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  1. Upgrade V2V or B2B

    Will like to smooth process and see less down time when upgrade from 2013 to 2016 or installing patches/SPs.

    21 votes
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    4 comments  ·  SharePoint Upgrade  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Implement the feature to check the number of view by item unit.

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):アイテム単位での閲覧数の確認について

    Implement the feature to check the number of view by item unit.

    ■Description_JP (内容):アイテム単位での閲覧数を確認したいが、Office 365 監査ログ レポートにて、アイテム単位での閲覧数の出力が出来ません。そのため、Office 365 監査ログ レポートにて、アイテム単位での閲覧数を出力する機能の実装を希望します。
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    I want to check the number of viewing by item unit, but I am currently unable to output it by using Office 365 audit log report. Therefore, I hope the feature will be implemented to output the number of view per item.

    20 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Outlook 2016 - Attach SharePoint File permissions

    When a user uses the "Attach File" in Outlook 2016 and chooses a file on SharePoint online they are asked to allow recipients edit or view to the file. Can we have SharePoint check the permissions of the recipient rather than the sender? Currently if the sender does not have rights to make security changes to a Site, List or Library the sender gets and email with the following:

    "You don't have permission to give others access to this file.
    The message was sent, but the following people might not be able to access the attachment:"

    Sender will get this…

    20 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Integration with Other products  ·  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.

    20 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Auditing & Compliance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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.

    20 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Backup/Restore/High Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 19 votes
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    0 comments  ·  SharePoint Upgrade  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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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  8. 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.

    19 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Office 365 SharePoint Tenant Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. make the roll up of Exchange calendar available for that of SharePoint Online.

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):Exchange の予定表を SharePoint Online の予定表に重ね合わせについて

    Regarding the Rollup of Exchange calendar with that of SharePoint Online.

    ■Description_JP (内容):Exchange の予定表を SharePoint Online の予定表に重ね合わせができるようにしてほしい。
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    I hope that the roll up of Exchange calendar is available for that of SharePoint Online.

    18 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Integration with Other products  ·  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…

    18 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Office 365 SharePoint Tenant Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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 →
  12. 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 →
  13. Allow the option to select your primary domain name for sharepoint sites and not only allow the intial tenant name to be used.

    Allow the option to select your primary domain name for sharepoint sites and not only allow the intial tenant name to be used.

    18 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Office 365 SharePoint Tenant Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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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  15. 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 →
  16. 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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    2 comments  ·  Auditing & Compliance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 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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  18. Revert default date format to "Standard" from "Friendly"

    When I want to know the time and date that something was Created or Modified I require a bit of standardized precision.
    e.g. [5/31/2017 7:33 PM] (actually, I'd prefer the ISO standard of [2017-05-31 19:33] but that's another discussion).
    Instead, the "Friendly" format gives you useless approximations like "a few minutes ago", or "29 minutes ago", or "May 5".
    This is what people are used to and what I suspect is the majority use case.
    Why would we want to impose a non-standard format, "Friendly" or otherwise. The "Friendly" format is the unusual non-standard format and as such deserves to…

    17 votes
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  19. Enable SharePoint Online Usage Logging

    Please enable SharePoint Online usage logging on tenants or allow each tenant to disable or enable as needed.

    We are unable to determine when SharePoint Online sites have last had user activity on it. This will help as part of our overall governance process and perform some necessary cleanup of unused SharePoint Online sites. Microsoft resource confirmed this solution is disabled across all tenants. A powershell command - Get-SPOSite -limit all -Detailed | select * provides inaccurate information as a backend process can run and impact the last modified date.

    17 votes
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  20. Allow the change domain primary url in sharepoint

    Allow the change domain primary url in sharepoint

    16 votes
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