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  1. Need to add Task list to SharePoint Modern experience

    We use Task list A LOT on our "classic" sites. The last of support for Task list on "Modern" experience is a show shopper for us to move to modern experience.

    35 votes
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    0 comments  ·  SharePoint Upgrade  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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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    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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…

    33 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  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/msoffice_sharepoint-mso_winother/add-a-task-list-to-the-homepage/9e327acd-99f8-4166-94bd-2145adaf068b

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

    32 votes
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  5. Backup and Restore of Production SharePoint Online Site Collections

    I am doing some business continuity planning and have a couple of questions. I know that our SharePoint Online site collections are backed up every 12 hours and that backups are kept for 14 days. If we are planning to make a change to a site collection containing forms, SharePoint Designer workflows, and Site Columns and Content Types, is there a way to use this support service to request a special site collection backup before we start? Alternatively is there a way to do an local backup of the information before we start making changes? If it is not currently…

    32 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Backup/Restore/High Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Upgrade Root Site Collection to Modern Templates

    I would like to be able to upgrade the root site collection to the modern Communication Site w/ topic template. It is also not possible to provision a new root site collection from the new SharePoint admin center.

    31 votes
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    3 comments  ·  SharePoint Upgrade  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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

    31 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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).

    29 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. SharePoint and SharePoint Online Change Log

    I'd like to see a change log to SharePoint On-Premises and SharePoint Online and of course the rest of the services/servers.

    What I have in mind is a chronological, grouped by CU/PU/SP for on-premises versions and by date for the services, change log with all the changes to API's, PowerShell cmdlets and features. Very much like the Office Roadmap.

    For instance in the July SharePoint CU we have a new addition to the cmdlets that allows us to bypass the search protocol handlers. In August we had a security update that change the EnableScript for Ribbon buttons added by apps…

    29 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Change Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Feature for disabling download in all Non-Microsoft Office files such as PDF, jpg, etc

    When giving View Only permission from an External User, I would like to have a feature that would prevent external users from downloading files such as PDF, jpg, etc.

    28 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Office 365 SharePoint Tenant Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Improve the solution for changing the order of User Profile properties

    Develop a robust solution for the colossal frustration that is manually changing the order of User Profile properties in SharePoint Online. Ideally the UI would be improved and a CSOM method would be provided for more complex / bulk operations.

    28 votes
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    3 comments  ·  User Profile Services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Display sites created by Teams in SPO admin center

    The SharePoint sites created to support Teams should really be displayed in the SharePoint admin center since they are sites in SharePoint. Indicating they are used by a Team would be good as well to differentiate them from "normal" site collections. It's hard to keep track of the SPO footprint without being able to see the Teams sites.

    27 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Office 365 SharePoint Tenant Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Create Site for any Domain owned

    You are limited to the first domain name registered for all sites. https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Can-t-rename-team-site-on-Office-365-576325ad-8c40-4fe8-8a63-68c3b7d536cf?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US
    You should be able to create a new site or migrate the domain name to a new name without having to delete your entire Exchange and SharePoint data and creating anew account

    27 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Office 365 SharePoint Tenant Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. PowerBI and Sharepoint Image Permission Integration

    When using a SharePoint Online list as a data source in PowerBI, image links do not work unless you are revealing the PowerBI dashboard inside a SharePoint page. (for more details, see links to PowerBI community discussions at the bottom of this post)

    The only way to make them work today is to change the permissions individually, at an item-level, for every linked image. This is not practical.

    Essentially, my dashboard works within SharePoint, but not PowerBI natively, and I am not able to consider extending it to other products such as Cortana.

    I could go through all sorts of…

    26 votes
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  15. Factory Reset for SharePoint root Site collection

    Would like to have a way to restore my SharePoint online root site to a "Factory Default" clean site collection.

    We have tenants where we dev/demo/play and in certain cases we would like to wipe what we did and restart from scratch.

    Just deleting the root site collection causes errors.

    26 votes
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  16. Allow Managed Metadata to be accessed from Power Query in Excel

    In Power Query using SharePoint List as source if the SharePoint List has Managed Metadata Columns and if we use Power Query then those columns doesn't show up in Excel .

    Doing Export to Excel from a SharePoint list allows us to see Managed Metadata values but they append some ID's in front .

    26 votes
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  17. 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

    26 votes
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  18. Allow a company to change the no-reply@sharepointonline.com to something similar to no-reply@<companyname>.com.

    Allow a company to change the no-reply@sharepointonline.com to something similar to no-reply@<companyname>.com. This allows for a more specific whitelisting/trusting and prevent legitimate SharePoint share requests from being quarantined. Currently the only option is to create a transport rule to bypass spam filtering for all no-reply@sharepointonline.com (according to Microsoft ticket).

    25 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Office 365 SharePoint Tenant Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. I want a notification function that warns me before my tenant reaches its memory limit

    As it is right now, site collection admins receive a notification when the site collection is getting close to the available memory space. However, I would like to have a similar option that informs me when the memory space used for the entire tenant is reaching its limits.

    25 votes
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  20. 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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