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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.

    1,557 votes
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  2. Support .NET Core with CSOM

    Support .NET Core with CSOM

    1,342 votes
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  3. 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.

    199 votes
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  4. 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

    177 votes
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  5. 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

    164 votes
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  6. 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

    143 votes
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  7. 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…

    137 votes
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  8. 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.

    100 votes
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  9. Add CSOM support for Document Set settings on content type

    Please consider adding support for setting/retrieving doucment set properties on a content type. We need to be able to set properties like Shared columns, Welcome page and Welcome page view on the document set.

    99 votes
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  10. Fix the REST API to return the value and not the Id when getting single value Managed Metadata field

    REST API should be fixed when getting single value Managed Metadata since it returns the Id instead of the actual value, which then requires another call to get the value. Without this you cannot show a list of items/docs with the single Managed Metadata value. Note that "Allow Multiple" Managed Metadata works fine as it returns a collection of actual values.

    For details see: http://sharepointificate.blogspot.com/2014/05/taxonomy-columns-sharepoint-2013-list.html

    99 votes
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  11. Fix CSOM SiteCollection Creation providing Lcid

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

    [Quote]
    SiteCreationProperties.Template\r\nParameter name: Specified value is not supported for the SiteCreationProperties.Template parameter." is thrown at ExecuteQuery();
    [/Quote]

    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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  12. Add Web.Recycle method to CSOM

    The Web class in the CSOM lacks the ability to send a web to the recycle bin. Currently it's only possible to delete a web by using Web.DeleteObject() which makes restoring from recycle bin impossible.

    Please consider adding a Recycle() method to the Web class.

    91 votes
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  13. Enable ListItem SystemUpdate via REST

    Allow REST clients to update list items a la SystemUpdate. That is, REST clients should be able to update list item metadata without creating a new version and without affecting system columns like authors and timestamps. The same idea for CSOM was recently implemented and I'm puzzled why the REST API is always left behind.
    The CSOM idea:
    https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/forums/329220-sharepoint-dev-platform/suggestions/15147093-enable-listitem-systemupdate-via-csom

    89 votes
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  14. 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.

    85 votes
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  15. Content type remote event receivers

    Remote event receivers can currently, in SharePoint Online, not be added to content types (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.sharepoint.client.contenttype_members.aspx). This makes it somehow tedious to catch events that are fired from items of a specific content type is added/updated/deleted. Having the possibility to add an event receiver to a content type would make this scenario easier to implement.

    84 votes
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  16. CSOM/REST - "open documents in the browser" (open in the client application, etc.) or allow "quick edit" (yes/now).

    Some list/library settings are available via CSOM. Others are available via the list property bag (although that approach is not desirable). However, there are even other advanced settings that don't appear to be accessible (read or write) via CSOM/REST. In particular, the advanced settings for "open documents in the browser" (open in the client application, etc.) or allow "quick edit" (yes/now).

    I'm looking at SharePoint 2013 when trying to do this, but I suspect the same problem occurs for SharePoint Online and SharePoint 2016.

    82 votes
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  17. Add User Profile changes functionality to CSOM/REST

    When switching the development model from SharePoint server OM to SharePoint Apps (CSOM), there is one important feature that we are missing: the User Profile Changes API (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ms517376(v=office.14).aspx ).

    In an on premise environment there is still a way to implement this using server OM but in cloud environments there is no way to do it.

    Apparently the only way of synchronizing SharePoint user profiles or handle user profile changes in the App model is doing a brute-force full scan using CSOM, which is a much less performant approach. Is this the way how MS currently recommends to face…

    75 votes
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  18. Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.AuditQuery in CSOM

    It would be good to be able to query the Site Collection Audit data via the client-side object model.

    The current Audit Log Reports can serve a purpose, but the real power is being able to query the raw data and generate custom reports. This currently doesn't appear to be available in SharePoint Online and is only available for On-Prem via Microsoft.SharePoint.SPAuditQuery.

    62 votes
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  19. Add modern webservice API functionality to supported API as graph

    There are two modern webservices used in SharePoint for getting followed sites, frequented sites, news posts, etc for the current user. As asked about on Github (https://github.com/SharePoint/sp-dev-docs/issues/1689) and as mentioned in this uservoice (https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/forums/329220-sharepoint-dev-platform/suggestions/34075903-api-support-for-followed-sties) a bunch of folks would like to have some kind of official support/usage for this. If this is not possible, we would like to ask to add these functions to Graph / SharePoint REST

    57 votes
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  20. Set internal site field name using REST API

    We use the following call to create a site field:
    $.ajax({
    url: appweburl + "/_api/SP.AppContextSite(@target)/web/fields?@target='" + hostweburl + "'",
    type: "POST",
    data: JSON.stringify({
    '__metadata': { 'type': 'SP.Field' },
    'FieldTypeKind': fieldType, 'InternalName': fieldInternalName, 'Title': fieldDisplayName, 'Group': fieldGroup, 'Required': fieldRequired, 'Hidden': fieldHidden
    }),
    headers: { "accept": "application/json;odata=verbose", "content-type": "application/json;odata=verbose", "X-RequestDigest": $("#__REQUESTDIGEST").val() },
    success: function (data) { console.log("Custom field successfully created");},
    error: function (err) { alert(JSON.stringify(err)); }
    })

    However, the internal name is not set to the parameter fieldInternalName. It seems that the internal name is also set to the display name and suffix. Would it be possible to specify the internal field…

    54 votes
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