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  1. Add a Search Field with Intellisense to Central Admin

    The more complex sharepoint becomes, the more things there are in Central Admin. Sometimes my eyes glaze over when I'm looking at it all. I'd rather just start typing something into a search field there than clicking around trying to find something I used once and have forgotten where it is at. Windows 10 is good about this. Just type a few letters of what you're looking for and it magically shows up. For example, type ULS rather than click on the link for monitoring and whever else.

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    0 comments  ·  on-premise Central Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. DirSync Dirstribution Lists and Security Groups from office365 onto Sharepoint

    DirSync Dirstribution Lists and Security Groups from office365 onto Sharepoint, without the usage of Dynamic Groups or with so everytime someone is updated in a DL to be synched onto sharepoint, thank you

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  3. Column Default Values Enhancement

    When you set column default values and use a choice field, the choices are not displayed. It would make setting this value much easier if the choices showed up in a drop-down like they do in the edit form.

    It would also be nice if you could use a single line of text field, and when you created a folder, it would automatically use the folder name as the default value to tag any documents added to the folder.

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  4. Allow access to Developer Dashboard via PowerShell in SP2010 and Sp2013

    Allow cmdlets or create a web service document that would allow PowerShell to gather site data based on Developer Dashboard. Admins would love to build a dashboard showing current response times to specific high-profile sites, and developer dashboard does just that. The data that DD gathers would be perfect for a scheduled task to gather and present on a dashboard site.

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  5. External audit and access shared documentation

    I think it is necessary to create a report with documentation that has been shared with external users. Currently from the support department I indicate that Office 365 does not include this type of audit

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  6. Improve restore-spfarm scriptability

    Add functionality to allow for Restore-SPFarm to be scripted. for example restoring a Search Service Application with a less than trivial topology is brutal.

    Perhaps allow us to pass a response handler code-block or function that you call with the prompt request and that is responsible for providing each response.

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  7. specific content database when create site collection from central admin

    Ability to select (or create new) content database when create site collection from central admin.

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  8. Provide option to increase Workflow Run Time in O365

    Users may have workflows that require longer then 5 minutes to execute (example: user wants workflow to run on document library on files larger than 100MB). Due to current server timeouts Sharepoint is failing and either executes the workflow before the files finish uploading or fail with additional errors. Please add a setting for users to increase this limit and please add details of workflow time limits to Sharepoint 365 documentation here https://support.office.com/en-us/article/SharePoint-Online-and-OneDrive-for-Business-software-boundaries-and-limits-8f34ff47-b749-408b-abc0-b605e1f6d498

    See https://community.office365.com/en-us/f/154/p/429893/1085242#1085242 for context on my issue that led to this request. Thank you!

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  10. For SharePoint Site Mailbox App, please add the ability to set a default CC email.

    Right now, when we create a new email message, the CC email address has to be entered manually in the SharePoint "Site Mailbox App". Some users can be forgetful and not entering the project's email in the CC box; we just want a quick way in the "Options" panel to set this email by default, so that a copy of the email will always be sent to the project's Mailbox.

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  11. What does 0 resources usage means in the site collection properties ?

    In the site collection properties, three values about site resources are shown at the bottom of the window : resources usage is the first one, but it looks like it is always 0.

    What does this value mean ?

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  12. People Picker

    There's no way to sort or change the order of the nodes in the left column on the People Picker user interface. When I add a trusted provider, I have no control over managing the order.

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  13. Option to view a sharepoint task list, table, or document in either the current browser screen or additional one.

    Sharepoint REALLY needs the capability to easily allow users to open something (table, list, document) in another tab of the browser. In other words, allow the user the option to view the item of interest in the current screen (which is how it is done now) and allow the user to, say RIGHT CLICK on the document to open the document in another tab of the browser. Currently, if I want to look at several different documents concurrently, I have to copy a high level link to several tabs of the browser and navigate to each different document.

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  14. Fine grained Locks for SIte/library

    Allow Locks similar to Site Collection Lock for smaller objects like Sites or libraries and also allow locks for everybody except Site Collection Administrators and Farm admins

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  15. Allow for sorting of Promoted public sites

    When adding promoted sites on the SP landing page, there is no way to put them in alphabetical (title) order. This would be helpful when you have multiple sites for members. This refers to internal users only.

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  16. unlock the files with extensions .json, .asmx, .asmx, .soap, .svc, .xamlx

    Please unlock the files with extensions .json, .asmx, .asmx, .soap, .svc, .xamlx is necessary when the company, in our case are a software development company and can not synchronize these files to onedrive our library or SharePoint, serious phenomenal, thanks.

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  17. SharePoint Online Outgooing mail Persnalization

    We should have an option to configure the customer domain on the outgoing mail settings. I could see some customers leaving the O365 because of this. The email domain is generic.

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  18. Identify Export events in logs as exports rather than searches in the logs

    Have Export events identified in the log as "Export" rather than current event type of "Search".

    Based on running the report and then going back to the eDiscovery site and looking through the exports I have determined that I think entries in log as search events are exports that is not apparent. It would be much easier if we could filter on Item Type = Site Collection AND Event = Export

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  19. Remove "Get Skype for Business" from Office 365 home page

    On the homepage of Office 365 there is currently a notice to "Get Skype for Business". This appears even if you have Skype for Business installed or if Skype for Business installations have been disabled by the administrator. Please do something about this as it's a massive usability red flag.

    Either allow us to turn it off or get rid of it all together.

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  20. MyMailbox feature

    In SP site owners can activate the site feature MyMailbox. This create an Exchange mailbox within the site with the email address SMO-<SiteName>@tenantname.onmicrosoft.com. If our Exchange Admins turn of the permission to create a InMailbox in exchange the site owner can still activate the feature, see the mailbox created but upon accessing receive an 403 error. it would be much cooler if the actîvation of the feature is geyed out in someone their SP site.

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