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  1. File Lock Override

    Site/folder/file owners should be able to unlock locked files (waiting an hour for SharePoint to realise I closed that document it opened for me in Word Online is a real pain).

    185 votes
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    22 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. All classic web parts for Modern Team Sites

    Prior to modern pages, we had many web parts to choose from in SharePoint (Content Search, Search Box, Search Results, Content Editor Web Part, etc.). Some of the modern web parts are cool, but the Content Search, Search Box, Search Results, Content Editor Web Part are HUGELY important and widely used. The search web parts mentioned tie in nicely to Custom Display Templates and allow us to bring back content from anywhere in the farm. The Content Editor Web Part is a staple...it allows us to link to a txt or html file to surface custom content in a web…

    185 votes
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    not in our plans right now  ·  10 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. New Event Web Part should support recurring events

    The new event web part in SPO should support recurring events for Birthdays etc. We use it to keep track of birthdays in our office, but the new web-part does not support recurring events.

    185 votes
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    22 comments  ·  Web Parts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Different type of view in SharePoint document library (Root & Sub Folder) does not work anymore with "modern experience"

    Different type of view in SharePoint document library (Root & Sub Folder) does not work anymore with "modern experience"

    Enable content type management and creating different default views for Root and subfolders does work and is displayed/switched correctly in classic experience but not in modern!

    183 votes
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    19 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. MUCH, TOO MUCH White Space

    MUCH, TOO MUCH white space on a new modern page. I would REALLY like to be able to have some control over this and other formatting elements on these pages.

    180 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Smaller hero web part

    Hi! It would be great if you could chose to have the hero web part in lesser height.

    177 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’ve reduced the height of the hero web part when in full width columns, but still maintain as much of the aspect ratio as possible. On a very large monitor this can still make the hero quite tall. Authors could also drag hero our of the full width column, into a one column layout (with gutters) , which significantly reduces the height. How would you imagine it should work differently in the full width, or is moving to a one column layout the right choice for reduced height? Thanks!

  7. Define section background color in the modern pages

    Please let us define a custom background color for a Section on the page.

    It would allow us to give more "rhythm" to the page content and highlight some content on the page.

    For example the https://dev.office.com/ site uses a light blue "section background color" to separate the "getting started"-links from rest of the content.

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

    Today modern pages support picking one of three colors derived from the site theme (soft, neautral, strong). We likely won’t be investing in the option to add arbitrary other colors as a section background, violating the site’s theme. For the other suggestions, please open a unique uservoice suggestion (e.g. support section background images)

  8. News post notifications to author, not creator

    In our organisation, we often create news posts for others that do not have the rights to do so. We then set them as the Author of the news post.

    However, when others subsequently comment or "like" the news post, the email notification is sent to the creator and not the author.

    We would like to ability to change the notification behavior such that authors can be set up to receive the comment notifications.

    173 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Enable/Disable comments on the whole site

    You added a comment area in the new experience pages, then added a on/off button. But i can not disable comments in one time, on all pages ! i need to do it, one per one. please, add a global option, in the site level, to enable or disable this feature on the current site.

    173 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Modern Team Sites and Communications Sites in SP Online - Would like option to use Managed or Structural Navigation

    We have an existing portal with managed navigation. Team members would like to use the Modern Team Sites and the new Communication Sites, however these come with their own navigation that can be edited directly on the page.

    We are hoping to be able to able to add Managed Navigation and\or Structural Navigation to these type of sites. If publishing could be enabled successfully (at this time it cannot) we would have access to the classic navigation menu.

    172 votes
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    28 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Schedule page publication

    It would be great if we could schedule a date for a page, article or news story to be published.

    Thanx

    171 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Publishing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. export to excel

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

    169 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Freeze column headings for Quick Edit Mode

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

    168 votes
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    23 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Allow lookup columns in calculated columns

    I need to use a lookup column in a formula of a calculated field.

    166 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Integrate a full breadcrumb in the Suite bar to facilitate navigation in deep collections

    In the top left (in the suite bar), integrate a breadcrumb (like in SharePoint 2010 with the hierarchical folder?) in order to facilitate the navigation in site collections.
    Users are sometime lost when they are browsing a document library and when the ribbon is displayed in the header, they have difficulties to find that they must click the "BROWSE" tab to go back to the navigation.

    166 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Ability to align images on modern pages

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

    Aligning images is an essential.

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

    Today an image occupies the width of the container it’s in (e.g. 1/3 column). Assuming you could make your image smaller than the column width, what level of alignment would you want? Is left, right, center sufficient, or are you wanting vertical alignment in the negative space around the image (e.g. top, middle, bottom)? What would you expect happens to the space on different break points (e.g. iPad, mobile phone, etc.) Does it go away, or is it somehow retained? Thanks.

  17. Modern list experience: Fix filtering for Managed Metadata columns

    the Sharepoint modern list experience is great, but incorrect filtering implementation for Managed Metadata columns prevents us from moving on to this new look.
    Symptom: when creating a list Filter based on a "Managed Metadata" column, the behavior is as follows:
    if the term set on which the Managed Metadata column is based on, contains more than 20 items, the user will have the ability to filter only on the first 20 items via checkboxes. All items in the term set beyond the 20th will be unavailable for filtering. This is because there is no ability to provide a filtering…

    164 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. add event image to event webpart card view

    include thumbnail of image in events widget card view

    162 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Web Parts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Save email attachments to SharePoint Document Library

    I'm sure this is the biggest gap for majority of corporate users. Saving email attachments to a document library. There is no direct option within Outlook 2016 or Outlook on the Web to save an email attachment to a SharePoint Document Library. an option exists for OneDrive a Groups but not SharePoint.

    Our users are going through the painful process of either saving to their desktop then uploading to their SharePoint document libraries or save to OneDrive and perform a copy to a team site.

    Yes you can Sync document libraries, but some users have access to many. You simply…

    161 votes
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  20. Add Article Tagging to the Modern News Feature

    It would be great to tag News posts/articles by category (e.g., training, motivational, announcement, etc.). Users could then refine by category to see all articles under that tag.

    161 votes
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    thinking about it  ·  14 comments  ·  Metadata  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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