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  1. 1 TB site collections

    SharePoint Server should also be able to have up to 1TB site collections as per SPO. SPO is still running a with SP and SQL so there should not be any reason why this could not be implemented on premises

    24 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Database  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • the error “Someone else has this workbook locked”

      When editing in Excel Online, the error “Someone else has this workbook locked” occurs sometimes.
      It might be locked on the server side, due to internet communication speed, unexpected PC shutdown or browser working stopped.
      When editing in Excel, the error “Upload failed. The server version of this file was updated by another author.” occurs sometimes.
      The file could not be closed properly for unexpected reasons and be locked on the server side.
      I really need you to improve this function that either make files cannot be locked or tell me the way how to unlock the files from the…

      17 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Database  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • SharePoint Created Databases do not follow model DB settings in MS SQL

        The issue I am attempting to resolve / highlight is that the SQL DBs created by SharePoint have various settings for Statistics creation and Autogrowth is set to 1MB.

        The problem is that with an autogrowth of 1MB SQL is always growing the DBs therefore impacting SharePoint performance significantly due to hammering the disk channel. My request is that SharePoint by default would use the SQL Model DB to create it's DBs. By default the SQL Model DB has the settings that SharePoint implements today except for the seemingly random settings regarding Statistics that SharePoint creates for some reason. What…

        13 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Database  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Use a list as a mail merge datasource

          I would be fantastic if it was possible to use a SharePoint list as a mail merge datasource

          13 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Database  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • The way to disable preview function when opening PDF file.

            On Modern UI, when clicking PDF file in Library, it will be displayed preview function in the same tab by default.
            I want to add a feature which can enable or disable the preview function.

            12 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Database  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Delated groups still appear in the Report

              The Office 365 groups which had been deleted still appear in the report and it cannot be hidden.
              Please improve this feature.

              11 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Database  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • AlwaysOn Read-Intent Support

                SharePoint 2013 SP1 + Apr 2014 CU support Read-Only instances with AlwaysOn Availability Groups, but SharePoint does not implement Read-Intent, allowing the read routing functionality native to AGs. Read-Intent would allow administrators to make use of the secondary node in the AG for read-only queries, thereby potentially increasing performance of the farm.

                10 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Database  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Copy content database from site to site in the same farm.

                  add a powershell command so that we can copy a content database from one site collection to another in the same farm.

                  6 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Database  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Test-SPContentDatabase ADD -DatabaseServer "<DbServer>"

                    When migrating from SharePoint 2010 to 2013 we split our farm configuration databases on one sql cluster and our content databases to a separate cluster.

                    The problem is when we Test-SPContentDatabase there is no way to specify the cluster where we moved the content databases to. The Test-SPContentDatabase command goes to the default Configuration Database Server as seen in CA.

                    Can you add the optional switch -DatabaseServer "<DbServer>" to Test-SPContentDatabase that is found in Mount-SPContentDatabase? This would also allow us to test content database potentially before even moving them to the 2013 clusters.

                    5 votes
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                    • Update User information list with deleted user from Office 365

                      When user is deleted, even after all the sync is completed for all the services, user still present in User information list which is by designed behavior as of now, there are scripts available for removing user in bulk from user information list but that is only for SharePoint server.

                      Out of the box we can remove the user from user information list however 1 site at a time, we need to do that for multiple site collections at same time.

                      We should have such option available that should do this for us

                      4 votes
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                      • NoSQL Document Stores

                        Make it plug and play to separate Site Collections/Content Database from user content. Enable storing content in NoSQL sources without additional development or BCS effort. Make this the preferred document storage to scale.

                        4 votes
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                        • The way to extract inactive users

                          It would be really helpful if there’s a function that I can extract the user who has not access to the site or even not log in to SharePoint for a long time.

                          3 votes
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                          • Provide ability to use dates prior to 1900

                            Library and Archives Canada preserve Canada's document heritage and needs to track dates prior to 1900. Date field format cannot be used for dates prior to 1900.

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Database  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Site Collection Creation

                              Is it possible to add the possibility to create a new DB for the new site collection? (asking for the DB name too).. I know that these are just few line of powershell.. But i know a lot of lazy Admins..

                              what do you think?

                              3 votes
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                              • Please let all tenants can confirm all contents of the message center

                                Only the related tenant can confirm the contents of the message center, and as partners, they cannot confirm the related information by using their own tenants.
                                It is really inconvenient, please make all tenants can confirm all contents of the message center.

                                2 votes
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                                • Allow multi-valued columns to be indexed in lists

                                  At the moment you can put column indexes on a number of column types in a list. However, multi-valued choice, lookup and managed metadata columns are not support.

                                  Please provide index support for these multi-valued columns.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Allow lookup based columns to be indexed.

                                    When a list looks up data from another list for a drop down on a column. That column can't be used as an index. It would be great if it could. You can enter the column in and it says it will be used as an index, but it actually doesn't work.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Computed column type with TODAY

                                      Having a new column type which virtually calculates date differencies based on todays date.
                                      So instead of storing the calculated value inside the database it is just a "virtual" field which is injected into the SQL queries calculating date differences by getting another column as reference - eg DATEDIFF(GETDATE,Birthday column, Days)

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Daisy chain databases

                                        Have content in database spill off to child databases off the main site collection database if the main site collection database grows more than 100gb. I have several databases that I have to manually split because the implementation was so sloppy.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Build OLAP database for Project Server 2016 very long time

                                          Hi,

                                          Our Project Server 2016 (on-premise), take a long time to build OLAP (about 7.5 hrs). Currently, data row on table [pjrep].[MSP_EpmAssignmentByDay] about 2,000,000. I found big problem with view [pjrep].[MSP_EpmAssignmentByDay_OlapView_00007829-4392-48B3-B533-5A5A4797E3C9]
                                          It's use table value function (TVF) to filter SiteId: [pjrep.MSP_TVF_EpmAssignmentByDay('487EED98-D954-4F64-9DAC-3A8821787318')

                                          I'm read in https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/psssql/2010/10/28/query-performance-and-multi-statement-table-valued-functions/
                                          "But if you use multi-statement TVF, it’s treated as just like another table. Because there is no statistics available, SQL Server has to make some assumptions and in general provide low estimate. If your TVF returns only a few rows, it will be fine. But if you intend to populate the TVF with thousands of…

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