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  1. 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

    272 votes
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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.

      269 votes
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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.

        244 votes
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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.

          218 votes
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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

            213 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…

              175 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…

                148 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)

                  136 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!

                    136 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

                      133 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."}}}

                        127 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.

                          126 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.

                            126 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.

                              124 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.

                                121 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

                                  96 votes
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                                  • Simplify CSOM for using w/Angular/Backbone/Sencha - for Real World Scenarios, use CSS than JS, overcome OData constraints (oriented to CRUD)

                                    All the things are related to SharePoint Online development:

                                    1. SharePoint CSOM model is too complex for using with leading technologies, such as AngularJS, Backbone, Sencha ExtJS and so on. And there is a lack of documentation for "built-in" CSOM/SharePoint JS API function, for example user name extraction from user field). You have to google a lot to find if anyone has found any solution how to solve it.

                                    2. There are lots of useless JavaScript that does a lot of functionality/processing that is available using pure CSS or native browser functionality (I'm not talking about HTML5 and CSS3 right…

                                    90 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.

                                      86 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.

                                        86 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

                                          85 votes
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