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  1. Open ".xdw" file in browser without downloading it

    *English follows Japanese
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    ブラウザーで表示できない形式のファイルについて

    Open ".xdw" file in browser without downloading it


    ".xdw" 形式のファイルなどをドキュメント ライブラリに保存した際、ブラウザーから開く際にはダウンロードされてから開く動作となる。関連するアプリケーションと関連付けを行う機能等により、".xdw" 形式のファイルなどを直接ブラウザーで表示が可能とする機能の実装を希望。

    When we try to open ".xdw" format files stored in document library, we first have to download it to open up. What I would like to happen is for the file to simply be displayed in the browser without downloading it.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    300 votes

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    69 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. LinkedIn Feed Webpart

    Provide a webpart like the Twitter SPO webpart that allows displaying a feed from any LinkedIn account in a sharepoint online page.

    Ability to show feeds from more than one account would be desireable!

    279 votes

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    19 comments  ·  Web Parts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. hide/disable the Recent Activity in the details pane

    Implement a configurable switch to hide/disable the Recent Activity in the details pane. Should be configurable at the user, library or tenant level.

    Users find it annoying when the details pane keeps refreshing as other users update a list item or document; it makes the details pane constantly refresh and appears to "flicker" causing a poor user experience.

    279 votes

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    42 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Timeline - Gantt View in Modern Experience

    Timeline in Modern Experience Gantt View

    The tasks app should allow a timeline to be created and displayed in the modern experience of sharepoint online.

    Tasks needs to be created and searchable in the modern experience. Just like it use to work in the classic experience.

    274 votes

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    17 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Drag and Drop attachments from Outlook

    Would love to be able to drag & drop email attachments directly from Outlook into a document library. Currently I have to drag them to my desktop and then drag from my desktop into the doc library.

    272 votes

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    10 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Modern Page Ratings

    Will the functionality to like/rate pages be added to the modern pages? This is obviously available on classic pages and would be a great addition to the modern pages especially within the Communication sites.

    271 votes

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    25 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. text webpart add image

    its not possible to add a Image in Text webpart. If I try to add a image webpart separately and try to align it not looking good. Any option so that we can add Image and Text in a single webpart like we do in Rich Text editor ?

    270 votes

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    32 comments  ·  Web Parts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Customizing Column Width

    Modern lists seem to have an unmodifiable min width (even with JSON). Also, manually adjusted column widths reset upon refresh.

    It seems many are asking for customizable and SET column widths (similar to setting widths for web parts would be satisfactory or even allow JSON to alter).

    The excessive white space and scrolling right is problematic and inefficient.

    268 votes

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    14 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. File Viewer web-part needs view-size option

    File Viewer: The Web-part for this is great, but does not allow a large enough view port for the document. Could we have a size of view option? I would like to be able to view a whole page of A4 at normal or near normal view size on an HD monitor.

    265 votes

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    19 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Group by Content Type

    Allow grouping by Content Type within lists and libraries, just like we could in SharePoint 2007!

    265 votes

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    21 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. View in File Explorer for Edge

    The "View in File Explorer" library menu item found only in Internet Explorer was very useful. However, consistent with Microsoft guidance, I've lately been using Edge for most of my work. Is there any chance that the same item could be allowed in Edge? Thanks.

    261 votes

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    51 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. News post notifications to author, not creator

    In our organisation, we often create news posts for others that do not have the rights to do so. We then set them as the Author of the news post.

    However, when others subsequently comment or "like" the news post, the email notification is sent to the creator and not the author.

    We would like to ability to change the notification behavior such that authors can be set up to receive the comment notifications.

    258 votes

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    16 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. add event image to event webpart card view

    include thumbnail of image in events widget card view

    249 votes

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    23 comments  ·  Web Parts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Fix/Allow calendar overlays across site collections in SharePoint Online

    After migrating from SharePoint 2013 to SharePoint Online, it appears that Calendar overlays across site collections is no longer available. Please make it available again.

    (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3052455/unable-to-find-specified-web-in-the-given-url-error-when-you-try-to-us)

    246 votes

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    37 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Please add back in the list filter options such as "contains", "starts with" that were in classic sharepoint..

    Please add back in the list filter options such as "contains", "starts with" that were optons in classic sharepoint..

    245 votes

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    33 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. SharePoint Calendar views adjust for local time zone

    SharePoint calendars will show the time zone associated with the SharePoint site. Companies with offices across time zones have to translate that and people will often miss a scheduled meeting unless they used Outlook to show current time zone of the calendar item. Why can the calendar check the local computer time and adjust the calendar to display in the proper time zone?

    This should be an option since not every company will want this functionality, but from a UX side, this would help with schedules.

    246 votes

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    9 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Allow mailmerge using SharePoint (and/orOneDrive) based lists and document

    Allow Office 365 Word/Excel mailmerge functionality when the files are stored on SharePoint (Online or on-premises).
    As per: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficesharepoint-msowinother-msoversion_other/word-mail-merge-with-excel-document-in-a/81cd913e-9a57-4bf8-99ca-a766b57b2531
    The Office client people I know seem to think this is a SharePoint Online limitation, while the SharePoint people seem to think the Office client team need to sort this.

    239 votes

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    23 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Ability to hide the Hub Site navigation

    Add the ability to hide the hub site navigation via some setting or powershell.

    The hub site navigation is a list of static links with no security trimming and no way to target an audience. With the introduction of SharePoint SPFx extensions we have the ability to create a header on top of the page. The most common usecase in this scenario is to create a customized menu. However if hub sites are used and you need a customized menu you will have two menu's at the top.

    Here are a few business scenario's for a customized menu


    1. Company has…
    238 votes

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    11 comments  ·  Hubs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We don’t intend to support hiding hub navigation per site, however there are a few key solutions you can use (now and soon):

    Audience targeting in navigation https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/target-navigation-news-and-files-to-specific-audiences-33d84cb6-14ed-4e53-a426-74c38ea32293

    We’re working on delivering global navigation, you can read more about it in this blog post: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-sharepoint-blog/innovations-for-workplace-communications-and-employee-engagement/ba-p/1696149

  19. Permissions report - inheritance breaks

    Allow the owners of the sites to view a report of the security of their site. Start by adding a chart of the inheritance breaks of the whole site in one glance. This will become more and more important since you can use the 'Share' button on a file and break inheritance without understanding what you're doing.

    233 votes

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    thinking about it  ·  13 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Different type of view in SharePoint document library (Root & Sub Folder) does not work anymore with "modern experience"

    Different type of view in SharePoint document library (Root & Sub Folder) does not work anymore with "modern experience"

    Enable content type management and creating different default views for Root and subfolders does work and is displayed/switched correctly in classic experience but not in modern!

    231 votes

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