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  1. 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.

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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

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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.

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          1 comment  ·  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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          • 13 votes
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            • 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)

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              • 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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                • 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.

                  11 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Metadata  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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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                      • 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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                        • 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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                          • Document name standardization with metadata

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

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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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                              • 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).

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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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                                    • bach edit of metadata

                                      Can we have a Quick edit function on the new view to batch edit the metadata

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                                      • In term store manager allow more than 1 level of grouping

                                        The term store functionality is so awesome and flexible but the list of groups quickly gets unwieldy. It would be great to be able to aggregate the groups into our own arbitrary buckets like "Core enterprise", "To be retired", etc.

                                        This would give termset administrators a better experience but would also help information architects manage the term store. We might, for example, apply different governance per bucket.

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                                        • Metadata integration into PDFs

                                          Coordinate with Adobe, or figure out on your own, how to allow PDFs to retain metadata outside of Sharepoint.

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