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  1. Improve Highlighted content web part to support custom content types and their custom columns

    I'd like to show users documents from an another site (different o365 group site). I came across the Highlighted content web part which is a very flexible and potentially useful function. However I can not filter my documents with it as it
    1 does not show custom content type at the type or document type filters (even though my content type is directly inheriting Document), and does not lists my documents either (basically being Documents because of the inheritance)
    2 can not select custom columns of my content type at the managed property filter.

    87 votes
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      14 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      87 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.
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        ■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.
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        84 votes
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          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Office 365 Connectors web part in Communication Sites

          Office 365 Connectors within SharePoint are only available for use within group-connected SharePoint team sites, according to https://support.office.com/en-ie/article/use-the-connector-web-part-db0756aa-f78f-4b74-8b19-be5dca0420e1.

          Please add support for using Office 365 Connectors also in Communication Sites. For example, I would like to display data from outside by using an RSS Feed connector on a Communication Site page.

          83 votes
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            9 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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…

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              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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…

              83 votes
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                3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Bring back ability to edit HTML files in Modern File Text Editor

                I LOVE the new Text Editor available on Modern Document Libraries to edit files directly in the browser. I use this feature ALL THE TIME. However it appears a new "feature" in document libraries is to preview HTML files and you have removed the ability to edit these files in the Modern Text Editor... BOO! I say.. BOO! Bring back the ability to edit HTML files in the Modern Text Editor.

                80 votes
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                  8 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Change default setting for access requests from "Edit" to "Read"

                  Since there is no existing way to control the default settings for user access requests, and since the default is currently set to 'Edit,' this creates a situation in which a user who may have never accessed Sharepoint before and simply wants to read a news article must instead be granted editing rights--creating a scenario in which many inexperienced users who are only looking to read or download content have to be given the power to create serious, unintentional damage to a page by being granted editing rights. A much more prudent approach would be to set the default permission…

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                    13 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Security Trim Hub Menu

                    Security trim the hub site's top menu bar

                    80 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  Hub Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Sorting of followed sites

                      The new layout looks better, but there does not seem to be any way of re-ordering these - not even alphabetically. When you follow a lot of sites as I do, they can be hard to find in an unordered jumble of large tiles.
                      Please either sort automatically or provide a means for us to sort them!

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                        3 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

                        79 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Column / Row Level Security

                          Example: One list has a column with Security Clearance. Security Clearance has three options, Classified, Secret, Top Secret.
                          Users that have Classified can only see items which are designed Classified, User with Secret can see Classified and Secret items while Top Secret can see all three. Has many more uses other than this simple example.

                          79 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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…

                            78 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              78 votes
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                                thinking about it  ·  9 comments  ·  Metadata  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Ability to update Content Type using Datasheet view

                                Add the ability to mass update Content Type using Datasheet view and NOT change the modified date.

                                78 votes
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                                  9 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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.

                                  77 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Smaller hero web part

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

                                    76 votes
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                                      working on it  ·  2 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Comment Alerts

                                      SharePoint site news articles are great with the embedded comments section. I would ask and recommend that there be some sort of notifier/alert to the original comment poster when someone else responds to it. This would help keep conversations going forward. It's rather hard to find your original comments when there are many comment posts.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Improve SharePoint Document Metadata Entry

                                        Changes which were implemented by Microsoft in Office 2016 and SharePoint Online, as well as list view thresholds make entering SharePoint metadata on documents prohibitive.

                                        Office 2016 Desktop Applications:

                                        One significant change in Office 2016 was the removal of the document information panel (DIP). When the DIP displayed in Office applications (pre-2016), it was obvious even to the most casual SharePoint users that there were document properties which should be assigned values, as well as how to enter these values. By contrast, with the DIP removed in 2016:

                                        1. It is not obvious to the casual user that there are…

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                                          11 comments  ·  Metadata  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Calendar

                                          Please Add a Full Calendar Web Part for the Modern Pages that optionally includes the overlay selection feature, date picker, and toggle between day, week and month. I am not sure why this has not been addressed. Maybe pause on the Bing Maps integration that is rarely used, and work on the regular stuff that has been around for years and is used frequently.

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                                            3 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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