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  1. 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

        139 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…

          125 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.

            121 votes
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            • Web parts: Allow them to be unit testable

              Trying to unit test web parts results in an error 'Cannot find module "@ms/sp-telemetry"'. This can be due to using SharePoint dependencies e.g. 'SPHttpClient' when creating the React component. This totally blocks being able to unit test web parts, please fix this.

              '@microsoft/sp-build-web' Seems to have been updated to remove the previously included testing modules, these do not have to be added back in, to resolve this issue, as we are able to find the most suitable testing modules to replace these.

              This issue has been reported by other users:
              https://github.com/SharePoint/sp-dev-docs/issues/526
              https://github.com/SharePoint/sp-dev-docs/issues/1076
              https://github.com/SharePoint/sp-dev-docs/issues/243

              119 votes
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                0 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enterprise Deployment of SharePoint Framework Apps in an On Premise Platform

                There is currently no good way to do enterprise level automated deployments of an SPFX addin into a SharePoint 2016 on Premise environment..

                Consider a case where there are 1000 site collections and we would need to deploy an SPFX app to all sites automatically. Currently there is no way to perform this deployment in an automated fashion. It is not possible through powershell, csom, c# or in an administrative UI.

                Having this ability would solve a large hole in capabilities with SharePoint Framework

                113 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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

                  104 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

                    100 votes
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                    • 98 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.

                        [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.

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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.

                          90 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.

                            85 votes
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                            • 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.

                              83 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

                                81 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.

                                  80 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.

                                    76 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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…

                                      72 votes
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                                      • 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).

                                        71 votes
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                                        • 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.

                                          70 votes
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