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  1. 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…

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      thinking about it  ·  3 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…

      57 votes
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        working on it  ·  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.

        50 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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/

          46 votes
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            thinking about it  ·  0 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.

            31 votes
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              1 comment  ·  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.

              25 votes
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                2 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…

                18 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  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.

                  16 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  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.

                    12 votes
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                      thinking about it  ·  0 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Unable to confirm the detailed reading history of the videos

                      *English follows Japanese

                      ビデオの閲覧履歴の詳細が確認不可

                      Microsoft Stream にアップ ロードされたビデオは誰がいつ何回視聴したか確認不可、改善されたい
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                      Unable to confirm the detailed reading history of the videos

                      Please help to improve this function which the detailed reading history (eg: how many times , when, and who watched the videos) of the videos in Microsoft Stream

                      11 votes
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                        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.

                        10 votes
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                          thinking about it  ·  2 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Communication sites in sites collections

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

                          7 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow http links, not just https

                            I would like to link to external pages that are not https. Embedding a external page in a website can be very useful.

                            4 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Disable Comments on new Pages by default

                              I like the new Comments feature on Comm. Sites.
                              But there are use cases, where you need to create plenty of pages without comments. After publishing a new page we need to edit, disable comments and publish this page again.

                              Would be nice to enable/disable comments by default on Site Collection level.

                              4 votes
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                              • Bring back Global Navigation in the new Communication Sites

                                Right now the ComSites uses left navigation as top navigation, this setting is conflicting/confusing when user navigates to a document library and subsites seams to ignore navigation inheritance.

                                4 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  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.

                                  4 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow the Document web part to accept Word templates

                                    The Modern Publishing web part 'Document', which lets you embed a document, allows you to share PowerPoint templates (.potx) but not Word templates (.dotx). This behaviour is inconsistent - it should allow both.

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Open Source the Communication Site Web Parts

                                      Can you consider making the out of the box communication site SPFX web parts open source to allow the community to modify their functionality and install them as per SPFX?

                                      In Comm Sites, some the new web parts are basic or provide little no editing capability or to enhance them to incorporate the edge cases where a organisation needs to tweak the web parts accordingly.

                                      At the moment, they are a great starting point to get comm sites up and running but a open source version will allow developers to take what you have built and enhance/change them to meet…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • SharePoint Service admin permissions should be sufficient to create Communication Sites - no Groups creation access required

                                        We have restricted the ability to create Groups in my organization. Not all of our SharePoint Service Admins have the ability to create Groups, so they can't create Communication sites, even though Communication sites have nothing to do with Groups.

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                                        • Allow separately controlling the creation settings between the Communication site and Office 365.

                                          For security protection, I am considering to restrict the creation of the Communication site by general users. However, I have received the guidance from the support desk that the Office 365 group will also be the same setting when controlling the creation of the Communication site in conjunction with each other by default behaivor.

                                          Therefore, I hope the feature will be improved to allow general users to create Office 365 groups only, therefore, it would be useful if the feature will be allowed separately controlling the creation settings between the Communication site and Office 365 as well. Thank you for…

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