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  1. 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.

    876 votes
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      Thank you for your feedback! Just letting you know that we absolutely have this in our backlog, but unfortunately this currently is not included in our short term engineering tasks. We absolutely understand the request and seeing vote counts around this, will help to further prioritize this work for next sprints.

    • 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…

      407 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

        304 votes
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        • Support .NET Core with CSOM

          Support .NET Core with CSOM

          295 votes
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          • List.NavigateForFormsPages support in CSOM

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

            282 votes
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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."}}}

              244 votes
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              • Allow publishing of content type hub content types via CSOM

                You cannot currently use CSOM to publish content types in a content type hub in O365. Right now you must imitate the page post back to do it.

                220 votes
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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…

                  210 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

                    154 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)

                      146 votes
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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!

                        142 votes
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                        • Provide flag to enable\disable event firing from Remote Event Receivers

                          Provide option to enable\disable event firing from Remote Event Receivers in SharePoint Online (CSOM/API) similar to SSOM - EventFiringEnabled

                          130 votes
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                          • Add information management policy management to CSOM

                            Add support for managing information management policies, and especially retention policies, on content types and in libraries using CSOM. These are the objects largely in the Microsoft.Office.RecordsManagement.InformationPolicy assembly, such as the Policy, PolicyItem objects, etc.

                            127 votes
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                            • Line up list item pagination with REST API using $top and $skip

                              Actually, the only way to paginate list items using the new REST APIs is to use __next property. There's no way to have a full working pagination using $top and $skip token as for any other REST call.
                              See my comment here:
                              http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/d4b5c277-ed50-420c-8a9b-860342284b72.aspx

                              110 votes
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                              • Add CSOM support for connected WebParts

                                At the moment it does not seem possible to create WebPart connections via the Client Side Object Model.

                                106 votes
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                                • Programmatic way to configure search with CSOM

                                  There's currently no better way to configure search indexed and managed properties than export/import configuration. It's a huge pain when building search related apps and a black box, we need something better

                                  106 votes
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                                  • Fix CSOM SiteCollection Creation providing Lcid

                                    When creating Site Collections through CSOM and providing an LCID. (For example 2067) an exception is thrown.

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                                    SiteCreationProperties.Template\r\nParameter name: Specified value is not supported for the SiteCreationProperties.Template parameter." is thrown at ExecuteQuery();
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                                    The Exception is also not pointing in the right direction.
                                    1) It should be possible to create Site Collections providing the LCID
                                    2) When an Invalid Lcid is passed, the exception should point in the right direction.

                                    90 votes
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                                    • 84 votes
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                                      • Add API that checks if user is in group

                                        Right now there is no API to check that. If you add a security group into a SharePoint group, there is no way to check if the current user is a part of the SharePoint group: The user is not listed in the group.Users and the SharePoint group is not listed in the user.Groups. The 3 APIs that allowed to do this in full trust code are missing from CSOM so we need an alternative.

                                        69 votes
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                                        • Provide a means to do audience filtering for list items over REST APIs

                                          List items that have an Audience field attached should be audience filtered when retrieved via the REST API.

                                          For example, a list that has link items with the Audience field attached to target particular items at particular groups of people. If the REST APIs are used to retrieve items from this list, then the identity of the requesting user should be optionally used to filter the results based on audience.

                                          64 votes
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