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  1. Roll out ALL changes to the Canary tenant before global roll out

    It is very helpful that Microsoft makes a 'Canary Tenant' available to test existing solutions with upcoming changes to the platform. This helps us to catch potential breaking changes early.

    However, it turns out that only new functionality is rolled out to the Canary Tenant, not other changes. For example this caused major problems with our customers when Code Based sand-boxed solutions were discontinued without adequate warning (other than a general announcement a couple of years earlier without a specific date).

    Please roll out ALL non-emergency changes to the Canary Tenant before rolling them out globally.

    19 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Add option to inherit metadata from folders

    While Document Sets may work well for some scenarios, it doesn't work for ours. In an instance where multiple folders full of documents are uploaded to a library, you can then add metadata to the folders using the Quick edit feature. However, the metadata does not cascade down to the files within the folders. It is a very time-consuming, manual process to open each folder and add the metadata to all the files within the folder. Unfortunately our use-case requires the use of the folders. We have yet to find a suitable third party tool or Flow solution that meets…

    18 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Taxonomy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Sharepoint Child Items Permission flag

    In UI we have option to grant permission to child items along with the folder permission using the checkbox "Share everything in this folder, even items with unique permission". However there is no api available for sharing permission for child items via api/ CSOM.

    It would be better to have this feature.

    18 votes
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    0 comments  ·  SharePoint Upgrade  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Improve Analytics support for SharePoint Online & O365 sites

    We can't fetch the page views, pages viewed by the users and other analytical data for the SharePoint Online & O365 sites, as the Usage & Health Analyzer service is not configured. It would be of great help if the analytics for the SharePoint Online & O365 works in the same manner of On-Premise sites (or) similar to SharePoint 2010.

    18 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Auditing & Compliance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Automate OneDrive for Business In-Place Hold with PowerShell

    Provide cmdlets to enable placing OneDrive for Business personal sites into an In-Place Hold programmatically for archiving of user data.

    18 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Auditing & Compliance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Enable O365 SP Auditing for "Opening or downloading documents, viewing items in lists, or viewing item properties"

    Enable O365 SP Auditing for "Opening or downloading documents, viewing items in lists, or viewing item properties"

    18 votes
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  7. Enable CMIS in Sharepoint Online

    Since OneDrive for Business on the Macintosh does not sync Sharepoint Libraries or Team Sites, I was excited to find an open source sync client called CmisSync. I installed it on my Mac, only to find it will sync with Sharepoint on premise, but not Sharepoint online. Apparently Microsoft failed to enable CMIS in Sharepoint Online. This is a request to review and reconsider this feature. Alternatively, please fix the new OneDrive (DF) client so that I can sync said libraries.

    18 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Office 365 SharePoint Tenant Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. You cannot create alerts for lists for which users can only read their own items

    You cannot create alerts for lists for which users can only read their own items.
    This error appears even for the colleagues who is the owner of the survey.
    Would be good if the owners can subscribe to alerts irrespective of this privacy settings who can see the responses,

    17 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Customizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Log Sharepoint (online) admin changes

    Request for change regarding ‘Events
    like changing the Auto Acceleration using Set-SPOTenant are not audited´.
    We had an unexpected change serveral weeks ago, and this change was not logged in admin audit report or any event log (as confirmed via Microsoft Premier case), thus not allowing us to know who performed the change and to perform action to prevent similar change in future. Thus, we request that all SP admin changes are logged and accessible via audit report. Thanks!

    17 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Auditing & Compliance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Use your own domain as sharepoint site

    Hey All,

    what I want and I think that a lot off you also want this is:

    When I go to let me say my tenant is choco then I must go to https://choco.sharepoint.com/sites/.... to get to my sites.
    It is easier to implement that when we go to let me say https://sh.choco.online/....

    where the ... is every different site late personal folder and stuff like that

    and when you make a teamsite you can then choose to take the following subdomein: ts.choco.online. the only thing that is needed is offcourse that the domain choco.online is the domain…

    17 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Office 365 SharePoint Tenant Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Enable auditing of the Term Store

    Currently it is not possible to audit changes to the Term Store. Given that changes made in the term store can significantly impact thousands of documents, adding, editing, merging, deleting of terms should be audited so we have the capability to track who is making changes.

    17 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Auditing & Compliance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. SharePoint Online Backup Retention Period increase

    Increase backup retention period in Sharepoint Online from 14 days to a much longer period, ideally up to a year. Allow admins to request restore of single files or entire sites up to a year back.

    17 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Backup/Restore/High Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 16 votes
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    0 comments  ·  SharePoint Upgrade  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. SharePoint Online - Site Collection Creation Date (PowerShell)

    Many times we find out its important to us (IT) and our companies to know when a Site Collection was created and by using what account. the site owner can be changed, so its not useful for auditing

    16 votes
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    2 comments  ·  SharePoint PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Enable Host Named Site Collections in O365 SharePoint online

    In SharePoint online it would be very helpful to also have host named site collections. We use this to logicall sign and separate our URL's like for departments or business units.
    E.g. https://it.mycompany.sharepoint.com and https://hr.mycompany.sharepoint.com

    16 votes
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  16. Sync profile pictures across ALL of office 365

    For large companies who want to upload user images for the user it does not sync across the whole office 365 platform. We uploaded user images into exchange online via powershell. Their picture shows up everywhere except sharepoint. To get to show up in sharepoint that user would have to sign in > go to their delve page > click edit profile > and then click save. We cannot rely on companies with 1000+ employees to all follow that instruction

    16 votes
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    3 comments  ·  User Profile Services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Improve the User Profile Properties ordering

    ..those up / down arrows are painful.

    16 votes
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  18. User wants to add a feature that could display file numbers right after Folders on Document Library

    In order to manage Document Library (how many files are in a Folder) easily, apart from the way to display "Item Child Count" Column on Document Library View, user wants to add a feature that could display the count of file numbers right after each Folder.
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    SharePointのドキュメントライブラリで、フォルダ内のファイル数表示させたいが、既存の「子アイテムの数」列をビューに表示させる方法以外に、フォルダーの右側に括弧などを付けて、ファイルの数を表示させたいです。

    15 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Office 365 SharePoint Tenant Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Add the ability to create a communication site on / instead of /sites/contoso

    It would be great to be able to create a communication site on / instead of /sites/contoso. Could you please add this ability?

    15 votes
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    5 comments  ·  SharePoint PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Allow CSP admin (delegated administrator) to manage SharePoint site collections

    Being MIcrosoft's Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), I have to manage users, groups and permissions of Site Collections in my customer’s tenant using PowerShell/CSOM as CSP administrator (delegated administrator).

    The requirement is, I cannot use credentials of global admin and Site Collection admin to perform above mentioned tasks. The only credentials I have are of CSP Admin (delegated admin).

    Although, there is an option to add support partner "Add Support Partner" (Foreign principal for "Company" in Role "TenantAdmins" (Global Microsoft Support Tenant Contract)) in SharePoitn Online admin portal . But there is no API or PowerShell commands to add support partner…

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