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  1. Ability to use App-Only calls to create modern sites

    Provide support to create modern sites using App-Only calls.

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    • When creating an SPFx Extension for a custom header, provide a configurable property that allows the composite header to be hidden

      When developing a SharePoint Framework Extension to display a custom header and/or footer, the SharePoint Composite Header can be very redundant to the custom header.

      The Composite Header (css classname is 'ms-compositeHeader'), is what SharePoint provide out of the box and includes the square site logo, site name and navigation.

      When creating your own custom header that includes all of these things and possibly more, the existence of the Composite Header is redundant and can be confusing for users...(Ex: redundant navigation).

      While CSS can be used to hide this, such a technique is not playing within the rules of only…

      310 votes
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        4 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • API for "Create Team from Template" with Site Design

        We can do templating on SharePoint, through Site Designs and Site Scripts. We now also have the option to "Create a Microsoft Teams from Template".
        Unfortunately, both do not work together. We either have a templated SharePoint site with a generic Teams or a templated Teams with generic SharePoint site.

        I would love the possibility to combine both templating options. Preferrably with an API from day 1.
        This would give us an end to end templating scenario, where we can create preconfigured Teams with a preconfigured SharePoint site. (In the future, hopefully with a preconfigured Planner etc as well ;)…

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        • Office UI Fabric as web components

          Office UI Fabric is an awesome library, which contains a lot of components and UI elements. It's a great library to build UI experiences for SharePoint and Office 365.
          The downside is, that the most feature-rich version of the library built with React. If you want to use this library, you should use React without much options. There is Office UI Fabric JS out there, however it's not actively supported and developed as React one. Also it's difficult to reuse it in other frameworks. Office UI Fabric is must-have library in almost any SharePoint Framework solution.

          SharePoint Framework has framework-agnostic…

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            0 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Open source the CSOM

            Please open source the CSOM code. This would allow community to add features like throttle support, .net core and others. Microsoft could update it from time to time to add new support for new APIs etc... also.

            It would allow the community to port it to platforms and runtimes that MS are not yet able commit time to doing.

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              As CSOM proxy assemblies will need to be 100% aligned with the server side APIs and they are automatically generated on daily basis in our build process, we cannot open-source them or it would have a severe impact on the agility of us shipping new features on weekly basis in SharePoint Online.

              SharePoint engineer coordinates, however, the open-source PnP CSOM extension work, which gives you the capability to extend the CSOM without impacting the oob CSOM lifecycle. This means that the community can add additional capabilities and features without negatively impacting the normal release process and agility of releasing new features.

              You can use PnP CSOM NuGet simply by adding that dependency to your project and it will add all needed dependencies, so it’s as simple as referencing oob CSOM NuGet, but you get more.

              PnP CSOM is currently used by 14k tenants on monthly basis and it has more…

            • Improved API feedback around throttling

              Currently working with the API's for drive, graph, sharepoint are very difficult due to the throttling that can be encountered.

              Each api offers different guidance to avoid throttling. Example are:
              1) use a special user-agent header
              2) respect the retry-after header

              Speaking with microsoft representatives they instruct us to perform major api processing in off peak hours. Additionally tenant's can have hard locks placed on them.

              This request is to get better information around tenant usage returned in the API's.

              1) If a tenant is hard locked, tell us in a distinct message so that don't just hammer the requests…

              121 votes
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              • Enterprise Deployment of SharePoint Framework Apps in an On Premise Platform

                There is currently no good way to do enterprise level automated deployments of an SPFX addin into a SharePoint 2016 on Premise environment..

                Consider a case where there are 1000 site collections and we would need to deploy an SPFX app to all sites automatically. Currently there is no way to perform this deployment in an automated fashion. It is not possible through powershell, csom, c# or in an administrative UI.

                Having this ability would solve a large hole in capabilities with SharePoint Framework

                113 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Web parts: Allow them to be unit testable

                  Trying to unit test web parts results in an error 'Cannot find module "@ms/sp-telemetry"'. This can be due to using SharePoint dependencies e.g. 'SPHttpClient' when creating the React component. This totally blocks being able to unit test web parts, please fix this.

                  '@microsoft/sp-build-web' Seems to have been updated to remove the previously included testing modules, these do not have to be added back in, to resolve this issue, as we are able to find the most suitable testing modules to replace these.

                  This issue has been reported by other users:
                  https://github.com/SharePoint/sp-dev-docs/issues/526
                  https://github.com/SharePoint/sp-dev-docs/issues/1076
                  https://github.com/SharePoint/sp-dev-docs/issues/243

                  116 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • API support for followed sites

                    There's an undocumented API (https://tenant.sharepoint.com/_vti_bin/homeapi.ashx/ ) to follow sites and query data around those concepts. For corporate intranet scenarios, we often want to present the data a different way, surfacing native SharePoint capabilities. In order to add a "follow" button on an SPFX web part, we'd need an API to access that.

                    Related GitHub issue https://github.com/SharePoint/sp-dev-docs/issues/1689

                    87 votes
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                    • SharePoint Add-in Document Library in AppWeb Does not render PowerPoint

                      SharePoint Add-In AppWeb Document Library allows to create PowerPoint however once it is created, you click on the PowerPoint and it does not render. it throws an error. Word, Excel works fine however this might be an issue with OWA Office Web Apps and PowerPoint Online. This issue started appearing from Jan 2018 across all Office 365 tenants. Is there any resolution from Microsoft on this? https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/SharePoint-Developer/Can-t-open-PowerPoint-files-from-a-Library-inside-an-Add-In/m-p/163739#M4419

                      68 votes
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                        5 comments  ·  SharePoint Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • In Place Records Management: Provide a property that would expose manual record declaration availability in CSOM / REST

                        1) Hopefully the feature InPlaceRecords (da2e115b-07e4-49d9-bb2c-35e93bb9fca9) shows up in the list of web features when it is activated.

                        2) Expose a property that would specify the setting selected by the user in the Library Record Declaration Settings.
                        a. Manual Record Declaration Availability
                        b. Automatic Declaration

                        3) Or - It would be great to have another property called "CanDeclareAsRecord" on this class:

                        public class Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.RecordsRepository.Records
                        Currently, it only provides a check if item is already an existing record. However, there is no method that says if a currently undeclared item can be declared.

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                        • incrase CSOM support for ExportDocumentSet to more than 50MB

                          It will be great to increase the size limit of DocumentSet using the CSOM method "ExportDocumentSet".

                          32 votes
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                          • Managed metadata navigation term set sorting

                            When a term set has 'Use default sort order according to current language' set in its custom sort tab the setting gets automatically set to 'Use custom sort order' when a user creates a new page. This fits the definition of a software bug because it is an an unexpected result and unintended behaviour. In all other settings in the term store administration and in site settings they only need to be set once and they stay set. But this one you have to go and set it back to the 'default' one after creating each new web page in…

                            11 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add CSOM Method to Release File Locks

                              We need the ability to unlock files via CSOM (with an App Only token) via the SPFile.ReleaseLock method. The flow would be similar to what we can accomplish on-prem:

                              $web = Get-SPWeb http://webUrl
                              $list = $web.Lists['Documents']
                              $item = $list.Items[0]
                              $lockId = $item.File.LockId
                              $item.File.ReleaseLock($lockId)

                              This prevents needing to open support cases for long-lived lock files in scenarios where the end user is having connectivity issues causing long exclusive locks to be created, potentially locking the end user out of their own file.

                              13 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  SharePoint Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Remove pop-up requirement for Graph API SPFx web parts

                                Graph API web parts have a huge amount of potential for SPFx web parts and extensions. The preview version requires pop-ups which are not user friendly. In some environments pop-ups will be blocked by group policy. This is a ADAL.JS dependency but moving forwards it would be a backwards step to require pop-ups and make SharePoint less user friendly again. Vote for this and lets make MS move this forwards in the right direction.

                                97 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • JSON formatting: add support RTF multiline text fields

                                  JSON formatting supports a few field types, but currently we cannot do any kind of JSON treatment on multiline RTF columns.

                                  The JSON formatting framework outputs @currentField as text inside the selected elmType.

                                  I propose two possibilities which are not mutually exclusive to improve compatibility:

                                  elmType: html

                                  this elmType would assume the content of the @currentField to be well-formed html, and just use that at the column cell's content.

                                  @currentField.html
                                  This selector would treat the contents of the currentfield as well-formed html, and would allow it to be inserted inside an elmType.

                                  Bonus points if the html tree can be…

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                                    0 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provision to delete blocked users from SharePoint online after Azure AD Sync

                                    There is no provision to delete blocked users from SharePoint Admin Center after the Azure AD Sync has been completed. The result is that, the users who leave the organization still comes up in the SharePoint Staff Directory. While the Azure AD and SharePoint sync was performed, the blocked users were not filtered out. Also, the Synchronization properties are not available in User Profiles in SharePoint Admin Center since it's on-premise. Therefore, there should be a mechanism to place the filtering or update the filtering in the Admin Center for blocked users.

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                                      0 comments  ·  SharePoint Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Fully client-side deployments without App permissions

                                      All of the scaffolding solutions you have tutorials for require the ability to package and deploy using SharePoint Apps uploader & deployer. That step is by definition not client-side because SharePoint administrators must upload it to their App system which resides on the server-side.

                                      What if I need to scaffold solutions locally then move them into an on-premises SharePoint 2013 site that does not permit Apps? Am I just going to have to undo all the work you have done by recodingit into the older fashion deployment for the script editor?

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                                        0 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • JSON formatting: Add .parse() and .split() operands

                                        JSON formatting is nice and dandy, I would like some more operators though.

                                        Specifically .parse() to interpret the contents of @currentField as a JSON object, and split() to interpret is an an array, split by whichever operator is provided.

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                                        • AAD app-only access site permission control

                                          As described in this doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/dev/solution-guidance/security-apponly-azuread
                                          When granted All Site Full Control permission, the application would be able to access all sites in my organization. But can we grant permissions to specific sites? In other words, can we restrict the sites the application can access? If we can, how to do this?

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