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  1. Add support for creatig Communication sites using PowerShell, API and PnP

    Currently the provisioning of Communication sites can't be automated. You have to use the UI. For many of our customers that have implemented the Office DevPnP engine (or any type of other custom solutions) this is a major challenge/issue.

    Please add support for creating Communication sites using PowerShell, API and PnP!

    Thx,
    CJ

    309 votes
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    15 comments  ·  SharePoint PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Expand SPO Powershell Capability

    Current PowerShell cmdlets available to administer SharePoint Online don't have enough functionality at or below the Site Collection level.

    I would like to see more of the on-prem cmdlet functionality migrated to SPO to be able to gather configuration data, site hierarchy, site / document library permissions, and other such information to quickly build documentation and reports.

    Having to learn and use CSOM seems like a step backwards.

    20 votes
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  3. SharePoint Online - Site Collection Creation Date (PowerShell)

    Many times we find out its important to us (IT) and our companies to know when a Site Collection was created and by using what account. the site owner can be changed, so its not useful for auditing

    16 votes
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  4. Add the ability to create a communication site on / instead of /sites/contoso

    It would be great to be able to create a communication site on / instead of /sites/contoso. Could you please add this ability?

    14 votes
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  5. user profile mapping - export / import settings

    We have huge customization of mapped user data in User Properties in UPS and of course full sync with AD bidirectional. We will welcome some kind of dump of the settings with possibility of scripting (at least export / import settings to UPS)

    13 votes
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  6. How awesome would it be if we were allowed to export a SharePoint environment's configuration into a PowerShell script allowing you to easil

    How awesome would it be if we were allowed to export a SharePoint environment's configuration into a PowerShell script allowing you to easily rebuild your environment. Let's assume I spend 2 hours configuring my SharePoint farm using the GUI, it'd be awesome if I could somehow, within Central Administration, export my environment's configuration (Web Apps, Service Apps, services Enabled, etc). I know this is a long stretch and would probably very hard to accomplish, but it'd be awesome.

    13 votes
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  7. Scriptable Sync Connections

    Make sure that all parts of the user profile service application is scriptable. Specifically the synchronization connections.

    13 votes
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  8. Add cmdlet to reset user profile service with same settings

    For when service gest stuck in starting of stoppning mode. Clean out timerjobs, configcache etc

    13 votes
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  9. the picture automatic switching function is disabled

    Following the release of the Office 365 CDN, the picture automatic switching function is disabled by default on “Picture Library Slideshow Web Part”.
    If you want to use the picture automatic switching function, you need to register the “Picture Library” r in Office 365 CDN.
    But using PowerShell command is the only way to register in the library.
    It would be really helpful if there’s a way to register library in Office 365 CDN from UI.

    3 votes
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  10. PS Command to gather the SharePoint ULS Logs for any correlation errors or logs in a specific time frame

    PS Command to gather the SharePoint ULS Logs for any correlation errors or logs in a specific time frame

    9 votes
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  11. Add PowerShell Comlet for Configuration of People Picker

    In SharePoint 2013 and 2010, there isn't PowerShell comlet for configuration of People Picker. The only available command is STSADM, which is documented here
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg602075.aspx

    STSADM is deprecated in 2013 version and a PowerShell equivalent comlet is highly expected. Unfortunately this by far seems to be a forgotten area.

    Therefore, a PowerShell comlet is strongly desired in SharePoint Server 2016. Ideally, the comlet can also be made available backwards in SharePoint Server 2013 and 2010.

    9 votes
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  12. Provide powershell functionality for all settings done in the Admin Center

    We are configuring our SharePoint Online / OneDrive For Business automatically by powershell scripts. Unfortunately, you can not script all Settings, so we have to do them manually in the Admin Center. Such Settings are:
    - MySite Pre-Provisioning
    - Restrict MySite Pre-Provisioning
    - My Site Cleanup Secondary Owner
    - Script Setting that controls whether or not the ‘Copy to SharePoint’ button will appear in OneDrive
    - Ability to enable/disable IRM for OneDrive Globally
    - Ability to enable/disable IRM for individual OneDrive Sites
    - My Site Secondary Admin
    - Links to Office Applications

    Automating those Settings would help us copying Settings…

    8 votes
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  13. Create Site Policy through PowerShell

    Add cmdlets to create, edit, and remove Site Policies through PowerShell.

    8 votes
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  14. Wish for bulk confirmation or output-option of user rights granted on OneDrive for Business

    Currently, confirming user rights on OneDrive for Business requires to either the overview screen of rights granted to OneDrive for Business itself and the screen that shows rights granted to individual items for each individual user.
    As checking the individual items again requires to open their respective screens, this can be a time-consuming and tedious process when handling a large number of users.
    It would be nice if there was one condensed screen showing, or a PowerShell command or function allowing to output and bulk check, all rights that the users within a tenant a currently holding.

    8 votes
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  15. Make SharePoint Online Management Shell available via PowerShellGet / PowerShellGallery

    Currently, SharePoint Online Management Shell needs to be installed by downloading it from Microsoft Downloads and is installed as a binary.

    Many new Modules are available through PowerShellGet (powershellgallery.com) and therefore we are able to install and update them from within PowerShell Host, e.g.:

    Install-Module -Name AzureAD
    Update-Module -Name AzureAD

    This should be possible for SharePoint Online Management Shell as well, so it is easier to keep the Modules up to date, e.g.:

    Install-Module SharePointOnlineManagementShell
    Update-Module SharePointOnlineManagementShell

    7 votes
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  16. SET-SPOSite -NewUrl

    In PowerShell looks like there is a "-NewUrl" parameter but you can't be changed this really is a problem when you manage many site collections, is there any workaround for this?

    7 votes
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  17. Implement Get-Help -Online in SharePoint Cmdlets

    include the URLs for online cmdlets in SharePoint PowerShell cmdlets so one can call Get-Help *-SP* -Online like all the other cmdlets Microsoft ship.

    7 votes
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  18. Power Query Data Refresh

    An out-of-the box way to have Power Query refreshing automatically under Excel services or OWA on SharePoint server. This functionality should not be limited for Office365 PowerBI. Thanks!

    7 votes
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  19. Ability to move subsites via PowerShell

    With the Site Content & Structure tool being removed, we need a way to be able to relocate/move a subsite via PowerShell. For example a frequent way of working is to have a site collection for projects and under that lots of individual project sites. We usually setup a subsite in the projects collection called "Archive" or similar and all the finished projects get moved there.

    To be clear, I am NOT asking for the ability to move sites between collections, just the same Move function that is currently in the Site Content & Structure tool.

    6 votes
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  20. Provide a powershell or csom interface to allow files that have been uploaded but not checked in to be checked in en masse by administrator

    There is a feature called "Manage files with no checked in version." But this requires the admin to check individual files and take ownership and then check in the files. There needs to be a way for admins/SCAs to programmaticly take ownership and check in files. Currently once the admin has taken ownership, then a PowerShell script can be run, but the take ownership portion is manual.

    6 votes
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