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  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.

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        9 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  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

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          working on it  ·  6 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Optimize Access Request Settings for site owners

          Three requested updates to significantly improve the Access Request process:

          1) Allow multiple users to receive access requests

          Access requests (Site Settings > Site Permission > Access Request Settings) can be sent to anyone with an email address, but it has three critical downsides: 1) you are limited to one email recipient; 2) the field does not accept SharePoint groups; and 3) it’s prone to misspellings of email addresses since the field is not a people picker.

          One of the most extreme examples of how this is broken: My company’s CEO needs access to a file s/he has a link…

          211 votes
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            9 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thanks for your feedback! The access requests page could certainly use a little love and some usability improvements for both end users and site administrators. We will take a look at these recommendations and update this request when we are ready to begin working on the improvements.

          • Overview of applied content types

            Content types are an essential part of SharePoint. One issue that has been around since SharePoint 2007 is the absence of an overview of all applied content types. Why is this important? Try to delete a content type and you get the message it's still in use. Good luck finding out where. This is very frustrating and time consuming. That's why I vote for an overview where you can see where the content types are applied.

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              5 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Limit upload file size

              Provide a setting to control the maximum allowed file upload size. This enables Organizations to controll their limited storage better. The new 10 GB upload per file Limit enables user to quickly drain all available Tenant Storage

              51 votes
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                4 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Permissions report - inheritance breaks

                Allow the owners of the sites to view a report of the security of their site. Start by adding a chart of the inheritance breaks of the whole site in one glance. This will become more and more important since you can use the 'Share' button on a file and break inheritance without understanding what you're doing.

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                  thinking about it  ·  9 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide ability to backup and restore Site Collections

                  Need Powershell/CSOM or Admin UI ability to backup and restore entire Site Collections in order to create a new (duplicate) site collection in the same tenant.

                  40 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Encourage sharing w groups

                    We typically discourage site owners from sharing at the document level due to the increase in administrative work that it causes. We also discourage owners from inviting individuals - we suggest that inviting groups makes the work simpler. However, the interface when sharing a document doesn't encourage sharing with groups - doesn't even make it obvious that sharing with groups is possible there. Are we wrong in how we are encouraging our site owners to manage their sites? If not, can it be made more obvious that sharing with groups is the best practice?

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                      9 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Self Service Site Creation for Host Named Site Collections

                      How about having Self Service Site Creation for Host Named Site Collections? Vesa has given us a Site Collection provisioning app but it would be great to have this out of the box.

                      23 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Thanks for the feedback! We agree that there’s a lot of value in having an easier, more flexible self-service site creation story. We’re actively working on some ideas in this area though they are in too early a stage to share publicly.

                        10/2016: as we’ve recently announced and shared @ Ignite – we will be enabling path-based self-service site creation very soon. This update will include admin controls to specify the named path and will allow users to create modern, group-connected team sites.

                      • Add built-in ability to promote a subsite to be a new site collection root

                        Current methods of exporting and importing are extremely clunky and prone to break functionality. A built-in, fully supported method would be appreciated.

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                          3 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thank you for the feedback! We are exploring ways to make site collections (and their subsites) more cohesive containers. Can you elaborate on your scenarios – for promotion is it to move the content or replace the existing parent? For demotion is this within the same container or to subsume a site collection under a new or existing site collection?

                          10/2016: thanks for the additional scenario details. It sounds like the key ask is to enable easy promotion/move of content. While we are still evaluating updates to subsites, as you’ve probably heard we are elevating self-service site creation to enabling site collections. Coupled with improvements to move/copy – this should help with some of these content promotion scenarios. Keep the feedback coming through the tech community!

                        • Sorting of followed sites

                          The new layout looks better, but there does not seem to be any way of re-ordering these - not even alphabetically. When you follow a lot of sites as I do, they can be hard to find in an unordered jumble of large tiles.
                          Please either sort automatically or provide a means for us to sort them!

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                            0 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow creation of managed path

                            On prem, we use web apps and managed path to define our sites structure. I understand that we cannot have webapps online but why can't we create managed path?

                            I would use it to group sites by type
                            http://tenant/teams/TeamA
                            http://tenant/groups/GroupA
                            http://tenant/services/IT
                            http://tenant/clients/000000

                            It would help for search and administration.

                            Thanks.

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                              0 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              • Allow to maintain names and descriptions in multiple languages through the UI

                                We often have the case that a SharePoint site collection is created with primary language English and secondary language German. If we have German site owners and they change the site's name or description, the changes do not occur to non-German users. The same issue occurs on library/list names and descriptions and on column names and descriptions.
                                To solve this issue, it would be so very helpful to have the possibility to also change the name and description in secondary language(s) within the frontend of SharePoint - without the necessity to change the browser's language.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Organize sharepoint sites

                                  I'd like to be able to organize the home page of sites i'm following to put the sites I use the most at the top, and group similar sites --for instance, I have several sites that are related to Human resources work, but I only use them occasionally and would like them to put them in a folder or notebook. Instead, they are all listed separately and I have to scroll through them to get to the ones I use more frequently. If there is already a way to do this, it is NOT apparent on the way my sharepoint…

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                                    1 comment  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    • Be able to rename your sharepoint sites after domain has been migrated out of office tenant.

                                      Option is available on-prem installations but not Online. I understand there is much work to do but an announcement that Microsoft is working on this would be appreciated.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Enable external sharing for folders without sign-in

                                        We need to be able to share folders with external users without the need to sign-in, but are unable to do so at this time. Please let me know when this is fixed.

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                                          3 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • [Trending content] cannot display document at New [Site contents] page in Japanese Site.

                                          日本語のサイトの新しい UI の [サイト コンテンツ] ページで、[人気上昇中のコンテンツ] に表示されないドキュメントがあります。
                                          ブラウザーがサーバーに対して実行している検索クエリの中に、以下のような表記がありました。

                                          - 実行されている検索クエリの一部
                                          AND (ContentType:Document OR ContentType:"Wiki Page")

                                          - 日本語サイトで実行されるべき検索クエリ
                                          AND (ContentType:ドキュメント OR ContentType:"Wiki ページ")

                                          日本語サイトで作成される検索インデックスの ContentType プロパティの値は日本語で設定されるため、ContentType:Document や ContentType:"Wiki Page" では想定した検索結果が得られないことを確認しました。

                                          - 現在の動作
                                          [人気上昇中のコンテンツ] には docx ファイルのみ表示されます。

                                          - 本来の想定された動作
                                          [人気上昇中のコンテンツ] には、それぞれのドキュメント ファイル (docx や xlsx、pptx、txt など) や Wiki ページが表示されます。

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