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  1. Add a feature to enable site level metadata and default values

    A challenge to adoption and use of metadata is getting users to fill in values consistently. There are many scenarios that would benefit from being able to define a value for metadata at the site level and have that automatically push down to all documents/items in that site Examples for the type of metadata that could be set centrally are project name, IDs from ERP systems, commercial sensitivity etc - all of those would be good to filter in search refiners. Content types could deal with this, but use of content types has its own limitations which currently require custom…

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    • Renew Surveys

      Since SharePoint 2010 or even SharePoint 2007 surveys didn't change. There is no ribbon to manage surveys, the color of the grapical summary didn't match the chosen look, and so on. Please renew surveys for SharePoint 2016.

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      • Add Table of Contents (TOC) for SharePoint Wiki pages.

        Wikipedia had it implemented years ago. I suggest you to add a dynamically created Table of Contents (TOC) for SharePoint Wiki pages, according to the title-styles used in the documents.

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        • Library and list based alert email templates

          Currently, the email template of alerts is a generic one reused by the whole web application.

          Would be a good idea to allow ease of customization of these email templates per list or library, this there means that the library can either inherit the web application email template, or the inheritance can be broken and the template customized for the specific list or library.

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          • Save Site As Template With Publishing Enabled

            After enabling site publishing, the feature to save a site as a template appears to be gone. This was a convenient feature that should be retained if possible.

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            • Broken list alert template

              After some changes rolled out to our Ofice 365 tenant on 1-2 June 2016, emails alerts from announcement lists became totally unreadable in Outlook. Each paragraph is on one line so to read these email alerts users need to scroll right for a long time. No spaces between the paragraphs. All our users have daily email alerts set up on some intranet announcement lists and need to be able to read these email alerts. Can we please have new alert template fixed. Thanks.

              We had this issue logged with MS Support. The following response has been received: "Our higher team…

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              • Add wiki editing to SharePoint Mobile version

                Office365 is great for startups. Wiki is ideal solution for early startup phases. Ideas in startups come on the go, with iOS/Android mobile browsers used a lot. Sharepoint wiki can't be edited from its mobile version, only possible from "full" view. All OpenSource alternatives (DokuWiki, MediaWiki etc.) easily do that from Mobile. Please add mobile editing to Wiki!

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                • Can't save a site as a template if publishing feature enabled

                  The publishing feature is a must-have for various reasons in many intranet classic structures. A project site can need to become a site Template witht such feature enabled, to handle pages, and css branding.

                  Without this, the time to duplicate a site structure can be strongly increased, which can become a real problem. For me it can become a crippling point.

                  This used to be possible : why this possibility has been removed ?

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                  • I prefer classic sharepoint

                    I really don't like the new theme.

                    I much prefer the original sharePoint theme. It is very hard to tell folders from files in the new theme. The flat colors make everything blend.

                    I also don't like that it becomes harder to copy a link to share. Dropbox lets you right click and copy the link. If you use your new theme, you have to click multiple times, select a link type and all kinds of stuff just to share a link.

                    This is why I'm still using the classic style using the "Return to classic sharepoint" but sharepoint seems…

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                    • Have the SP2016 Community Site template Site Pages Inherit Permissions

                      Request for a change in the SharePoint 2016 Community Site template at the site collection level. The template behaves differently when provisioning a site collection than when creating a subsite.

                      Scenario:
                      - Provision a SharePoint 2016 site collection using the Community site template
                      - At the root of the site collection, grant an individual person access (any level of access) – Do not put them into one of the out-of-the-box (OOTB) permission groups.
                      - When the person tries to access the home page of the site collection, they receive access denied because the Site Pages library has broken inheritance from…

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                      • Parent site template which can push changes down to previously created sub-sites (similar to list/library parent content types)

                        Many customers use a site template to create project/program sites in their environment. Generally speaking the lists and libraries that are in the site template are composed of content types so that changes can be made in one place and easily pushed out to all locations using that content type. The one area where SP is lacking is in the ability to easily push out changes at the site level to all the sub-sites where a certain site template has been used (e.g. change the navigation, add a new list, create a new page with a few web-parts, etc.... then…

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                        • Update the Follow button on a site if the site is followed

                          In SharePoint you can "Follow Site" which adds it to your "Sites" as a quick access point. However, if you are already following a site the "Follow" button below the Suite Bar in the top right corner does not update to something like a gold star and updated text "Followed" or something.

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                          • Column sizing reset

                            Stop resetting my column sizes when I refresh or leave the page and come back

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                            • Options to generate more nicer document templates to Office suite

                              With move to cloud will be nice, if SharePoint Online allow to generate more flexible and riches SpotLight XML for Office templates which loads to Office suite with easy process by sign in to Office with Office 365 credentials.

                              SpotLight XML can be customized in on-premise and deployed by GPO, but in online it only load template names and files. Not template preview or customes names and descriptions. SharePoint generate XML by Content Types. For end users it will be nice like Office.com templates. I check it with Microsoft and currently is not planned or posible, which is for only…

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                              • Add an encrypted column-type to SharePoint forms

                                I would like to see a column type (for forms) that automatically displays either "*****: (for encrypted data) or the actual decrypted values in this column, based on user permission.

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                                • New SharePoint Look

                                  Don't change to new look unless adding in the Browse/File/Library buttons which lead to the many tools and actions (like Workflow, which is nowhere to be found in the new look). Stick with the Classic Share Point. It works just dandy.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Make all the text in the resource files editable

                                    Right now resource files are used to control much of the text that is the included in dialog boxes, system messages, and emails. There needs to be a support method for updating this text so it can easily be changed to match a company's branding.

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                                    • Option to move site templates(with data) from Cloud sites to On Premise site

                                      currently Microsoft is not supporting to mover site templates with data from cloud to on premise. Can we get a solution for the same?

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                                      • Please make it easier to work with Promoted Links

                                        In short: make the Tile view filterable and allow browsing for a picture from a library. See my blog: https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2016/11/03/promoted-links/

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                                        • Wish the blue boldfaced display of "Select All" to be fixed in case I place "post" lists web parts of blog sites and when I show "Archives"

                                          In case I place "post" lists web parts of blog sites on the "Archives" page and when I select the "Archive" view from the "Select view" in the "List view" section on the screen of "Edit Web Part",
                                          the name of "All posts" view are displayed in blue boldfaced letter and the "All posts" appears to be viewed on Web parts.
                                          That really confused me because name of views does not match actually displayed information. Therefore, I request correct views to be shown.

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