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  1. 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?

    235 votes
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  2. 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

    103 votes
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  3. 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…

    98 votes
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  4. Enable IP Security At Site Collection

    On SharePoint Online you can whitelist specific IP ranges at the tenant level but this isn't necessarily granular enough. There are many instances where I would prefer to be able to force an IP restriction on a specific site collections so I can ensure that I outsider can't access the content or so I can treat the content as public (no login required) for specific sites but not the entire internet.

    55 votes
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  5. IRM read permission does not allow to change a filter or a pivot, nor to run a macro

    The RMS permissions on a document for a user depend on the permission a user has for that library or document in sharepoint. The mapping from the sharepoint permissions to the RMS permissions are fixed and cannot be configured at this moment. This causes problems for users having sharepoint read access, when opening an excel workbook because they cannot change filters, make or change pivots, running macros. This makes the reading process of RMS protected workbooks unusable.

    53 votes
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  6. Enable Guest Links

    Guest Links in SharePoint Server 2016 are technically possible to get working, and they do work, however it would be great if there was official support for them. These links would provide the same functionality as in SharePoint Online -- read-only and editing access for anyone who has the link. This is not a request to enable External User Sharing, as that requires further integration with Azure ACS.

    48 votes
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  7. Support for SQL 2016 Always Encrypt

    SQL 2016’s Always Encrypted feature should be supported

    40 votes
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  8. Permission on column level

    Fine grained permissions on column level (View, readonly, edit ...)

    40 votes
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  9. Expansion of the number of restricting domains for external sharing

    According to the below knowledgebase, 120 domains in maximum can be set to allow or block sharing domain list at the tenant level, and 60 domains at the site-collection level.
    I hope it could be expanded or unlimited the number of domains.

    “Restricted domains sharing in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business”: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Restricted-domains-sharing-in-SharePoint-Online-and-OneDrive-for-Business-5d7589cd-0997-4a00-a2ba-2320ec49c4e9?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

    32 votes
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  10. Change default Site Members Edit rights back to Contribute

    There is a fundamental flaw in the permissions model in modern SharePoint team sites and Microsoft Teams. Site Members have been given Edit rights which allows them to delete or edit apps on the site. That is the role of the Site Owner. The Site Members must be given Contribute rights, (like it was in SharePoint 2010).

    30 votes
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  11. Need to simply open html files on SharePoint Online

    In SharePoint server, we can set Browser File Handling to Permissive in order to have the user's browser simply open an html file that appears in a document library. We need to be able to accomplish this functionality in Office 365/SharePoint Online.

    25 votes
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  12. 入れ子になったセキュリティグループでの制御に関する不具合を改修してほしい

    現状”非推奨”とされている、入れ子になったセキュリティグループでの制御を可能にしてください。

    この制御とは、例えば以下を指しています。
     ・入れ子になったセキュリティグループにサイト・リスト/ライブラリへの権限を付与した際の挙動(新規にメンバー追加したセキュリティグループメンバーに権限付与されない場合がある)
     ・[ユーザーまたはグループ]タイプの列の[選択元]に、入れ子になったセキュリティグループをメンバーとしたSharePointグループを指定した際の挙動(SharePointグループメンバー直下に指定したグループしか対象にならない。(そのグループの下位階層グループは対象にならない))

    弊社では「会社」/「部」/「グループ」のセキュリティグループを作成し、それぞれのメンバーに下位組織を表すグループをメンバーとさせることで、会社組織全体の構造を表現しています。
    また、「部」/「グループ」の増減や、それらメンバーのユーザーの増減が発生した場合は、対象の「部」/「グループ」のメンテナンスを行っています。
    その上で、「会社」を表すグループを各種権限設定やリスト・ライブラリ設定等で指定することで、組織変更や人事異動が発生しても都度メンテナンスしないで済むようにしておりました。

    しかし、例えば前述しました制御に関して、御社のサポート窓口に問い合わせる都度、入れ子になったセキュリティグループの利用は「不可能」ではなく「推奨していない」とご案内されるのですが、その理由が以下のようなもののようですので、利用者側からするとそれらは”制限事項”ではなく”立派な不具合”であると思います。

    ・下位階層のグループにメールが送信されないことがある
    ・下位階層のグループに対しアクセス権限が適用されないことがある
    等々

    仮にそれが想定した通りの動作であったとしても、各種設定に、グループではなく対象エントリの”すべて”(ユーザー含む)を設定しなければいけない運用となり、とてもではないですが非現実的であるため、こちらが解消されるか否かは、今後もSharePointを利用するか否かにも匹敵する問題かと思います。
    恐らく、弊社だけが問題視しているわけでなく、他の企業様でも同様に感じているのではないかと感じてることですので、当問題の解決を強く要望いたします。

    23 votes
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  13. Show the access request email address on the Access Denied screen and/or a custom message

    When users request access they might not get a response back from the site's owner. This is typically the case in large companies where people come and go often. Also site owners aren't on the hook to respond because they know users aren't aware the email was sent to them. The end result is a flood of tickets to the SP admin to provide access.

    Also what would be nice is a option next to the access request email address button where you can leave a custom message at the site level so it shows on the access denied screen.…

    22 votes
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  14. Data leackage prevention for OneDrive for Business Client sync

    Currently you can sync multiple SharePoint libraries from different tenants in OneDrive for Business. To prevent data leakage it would be helpful for my organization to restrict the synchronization to just specific tenants (maybe based on the tenant GUID).

    21 votes
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  15. Add granular site permission "Manage Access Requests"

    Allow us to create a permission role that can be assigned to a SP team site group that allows users the ability to manage access requests with out having to grant "Manage Permissions" or "Manage Web Site" or simply granting full control.

    15 votes
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  16. Change the default link type per site collection

    I'd like to be able to change the default link type per site collection or even better per site, not just at the tenant level. This ability would reduce incorrect sharing in tightly restricted site collections.

    13 votes
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  17. Moderate, delete or amend comments on a Modern Page in SharePoint

    I want to be able to delete or manage comments posted on a modern page. Where can I find a list of comments to manage as an admin? I work in a school and this feature is unusable unless we are able to manage the comments that get posted on a page. Ideally, all comments should go through an approval process before being posted.

    12 votes
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  18. Permission trimmed Views

    Implement permission trimming on Views

    11 votes
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  19. Permission Reporting Structure

    I would like a back-end reporting structure for permissions. It would be really helpful to be able to call up a user and see all of their permissions. I would also like to be able to update/change their permissions from this report as well (e.g., checkboxes).

    11 votes
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  20. Credential prompt when copying / pasting plain text from SharePoint to Excel

    Hi, I have a strange issue occurring on all of our SharePoint 2016 farms. A user has brought it to my attention that when he copies plain text from a SharePoint 2016 site (Highlighting the text then copying it) then pastes it into Excel 2016, a credential prompt window appears. It works in Chrome and Firefox, but not in IE11 or Edge! This does work in Microsoft Word,Publisher etc, but not in Excel.

    We also have a SharePoint 2013 farm, this works without any issue. there is just something different when copying from SP2016 to Excel 2016.

    I've tried pretty…

    10 votes
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