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  1. Enable Audience Targeting in Modern Menu

    It would be great to be able to have Audience Targeting on the Mega Menu. I have navigation links that I would like to expose to a limited set of users e.g. managers.

    24 votes
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    working on it  ·  7 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Enable scheduling of posts for the News Section

    In Sharepoint Communication Sites -


    • Allow the option to schedule posts for the News Section.


    • Allow the option to change the published date for posts in the News Section (e.g. if you need to back-date something).


    • Allow the option to change the publishing user on News posts (e.g if you're publishing something on behalf of a team member, but want their name displayed, not yours)


    111 votes
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    25 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Security Trim Hub Menu

    Security trim the hub site's top menu bar

    310 votes
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    30 comments  ·  Hub Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Publish a modern page on a given time

    My users would like the ability to publish a modern page on a given time. Now it is only possible to publish a page directly. Make it possible to publish a modern page on time the user (optionally) enters in a datetime field.

    302 votes
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    28 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Schedule page publication

    It would be great if we could schedule a date for a page, article or news story to be published.

    Thanx

    167 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Publishing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Printing Modern pages

    Need a way to print modern pages, without the navigation pane etc.

    478 votes
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    33 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Improve Highlighted content web part to support custom content types and their custom columns

    I'd like to show users documents from an another site (different o365 group site). I came across the Highlighted content web part which is a very flexible and potentially useful function. However I can not filter my documents with it as it
    1 does not show custom content type at the type or document type filters (even though my content type is directly inheriting Document), and does not lists my documents either (basically being Documents because of the inheritance)
    2 can not select custom columns of my content type at the managed property filter.

    202 votes
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    22 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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.

    289 votes
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    18 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Allow existing site pages to be added to the "News"

    I see these pages have a "Promoted State" and "FirstPublishedDate" that are used to determine if a page should be shown as News, but these properties cannot be changed. I want to be able to take an existing site page, and publish it as News.

    Alternatively, you could let me publish news to a library separate from the site pages so I'm not cluttering my wiki page library.

    55 votes
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    working on it  ·  2 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Enable Audience targeting on modern page web parts

    It would be great to be able to target content by Audience (using global audiences and SharePoint groups) on the modern web parts just like we were able on the classic pages. Thanks

    1,118 votes
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    201 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Make rename in Teams reflect name changes in Sharepoint?

    When I rename a folder in the Teams app, the underlying folder is not renamed in sharepoint. This is most confusing.

    2,919 votes
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    229 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Add managed metadata as filter option in Highlighted Content webpart in Modern Pages

    Filter options now only include title or content search, and managed properties.

    Adding managed metadata will improve this powerful webpart!

    185 votes
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    working on it  ·  3 comments  ·  Web Parts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Publish post to Microsoft Teams

    Please allow news or post to be published to Microsoft Teams.

    21 votes
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    working on it  ·  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Possibility to set warnings on the new Sharepoint news from sites page

    It would be great to have the option to receive notifications on the new Sharepoint "News from sites" page so we’d be able to manage notifications on a per site basis through the individual sharepoint sites.

    41 votes
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    working on it  ·  4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Push notifications for news on mobile phone for sites that I follow

    We are using the SharePoint Online Modern News feature. We love it. I've got the SharePoint Online Android app installed on my smartphone. I follow a few sites. I would like that the app sends me a push notification message on my phone for all new news articles that exist on sites that I follow. Would be so nice!!! Thanks guys!!

    28 votes
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    working on it  ·  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. News Comments

    Need to have comments and likes for SharePoint News

    75 votes
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    working on it  ·  5 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Highlighted Content Web Part - Add AND OR for multiple filters

    Adding multiple filters defaults to OR. In other words adding multiple filters finds more items, rather than finding the intersection of the two filters. You need to be able to specify AND or OR between multiple filters in the web part.

    181 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Metadata  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Prioritize large list management in SharePoint Online

    Large list management has to become a priority. Even with the most thought out and careful planning, inevitably something will come up and you need to make a change to a list or library. Once that goes over 5,000 items, it becomes impossible to do anything management related to the list, which actually hinders it's use. Users can continually add files, but you can't do anything to help them.

    This has to be addressed in some fashion, whether it is allowing APIs like REST and CSOM to bypass this restriction so they can perform basic administrative operations or giving us…

    404 votes
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    20 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi everyone, I’m happy to announce that the ability to add indexes to lists of any size is available to SharePoint Online customers as of March 2018. You can now go to “Indexed columns” in List or Library Settings page, and add indexes even if your list has more than 5,000 items. For up to 20,000 items, the indexing should be near instantaneous. For lists with more than 20,000 items, indexing will use a background process and may take some time, usually minutes, but possibly longer if there are a lot of items and if SharePoint is busy serving other requests. Similarly, you are also able to remove indexes that you no longer need.

    We are continuing to work on making larger lists work better, so we will keep this item open. Please don’t hesitate to send feedback if you are running into issues while managing your large lists, and…

  19. Allow improving page loads

    We tried to enable the page output cache on our Intranet (O365) but didn't not get any performance improvement. We enabled the debug and noticed the following message “8 Output cache not used. Reason: User can view an unpublished version of the current page”. We would like to be able to set the CacheForEditRights settings, but this is disabled through web.config settings. The link to the Cache Profiles list is also hidden online, but we were able to create a new profile anyway with this set (Allow writers to view cached content).

    Since there's already a check if the page…

    57 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Publishing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Enable renaming the SPO tenant domain

    Currently the site collection URLs are fixed as https://tenant.sharepoint.com and cannot be changed. This does not fit with flexible cloud-based solutions - business needs will inevitably result in an organisation changing it's name during its lifetime (mergers, acquisitions, rebranding etc). While it may not be possible to change it so that entirely custom domains are used (eg contoso.com, instead of sharepoint.com), it must be possible to allow the sub-domain to be changed (eg. newtenant.sharepoint.com)? Please?

    Migrating an entire organisation (likely to include Exchange, Skype, Sharepoint and Onedrive data!!) to a new Tenancy is absolutely not a viable option.

    5,534 votes
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    697 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Providing the ability to scale from renaming individual sites, to all sites within a SharePoint tenant, while ensuring a consistent user experience across M365 is a complex problem. We have been working hard on this long-awaited feature and are currently validating this with a subset of customers in a closed (no longer accepting nominations) Private Preview Program. As we consolidate their feedback, we will provide another update in the next few months.

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