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  1. Change the ‘Site Contents’ page

    The ‘Site Contents’ page (_layouts/15/viewlsts.aspx) is not user friendly when you have a lot of lists and apps. Make subdivisions for libraries, lists, apps,… like SharePoint 2010. Also remove the tiles. It is too overwhelming.

    6 votes

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    boom! it's done  ·  2 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Allow document to open in new tab on right click

    I should be able to right click on a document in a library and open it in a new browser tab.

    23 votes

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    7 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Enable SharePoint auditing for opening and viewing documents

    Please make this feature available for SharePoint Online.

    "For SharePoint Online, the Opening or downloading documents, viewing items in lists, or viewing item properties event is not available."

    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Configure-audit-settings-for-a-site-collection-a9920c97-38c0-44f2-8bcb-4cf1e2ae22d2?CTT=1&CorrelationId=da58a595-60b0-4710-a856-e43640f776f1&ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

    69 votes

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

    For tenant admins and compliance officers, SharePoint audit of document activity is available in the compliance center, see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/securitycompliance/search-the-audit-log-in-security-and-compliance.

    For site users, we have anonymized usage data available now. The modern site usage page (siteanalytics.aspx) shows both files with most total views and most unique users who viewed. We have also added a hover card experience in doc libraries, which will show total number of views for that document.

    We are not planning any updates at this time to the classic site collection auditing features.

    If there are additional specific features you’d like to see, please open a new userVoice request.

  4. Drag and Drop Folders to SharePoint

    SharePoint supports dragging files from your desktop into a SharePoint document library, but as soon as you want to drag in a folder containing multiple files/sub-folders this is not supported. You have to recreate the folders manually in document library and then drag in files separately, this consumes a lot of time.

    48 votes

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    10 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Make the ThemedCssFolderUrl property of the Web object available in the CSOM

    You cannot currently load or set the ThemedCssFolderUrl property of the Web object in CSOM. After applying a theme (for example, using the sample PnP code), returning to the app from the newly-themed site shows that the SP.UI chrome control cannot find what it needs to properly display. We need a way to ensure that a new theme that is deployed from the app can set this value so that when returning to the app afterwards the chrome control can continue to display properly.

    4 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. drag and drop images in wiki pages and blogs

    other CMS systems already allow this functionality. Instead of having to save an image somewhere and then upload it to SharePoint, let me just drag / drop images on the wiki and blog pages. Would be ideal for screenshots

    264 votes

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    15 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. move documents between folders

    Make it easier to move documents between folders. It is now possible to use drag & drop to move to sub folders but there are no easy way to move documents up in the structure.

    87 votes

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    18 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Keep Designer in SharePoint 2016

    I heard that in SharePoint 2016 there was NOT going to be any SharePoint Designer! PLEASE! I use it almost daily to provide simple workflows such as email to colleagues and other options that "Out of the Box" functionality can not allow and where InfoPath does not provide "If Then" statements for the ability to create Calendar items if conditions are met.

    17 votes

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    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Replace URL spaces with dashes instead of %20

    Please change how SharePoint generates links to uploaded documents and site pages, so that URLs with spaces will replace %20 with a dash instead. Most CMS tools including blogs do when generating SEO friendly URLs. Links with %20 throughout are too difficult to read.

    This feedback site is a perfect example:

    This:
    https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/forums/282887-customer-feedback-for-sharepoint-server

    is easier to read than this:
    https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/forums/282887%20customer%20feedback%20for%20sharepoint%20server

    890 votes

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    17 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Make the "(+) new document" button in doclib match available ContentTypes in the New button from Ribbon.

    Please make the "(+) new document" button from the web part and document libraries match available CTs as the ones available under the "New" button from the Ribbon. Please also include "Document sets" in the available CTs :)

    19 votes

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    3 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Create a new non-NPAPI plugin for Chrome compatibility

    The deprecation of NPAPI plugins in Chrome is affecting some functionality in Chrome. We are specifically having issues with the Open in Client Application feature in document libraries. This no longer works in Chrome by default and will no longer work at all in September once it is fully deprecated.

    Please create a way for the Open in Client Application (and any other features that are enabled by the NPAPI plugin) to work in Chrome. This true cross-browser support would help improve our user adoption and go a long way towards convincing our users of the benefits of continued usage…

    0 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. web apps integration included

    You guys really ought to license the Office Web apps as part of SharePoint without needing to setup individual user licenses. My company just moved over our intranet to SharePoint and I tried editing a spreadsheet in the browser from a computer that does not have a modern version of Excel installed and it says Web apps is not licensed. You are bundling web apps with OneDrive and with your Office365 subscribers. SharePoint is already expensive enough to not include this for free.

    6 votes

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    boom! it's done  ·  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Enable the edit properties dialog when uploading documents with drag&drop

    Upload via Drag&Drop is very easy but it is hard to set the metadata this way.
    you need 3 clicks - no user does this much work to set metadata

    164 votes

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    34 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 109 votes

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    10 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Show breadcrumb down to folder level in a library

    The breadcrumb becomes fairly useless after you have arrived at Document Library level. Folders are still a very important way for users to organize documents. Once you start going into folders, there is no telling from the navigation controls where you are.
    This could easily be fixed with an improved breadcrumb which shows the path down to the folder level.

    Ideally this should even be an option that you can control from navigation settings, which currently allow zero control over the breadcrumb control.
    This is something you should be able to manipulate through configuration without the need for custom code.

    78 votes

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    12 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. A Full Featured Forms Editor to replace InfoPath

    So Infopath 2013 is supported in 2016, but SharePoint really needs a full modern full-featured forms editor. FoSL looks promising but the functionality is not clear at this time.

    508 votes

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    As announced at Ignite 2017 – we are releasing support for custom form creation in SharePoint using PowerApps. This capability is rolling out to PROD now. For more details, check out: https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/53854?source=sessions and https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Ignite-Content-2017/Transforming-business-processes-into-Microsoft-PowerApps-and/m-p/99249#M782

  17. Remove the limit (5,000 items) on SharePoint Document Library Syncing

    The sync limit does not match OneDrive for Business, and adds complexity to the end user experience, administration and architecture of SharePoint. Please remove this sync limit.

    503 votes

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

    We’ve recently rolled out support for syncing your Team sites (including O365 Groups) and shared OneDrive for Business folders with our OneDrive sync client. You can read more here: https://blogs.office.com/2017/01/24/onedrive-brings-new-file-collaboration-and-management-features-to-the-enterprise/ This includes no longer being limited to 5,000 files in a team site, on your PC or Mac. Thanks!

  18. Make an easier way to navigate up when you are in a sub-folder within a document library.

    The 'Navigate Up' button on the library ribbon tab is too hidden for users and it also requires an extra click every time you need to go up. The breadcrumb also requires an extra click because you have to click the 'Browse' tab in the ribbon to see it every time.

    47 votes

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    11 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Cross site collection navigation

    Current term set based solution is not usable at all in real life multi site collection scenarios.

    570 votes

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    22 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    SharePoint hub sites ,which shipped earlier this year, provide a configurable cross-site navigation control. More information: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-SharePoint-Blog/Organize-your-intranet-with-SharePoint-hub-sites/ba-p/174081

    For questions, please reach out via the SharePoint Techcommunity: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/SharePoint/ct-p/SharePoint

    For any additional features, please search for or open new UserVoice suggestions.

  20. Responsive design

    The mobile views are not a solution, so many customers turn to custom design, but I would rather a responsive design be built into SharePoint.

    585 votes

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    26 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for the suggestion! In the past several months, we have released a series of new interfaces for SharePoint Online, all of which are responsive (e.g, modern list, modern document library, modern team site home page, new site connect page, and modern site page, etc.). We also released mobile apps across iOS, Android, and UWP platforms. Hope these help you better work on mobile and on the go. Let us know if you have any new feedback/followups.

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