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  1. Add support for sandbox solutions upload and activation in CSOM

    You have now announced that no-code sandbox solutions are supported after all. Then you should logically (and quickly) add support for uploading and activating sandbox solutions in the CSOM.

    If you at MS are planning to NOT add that support in the CSOM, you should reconsider because:

    1. Customers want to use Save Site As Template. For example, they want to save an OOB team site with some extra lists into a .wsp (=sandbox solution). Then we need to be able to programmatically upload and activate that in a new site collection. Now not possible in the CSOM (except with…

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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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      • Provide the JSOM API to create SharePoint Site Collections (Tenant Object as CSOM C# has)

        In the CSOM C# object model we have the Tenant object that allow us to create Site Collections and do other operations over the Tenant. There is a lack of this piece of the API in the JSOM JavaScript object model. Please extend the JavaScript API with this functionality.

        BTW - I would suggest to add a new category as "JSOM Gaps"

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          Thanks for your feedback! Although we appreciate your time and effort to give us this feedback, it’s not something we’re planning to do right now. We are looking into possibly opening up admin REST APIs in the future, but do not have exact timeline for this right now.

        • 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…

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            Thanks for your feedback! Although we appreciate your time and effort to give us this feedback, we can’t really create unfortunately actionable items from this large list of requests. There are extremely valuable items in the text which we would love to get submitted as individual items, so that we can truly triage and address the challenges.

            What we are looking is specific actionable items in UserVoice for specific gaps. We can’t unfortunately address collection of items in single efficiently, since improvements will be also released gradually and not as a big bang.

            Your input has been absolutely acknowledged, but we’ll have to close this one and would rather request seeing if the specific items or topics have been already submitted as a one-by-one submissions or submit new items.

          • Allow Excel Apps for Office to access cell address of selected cells

            Enhance the Office JS API to allow apps to read the cell address of selected cells so a better experience can be provided for users who need to see cell references made via their app. Top priority items should include:
            1. The ability to read the cell address of cells a user has selected when using addFromPromptAsync pop up. (e.g. Sheet1!$A$1). This is effectively the same address which shows within the addFromPromptAsync textbox currently.
            2. Ability to read cell references of any selected cell/cell range.

            This enhancement will be useful as currently apps can create a binding to a selection…

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            • Provide ability to deploy and activate master pages to the host web using the app model

              One thing that we still use Sandboxed solutions or FTC for is the deploying of branding assets such as master pages. Although, there are some hack-like approaches that you can use with CSOM, a more direct supported approach would be nice.
              It would be nice if the model would also set the master page on the host web as well since this is a common piece of code we write as a feature receiver as well.

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              • Release current Office Web Widgets for production scenarios

                It's been almost a year since the Widgets were presented as an experimental module. Is it possible to release at least the two widgets presented (List View and People Picker) for using in production environments?

                We can think of huge potential for these components in commercial provider-hosted Apps (even with the exact set of features that they are offering right now), but if we are not guaranteed actual support for them, we really do not see the value of investing on solutions that use them.

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                  • Update the CSOM and REST APIs to allow email enabling of document libraries

                    With CSOM you can currently set the needed RootFolder properties:

                    rootFolder.Properties["vti_emailusesecurity"] = 1;
                    rootFolder.Properties["vti_emailsaveattachments"] = 1;
                    rootFolder.Properties["vti_emailattachmentfolders"] = "subject";
                    rootFolder.Properties["vti_emailoverwrite"] = 1;

                    but you can't update the EmailAlias of the parent List. The Rest API can't set the root folder properties or the EmailAlias.

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      We are moving to more towards the Groups inbox in the SharePoint Online to be the service for the emails. Storing emails in SharePoint libraries can cause certain challenges with the view limits etc. We are not looking to expose this capability using remote APIs. If you are using on-premises and would like to control these settings remotely, we would recommend to implement a custom web api for this specific usage.

                    • Allow working with Display Templates directly in Visual Studio

                      It would be great to have support for working with Display Templates in Visual Studio, e.g. intelli-sense, deployment process etc. available. As an example, one could connect to a SharePoint solution and work directly on Display Templates, instead of having to go all the way through the designer.

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                      • No detailed informations for SharePoint Online errors with correlation ids

                        In SharePoint Online when there is an error with a correlation id returned, there is no way for uses to follow the issue since no tool is provided to look for the error detailed related to this id, the id only works in on-premise SharePoint environment.

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thanks for your feedback! Although we appreciate your time and effort to give us this feedback, it’s not something we’re planning to do right now. We are looking into exposing more meaningful exceptions, but due technical reasons we cannot expose ULS log information as such like in on-premises.

                        • New SharePoint Certifications

                          I work in the Real World with SharePoint 2013 daily. You could call me a "PowerUser" and "FrontEnd SharePoint Programmer" Can you PLEASE offer (Starting with SharePoint 2016) A "SharePoint Certification Path that will actually be worth something? In large corporations only a very, very few will be allowed to use PowerShell, and set up Site Collections, and design server farms... You need SharePoint Certifications for the person who uses it in the office daily a "power user cert", and you need some that certify you on programming SharePoint using (JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, BootStrap, etc...) for those of us…

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                          • Expand CSOM code

                            Expand CSOM code base so that SharePoint Online users are able to write the same code as on prem users.

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thank you for your input, but since this is too generic statement, item is closed. We are evolving CSOM based on the specific requests and scenarios provided from customers and partners. We are releasing new version of CSOM NuGet packages on monthly basis for SharePoint Online and keep on adding missing scenarios as part of the releases.

                              Server side object model for SharePoint is massive and there are numerous areas which provide APIs in the farm level. Since CSOM is also used in SharePoint Online, we cannot provide this level of API reach with the CSOM side.

                              We are addressing gaps in the site and site collection level APIs based on your input, so would suggest to provide input on missing capabilities and to include also the actual business scenario why the API is needed. This helps on prioritizing these requests in the future.

                            • Deploy Radzen

                              Is it posible to deploy to Sharepoint a http://www.radzen.com/ app likewise lightswitch used to? Radzen is a rapid application development solution for Angular 2.

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                                0 comments  ·  SharePoint Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Thx for submitting this inquiry, but since this does not seem to be a feature request, rather a question on supported capabilities, we’ll close this for now. We would suggest to use following resources for getting input on the possible solution design and options.

                              • Need a telephone number to learn how to repair smoke alarm

                                Need telephone number to Kidde for troubleshooting smoke alarm.

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                                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  • Combining different extension Types

                                    Right now SharePoint Framework Extensions support three different types of extensions: ApplicationCustomizers, FieldCustomizers and CommandSets . Can we combine two extensions under one project. Example: Based on selected List items in the list, do some customization in the header bar using Application Customizer. Please suggest.

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                                      0 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      This is absolutely supported and you can have as many extensions or web parts in single solution talking between each other. There are numerous options for the components to communicate with each other. One of such options is demonstrated in following sample in SharePoint GitHub – https://github.com/SharePoint/sp-dev-fx-webparts/tree/master/samples/react-rxjs-event-emitter. Since this is not really a new feature request, we will close the issue. Would suggest having questions and discussions in StackExchange, GitHub or in SP Tech Community.

                                    • SharePoint APP with C#

                                      Make it possible to dev SharePoint Hosted Apps with C# (csom) just like JS.

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                                        Thanks for your feedback! Although we appreciate your time and effort to give us this feedback, it’s not something we’re planning to do right now. Using C# based customizations in SharePoint Online in safe way was possible in isolated scenarios with Sandbox solutions, but this capability has been removed. SharePoint hosted apps are hosted in the SharePoint and there’s no way to provide code level isolation which would be required for these scenarios.

                                      • NAPA supporting ECMAScript 2015 or Typescript for both on- and off-premise programming of event receivers

                                        Present programming of Remote Event Receivers is complicated and limited so farm deployed server-side Event receivers are used. Support of ECMAScript 2015 or Typescript is needed in a simple freestanding tool (NAPA?) for both on- and off-premise installations.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thanks for your feedback! Although we appreciate your time and effort to give us this feedback, it’s not something we’re planning to do right now. NAPA service is no longer supported and the models are moving more towards scenarios with web hooks and Azure functions.

                                        • SharePoint Hosted APP with Code behind

                                          Allow SharePoint hosted APP to use code behind, keeping the same separation as provider hosted app (separated pool or some docker-like experience)

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