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  1. 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.

    714 votes
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  2. 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.

    281 votes
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    27 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for making this suggestion. We don’t currently have plans to implement this, but would love to better understand the scenarios and need.

    Do you expect that people are deleting pages, or changing pages/content names frequently enough that they’re breaking other pages/content without knowing it?
    Is the site owner responsible for fixing that content or the authors/editors moving the content around?

  3. 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

    232 votes
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  4. Task list web part page

    Provide a task list web part for the Modern Page experience.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficesharepoint-msowinother/add-a-task-list-to-the-homepage/9e327acd-99f8-4166-94bd-2145adaf068b

    It's very useful for creating team dashboards. (Office365 Group Site)

    42 votes
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  5. Cut loose „add to timeline“ from „manage lists“ permission

    Recently we had an issue that we wanted the users to add tasks to the timeline. They couldn’t, because they hadn’t the “manage lists” permissions.
    We don’t want them to add views, columns or new lists, they just need to add a Task to the Timeline.
    Could you please change this?

    42 votes
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  6. Provide support for SSL and IP Address bindings in IIS

    Provide full support for IIS bindings - i.e. include SSL and IP Address + SNI options. It is slightly ridiculous that these settings must be managed outside of SharePoint and influence the logic of web application creation. Bring web app creation up to date with the versions of IIS SharePoint is running on.

    42 votes
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  7. Please make Japanese filenames searchable on Delve app

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    Delve アプリで日本語のファイル名を検索できるようにしてほしい。
    Please make Japanese filenames searchable on Delve app


    ■Description(内容):
    現在、iOS に Delve アプリをインストールして日本語名で検索をすると検索結果が何も表示されません。

    英語のファイルであれば検索が可能です。
    日本語のファイル名でも検索が可能となるように機能の実装を希望します

    Currently nothing will be displayed in the search results if Delve app is installed on iOS and used to search using names in Japanese.

    English files can be searched.
    We hope that a Japanese file search feature can be implemented.

    41 votes
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  8. Remove the alert notification for the internal/temp file "VerifyPerm(GUID)" from being sent when alerts exist & document moved between libs.

    Remove the alert notification for the internal/temp file "VerifyPerm(GUID)" from being sent when alerts exist in both document libraries (source and destination) and you use the ribbon "move to" feature.

    Two emails are generated as expected, one for the file getting created in destination, and one for it getting deleted in source. However the issue occurs once this is done, a second email will be sent out with the title: "VerifyPerm(GUID)" for a temporary (non exposed) file which gets generated to check the permissions in the destination location. This is unesesary. Please remove this secondary message.

    36 votes
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  9. Stop pushing SharePoint updates via Windows Update

    We all know the poor track record of SharePoint updates (security and non-security) when it comes to quality, still the updates are pushed via Windows Update causing all kinds of issues on on-premises farms.

    Most common scenario is that IT doesn't really understand SharePoint, so they allow updates via WSUS (or just install them directly) to one or all servers of the farm, causing all kinds of "by-design" issues, as SharePoint Config Wizard needs to be executed to get the farm working properly again, OR the patch first needs to be installed on all SharePoint servers to make it work…

    35 votes
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  10. Adjust the SharePoint Srvr licensing model (& its requirements) to be compatible with making available an ISV product on SaaS business model

    The current licensing model isn't friendly at all if you're thinking on making your SharePoint product available as a Cloud SaaS.

    To go Cloud, this must needed change must occur so that the SharePoint (and its ecosystem required products) licensing model to fit well with SaaS business models without an obscene entry cost in licensing that crushes your initial investment as an ISV.

    We have this product that we developed, and it requires SharePoint Server.

    We’ve been considering for some time now the possibility of making our product also available as a SaaS.

    However, as SharePoint Server is a requirement…

    35 votes
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  11. Implement the feature to check the number of view by item unit.

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):アイテム単位での閲覧数の確認について

    Implement the feature to check the number of view by item unit.

    ■Description_JP (内容):アイテム単位での閲覧数を確認したいが、Office 365 監査ログ レポートにて、アイテム単位での閲覧数の出力が出来ません。そのため、Office 365 監査ログ レポートにて、アイテム単位での閲覧数を出力する機能の実装を希望します。
    ​ 

    I want to check the number of viewing by item unit, but I am currently unable to output it by using Office 365 audit log report. Therefore, I hope the feature will be implemented to output the number of view per item.

    31 votes
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  12. Increase SharePoint Calendar Overlay more than 10

    Can you allow more than 10 calendar overlay in SharePoint to integrate on 1 master calendar?

    27 votes
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  13. Improve content types and content type hub-functionality

    Content types:

    Enable content type-based default values in addition to site column-based and location-based default values. Allow farm administrators to specify which takes priority in cases of conflict (and make them function reagardless of if the user creates a new document from the ribbon, uploads it or drag-and-drops it into the library)

    Enable all and any sharepoint columns to be displayed, and when applicable edited, from within the document (not just in the ribbon). For example give us the option to automatically propagate your new unique farm-wide document ID-based url in the actual document content. would be fantastic for users…

    23 votes
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  14. Make it so that access permissions that only allows for uploading can be created

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    アイテムのアップロードのみが可能なアクセス権を付与できるように要望します。
    Make it so that access permissions that only allows for uploading can be created


    ■Description(内容):
    [投稿] 権限を付与することでアイテムのアップロードが可能とはなるが、同時にアイテムの編集および削除も可能となるため、[アイテムの編集] および [アイテムの削除] のアクセス権を外し権限を作成すると、アップロードは可能となるがエラー メッセージが表示されるため改善を希望します。
    Uploading of items is made possible by granting "Post" permissions, but at the same time editing and deletion of items becomes possible as well. We can make permissions that exclude the "Modify item" and "Delete item" access permissions, but an error message appears when uploading items. Thus we hope that new permissions can be made like what we are doing but without having any error message appearing.

    21 votes
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  15. Use only IPv6 for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    SharePoint Online および OneDrive for Business を IPv6 のみで利用したい
    Use only IPv6 for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business


    ■Description(内容):
    IPv6 のみで SharePoint Online および OneDrive for Business を利用できるよう対応を進めてほしい。
    IPv6 に対応しているとのことであれば、IPv6 のみで利用可能な形としてほしい。
    他社ではそれがすでに実現しているため、そのようになることを期待する。
    また、"Office 365 IPv6 テスト計画" というドキュメントに IPv6 専用クライアントについて記載があるにもかかわらず、実際対応していないのは混乱を招く元となる。

    We would like progress to be made towards supporting the exclusive use of IPv6 for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.
    We would like to be able to exclusively use IPv6 on anything that supports IPv6.
    This is already possible in other organizations, so we would expect it here too.
    Also, even though there is mention…

    20 votes
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  16. Revert default date format to "Standard" from "Friendly"

    When I want to know the time and date that something was Created or Modified I require a bit of standardized precision.
    e.g. [5/31/2017 7:33 PM] (actually, I'd prefer the ISO standard of [2017-05-31 19:33] but that's another discussion).
    Instead, the "Friendly" format gives you useless approximations like "a few minutes ago", or "29 minutes ago", or "May 5".
    This is what people are used to and what I suspect is the majority use case.
    Why would we want to impose a non-standard format, "Friendly" or otherwise. The "Friendly" format is the unusual non-standard format and as such deserves to…

    19 votes
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  17. Roll out ALL changes to the Canary tenant before global roll out

    It is very helpful that Microsoft makes a 'Canary Tenant' available to test existing solutions with upcoming changes to the platform. This helps us to catch potential breaking changes early.

    However, it turns out that only new functionality is rolled out to the Canary Tenant, not other changes. For example this caused major problems with our customers when Code Based sand-boxed solutions were discontinued without adequate warning (other than a general announcement a couple of years earlier without a specific date).

    Please roll out ALL non-emergency changes to the Canary Tenant before rolling them out globally.

    19 votes
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  18. Enable calendar overlays across site collections when using HNSC

    We've just converted the site collections at a client site from path-based site collections to host-named site collection and discovered that calendar with overlays of calendars from other site collections do not work once we've made the switch to HNSC.

    Please enable the ability to use calendar overlays using calendars stored in other host-named site collections. This is an issue with host-named site collections that is disappointing considering Microsoft is recommending the use of HNSC.

    18 votes
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  19. Display the side link bar at top bar position for Modern sites

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    モダンサイトのサイドリンクバーの表示をトップバーの位置に表示させる
    Display the side link bar at top bar position for Modern sites


    ■Description(内容):

    ​コミュニケーションサイトと同様にモダンサイトのサイドリンクバーの表示もトップバーの位置に表示させることが可能になることを強く希望します。サイト表示についてデザイン性を考慮すると、このような機能があれば大変便利です。
    We strongly hope that the side link bar in Modern sites can be displayed at the top bar position just like the communication site. Considering the design of the site display, it will be very useful if there is such a feature.

    17 votes
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  20. 17 votes
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