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  1. 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.

    4,022 votes
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    488 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback! Just a note to let you know that we’re building your suggestion now. We plan to increase availability to this feature throughout 2019.

    Corporate lifecycle is a real and constant pressure in business, often resulting in a need to rename the Office 365 Tenant. To that end we are working on the solution to change the SharePoint domain URL (contoso.sharepoint.com renamed to fabrikam.sharepoint.com). This capability will also then enable the renaming of an individual site collection (contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/abc to contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/xyz).

    While we don’t have an estimated delivery date to share at this time, we’ll update your suggestion with details as they become available.

    Matthew Carlson
    Microsoft

  2. 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.

    2,112 votes
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    165 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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.

    1,449 votes
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    160 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are continuing to make our large list experiences better, please keep the feedback coming.

    Spring 2018 update:
    - We now support being able to manually add indexes to lists of any size (increased from lists up to 20,000 items previously).
    - Starting with the February release of the Office 365 Excel client, you will be able to export your full list instead of getting cut off part of the way through.

    What we are working on now:
    - Predictive indexing will start to work for lists larger than 20,000 items so your views will automatically cause the right indexes to be added to your lists.

    In our backlog:
    - Being able to index/sort/filter by lookup column types (like person, lookup or managed metadata columns) without being throttled.
    - Making sure that our REST APIs support querying in ways that will guarantee that the call will not be throttled.

    For…

  4. Freeze Column Headers

    Would love to see the ability to freeze column headers at the top of the page when a user scrolls through a long list.

    1,236 votes
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    162 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    As of March 2019, this feature should be available to 50% of users in Targeted Release. The rollout to all users is continuing, but there are several features included together in this one and we’ve paused the rollout a few times to accomodate changes based on feedback to the other features. New ETA for reaching all users is April 2019.

    Note this feature will only apply to modern doclib and list UX in SharePoint Online

  5. 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/

    1,052 votes
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    69 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Document sets in modern document libraries

    Document Sets in modern document libraries

    1,044 votes
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    113 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Anchor Links or Collapsing Sections

    It would be helpful to have sections that collapse, tabs, or anchor links for pages that contain lots of information. Word allows you to create bookmarks, and OneNote allows you to create tabs to easily navigate lots of information on a given topic. It would be great if you had the same flexibility with a page in SharePoint

    831 votes
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    104 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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

    789 votes
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    130 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Ability to resize images on modern pages

    I'd like to be able to resize an image directly from the modern pages image webpart. This is really annoying that the pages are so easy to create but that you can't control the image size on the page.

    593 votes
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    33 comments  ·  Web Parts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    While we’ve added the ability to crop images and display specific aspect ratios (by clicking on the image); however, the column size (1/3, 1/2, 2/3, etc.) the page author has selected decides the size of all the web parts in that section.

    We are looking at ways to make this more flexible for images, without making it odd for other web parts, but haven’t finalized our approach yet.

  10. 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.

    518 votes
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    38 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    As of March 2019 this feature is available to all users of the list/library webparts on modern publishing pages, and to 50% of First Release users in the full page lists/library app. We are continuing to roll this out to all users, but it’s part of a collection of other features, and we have paused rollout a few times to address requests and changes in those other features.

    Note this feature is available only in SharePoint Online

  11. Multilingual Communication Sites

    Including support would be needed.

    My client has a legal requirement for using software, intranets that is Bi-Lingual.

    Communication sites are really great way to building new Intranets quickly but this is a critical feature for adoption.

    508 votes
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    31 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are happy to share that we are actively working on it. We will be sharing more details about the plans at the SharePoint conference in Vegas.

    Here is the MS road map item

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=50217

    Here’s the session we’ll share more details.

    https://sharepointna.com/#!/session/Multilingual%20and%20other%20advanced%20publishing%20systems%20in%20modern%20SharePoint/3550

  12. Bulk check-in/check-out

    I need to be able to check-in or check-out multiple files. I'm not able to do this currently, when selecting multiple documents.

    404 votes
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    57 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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…

    334 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…

  14. Printing Modern pages

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

    293 votes
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    22 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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.

    290 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    A consolidated admin view of where published content types are being used is still being evaluated, but for folks voting for the related use case of “better creation and management of content types” please refer to site designs (aka.ms/spsitedesigns) as a modern mechanism to create/apply content types to site libraries. We are also looking at how this could be more easily supported from hub sites.

  16. Add a decent photowebpart

    Add a photowebpart that shows the content of a picture library in thumbnails. when you click a thumbnail, a popup will appear with the photo in a "normal size" (as available in _w hidden folder) and than you can browse the photos with next/previous buttons, with an option To show the picture in original size.

    285 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Web Parts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 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.

    236 votes
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    working on it  ·  14 comments  ·  Site Scripts & Site Designs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. 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

    216 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. 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.

    199 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. 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.

    174 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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