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  1. Provide option to convert existing site to communication site

    For customers who are trying to completely modernize their large SharePoint implementations, it should be possible to convert an existing site collection to use the communication site template.

    It can simply be a powershell command that applies all the features/etc. it needs.

    It doesn't need to change existing content, just apply the styles and create the typical landing page for a communication site.

    It'll make it easier to adopt upcoming features (like adding sites to hubs, etc.)

    266 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Optimize Access Request Settings for site owners

    Three requested updates to significantly improve the Access Request process:

    1) Allow multiple users to receive access requests

    Access requests (Site Settings > Site Permission > Access Request Settings) can be sent to anyone with an email address, but it has three critical downsides: 1) you are limited to one email recipient; 2) the field does not accept SharePoint groups; and 3) it’s prone to misspellings of email addresses since the field is not a people picker.

    One of the most extreme examples of how this is broken: My company’s CEO needs access to a file s/he has a link…

    265 votes
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    34 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Comment notifications

    An alert option for leaving comments. At the moment there is no way of finding out if people left a comment.

    242 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Managed Navigation for new Document Library Experience

    Currently the new document library experience does not support Managed Navigation. It would be great to have this as currently using the structured navigation seems buggy in the new experience. Specifically, it ignores the "hidden" attribute of structured navigation which can make for some large menus. We love the new experience and are hoping to train users up and roll it out however we need to get navigation right before we can do this.

    237 votes
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    50 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for the feedback requesting support for classic publishing on modern pages in team sites. We have rolled out an update that will now correctly render your structured or managed navigation links on modern pages in classic team sites.

    Please see the help article (https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Customize-the-navigation-on-your-team-site-3cd61ae7-a9ed-4e1e-bf6d-4655f0bf25ca?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US) for more details – or visit the MS Tech Community (https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/SharePoint/UPDATE-Support-for-Structured-Managed-Navigation-enabled-on/m-p/57384) to share any comments/questions.

  5. Add a link to a image in the Webpart image

    In the new web part image of the modern experience, it's impossible to add a link to the image. You should add this possibily, with an option to open "in / out the screen". Without that, it's now impossible now to put a "image / button" to open another page.

    225 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Web Parts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Publish date format defaulting to US Format in Modern Pages for other regions

    The Published date on Modern Site Pages in Classic SharePoint sites is defaulting to US format (MM/DD/YYYY) although the tenant is in AU format (DD/MM/YYYY).

    The date format for other content in SharePoint Classic sites is MM/DD/YYYY which is same as Regional Settings.

    222 votes
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    36 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

    206 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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.

    203 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’ve enabled custom metadata on pages and news in Sites last year and forgot to mark this complete.

    See the blog about it here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-SharePoint-Blog/Structure-your-intranet-page-metadata-coming-to-SharePoint-in/ba-p/212555

    If you have additional asks, like the commentor asking for AND/OR control in news filtering, please search and find a suggestion to vote for, or open a new once.

  9. Features to Edit Modern Pages

    There is too little control of a Modern Page. You can't control text size and coloring, you have limited format control, and most of all you can't edit source. I used this to drop in things like Image Maps or other HTML that there was no way to add in.

    196 votes
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    26 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    As we mentioned in the last update, we’re working on anchor linking for modern pages, and it should be available shortly. We’ll clear up the m365 Roadmap to ensure that gets added.

    See this suggestion:
    https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/forums/329214-sites-and-collaboration/suggestions/33253909-anchor-links-or-collapsing-sections

    Text formatting is already available in the rich text editor on modern pages.

    To create an image map you could use the image web part for a single link, but to make multiple links across different parts of the image, you’d need to leverage a web part designed to do that. There are partners and potentially open source web parts to create Image Maps.

    If you have other suggestions (e.g. font selection), please search and vote for those, or open a new suggestion. Thank you.

  10. Enable "tel:" and "mailto:" links in editor

    When creating links using the Wysiwig editor we should have the ability to add "tel:" links and "mailto:" links.

    193 votes
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    24 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Enable custom columns for modern pages

    Consistent with the classic "publishing" use case, would like the ability to add custom columns to modern site pages and make these columns editable in the page properties UI in the Site Pages document library.

    An extension of this would allow editing of the page properties on the page itself, similar to custom page layouts on classic publishing pages.

    188 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Modified dates in Site Contents should reflect content changes, not system changes

    Looking at the modified values in Site Contents has always been a quick way to recognize where activity has occurred - if it has. Without running any code we can quickly see if a site has been used recently. (It was easier to eyeball this in SharePoint 2007 in the vertical listing than it is in SharePoint 2013+, but that's a different UI issue - tiles aren't helpful for every use case.)

    For months now, a list no one has touched for over a year might say "Modified 23 hours ago". It seems as though lists and libraries are being…

    173 votes
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    38 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for this feedback. This is an example of how User Voice and Twitter brought this to our attention.

    We have rolled out a fix to all of production for this issue. Going forward, Site Content’s dates will only update based upon real user behavior, not system changes.

    It’s worth noting that this is a go-forward fix – we did not feel it right to go back and change existing dates.

    Please let us know if you see any dates update that are unexpected.

  13. Enable the edit properties dialog when uploading documents with drag&drop

    Upload via Drag&Drop is very easy but it is hard to set the metadata this way.
    you need 3 clicks - no user does this much work to set metadata

    164 votes
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    34 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. External Folder Sharing with without sign-in

    Number 1 limitation is the fact that we cannot share folders without requiring users to sign-in. Adoption of this product will be limited without this feature.

    159 votes
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    40 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Enable folder Download option

    I contacted support and currently only way to download folder is using IE and open the folder inside Explorer.

    Support for other browsers would be great. Alternative is to compress content of folder to ZIP and download that file, like it's available in Microsoft Account version of OneDrive.

    152 votes
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    22 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Communication Site: Themes and and branding options missing

    The current communication site template cannot be used for corporate wide communication because there are some important things missing.
    The overall design is only able to speak and represent only the Microsofot CI/CD. The missing branding and theming options makes it hard to be used in corporates because there is currently no way to apply corporate communication and design guidelines to the page. For user it makes it hard to identify the page as an official communication channel by the company and not by Microsoft.

    In addition not even well known and supported customisations through Themes is possible at the…

    130 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. RSS Feed in modern pages

    Please allow the embedding of RSS feeds within Modern Pages (using the embed webpart)

    125 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Web Parts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. 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

    121 votes
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    17 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Remove restriction for 50 hub sites (or increase it to 500 sites)

    Please remove the restriction for 50 hub sites per tenant (or at least increase it to 500 sites) as there could be many scenarios where one would need more than 50 hub sites particularly the large / multinational enterprise/organisations. For example, Project Management Office (PMO) used to create subsites for a large projects to manage different streams within a single project and would now create Office 365 Groups and I can see PMO could easily use 10 - 20 hub sites.

    113 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Hub Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Change page or news page authors

    please add the possibility to modify the page author so e.g. the comms dept is able to add news posts from the Executives. The People Web Part is not sufficient for our business request and a general editors account is not allowed.

    112 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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