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  1. Document sets in modern document libraries

    Document Sets in modern document libraries

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      15 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      2,126 votes
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        108 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  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.

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          6 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • A Total Revamp for Wikis

          Could we please have the ability to create Wikis in SharePoint that look like TechNet or Wikipedia? Please try to make things more simple. Do not over complicate it again.

          449 votes
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            thinking about it  ·  31 comments  ·  Publishing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Drag and drop from SharePoint to desktop

            In the past, you were able to not only drag and drop files from your desktop to SharePoint, you could also drag and top files visvera from your SharePoint to your desktop. Unfortunately, this feature does not work any longer and was never intented to work based on the statement of the support specialist (Office365 support case: SRX616012694500709ID). I do not see a security issue here, because it only worked when the site was part of the trusted sites/intranet in the IE options. eRoom had this feature with a plug-in already back in 2002 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ERoom). It would be…

            62 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • manipulating image sizes.

              Please include options to resize, crop, images. images don't fit well.
              Thank you.

              5 votes
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                0 comments  ·  General  ·  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.

                630 votes
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                  16 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!

                • Add Table of Contents (TOC) for SharePoint Wiki pages.

                  Wikipedia had it implemented years ago. I suggest you to add a dynamically created Table of Contents (TOC) for SharePoint Wiki pages, according to the title-styles used in the documents.

                  73 votes
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                    thinking about it  ·  3 comments  ·  Site Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Copy document to same library

                    When using the "Copy" function in a library, it seems the intention is to create a copy of the document in another library.

                    But when users want to just create a copy of a document in the same location with a different file name, SharePoint throws an error.

                    Why can the copy function not simply allow a new copy in the same library with a different filename?

                    77 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  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.

                      978 votes
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                        57 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…

                      • Make the Delve organization chart available as a web part in regular sites.

                        The current "organization browser" web part :
                        The html view is just a list = not worth the time
                        You need silverlight to get a visual presentation but:
                        -nobody uses silverlight
                        -silverlight isn't compatible with modern browsers (because no one uses it)
                        The silverlight rendition in IE is appallingly ugly and isn't responsive.

                        To have a functional attractive org chart seems like a no brainer for a service that claims to be "enterprise" ready. It's already built in Deleve so just make it available as a web part.

                        23 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Web Parts  ·  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.

                          156 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Adding geolocation field to SharePoint Lists

                            One of the hidden gems in Sharepoint is the new geolocation field. A geolocation field enables you to annotate SharePoint lists with location information. In columns of type Geolocation, you can enter location information as a pair of latitude and longitude coordinates.

                            For whatever reason, there's no way to add a new geolocation field via the UI. Instead you have to go through some hoops with PowerShell (see: http://zimmergren.net/technical/sp-2013-getting-started-with-the-new-geolocation-field-in-sharepoint-2013) and/or script (see: http://mysharepointinsight.blogspot.com.tr/2013/05/adding-geolocation-field-to-sharepoint.html).

                            As I understand it, there's an MSI package (SQLSysClrTypes.msi)that must be installed manually on the WFEs in an on premises installation to enable geolocation, but…

                            235 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Lists  ·  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

                              332 votes
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                                thinking about it  ·  6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Ability to update Content Type using Datasheet view

                                Add the ability to mass update Content Type using Datasheet view and NOT change the modified date.

                                55 votes
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                                  7 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • export to excel

                                  Bring back 'export to excel' to the new document library experience

                                  56 votes
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                                    4 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Default notification for lists and library's hitting the 5000 items limit

                                    At the moment there is no option to send a notification to an Office 365 Admin when a list or library is reaching the limit of 5000 items, it would be good if an out of the box option could be implemented to send this notification. e.g., a check-box option with an email field and the number of items to alert when reached, this would be great if it could be implemented across all site collections, so an Admin could set this up once and not worry about time consuming tasks of having to set up alerts or workflows to…

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                                      thinking about it  ·  0 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • promoted sites loss of audience targeting links

                                      The new landing page for the Sharepoint button has lost the ability to create a new landing page for promoted sites and then add audience targeting to those links.

                                      or have a landing page or let us admins configure where the sharepoint button goes to. At present there isnt any flexibility there.

                                      39 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Introduce markdown syntax for authoring content

                                        As a systems engineer/developer, I love the office 365/sharepoint platform. The one thing that's stops me from using it for everything is the lack of a productive way to generate content.

                                        Editing content in the UI is horrendously slow and painful, I just want to be able to author content quickly with markdown syntax, and publish my content/documentation quickly and easily.

                                        What's microsofts standpoint on this? Am i the first to request this? (i highly doubt i'm the only one who wants this...)

                                        Cheers,

                                        Morgan

                                        69 votes
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                                          thinking about it  ·  3 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…

                                          69 votes
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