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  1. Ability to edit the site deletion policy email template.

    Currently the email notification that is sent to site owners doesn't provide a link to the Site Policy and Lifecycle page (just a link to the site). The email notification also isn't branded, so it doesn't look like it comes from us.

    0 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. FIX the ablility to overlay an Exchange calendar onto a Sharepoint calendar in Sharepoint Online

    When overlaying calendars in SharePoint Online it has a selection in the UI to choose a "SharePoint" or an "Exchange" calendar but the "Exchange" selection doesn't work. There are several posts in Office 365 support that confirms that this feature doesn't work but it still appears in the UI as an option???

    I tried created an Exchange calendar overlay on a SharePoint calendar on one of my site collections. However, one of the mandatory fields required is a web service URL. These do not currently exist in SP 2013 Online on Office 365.

    173 votes

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    39 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Bring back "meeting workspace" in SharePoint 2016

    I would be glad to see you bring back Meeting wokspace templates for Websites in SharePoint 2016 on premise and Office Outlook.

    51 votes

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    8 comments  ·  Site Templates & SP look book  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Remove the 1TB per site collection limit

    It is sometimes a requirement to keep everything within one site collection however the 1TB limit means you have to do extra work to split data up, also at the expense of the user experience.

    1 vote

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    0 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Add support for SMS in Sharepoint Online

    SMS cannot be configured for Sharepoint list alerts in Sharepoint Online. The option is there but can't be selected. This is confusing and frustrating for users.

    2 votes

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    3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Site Columns - Display Where Used

    Add another column in the Site Columns view that provides a list of objects (content types, lists, libraries etc) where the Site Column is being used.

    11 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Add permission to columns

    Have the ability to have permission levels on columns and data masking (*******).

    63 votes

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    3 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback! Although we appreciate your time and effort to give us this feedback, it’s not something we’re planning to do right now. We do like this idea, and we see a lot of really useful applications of this feature, but it falls fairly low on our overall priorities. We may re-evaluate this down the road, in FY17 or FY18.

  8. Allow you to set permissions on views

    Allow for permission to be set on views. We would like to be able to use lists for submitting user data but do not want them to see all of the columns available in the list.

    153 votes

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    5 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Integrate SharePoint Metadata, Views with Windows Explorer

    Windows should be a first-class enterprise experience for SharePoint to drive adoption. Therefore the File Explorer should be able to view and edit (with the correct permissions) SharePoint columns and views. Windows Explorer should inherit all the rights trimmed experience of SharePoint permissions, so it is possible to lock things down so users can't make a mess of things in Windows Explorer

    69 votes

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    51 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback! Although we appreciate your time and effort to give us this feedback, it’s not something we’re planning to do right now. Instead, we’d like to improve our metadata story across Office, Office Online, and mobile apps. Technically speaking, we are much more able to influence the experience of these places than we are Windows Explorer.

  10. 10 votes

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    24 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback – we appreciate the time and interest! Unfortunately, this feature was deprecated due to design limitations in the last release and it’s not currently and area we’re looking to invest in right now. That said, you can still mimic much of the functionality provided by slide libraries through reusing slides from another presentation without having to open the other file. Check out this support article for more details: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Reuse-import-slides-from-another-presentation-c67671cd-386b-45dd-a1b4-1e656458bb86

  11. Drag and drop email from outlook

    Even with site mailboxes, there is still a need to store a email file (such as an MSG from outlook) in a document library. This is useful when you are doing records management, have a document set, and need to save an email with other document records.

    188 votes

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    34 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Bring back the visual designer in SharePoint designer

    Power users are at a real disadvantage now that the visual part of SharePoint designer has been removed.

    185 votes

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    declined  ·  13 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Convert to PDF

    Add time level action to save text document to PDF. It should also be available as a workflow action. I know the document conversion service can achieve this feature be it requires a lot of work and custom solution for it to work properly. Also it not something that can be done on o365.

    0 votes

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  14. Allow anonymous access to SharePoint Online Site(s)

    With the upcoming removal of the Public-Facing sites in SharePoint Online (http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/3027254), many existing and planned solutions and migrations will no longer be possible.

    While the limited functionality of the current Public-Facing solution will not be sorely missed, the ability to allow anonymous access to some SharePoint content certainly will.

    For example, we have quite a few government agencies as clients that need to provide anonymous access to documents that are a matter of Public Record. These documents originate in SharePoint Team Sites and eventually make it to the public-facing site once they are officially a Record. This…

    0 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Please refer to the article for guidance on sharing sites and documents with people external to your org: https://support.office.com/en-in/article/Share-sites-or-documents-with-people-outside-your-organization-80e49744-e30f-44db-8d51-16661b1d4232?CorrelationId=0fdf75df-ef90-4d86-96b0-9e4d8302fc4a&ui=en-US&rs=en-IN&ad=IN#_Toc371328496

    I’m closing out this feedback item and giving all supporters their votes back.

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