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  1. SharePoint and SharePoint Online Change Log

    I'd like to see a change log to SharePoint On-Premises and SharePoint Online and of course the rest of the services/servers.

    What I have in mind is a chronological, grouped by CU/PU/SP for on-premises versions and by date for the services, change log with all the changes to API's, PowerShell cmdlets and features. Very much like the Office Roadmap.

    For instance in the July SharePoint CU we have a new addition to the cmdlets that allows us to bypass the search protocol handlers. In August we had a security update that change the EnableScript for Ribbon buttons added by apps…

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    • Ship SharePoint Server 2016 with a SAML Claims-aware People Picker

      I gather from Bill's "What's New for IT Professionals in SharePoint Server 2016" Ignite session that SharePoint 2016 Web Applications will leverage SAML (Trusted Identity Provider) claims by default.

      When using SAML claims with SharePoint 2013, we need to deploy a Custom Claims Provider in order to resolve names (even against AD DS), which introduces a requirement for a Farm Solution. Kirk Evans discusses this here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kaevans/archive/2013/05/26/fixing-people-picker-for-saml-claims-users-using-ldap.aspx

      Will SharePoint Server 2016 ship with an updated People Picker and Claims Provider that is natively "compatible" with SAML claims, or will a bespoke solution still be needed?

      408 votes
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      • UserProfile.Manipulation.CSOM is needed on premises

        Now we can update UP properties via CSOM in O365, but not on premises. I would appreciate if this can be included on-prem, my customers 80% of the time are still on-prem

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        • Add managed metadata term store operations to REST API

          Currently term store operations are only available via JSOM. It would be nice to see this added to the REST API as well.

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          • Provide items version history with CSOM

            Provide the Version History feature on list items with CSOM, i.e. provide which metadata has changed with the previous value.
            Currently, the only way to retrieve versions is through the FileVersionCollection/FileVersion objects which provides only the VersionLabel, CreatedBy, CreationDate and Version Url.

            Ideally, we would need a ListItem object holding all the attributes and values for each version - or at least the attributes that have changed.

            235 votes
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            • 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…

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              • Make it easier to develop javascript based web parts

                Provide a better story than App Parts or Script Editors for custom web part development. I'd like to see a javascript based web part framework that would allow developers to build in their own "Editor Parts" using javascript and allow for serialization of web part properties (perhaps stored as JSON string).

                Too much overhead with App Parts, and also they require iframe usage. Script Editors are a bit "wild west" and don't provide structure for editing custom properties.

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                • Add ability to download old version of a file via API/CSOM

                  One should be able to download an older version of a file using something like:
                  FileInformation info = File.OpenBinaryDirect(context, "/" + _fileVersion.Url);

                  But instead that throws a 401 error.

                  See MSDN thread here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/7746d857-d351-49cc-b2f0-496663239e02/how-to-download-a-file-version-from-office-365-using-csom?forum=sharepointdevelopment

                  210 votes
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                  • Office web apps preview .msg files

                    Office web apps offers great added value for end users within SharePoint 2013, but still misses the ability to preview .msg files. Not in all cases the alternative of site mailboxes eg in our case we have about 200K site collections which all contain quite some .msg files.
                    The ability to preview these messages from eg within search compared with opening each mail would enhance our end user experience significantly.

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                    • REST API citizenship! (surface, roadmap and change log)

                      Besides the lack of detailed documentation around the REST API, given its importance as a major entry point for apps, it needs to be treated with more respect as a service offering. It's currently being updated in CUs and on SharePoint online without any notification of the changes being made (such as the $metadata endpoint appearing - was it in the August 2013 CU for on-prem?). We either need it to be released in a non-breaking change model (URL versioning such as the Twilio model), or messaging needs to be improved so we know when things are going to be…

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                      • Outlook meeting requests from Calendar lists

                        We have multiple applications where our users want to integrate a SharePoint calendar with their Outlook calendars and the inability to do this with meeting requests prevents the applications from being really functionally useful.

                        162 votes
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                        • Please add the ability to set column default like you can in Object Model with documentmanagement.dll

                          Need to do this in CSOM
                          $columnDefaults = New-Object Microsoft.Office.DocumentManagement.MetadataDefaults($list)
                          $columnDefaults.SetFieldDefault($Folder.Folder, "TestMMSColumn", "1033;#" + $term.Name + "|" + $term.Id)

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                          • Provide the ability to identify features that are deactivated using CSOM

                            It's currently possible to identify the features that are activated at the Site and Web level using CSOM, it isn't however possible to determine which features are present but not activated using CSOM. It would be great if this feature could be added!

                            135 votes
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                            • Provide CSOM and REST API for recurring calendar events

                              There is no obvious way to get details about a recurring calendar events through the CSOM or REST API.

                              When querying a calendar list only one item is returned for the calendar recurrence item. Only one field identifies this is a recurring item. the fOccurrence field is a boolean field.

                              When using the server side object model, properties are available to expand recurring calendar events to get the individual recurring items.

                              The only way to do this for client applications is to go back to using list.asmx which is not great and I'm not sure how long this will be…

                              133 votes
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                              • Import XsltListViewWebPart definition

                                It is actually possible to import the definition of a XsltListViewWebPart via LimitedWebPartManager in CSOM. However, not all properties are supported. Important properties like XmlDefinition, Toolbar, ViewStyle, .. are being ignored. There's no possibility to have everything set correctly not even manipulating the backed view after importing the WebPart. Please read also this discussion:
                                http://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/90433/add-document-library-xsltlistviewwebpart-using-csom-or-web-services

                                132 votes
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                                • Adding Apps from Catalog or Store using CSOM API

                                  As provisioning process, we would love to either add apps from app catalog or store directly using CSOM APIs. This should include the 'I Trust it' model as well. This will help in automating the entire site/sub-site provisioning and making sure apps are available after site is created.

                                  124 votes
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                                  • Provide the ability to write to Managed Metadata via app-only policy

                                    App-only policy in the SharePoint App Model is very restricted regarding Taxonomy operations. Even if an app is granted full control over the tenant, it lacks the permission to do anything but read operations on Taxonomy. Please provide the ability to create Groups, Term Sets and terms using app-only policy.

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                                    • Enable support for lookup columns in other webs in the REST API

                                      When trying to retreive items from a list which uses a Site Column that is a looukp column to a list in a different web, we get the error:

                                      {error":{"code":"-1, Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException","message":{"lang":"en-US","value":"The field 'TrouserSize' is not supported in query. The lookup list is in another web."}}}

                                      118 votes
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                                      • NavigateForFormsPages support in CSOM

                                        Currently it's not possible to set the NavigateForFormsPages property through CSOM as it is in the server API.

                                        116 votes
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                                        • Allow you to set permissions on views

                                          Allow for permission to be set on views. We would like to be able to use lists for submitting user data but do not want them to see all of the columns available in the list.

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