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  1. 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

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    • Field Customizer Evolution: Forms, Quick Edit Mode

      Please, consider next enhancements to Field Customizer (and Modern List UI):
      1. implement modern Quick Edit mode
      2. Add "edit" mode to field customizer
      3. Make field customizers (both view and edit modes) applicable on forms, panels, quick edit mode, etc.

      103 votes
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        0 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

        90 votes
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        • 84 votes
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          • Warn when using preview SharePoint Framework features

            The latest version of the SharePoint Framework Yeoman generator contains a mix of features that are GA and preview features (for example connecting to MS Graph, web part connections, extensions). Whether the generated solution can be run in production depends on the features used to build the web part. With that, when bundling the project, the toolchain should warn of any experimental features being used in the project which would prevent the solution from being deployed to production tenants. This would help developers avoid deploying solutions depending on experimental features to production tenants, only to see the deployment fail.

            81 votes
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              6 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow calling an HTTP-triggered Flow after installing SPFx solution in a site

              When creating sites using a site design (recipe), one of the available verbs is calling an HTTP-triggered Flow to perform some additional configuration on the newly created site.

              When installing SPFx solutions in a site, we should similarly be able to specify an HTTP-triggered Flow to be called as a part of the installation process. This would not only allow developers to provision configuration beyond what's currently supported with Feature XML, but also create a consistent development experience across the different workloads (site designs vs. SPFx).

              70 votes
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                1 comment  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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.

                69 votes
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                • Extensions: Support Development in Local Workbench

                  Today, application extensions in SPFx (command sets, application customizers & field customizers) can't be tested within either the local or SharePoint Online hosted workbench. This is a bummer and a big step backwards to such a cool aspect to the development story with SPFx.

                  I get that you need a list to work with, but at a minimum, the workbench could have a static list with static data and no other functionality for us to test the customizations on.

                  My wish is that Microsoft adds support to the workbench for extensions before GA.

                  67 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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.

                    64 votes
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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…

                      63 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.

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                          0 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add additional permissions to GraphHttpClient

                          With the graph GQL gone, having this "easy" method to query Graph API directly from SharePoint when already authenticated is a huge must have.

                          For example I'd ask priority on the permissions that let you fetch Recent Files, Trending Files, Trending People, and Planner tasks for the current user. Those make the most sense to be featured on intranet home pages. We do this currently (and it is quite messy with adal.js, particular when it comes to token refreshes), but has lots of end user value.

                          I have 4 custom web parts today in a SEWP. One gets recent documents,…

                          60 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Thanks for your feedback! Just a note to let you know that we’re building your suggestion now. This is planned to go live late 2017 or early 2018. Tenant administrator can grant additional scopes to be exposed to the SharePoint Framework solutions. This was announced in the Ignite 2017.

                          • Global or tenant wide event receivers

                            I'd like to see a reliable event receiver globall and/or tenant wide that fires when a site collection/site is created, updated etc. It should point to one or more external services.

                            58 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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…

                              54 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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…

                                53 votes
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                                • 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

                                  41 votes
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                                  • Fully integrated overlay calendar from Exchange

                                    Make the calendar webpart so it can fully overlay any number of calendars from Exchange, and also make them writable. For example have a room calendar in Exchange where non Exchange users can see the calendar and even make a reservation.

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                                      4 comments  ·  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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                                        1 comment  ·  SharePoint Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Need to simply open html files on SharePoint Online

                                        In SharePoint server, we can set Browser File Handling to Permissive in order to have the user's browser simply open an html file that appears in a document library. We need to be able to accomplish this functionality in Office 365/SharePoint Online.

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                                        • 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.

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