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  1. 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…

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      thinking about it  ·  2 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Remove the list view threshold (5000 by default)

      This limit has always been a bit laughable, and is even more so as we develop more client side applications. In SharePoint 2007 we didn't have this limit and were allowed to make our own mistakes. Now that hardware is so much more powerful, we need this limit removed so that we can build enterprise-class applications.

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

        The 5,000 item threshold is likely here to stay. We are aware that it takes awareness on both sides to get past this limitation: list owners have to build the right fields, indices, and indexed views so that end user queries can run successfully in large lists. And then, end users have to run the correct queries – they can’t just open the root of the list, they have to use a filtered, indexed view.

        We want to pursue work that helps on both these ends – for example, proactively indexing more lists, making suggestions to list owners for views to create that will help end users, and helping end users at query time pick filters that will unblock their queries. Additionally, we want to increase our support for running more types of queries in large lists when an index is present – for example, instead of requiring an indexed…

      • Document sets in modern document libraries

        Document Sets in modern document libraries

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          23 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Cross site collection navigation

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

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

            This one came back up to our attention recently. We aren’t yet ready to say we are working on it, but we are considering various ideas for global cross site collection navigation and “meg-menus.” In the meantime, we are also making sure the PnP site has great examples and all available APIs are well documented for building this (e.g. it came to our attention recently there was a set of taxonomy APIs that could help but could be documented better.) Stay tuned!

          • Enable renaming the site collection URLs

            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.

            2,460 votes
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              129 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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/

              26 votes
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                thinking about it  ·  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.

                10 votes
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                  thinking about it  ·  1 comment  ·  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.

                  7 votes
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                    thinking about it  ·  0 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add Article Tagging to the Modern News Feature

                    It would be great to tag News posts/articles by category (e.g., training, motivational, announcement, etc.). Users could then refine by category to see all articles under that tag.

                    6 votes
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                      thinking about it  ·  0 comments  ·  Metadata  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add Page Image and Rollup Image to columns that can have default values set

                      Within: Pages > Document Library Setting > Column default value settings. Add the ability to set a default image for the Page Image and Rollup Image columns.
                      We are trying to make it easy for users to quickly create a new page, but we require these fields to be populated so they get displayed correctly in Content by Search web parts. Everytime someone creates a new page they have to manually populate these image fields. It would be great if we could default them to some generic image and if they wanted to they could change them

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                        thinking about it  ·  0 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Link Icons in Quick Links

                        When I use links in the quick links and I link out to a site it doesn't autoload a little preview image like sharing a link in Yammer or Facebook.

                        21 votes
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                          thinking about it  ·  1 comment  ·  Web Parts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • #Hashtags & @Mentions in blogs

                          Blog pages/posts should allow 'Hashtags and @mentions but they currently dont.

                          The rest of SharePoint social (micro blogging converstations, forum comments etc) make use of this. so it is beyond strange that if you comment on a blog you cant mention someone to make them aware etc

                          25 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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

                            10 votes
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                              thinking about it  ·  0 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable Reordering Modern News Articles/Pages in News Web part

                              We would love the ability to reorder the articles/pages in the modern News web parts or have the ability to surface featured articles to the top.

                              6 votes
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                                thinking about it  ·  0 comments  ·  Web Parts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Improve modern page metadata and tagging capability

                                Provide better ability to tag pages with labels and content type

                                13 votes
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                                  thinking about it  ·  0 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Page templates for Modern Pages and Libraries that allow removal of elements and reuse

                                  Allow page authors to design page templates right in the Page Edit UI. Page edit would allow them to remove the Title Banner, Logo, left navigation, Edit link, New Link, Share Link, Search box and save the template for reuse.

                                  Page Templates would support web parts and new developed custom JS controls for things like custom navigation controls.

                                  28 votes
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                                    thinking about it  ·  0 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Full integration of SharePoint calendar with Outlook calendar

                                    Allow custom fields in SharePoint calendar available to view and update from Outlook

                                    369 votes
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                                      thinking about it  ·  6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add customization possibility to the new SharePoint Home page

                                      Based on the new feature being now rolled out at large: https://blogs.office.com/2016/05/04/sharepoint-the-mobile-and-intelligent-intranet/

                                      The new SharePoint Home page (landing page) is cool and we really appreciate the new look and feel.

                                      The only issue is that we can not customize that Home page and place the different items based on our priority!
                                      Based on what we have now:

                                      Links
                                      Followed Sites
                                      Recents
                                      Suggested

                                      It would be very interesting if we could place the LINKS on the right followed by the Followed sites!

                                      Then we would have the Recents and Suggested sites on the left menu.

                                      Basically being able to move parts…

                                      92 votes
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                                        10 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Column totals missing in modern list views

                                        Column totals missing in modern list views.

                                        This is an often used function, and the workaround to set the list back to classic will only be a temporary solution.

                                        168 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Overview of applied content types

                                          Content types are an essential part of SharePoint. One issue that has been around since SharePoint 2007 is the absence of an overview of all applied content types. Why is this important? Try to delete a content type and you get the message it's still in use. Good luck finding out where. This is very frustrating and time consuming. That's why I vote for an overview where you can see where the content types are applied.

                                          189 votes
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                                            6 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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