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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

    292 votes
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      15 comments  ·  SharePoint PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Ship SharePoint Server 2016 with a SAML Claims-aware People Picker

      I gather from Bill's "What's New for IT Professionals in SharePoint Server 2016" Ignite session that SharePoint 2016 Web Applications will leverage SAML (Trusted Identity Provider) claims by default.

      When using SAML claims with SharePoint 2013, we need to deploy a Custom Claims Provider in order to resolve names (even against AD DS), which introduces a requirement for a Farm Solution. Kirk Evans discusses this here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kaevans/archive/2013/05/26/fixing-people-picker-for-saml-claims-users-using-ldap.aspx

      Will SharePoint Server 2016 ship with an updated People Picker and Claims Provider that is natively "compatible" with SAML claims, or will a bespoke solution still be needed?

      226 votes
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        15 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • SharePoint Management Shell/Central Administration Auditing

        Currently, when an administrator performs an action in the Management Shell/Central Administration, most of the data regarding who and what action took place is not recorded. This makes auditing impossible when there are multiple administrators managing the farm. I would propose putting auditing controls in for the SharePoint Management Shell and Central Administration, to record who and what changes were made.

        221 votes
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          18 comments  ·  on-premise Central Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for your feedback! Your idea sounds interesting, but we need more information to understand. Can you tell us more about how you would like to use this feature?

          Is your primary intent to use these logs for reporting and for troubleshooting? Will collection and centralization of these logs in a DB, such as the usage DB, provide the functionality that you seek (if these logs contain data of who performed the action, what the action is, what the target of the action, and when the timestamp of the action is)? How important is having a UX, in addition to the centralized log location, on a scale from 1-5 (1 being least important, 2 being somewhat important, 3 being neutral, 4 being important, 5 being not important)?

        • Get in SharePoint Online the ULS entries for 'your' correlation id

          In Office 365 / SPO you cannot access the ULS logs to lookup the logged information on error situation. Only option is to contact Microsoft Support. This is cumbersome and takes elapse time, hindering your progress. Required a secure option to on-the-fly retrieve the ULS entries related to 'your' correlation id (checked against the tenant for which the user has authenticated)

          180 votes
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            9 comments  ·  Office 365 SharePoint Tenant Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • add clean-SPcontendatbase to remove orphane objet site and feature

            add-cmlet to help Administrator to clean missing objet or missing feature into content database some after test-spcontentdabase

            151 votes
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              1 comment  ·  on-premise Central Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Set Metadata for multiple files

              Set Metadata for all files that are being uploaded. Currently when a user uploads multiple documents the metadata has to be set afterwards.
              Add this to SP2016

              138 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Taxonomy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add a "Show PowerShell" button to each wizard/dialog in SharePoint Central Admin.

                In SharePoint Central Administration, it's common knowledge that nearly everything you can do has a PowerShell counterpart. Thus, each wizard / dialog in SharePoint ought to show the equivalent PowerShell command / technique, so the administrator could save some steps in the future. It is also a handy way to learn how to use the cmdlets.

                I have seen this capability in other Microsoft products, such as SQL Server Management Studio and the Windows 2012 Server Manager. SP 2016 could definitely benefit from this as well.

                129 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  on-premise Central Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Broken-link checker

                  Provide a link-check service on all sites, so Site Owners can limit the amount of broken links across their sites. Applies to SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server.

                  123 votes
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                    7 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide ability to create HNSC via Central Admin

                    Please add the ability to create Host Named Site Collections (with full Content Database selection support) via Central Administration.

                    Without this ability the adoption of a single web app and HNSC will remain almost non existent within enterprise customers. The only way to do this in a manageable fashion is via the deployment of a custom site provisioning provider - which is a FTS!

                    121 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  on-premise Central Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add "People with Existing Access" to the Default Link Types under SharePoint Admin Center's sharing options.

                      Add "People with Existing Access" to the Default Link Types under SharePoint Admin Center's sharing options.

                      118 votes
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                        20 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Customizing the Sharepoint home page showing frequent sites and suggested sites

                        Customizing the Sharepoint home page showing frequent sites and suggested sites, since there are confidential sites that should not be displayed to users of the system

                        116 votes
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                          31 comments  ·  Customizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Show recurring events in the new Event Web Part

                          Hi,

                          I have the new look Sharepoint online and I notice when creating events in the Events Web App, you don't have the option to configure as a recurring event.

                          If you create the event and then go site contents > events and manually drill into the event and setup recurring, the event no longer shows up in the Events Web Part.

                          I think being able to setup recurring events is basic functionality for any calendar so can we get the feature added/fixed?

                          Regards,
                          Andrew

                          106 votes
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                            22 comments  ·  Customizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Solution for "The file [filename] is locked for exclusive use by [account-name]"

                            An option should be added to the "FILES" tab (when a document is selected) to unlock a document that "is locked for exclusive use by [user]"

                            As advised by O365 support, currently the only workaround is to download a copy and re-upload.

                            https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/e044b6d9-40d1-4829-ae51-4c44bae994c8/sharepointonline-2013-the-file-filename-is-locked-for-exclusive-use-by-accountname?forum=sharepointgeneral

                            97 votes
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                              10 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow SharePoint Sites created via O365 Groups to be managed in SharePoint Admin Center

                              Each Office365 Group creates a new SharePoint Site, this is not currently shown in the Sharepoint Admin Center so it is not possible to manage specific sharing rules, storage and compute quotas and other advanced settings. Such sites should appear in the Site Collection lists to be manageable.

                              94 votes
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                                14 comments  ·  Office 365 SharePoint Tenant Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Deny Security

                                You should be able to apply deny security to objects and sites in SharePoint. Everyone in the company (via domain users AD group membership or some other security group membership) should be able to see a site except employee a, b and c.

                                As you hire new employees with deny security in place, you don't have to add them to the site.

                                Imagine this... If you have 20 new hires a week and 200,000 sites that they need access to and each site has random individuals who aren't allowed to see random sites. The administrative burden is huge.

                                Locking down…

                                87 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Increase audience compilation

                                  As a school the ability to set rules and audiences in the admin settings is very useful. However, the current frequency for audience compilation is once a week (on Saturdays). It would be very useful to increase that frequency to twice or even three times a week. Would you consider increasing the frequency of that operation? Thank you.

                                  86 votes
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                                    16 comments  ·  Office 365 SharePoint Tenant Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow list/library views to be permission based

                                    To be able to create custom public views on a list or library that can be distributed to only certain users. This can help to control who has access to what files within list or library quite simply

                                    73 votes
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                                      10 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Sharepoint Monitoring( Database) from Central admin

                                      I would like MSFT give us the ability to see the following things/ reports either from Central Admin or Powershell.

                                      Content Database Size( free space, data space etc)
                                      Site collections in the Database
                                      Site collections Size per database / per web app.
                                      Disk space on the SQL Server
                                      Manage the Permission on DB from SharePoint.

                                      This will help administrators to managed the Content DB and plan the storage space effciently. in the orgnization where SP admin dont have access to SQL server, these reports really help.

                                      73 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  on-premise Central Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Synchronize Mobile phone userprofile property on Sharepoint Online

                                        In Sharepoint Online, some user profile properties are not synchronized with Azure AD : for example Mobile Phone".

                                        So, I suggest :
                                        - add "Mobile Phone" to the syncronization process
                                        or
                                        - give the SP Administrator to choose user profile properties to be syncrhonized.

                                        Thanks.

                                        68 votes
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                                          10 comments  ·  User Profile Services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • add configurations for enabling/disabling Workflow Auto Cleanup and Auto Cleanup Days

                                          Would like access to Workflow Auto Cleanup as my company has audit and compliance restrictions around retention of workflow approvals and I had to find out the hard way that SharePoint Online permanently deletes workflow history older than 60 days and I can't turn it off.

                                          67 votes
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                                            13 comments  ·  Auditing & Compliance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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