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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.

    1,352 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.

    • Support .NET Core with CSOM

      Support .NET Core with CSOM

      618 votes
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        Thanks for your feedback! Just a note to let you know that we’re building your suggestion now. Just to be precise, we are looking into having a .NET Standard version of the CSOM package, so that it’s usable in both older .NET versions and also in the .NET Core. No ETA at this point, but happy to inform that work is in progress.

      • 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…

        466 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.

          305 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.

            264 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…

              228 votes
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              • SharePoint 2016 On Premise _api/Web/Lists('listID')/subscriptions support (WebHooks)

                Please provide subscriptions API (_api/Web/Lists('listID')/subscriptions support (WebHooks)) SharePoint 2016 On-Premise which helps in webhooks, desktop notifications, mobile/push notifications and cross platform notifications to name a few.

                197 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.

                  186 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

                    157 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

                      157 votes
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                      • Ability to use App-Only calls to create modern sites

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

                        155 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.

                          153 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)

                            152 votes
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                            • 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 ;)…

                              151 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!

                                149 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

                                  127 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.

                                    118 votes
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                                    • 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…

                                      117 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

                                        103 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.

                                          93 votes
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