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  1. Full integration of SharePoint calendar with Outlook calendar

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

    1,368 votes
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    thinking about it  ·  44 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Month view for calendar on the page

    We would like the calendar display apps (events and group calendar) to allow a "month" view. We love the events parts and like that they link to a group calendar but would love to visualize this in a month or week format

    701 votes
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  3. Provide ability for user to clear frequent sites and activity on their SharePoint page

    Provide ability for user to clear frequent sites and activity on their SharePoint page.

    629 votes
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  4. Modern calendars

    Modern pages, lists and libraries look great and all fit together nicely.

    The other main thing we use here is the calendars which are still looking classic, which means inconsistencies in the quick links layout as well as other things which viewing a calendar.

    I can't find anything about when Calendars are going to be modernized.

    Hopefully soon!

    619 votes
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    71 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for submitting this suggestion and voting on it. We have two events/calendar solutions in modern pages today. The events web part has card based event tiles, powered by events lists. You can roll-up events from multiple sites into one page, but there isn’t currently a wall calendar view.

    Alternatively you can select to leverage a group calendar, and pull all of your events (including recurring events) from Exchange. This too is a compact card based view.

    While we understand a wall calendar view is desirable, we’re not working on it at this time.

  5. Please provide option to customize email templates

    Please provide option to customize email templates used to send notifications out of SharePoint online like "Send by Email" feature on modern UI pages, sharing notifications to other users. Most organizations do not allow users to install mobile apps. Providing information that is not approved will confuse the users and require constant training.

    279 votes
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  6. Ability for administrators to disable office online chat

    We have shared class notebooks setup enabling classes of 30+ students free range to chat to each other. As you can imagine teachers are finding this hard to manage, especially when they're off task inside of a program where work is also taking place; making it incredibly easy for the sneaky students to hide their off topic discussions!

    Furthermore the chat logs are not saved anywhere - this really does open up a host of child protection issues where cyber bullying could take place within the school without any logs of it ever happening.

    145 votes
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  7. Branding sharing email invitation

    It would be great to do some branding on the sharing invitation e-mail message. For example replacing the Office 365 logo with your company logo and changing the color scheme.

    125 votes
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  8. Better site usage analytics

    There should be more robust analytics on site usage. What is available now is very limited. For example, I can see total page views in the past 7 days, and the trending section for most viewed pages over the past two weeks, but in the trending section it just shows the blue bar, I can't even hover to get a number of page visits. Overall, improvement is needed in the area of site usage metrics.

    118 votes
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  9. SharePoint 2013 workflow email to distribution list

    I found out after contacting Microsoft Support that you are not able to use the "Send Email" action in SharePoint 2013 Designer to send the email to a distribution list (group type of distribution or security). In order to send an email in a SharePoint workflow to a distribution list (allmanagers@company.com), you have to use a SharePoint 2010 workflow.

    I was informed that SharePoint 2013 workflows can only send emails to organization users.

    Please allow the ability to send to a distribution list within the GAL/org. This is a very common request so changes in recipients do not…

    115 votes
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  10. Calendar Events and Meetings categories and colors

    It would be great to have the ability to select categories an colors where creating events and meetings, visible as well in the calendar view (calendar.aspx) and in Outlook (2016 or 365).

    111 votes
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  11. expire external user access

    Similar to the ability to expire a guest link, it would be nice to have the ability to expire external users (in the Admin portal where you see external users listed per site collection?). When the authorized internal user invite an external user (outside organization), please offer a control to allow for the expiration of access (e.g. 7 days, 1 month, "custom" or hard date like June 30, 2016). This takes away follow-up administration, especially handy for invite clients to your portal for only the timeframe of a project.

    106 votes
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  12. Reliable presence information in SharePoint Online

    Currently SharePoint Online getting presence information from local Skype for Business client. It would be great it actually talks to Lync Online at the background (similar to OWA) so that users can see presence information regardless of they are logged into Skype or not. Furthermore, presence information does not work on Chrome, due to the same reason, this gives an inconsistent experience across browsers and can benefit from improvement.

    101 votes
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  13. Change the default language after the SharePoint site has been created

    Though we can change the language settings, but once the site has been created there is no option to change its default language.

    91 votes
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  14. add the feature that could enable for me to jump to another page.

    I am currently inserting the [table] into a page, but am unable to reach the targeted page without several scrolls because of the longer table in longitudinal direction with the increased numbers. I am aware that I might be able to move to the anchor with the edited source tagged to HTML, but I hope the defaulted feature to be available that could enable for me to jump within a page, instead of inserting a HTML tag.

    89 votes
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  15. Regarding the feature to fix the column width for the list or document library

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):

    リストやライブラリの列幅の設定機能を要望
    Regarding the feature to fix the column width for the list or document library


    ■Description(内容):

    現在、モダン UI のリストやライブラリでは、列幅を一時的に変更が可能な機能が存在するが、列幅を固定する機能ではないため、改めてリストやライブラリへアクセスすると、デフォルトの列幅で表示されてしまう。
    クラシック UI では一時的にも列幅の変更ができない。
    アイテムによって列の情報が見づらいことがあるため、管理者が列ごとに幅の既定値を設定する機能の実装を要望いたします。

    Currently, we have the feature to adjust the width of column on lists or document library with Modern UI.
    However, the adjustment is temporary, and the width of column will be reverted to the default once users access again those list or library. (This feature is not implemented on Classic UI).

    Some lists or library have large information for their column, so we hope the feature will be implemented allow administrators to fix…

    88 votes
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  16. Improve the search behavior to display the user name containing the double-byte characters as input candidates.

    ■Title(件名):ユーザー名の検索について

    Improve the search behavior to display the user name containing the double-byte characters as input candidates.

    ■Description_JP (内容):[ユーザーまたはグループ] 列でユーザー名を入力した際に、漢字 2 文字を入力した段階で入力候補として表示されるようにしてほしい。

    In case of making a search for user name with [User or Group] column, I hope the search behavior will be improved to display the name containing the two double-byte characters when entering them into its column as input candidates.

    87 votes
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  17. Support inviting external users to multiple SharePoint security groups

    It appears that when you add an external user to a site collection security group in SharePoint Online and then add them to another security group in the same site collection, if the user hasn't accepted the invite yet then they will only be granted permissions to the second security group.

    For example, if I create a new site collection and I add an external user to the Visitors group then an invite email is sent to the user. If I then add that same user to a second security group and the user hasn't yet accepted my invite, then…

    86 votes
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  18. custom fonts

    Custom theme designer incl custom fonts

    84 votes
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  19. Allow change of the external sharing invitation language settings

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    共有をする際に送付する招待メールの言語を任意で設定できるようにしてほしい。

    Allow change of the external sharing invitation language settings


    SharePoint Online / OneDrive for Business の共有を行う際に送付する招待メールの言語は、現時点では招待する側の言語設定に依存する動作となることを確認している。
    外国在住のユーザーに対して外部共有を行う際に招待メールの言語を任意で選択できるように機能拡充を要望します。

    By default, external sharing invitation languages are set based on our side of language settings.
    For improvement of usability and manageability, allow changing sharing invitation language settings to any desired language.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    84 votes
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  20. Add "Mega Menu" to SharePoint Site Navigation and Make it Available Across Site Collection

    Add "Mega Menu" to SharePoint Site Navigation
    Also, Create a set of templates. Ideally allow customisation of styles

    Make it Available Across Site Collection

    84 votes
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