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  1. Support for SQL 2016 Always Encrypt

    SQL 2016’s Always Encrypted feature should be supported

    44 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Provide support for SSL and IP Address bindings in IIS

    Provide full support for IIS bindings - i.e. include SSL and IP Address + SNI options. It is slightly ridiculous that these settings must be managed outside of SharePoint and influence the logic of web application creation. Bring web app creation up to date with the versions of IIS SharePoint is running on.

    42 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Please make Japanese filenames searchable on Delve app

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    Delve アプリで日本語のファイル名を検索できるようにしてほしい。
    Please make Japanese filenames searchable on Delve app


    ■Description(内容):
    現在、iOS に Delve アプリをインストールして日本語名で検索をすると検索結果が何も表示されません。

    英語のファイルであれば検索が可能です。
    日本語のファイル名でも検索が可能となるように機能の実装を希望します

    Currently nothing will be displayed in the search results if Delve app is installed on iOS and used to search using names in Japanese.

    English files can be searched.
    We hope that a Japanese file search feature can be implemented.

    41 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Please provide Windows PowerShell commandlets that support Microsoft Stream

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    Microsoft Stream に対応する Windows PowerShell コマンドレットを提供してほしい。
    Please provide Windows PowerShell commandlets that support Microsoft Stream


    ■Description(内容):
    Microsoft Stream に対応する Windows PowerShell コマンドレットが、現時点では提供されておらず、設定や情報を管理するのは、GUI からのみであるため、大変不便です。
    そのため、Microsoft Stream に対応する Windows PowerShell コマンドレットの提供を希望します。
    具体例として、Windows PowerShell コマンドレットを使用して、"タイトル"、"投稿者"、"投稿日"、"社内の全員にこの動画の閲覧を許可する" が設定されている動画情報や指定した日時に新規投稿された動画の一覧を抽出したり、"社内の全員にこの動画の閲覧を許可する" の設定を解除できるなどのコマンドレットを提供してほしい。
    Currently Windows PowerShell commandlets that support Microsoft Stream are not provided, and GUI has to be used to manage settings and information, which is very inconvenient.
    Thus we hope Windows PowerShell commandlets will be provided to support Microsoft Stream.
    To give a more concrete example, we hope that commandlets will be provided to extract a list of new videos that have the…

    41 votes
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  5. Task list web part page

    Provide a task list web part for the Modern Page experience.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficesharepoint-msowinother/add-a-task-list-to-the-homepage/9e327acd-99f8-4166-94bd-2145adaf068b

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

    41 votes
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  6. 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?

    41 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Implement Redis caching for SharePoint

    With the deprecation of AppFabric, SharePoint requires a robust caching mechanism for session state, logon tokens, and more in order to avoid requiring persistent connections on load balancers, in addition to improving performance. Another plus would be to use Redis cache clusters that were not part of any SharePoint farm. That is, allow multiple farms to leverage to leverage a single Redis cache server. This may also allow a customer to run non-Windows servers for Redis.

    41 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Distributed Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. prevent users with 'view only' permission from downloading any files not just the office documents

    prevent users with 'view only' permission from downloading any files not just the office documents

    40 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Change Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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…

    39 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Backup/Restore/High Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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…

    35 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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 →
  12. 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

    34 votes
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  13. 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).

    33 votes
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  14. Custom no-reply@sharepointonline.com email address

    Is there any way of getting SharePoint to send the notifications from an email address that is unique for each customer?
    I.e. instead of no-reply@sharepointonline.com which is generic, something like no-reply@<customer>.sharepointonline.com or <customer>-no-reply@sharepointonline.com or something similar.

    33 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Office 365 SharePoint Tenant Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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.

    33 votes
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  16. Add preview and thumbnail features to document library

    Some handwriting documents are scaned as images in order to put on my SharePoint site along with some Word documents, instead of moving back and forth between document Library and picture Library while browsing the datas, I prefer to put my images and documents in a single document Library. However, when I did this, I found that the image preview and thumbnail preview is not available in a document Library( I have added the image content type to the document Library ), I could add a preview column to the list view of document Library but the preview image just…

    33 votes
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  17. send alerts to O365 distribution lists in SharePoint online

    SharePoint Online should be able to send emails or alerts to O365 distribution groups in the same tenant.

    33 votes
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  18. 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.

    33 votes
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  19. Provide capability for auditing storage quota changes to sites

    When storage quota of a site is changed the action is not audited so there is no way to find out who made the change, when the change took place and so on. It would really helpful if this action is added in Audit Logs in Security and Compliance Center.

    31 votes
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  20. Setting the time zone at once for SPO sites

    Setting the site time zone is important for using SPO, and it would be great if we could change the time zone at once for multiple sites with GUI or PowerShell cmdlet. Currently, site administrators need to access each site to change it, so it is a time-consuming process for administrators.

    31 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Office 365 SharePoint Tenant Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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