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  1. Set "Communication Site" as Root site collection

    For organisations that would like to use Communication site as their intranet it would be great if you could provision the root site as a Communication site, rather than a team site with a redirect to the communication site.

    There is a workaround as mentioned here but i'd prefer a Microsoft supported method https://hangconsult.com/2017/06/29/change-sharepoint-online-root-site-collection-to-use-the-new-communication-site-template/

    307 votes
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      thinking about it  ·  8 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Multilingual Communication Sites

      Including support would be needed.

      My client has a legal requirement for using software, intranets that is Bi-Lingual.

      Communication sites are really great way to building new Intranets quickly but this is a critical feature for adoption.

      134 votes
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        11 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Missing page layout option in communication sites

        The publishing possibilities shown in the new communication sites serve a great insight of possibilities to create content in SharePoint. While this is an suitable approach for user generated content such as in Wikis there is a high demand to provide a consistent corporate wide communication.
        In the past this was possible through page layout option which is now missing and removes the ability for corporate communication departments to manage, plan and organise the content to communicate.
        In addition the missing page layout option lead to inconsistent and at least time consuming page creation. It will be hard to recreate…

        119 votes
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          thinking about it  ·  4 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Communication Site: Themes and and branding options missing

          The current communication site template cannot be used for corporate wide communication because there are some important things missing.
          The overall design is only able to speak and represent only the Microsofot CI/CD. The missing branding and theming options makes it hard to be used in corporates because there is currently no way to apply corporate communication and design guidelines to the page. For user it makes it hard to identify the page as an official communication channel by the company and not by Microsoft.

          In addition not even well known and supported customisations through Themes is possible at the…

          65 votes
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            working on it  ·  2 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add News Article Metadata

            Add News Article Metadata

            When adding a news article (site page) on Communication Sites, through the new interface, it would be great to be able to populate additional metadata for the page.

            This could be along the lines of tagging pages with keywords for searching through articles or adding custom metadata.

            59 votes
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              working on it  ·  5 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • In SPO, enable the option of activating SP publishing infrastructure feature in Communication sites

              In SPO, enable the option of activating SP publishing infrastructure feature in the modern Communication site template/sitecollection.

              49 votes
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                9 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Change page or news page authors

                please add the possibility to modify the page author so e.g. the comms dept is able to add news posts from the Executives. The People Web Part is not sufficient for our business request and a general editors account is not allowed.

                44 votes
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                  in the plans  ·  2 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Fix Highlighted Content Events to show the event and not the list view

                  Highlighted Content Events do not show the event when you click on the event within highlighted content.

                  News events in highlighted content shows the news article that was originally posted. So why don't events?

                  The highlighted content event should show the actual event.

                  36 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add Rating Settings to Document Libraries

                    Add the "Rating Settings" to document libraries in Communication Sites. This exists on other doc libraries from other site templates. This would allow users to rate/like content and we could add a section of "most like documents" etc to the page.

                    35 votes
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                      thinking about it  ·  2 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • New Communication SIte - Add Categories to News Articles

                      Categorize and filter news articles on new publishing site
                      Ability to select category (or multiple) for a news article when you create it. Plus the ability to filter the news widget by category.
                      Exactly like you can for events. Plus the ability to select multiple categories if you choose.

                      21 votes
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                        working on it  ·  0 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Create Groups sites under /Teams and Communications sites under /Sites

                        Communications sites should not be created in the same managed path as Groups sites. They are not managed the same way and don't follow the same rules.

                        At least, allow the selection of the path on the create screen.

                        18 votes
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                          thinking about it  ·  4 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Remove Get the mobile app and Feedback buttons

                          Please allow site administrators to remove or hide this button as we don't want our internal user to send feedback to microsoft instead of internal support team.

                          16 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • bing translation services integrated in a modern site

                            As there is no variations feature anymore and obviuosly Microsoft isn´t investing in this feature for communications sites it would be pretty helpful to have bing translator integrated to a News page or normal page inside communication sites. We as a large coopertaion have to meet legal requirements providing multiple languages for an Intranet. Its just ´so much effort and not really efficient to create for each language an own communication site and link in between. This is as well nor really ideal for Editors of articles who have to publish their News multiple times in various communication site with…

                            15 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Communication sites in sites collections

                              Make communication sites available as a site model in SharePoint collections.

                              14 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Communication sites lacks of consistent communication and usability

                                The flexibility of page creation mostly will overwelm business users and is definitly not markting and communications departments like to have. There goal is to provide fast and effiecent information. Right not the community portal lacks of two things:
                                1) Consistency - Any user can create any layout and it will be hard, time consuming and inefficient to create a consitent layout
                                2) Missing metadata for further filtering and content categorisation
                                3) No branding options to speak the tone and voice of the companyThis is the most challenging piece of inconsitent communication because it doesn't allow to speak the voice…

                                12 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Better Usage Report for Communication Sites

                                  We are using the communication sites mostly for company news, but we still cant see who read this or that news.

                                  So, considering the objective of a coomunication site, it will be great if we can see:
                                  1. Who has accessed the main page;
                                  2. Which page news they opened;

                                  A ranking for most read news and this kind of thing will also be amazing!

                                  10 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Fix: External User Profile Not appearing on pages

                                    The External Users profile does not appear on pages in the site, but it does in site contents. This meaning the only way for them to logout or see who is logged in is to navigate to site contents click their profile and log out.
                                    Please fix ASAP

                                    10 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add language picker to the site creation wizard

                                      Communication & modern team sites created only in English. There is no option to create them in other languages. Please add language picker to process. Global organizations have local subsidiaries and they wish to allow local teams to communicate in the local language. In the tenant admin you can set option to force default language for all tenant sites or to allow language selection which will be added to the self site creation wizard.

                                      10 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Fix: Caching problem between site collections

                                        Issue 1: Search Page Filter
                                        In Microsoft Edge, when a user searches on one site collection(Site A), then navigates to another site collection(Site B) and performs a search, the bar with the site title and filters is incorrect and still shows Site A instead of Site B.

                                        Issue 2: SuiteBar Link Caching
                                        In Microsoft Edge, when a user navigates to site contents on Site A then returns to the homepage and navigates to Site B the suite bar is still that of Site A.
                                        So when the user Clicks the Gear Icon and clicks site contents it navigates them back…

                                        9 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Comment Alerts

                                          SharePoint site news articles are great with the embedded comments section. I would ask and recommend that there be some sort of notifier/alert to the original comment poster when someone else responds to it. This would help keep conversations going forward. It's rather hard to find your original comments when there are many comment posts.

                                          9 votes
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