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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/

    171 votes
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      thinking about it  ·  1 comment  ·  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…

      80 votes
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        thinking about it  ·  3 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.

        72 votes
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          9 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…

          36 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.

            32 votes
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              thinking about it  ·  4 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.

              30 votes
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                1 comment  ·  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.

                30 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.

                  24 votes
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                    5 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.

                    22 votes
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                      thinking about it  ·  1 comment  ·  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…

                      11 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • share the communication site with external users

                        Share the communication site with external users

                        *English follows Japanese

                        コミュニケーション サイトの外部共有について
                        コミュニケーション サイトのホーム画面の右上にある [サイトの共有] で外部共有ができない
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                        Share the communication site with external users
                        It’s impossible to share the site to external user by the button on the
                        on the upper right corner of the home of communication site

                        9 votes
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                          0 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.

                          9 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.

                            8 votes
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                              thinking about it  ·  2 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

                              7 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  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…

                                7 votes
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                                  0 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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                                    3 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • File Viewer View PDFs for the love of God

                                    How about when you call "File viewer" you make it so that it can view ANY FILE!! Instead of limiting it to just Office documents. How about that universal PDF file that you can export from your own Microsoft Office Suite???

                                    6 votes
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                                      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

                                      5 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  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.

                                        5 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.

                                          5 votes
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