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  1. 109 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 95 votes
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    19 comments  ·  Web Parts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Navigation

    We have top bar navigation to our sites. We need to keep this (not having Togo through "Sites")

    92 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Just a brief update – this is a multi-phase fix. We have amended support in modern site header/pages for structured navigation, but if you are using managed navigation (via enabling publishing feature) support for this is still in the works. We are actively working on supporting this data provider and plan to have a fix soon.

    We’re going to resolve this idea – to track the remaining publishing work see/subscribe to: https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/admin/forums/329214-sites-and-collaboration/suggestions/14749329-managed-navigation-for-new-document-library-experi

  4. For SharePoint Libraries-Customize forms using PowerApps

    I want to be able use PowerApps to customize forms for SharePoint libraries. Currently only lists seem to be supported.

    91 votes
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  5. move documents between folders

    Make it easier to move documents between folders. It is now possible to use drag & drop to move to sub folders but there are no easy way to move documents up in the structure.

    87 votes
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    18 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Show breadcrumb down to folder level in a library

    The breadcrumb becomes fairly useless after you have arrived at Document Library level. Folders are still a very important way for users to organize documents. Once you start going into folders, there is no telling from the navigation controls where you are.
    This could easily be fixed with an improved breadcrumb which shows the path down to the folder level.

    Ideally this should even be an option that you can control from navigation settings, which currently allow zero control over the breadcrumb control.
    This is something you should be able to manipulate through configuration without the need for custom code.

    78 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

    72 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Web Parts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Open in Explorer

    Please continue to add the "Open with Explorer" option in the new documents library view

    72 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Enable SharePoint auditing for opening and viewing documents

    Please make this feature available for SharePoint Online.

    "For SharePoint Online, the Opening or downloading documents, viewing items in lists, or viewing item properties event is not available."

    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Configure-audit-settings-for-a-site-collection-a9920c97-38c0-44f2-8bcb-4cf1e2ae22d2?CTT=1&CorrelationId=da58a595-60b0-4710-a856-e43640f776f1&ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

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

    For tenant admins and compliance officers, SharePoint audit of document activity is available in the compliance center, see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/securitycompliance/search-the-audit-log-in-security-and-compliance.

    For site users, we have anonymized usage data available now. The modern site usage page (siteanalytics.aspx) shows both files with most total views and most unique users who viewed. We have also added a hover card experience in doc libraries, which will show total number of views for that document.

    We are not planning any updates at this time to the classic site collection auditing features.

    If there are additional specific features you’d like to see, please open a new userVoice request.

  10. Make Column formatting real easy and not with JSon

    Column formatting in SharePoint online.
    Why so complicated that you have to use Json.
    It doesn't fit in with the idea of modern pages and modern UI.
    Should be as simple as selecting a format....

    62 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. "Modern" Libraries Should Respect Navigation Settings

    When in the "modern" pages, we see an entirely different set of navigation options in the top nav than when we are in "classic" SharePoint. These pages should all respect the same navigation settings.

    57 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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…

    57 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Allow users to complete required metadata when uploading documents.

    Allow users to complete required metadata when uploading documents using the modern library view. Currently, users are not prompted to complete required fields or select a content type. As a result, the file is left in a checked-out state unless the user knows to edit the properties as a second step after uploading. This breaks sites that have structured metadata and/or specific content type usage requirements. SharePoint has always prompted for these required fields in the past, why remove that functionality?

    51 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Remove the limit of 5000 items as result in a view

    You can have millions of items in a list, but as soon as the view you are using returns more than 5000 ítems then you get an error, the only solution is to create filters and indexes to this view, and it has to be done before reaching the 5000 ítems limit, otherwise there won't be a way to create the indexes / filters.
    I know about this workaround because I created a support case in Microsoft Premium, here you have the reference: [REG:116022413747778] Sharepoint History list has been lost or can't be seen

    51 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Apologies for late update here. We’re going to close out this suggestion, directing folks to recent updates we shared at Ignite 2017 around smarter indexing and UX improvements to better manage querying and displaying content from large lists (for more details check out this Ignite session: https://myignite.microsoft.com/videos/53861). For specific scenarios or feedback on this approach please post new suggestions (noting that SQL will never scan more than 5k rows, so specific feedback/suggestions where the current approach still blocks scenarios would be welcome). Thanks!

  15. JSLink on displaying lists with new experience

    Now we're trying the display list using new experience which released recently.
    One important missing function is there is no way to do customization UI by using JavaScript. As you know the classic (current) experiense have JSLink. Hope to provide it on the new experience, too.

    51 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Drag and Drop Folders to SharePoint

    SharePoint supports dragging files from your desktop into a SharePoint document library, but as soon as you want to drag in a folder containing multiple files/sub-folders this is not supported. You have to recreate the folders manually in document library and then drag in files separately, this consumes a lot of time.

    48 votes
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  17. Make an easier way to navigate up when you are in a sub-folder within a document library.

    The 'Navigate Up' button on the library ribbon tab is too hidden for users and it also requires an extra click every time you need to go up. The breadcrumb also requires an extra click because you have to click the 'Browse' tab in the ribbon to see it every time.

    47 votes
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  18. Mobile navigation support for O365 Hub Site provided navigation

    Now when it is possible to create hub sites in addition to communication sites in O365 tenants which are in targeted release mode it seems that concept is initially missing mobile navigation support for navigation provided by hub site.

    When you navigate either hub site itself or any other site connected to hub the UI only offers mobile navigation for current communication site and O365 global navigation.

    I really like to see ready made and responsive solution for mobile navigation in hub site level navigation also.

    43 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Hub Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. 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?

    40 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Fix top navigation for external users

    When sharing a Communication Site with external users (activated with Set-SPOSite -Identity https://... -SharingCapability ExternalUserSharingOnly), they dont see the top navigation unless they reduce their browser window size below 1024px. Below 1024px window size the burger menu for mobile viewing shows up.
    This is obviously a bug that requires immediate fixing.
    Please fix this asap.

    Further info:https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/SharePoint/Communication-Sites-Navigation-for-external-users-not-showing/td-p/95641
    Thank you.

    37 votes
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    boom! it's done  ·  1 comment  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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