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  1. Cross site collection navigation

    Current term set based solution is not usable at all in real life multi site collection scenarios.

    413 votes
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      20 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      This one came back up to our attention recently. We aren’t yet ready to say we are working on it, but we are considering various ideas for global cross site collection navigation and “meg-menus.” In the meantime, we are also making sure the PnP site has great examples and all available APIs are well documented for building this (e.g. it came to our attention recently there was a set of taxonomy APIs that could help but could be documented better.) Stay tuned!

    • Full integration of SharePoint calendar with Outlook calendar

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

      244 votes
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        thinking about it  ·  7 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support inviting external users to multiple SharePoint security groups

        It appears that when you add an external user to a site collection security group in SharePoint Online and then add them to another security group in the same site collection, if the user hasn't accepted the invite yet then they will only be granted permissions to the second security group.

        For example, if I create a new site collection and I add an external user to the Visitors group then an invite email is sent to the user. If I then add that same user to a second security group and the user hasn't yet accepted my invite, then…

        59 votes
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          0 comments  ·  General  ·  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.

          42 votes
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            6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Remove ActiveX and Silverlight

            Remove both ActiveX and Silverlight completely so you truly get the same experience across all browsers, devices and platforms.

            39 votes
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              3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Ability for administrators to disable office online chat

              We have shared class notebooks setup enabling classes of 30+ students free range to chat to each other. As you can imagine teachers are finding this hard to manage, especially when they're off task inside of a program where work is also taking place; making it incredibly easy for the sneaky students to hide their off topic discussions!

              Furthermore the chat logs are not saved anywhere - this really does open up a host of child protection issues where cyber bullying could take place within the school without any logs of it ever happening.

              38 votes
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                3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • timestamp Excel survey

                add timestamp feature to Excel surveys

                37 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • SharePoint 2013 workflow email to distribution list

                  I found out after contacting Microsoft Support that you are not able to use the "Send Email" action in SharePoint 2013 Designer to send the email to a distribution list (group type of distribution or security). In order to send an email in a SharePoint workflow to a distribution list (allmanagers@company.com), you have to use a SharePoint 2010 workflow.

                  I was informed that SharePoint 2013 workflows can only send emails to organization users.

                  Please allow the ability to send to a distribution list within the GAL/org. This is a very common request so changes in recipients do not…

                  36 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Introduce markdown syntax for authoring content

                    As a systems engineer/developer, I love the office 365/sharepoint platform. The one thing that's stops me from using it for everything is the lack of a productive way to generate content.

                    Editing content in the UI is horrendously slow and painful, I just want to be able to author content quickly with markdown syntax, and publish my content/documentation quickly and easily.

                    What's microsofts standpoint on this? Am i the first to request this? (i highly doubt i'm the only one who wants this...)

                    Cheers,

                    Morgan

                    32 votes
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                      thinking about it  ·  5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Customize SharePoint Sites Page

                      Give users the ability to customize this landing page. For example, I would like to see all of the sites I am following instead of just my frequent ones or suggested ones. I know there is a search box, which I sometimes utilize, but it's not very noticeable so I forget it's there. Also, what's the difference between "Frequent" sites and "Recent" sites listed on the left? Seems redundant to me yet there are different sites listed? Doesn't make that much sense to me. Thank you.

                      31 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Novosibirsk time zone

                        We have issue inside our SharePoint On-Premise farm.

                        Time Zone for Novosibirsk should be (UTC +07:00) but we still have (UTC +06:00) -> even if we install latest CU.

                        When we check server timezone - looks OK.

                        I think issue occurs globally because even on SharePoint Online we observe this issue.

                        I have info from MS side that only SharePoint Server 2013 RTM version is OK (shows UTC +07:00)

                        Do you know how when U can fix it ? It's product bug....

                        28 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Sync Exchange Caledar with SharePoint Online Calendar

                          Any organization using exchange/outlook for years would need a way to move to SharePoint Online with calendar sync.
                          When any organization has organization level calendars such as Project Calendar, Corporate Meetings calendar, Conference booking etc., there can be many such events that are shared across the teams. Any organization will not be willing to recreate the entire calendar in SharePoint online. It becomes extremely important as there can be dependency with many other applications, data etc., sitting on SharePoint online. As of now there is no third party solution that can do this! I am wondering Microsoft is not pushing…

                          26 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • expire external user access

                            Similar to the ability to expire a guest link, it would be nice to have the ability to expire external users (in the Admin portal where you see external users listed per site collection?). When the authorized internal user invite an external user (outside organization), please offer a control to allow for the expiration of access (e.g. 7 days, 1 month, "custom" or hard date like June 30, 2016). This takes away follow-up administration, especially handy for invite clients to your portal for only the timeframe of a project.

                            25 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make it possible to attach a link to a SharePoint file in Outlook 2016 without breaking permissions inheritance

                              In Outlook 2016, when you add a SharePoint file as an attachment to an email, the file it is attached as an edit link, which automatically breaks the permissions inheritance when the recipient opens the file (even if he or she already had access to it). You have the option to send the attachment as a view link, which also breaks the inheritance or as a copy, but it is not possible to attach the file as a direct/restricted link. This means that it is not possible to attach a link to a document in Outlook 2016 without breaking the…

                              25 votes
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                              • Support for moving subsites to recycle bin in CSOM

                                At present Micosoft.Sharepoint.Client library supports moving Lists and Folders to Recycle bin using the .Recycle() function but The Web class does not have something similar.

                                The SPWeb.Recycle is only available to Server Object Model. Is there a possibility of the functionality getting extended to CSOM in the near fut

                                23 votes
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                                • Make it possible to globally search within Office 365 (mails, OneDrive, SharePoint, Yammer)

                                  Quoting Customer:

                                  We would like to have an option that allows to search items within Office 365 from one single location, instead of having to use the respective search functions of Outlook, OneDrive, SharePoint and Yammer.
                                  There are cases where one just doesn`t know if the item they`re looking for is an e-mail or maybe located somewhere in SharePoint etc.
                                  So, what we are looking for is a search function that scans through all items in Outlook and SharePoint with only one search key word.

                                  23 votes
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                                  • Customize the SharePoint Sites page.

                                    I'd like to customize the experience for _layouts/15/sharepoint.aspx page in my tenant. Nothing too big, but promoted sites would be nice, and maybe the ability to add a few web parts, etc.

                                    22 votes
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                                    • Access to advanced settings

                                      The new style is nice. Congratulations.

                                      What I miss is the possibity to get access the the old fuctions of the ribbon commands such as
                                      - quick edit
                                      - connect to office, outlook, explorer
                                      . library setting

                                      Different to your last version now I can see the buttons to my 3rd party applications such as GSScan,...
                                      Though they are not working yet when clicked.

                                      Keep on

                                      21 votes
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                                      • Add "Mega Menu" to SharePoint Site Navigation and Make it Available Across Site Collection

                                        Add "Mega Menu" to SharePoint Site Navigation
                                        Also, Create a set of templates. Ideally allow customisation of styles

                                        Make it Available Across Site Collection

                                        19 votes
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                                        • PDF preview

                                          Please do make the preview of pdf files possible again, it is really frustrating that I have to download pdf files so that I can review them.

                                          19 votes
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