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  1. 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?

    33 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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…

    32 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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…

    30 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Backup/Restore/High Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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.

    28 votes
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    1 comment  ·  SharePoint Upgrade  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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 →
  6. SharePoint Layout 15 Editable

    Give options / settings to modify basic look and feel on /_layouts/15/sharepoint.aspx. user should be able to choose which Team sites tiles should display on this page, hide/delete latests. Or possibility for Admin to change link to SharePoint Default Home Page.

    27 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Customizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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…

    27 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Change Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your input. We are looking into improving our documentation and communication efforts around the API and cmdlet changes. Stay tuned.

  8. 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.

    26 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Office 365 SharePoint Tenant Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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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    3 comments  ·  SharePoint Upgrade  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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)

    25 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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.

    25 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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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    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

    25 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Office 365 SharePoint Tenant Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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).

    24 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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.

    24 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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 →
  17. 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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  18. Build a Health Analyzer Rule or Fixit Package for the Most Common Distributed Cache Problems

    Create either a SP2013/SP2016 health analyzer rule, a Microsoft Fix It package and KB article, a SETH/UDE tool package, and a SPRAPaaS component that that checks for the most commong configuration problems with distributed cache. Examples:

    (1) check to make sure that there are no more than two dcache hosts per farm.

    (2) check to make sure that the size of the dcache is less than 16 GB and is proportionate to the total and/or available amount of RAM on the servers. Offer to run Update-SPDistributedCacheSize -CacheSizeInMB at ideal settings for the administrator. (See http://blogs.technet.com/b/sp/archive/2013/05/29/calculate-and-set-distributed-cache-size.aspx)

    (3) Confirm that the…

    23 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Distributed Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. 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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    3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. About Office 365 Video

    On the page of Statistics in Office 365 video, the displayed number of “Watched” differs from the actual number of watched.
    I really want this will be improved in the nearly future.

    14 votes
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