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  1. Better Content Type Hub Management

    For large enterprise's where the number of content types around 100+ it becomes quite cumbersome to manage, especially when using the content type hub.

    There is no way of viewing which columns are in use by which content type.

    Summary screens about publishing status of content types or last published date.

    Information about whether a content type has been changed since it was last published

    Bulk operations such as add/remove column to multiple content types quickly.

    Promotion of a site collection based content type to the hub.

    Bulk operation to apply a content type to all libraries or libraries with…

    37 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Metadata  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Resolve issues with the Document Information Panel

      In Office 2010 & 2013 DIP Panels, BCS fields display as Read Only fields. So for a new document generated through SharePoint 2010/2013, a user is unable to complete BCS fields in the Office app as other field types. The user will then be unable to check-in the document.
      This is a major problem for adoption of BCS and is one of the major drawbacks.

      In Office 2016 Preview, Document Information Panel has been removed completely, meaning the metadata is completely hidden from the end user. Also in this version of Office 2016 BCS fields are not displayed at all.

      30 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Metadata  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Improve SharePoint Document Metadata Entry

        Changes which were implemented by Microsoft in Office 2016 and SharePoint Online, as well as list view thresholds make entering SharePoint metadata on documents prohibitive.

        Office 2016 Desktop Applications:

        One significant change in Office 2016 was the removal of the document information panel (DIP). When the DIP displayed in Office applications (pre-2016), it was obvious even to the most casual SharePoint users that there were document properties which should be assigned values, as well as how to enter these values. By contrast, with the DIP removed in 2016:

        1. It is not obvious to the casual user that there are…

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          0 comments  ·  Metadata  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Date/Time metadata which is added as field in a Word document are displayed as date -1 day in Word Online "View" mode

          When you have a document library which contains a date/time metadata column (ex. Review Date) and you add this column as a field in a Word document, the date which is displayed will be off by 1 day when viewed in Word Online. When edited in Word Online or the Word client application, the date is displayed correctly.

          We tested this in several tenants and the behaviour is the same.

          More info: https://t.co/2oEX2sTgCZ

          19 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Metadata  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please have all columns types compatible with Calculated and validation

            Actually, only few columns types are usable by Calculated columns and Columns Validation. It would be EXTREMELY convenient if we could use:
            -Lookups (text)
            -Lookups(ID)
            -Managed Metadata (Text)
            -Managed Metadata (Term-ID)
            -Multiple lines of text
            -Item ID (current Item)
            -Document Name (current Document)
            -Yes/No (check box)

            It would be also great if there was an option to format calculated column as HTML (for now only text, date, number)

            17 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Metadata  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Content type hub

              Please add additional security on the content type hub so that someone can't accidentally (or on purpose) update a content type I publish. This lack of security is preventing my company from using the content type hub. I have resorted to creating the same content type on every single SharePoint site.

              14 votes
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              • to fix Managed Navigation and Library Column Filter "bug"

                When using managed navigation it's not possible to use the column filters.

                See: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/sharepoint/en-US/ab5c7d15-14e7-470a-8120-71d049a104d3/list-metadata-navigation-and-columns-filters-not-working?forum=sharepointgeneral

                The "workaround" to use server rendering in the webpart properties isn't really satisfying, cause you lose features like list search and multi-value filtering for choice fields.

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                  2 comments  ·  Metadata  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add an Termset-style typeahead lookup control for Lookup columns

                  While thousands of items can be stored in lists, the drop-down control is simply not intended to display thousands of items. But it's what we're stuck with when using Lookup columns. The better option would be to reuse the control used to lookup MMS Term Sets, allowing a query-drive, type-ahead lookup into the target list.

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                    1 comment  ·  Metadata  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 13 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Metadata  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • put back the advanced people picker

                      As I am not sure of all nammings, here is the story. In 2010 we had a simple picker where we entered a value that was checked by the check icon and beside there was the Advanced picker icon. In 2013 the avanced icon / link has disapeared except in InfoPath forms and the central admin. In lieu, we have an autocomplete text with only 5 entries.
                      We are using about 10 claim types which could generate 20+ entries, hovering each claim to veryfy the claim type is not very ergonomic wheras selecting the claim type and restric the result…

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                      • Metadata fields to be available when composing doc online

                        When composing a new document (e.g. Word, Excel) "online", it doesn't seem to ask for any required metadata, but only when you are creating a doc "in the client", you are asked to provide metadata info. This way, if you have the content organiser feature switched on for your library, composing a new document online makes the whole content organising process redundant. It would be great if the user was still asked to provide metadata info even when they are creating a document ONLINE, not just in the local client. Thanks

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                        • Remove 5 minute restriction on date/time picker control.

                          The date & time (date and time) column renders a minute selector that only provides increments in 5 minutes. This should be configurable through the UI to be any increment from 1 to 60 (No Minute Selector).

                          9 votes
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                          • Bulk edit Metadata

                            Bulk edit metadata in modern document libraries

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                            • Copy metadata with files to new site collections

                              Why does it seem impossible (without serious custom work) to copy a file from one site collection to another and have it retain its metadata?

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                                1 comment  ·  Metadata  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Bring Document Information Panel Back

                                Bring back the Document Information Panel in Office 2016! Having SP properties mixed in with the standard document properties (author, modified date, etc.) is very inefficient. Users will opt to not fill in any properties instead of looking through all the properties presented and having to search for custom SharePoint properties. This is a huge step back.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Metadata  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add Cascading/Dependent Dropdown Relationship Capability to Content Types

                                  Scenario: An organization is broken down into a hierarchical structure of offices, departments, divisions, sections, and branches. Each unit has an Name, Acronym, human resources organizational code, information technology organizational code, and internal accounting codes.

                                  (1) The SharePoint Online development team is routinely creating lists/libraries and content types across multiple collections and sites that prompt the users to select an organization and upon this selection bring in the organization's related information such as it's HR and IT codes.

                                  (1) The SharePoint Online development team is routinely creating lists/libraries and content types across multiple collections and sites that prompt the users…

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                                  • Document name standardization with metadata

                                    Feature to use metadata to automaticaly calculate the documents's name . Actualy's possible with event_receiver...

                                    7 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Metadata  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make Search Box more Obvious

                                      Move the search box directly over the title of the library, moving the options (New, Upload, etc.) either to the right or above/below.. Where it is placed now, it gives the impression of searching the entire site and not the area in the main pane.

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                                      • SharePoint Online should preserveve modified date and more from imported files

                                        When importing files from file shares to SharePoint in Office 365 the modified date and so on is set equal to the import time. This means SharePoint is not able to display the correct historic dates of files, though it actually keep initially modified date when viewing file details in Explorer view so the date actually still is there but not visible.
                                        For SharePoint to be a true content management system basic metadata should be preserved when moved to SharePoint. Not being able to track such metadata may for many companies be an issue and at the same time end…

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                                          2 comments  ·  Metadata  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Don't hide metadata under the info button

                                          The way metadata is added has to be made clearer in the new library settings. No one can guess that I should click the info button in the top right corner, where there is already a ? and other stuff I never use. Clarify this feature in the task bar at the top then users will start to actually add metadata!

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