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  1. 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();
    [/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.

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    • PowerShell Import/Export and backup/restore Site Collections

      PowerShell or CSOM Import/Export and Backup/Restore Site Collections in SharePoint Online

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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.

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        • 67 votes
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          • Add support for recurring events in the REST API

            The only way to expand SharePoint events from a calendar is using CAML. There should be a way to retrieve the recurring events fully expanded using REST.

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            • 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…

              60 votes
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              • 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.

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                • 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.

                  56 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.

                    53 votes
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                    • 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…

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                      • Expose REST Endpoints in the SharePoint UI

                        Here’s an idea I had a while ago based on a conversation I had with some of the other SharePoint MVPs: expose the REST endpoints and documentation right in the UI for those who have the appropriate permissions. It could be a little icon at the bottom of any page where there are relevant end points. All content is security trimmed anyway, so no one is going to see an endpoint they can’t use (though if they can fathom the docs they can know what endpoints there are available).

                        Think about it:

                        You’re on a List Settings page, and you…

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                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Tools that simplify development for SharePoint Server taking into account new Microsoft recommendations

                          It would be great to have Visual Studio integrated tools that simplify SharePoint development taking into account latest Microsoft recommendations in this area: avoid to use Features Framework and use the Remote Provisioning pattern when doing common task such as provision site collection and sites, extend existing site collections and sites, apply custom branding and so on

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                            1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable selecting custom User Profile Properties from REST API

                            I've created an UserProfile with some custom properties.
                            When using http://siteurl/_api/SP.UserProfiles.PeopleManager/GetMyProperties, I get a resultset with all UserProfile properties, including my custom properties.

                            When I try to select one (or more) of my custom properties by http://siteurl/_api/SP.UserProfiles.PeopleManager/GetMyProperties?$select=CustomProperty, I do not get the custom property returned.

                            Selecting on the default properties that SharePoint provides does work.

                            Right now I am using a workaround which iterates through the (big) resultset with all properties to get my custom property values, but it would be great if I could select just my customer properties.

                            47 votes
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                            • ContentTypePublisher class in CSOM

                              I have not been able to find an equivalent function in CSOM to automate content type publishing like the way we can do it with server OM ContentTypePublisher class. Please add this feature to CSOM.

                              47 votes
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                              • Support List/Library creation using a custom template

                                I need to create a List/Library using a custom template.

                                This was supported in Server OM, but you can't do it programmatically in SPOnline. If you try to do using SP UI, it works as expected. So, If it is supported by the UI, it should be supported by the API.

                                Thanks.

                                47 votes
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                                • Allow installaton of multiple instances of an app for SharePoint to the same site

                                  Possibly by allowing the user to enter an app name upon granting permissions.

                                  This will allow users to grant read/write permissions against two or more lists on a site.

                                  This means, when designing apps they would be able to function more like OOB lists or libraries; with either extended functionality or be deployed in conjunction with a Client App Part to provide client functionality.

                                  An Example of this might be a "Rotating Image Gallery" app. Allowing multiple of these to be deployed to the same web is ideal, with independent permissions and content.

                                  44 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  SharePoint Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide a list limit over 5000

                                    The recommended list option is ONLY 5000, the structure has been indicated to hold up to 30 Million items. but I had a list over the 5000 and experienced issue with IE and MS will not resolve. We cant be the only company that would like lists with over 5000 items. The idea would be a special list page - the list page could handle over 5000 item, but the requirement is the information be hosted as an external list.

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                                    • Normal programmatic way to install third party SharePoint Apps to the SharePoint sites

                                      Currently if you implement site provisioning solution and you need to install some third party known app, you should activate side loading feature that is not recommended for production(by security reasons) and use method load and install.
                                      this way has several disadvantages:
                                      1) Customers will afraid such solution because of recommendations outlined above.
                                      2) Upgrade process. it will "painfully" to upgrade each package on each site
                                      3) You need an app package file to get file stream for LoadAndInstall method

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                                        0 comments  ·  SharePoint Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow access to SP.UserProfiles.PeopleManager/GetPropertiesFor when using OAuth authorization

                                        This applies to SharePoint Online in Office 365. We'd like to move over to using OAuth in our app that integrates with Office 365, but there is one blocker we cannot get around. We need to fetch users' PersonalUrl, which works fine when using regular credentials/a fedAuth cookie. Calling the https://siteurl/_api/sp.userprofiles.peoplemanager/getpropertiesfor(@v)?@v='i:0#.f|membership|user@site.com'&$select=PersonalUrl,DisplayName endpoint when using a valid OAuth bearer token results in a 401 Unauthorized error. Since we're only testing OAuth at the moment I went ahead and enabled all permissions for my app in the Azure management portal, so that's not the issue.

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                                          0 comments  ·  SharePoint Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Please create a MY App Launcher Chrome Control

                                          As a Sharepoint Developer I have used a lot the chrome control in Sharepoint Apps, however with the new App Launcher and My Apps Page, I would suggest that Microsoft creates an "app launcher chrome control", a piece of code we can "copy/paste" in our webforms/mvc/js apps that will show automatically the Apps Launcher.

                                          I believe this will be a great way to navigate between LOB Apps that we create in the Offce 365 Platform.

                                          Thank you

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