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  1. 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.

    23 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Auditing & Compliance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Bug Fix: Active Directory group name changes should syncronize to SharePoint Online site Collection

    Note: This idea reflected in case# 616031193642732.

    Scenario: An AD group is assigned permissions to a SharePoint OL site within a SharePoint Security Group.

    Problem: Group name changes in active directory are automatically reflected in O365 after DirSync runs but name changes are not automatically updated in existing SharePoint site collection.

    Solution: Ensure changes to AD group names in O365 are automatically updated in the SharePoint OL site collection.

    23 votes
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    7 comments  ·  User Profile Services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. excel service should be ported with on Prem version.

    excel service should be ported with on Prem version. So that the organization which has which have policy restrictions will able to enjoy powerView and PowerPivot easily. It should not be limited to office online.

    23 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Integration with Other products  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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 →
  5. Keep public sites availalbe for any SharePoint Online subscription

    This is a great feature and we don't want it taken away.

    23 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Office 365 SharePoint Tenant Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Make it so that access permissions that only allows for uploading can be created

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    アイテムのアップロードのみが可能なアクセス権を付与できるように要望します。
    Make it so that access permissions that only allows for uploading can be created


    ■Description(内容):
    [投稿] 権限を付与することでアイテムのアップロードが可能とはなるが、同時にアイテムの編集および削除も可能となるため、[アイテムの編集] および [アイテムの削除] のアクセス権を外し権限を作成すると、アップロードは可能となるがエラー メッセージが表示されるため改善を希望します。
    Uploading of items is made possible by granting "Post" permissions, but at the same time editing and deletion of items becomes possible as well. We can make permissions that exclude the "Modify item" and "Delete item" access permissions, but an error message appears when uploading items. Thus we hope that new permissions can be made like what we are doing but without having any error message appearing.

    22 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Add to disable 'Send by Email '

    Provide option to remove or disable the 'Send By Email' button on all Modern Site Pages. It's a compliance risk for some firms.

    22 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Customizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 22 votes
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    0 comments  ·  SharePoint Upgrade  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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…

    22 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Integration with Other products  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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.

    22 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Backup/Restore/High Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Show the access request email address on the Access Denied screen and/or a custom message

    When users request access they might not get a response back from the site's owner. This is typically the case in large companies where people come and go often. Also site owners aren't on the hook to respond because they know users aren't aware the email was sent to them. The end result is a flood of tickets to the SP admin to provide access.

    Also what would be nice is a option next to the access request email address button where you can leave a custom message at the site level so it shows on the access denied screen.…

    22 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Default domain URL

    Would be nice if we could change SharePoint default domain. For this costumer the site is named planexscan, but the costumers primary domain is plsdk.com. Think you should make it possible to change.

    21 votes
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    3 comments  ·  SharePoint Upgrade  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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!

    21 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Auditing & Compliance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. the error “Someone else has this workbook locked”

    When editing in Excel Online, the error “Someone else has this workbook locked” occurs sometimes.
    It might be locked on the server side, due to internet communication speed, unexpected PC shutdown or browser working stopped.
    When editing in Excel, the error “Upload failed. The server version of this file was updated by another author.” occurs sometimes.
    The file could not be closed properly for unexpected reasons and be locked on the server side.
    I really need you to improve this function that either make files cannot be locked or tell me the way how to unlock the files from the…

    21 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Database  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Data leackage prevention for OneDrive for Business Client sync

    Currently you can sync multiple SharePoint libraries from different tenants in OneDrive for Business. To prevent data leakage it would be helpful for my organization to restrict the synchronization to just specific tenants (maybe based on the tenant GUID).

    21 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Expand SPO Powershell Capability

    Current PowerShell cmdlets available to administer SharePoint Online don't have enough functionality at or below the Site Collection level.

    I would like to see more of the on-prem cmdlet functionality migrated to SPO to be able to gather configuration data, site hierarchy, site / document library permissions, and other such information to quickly build documentation and reports.

    Having to learn and use CSOM seems like a step backwards.

    21 votes
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    0 comments  ·  SharePoint PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 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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  18. Use only IPv6 for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    SharePoint Online および OneDrive for Business を IPv6 のみで利用したい
    Use only IPv6 for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business


    ■Description(内容):
    IPv6 のみで SharePoint Online および OneDrive for Business を利用できるよう対応を進めてほしい。
    IPv6 に対応しているとのことであれば、IPv6 のみで利用可能な形としてほしい。
    他社ではそれがすでに実現しているため、そのようになることを期待する。
    また、"Office 365 IPv6 テスト計画" というドキュメントに IPv6 専用クライアントについて記載があるにもかかわらず、実際対応していないのは混乱を招く元となる。

    We would like progress to be made towards supporting the exclusive use of IPv6 for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.
    We would like to be able to exclusively use IPv6 on anything that supports IPv6.
    This is already possible in other organizations, so we would expect it here too.
    Also, even though there is mention…

    20 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Email Alerts for SharePoint Storage Consumption

    Please allow for email alerting when SharePoint storage available space is low at the tenant level. Currently there is no way to be notified when your tenant's storage is running low so it needs to be manually checked on a regular basis.

    20 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Office 365 SharePoint Tenant Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Audit Sharepoint Online Administration (Office 365)

    Reports for Sharepoint administration is not available through the Portal. For example, an administrator changed the sharing options outside the organization.
    Tried to locate which user global administridor held this change and not found.

    20 votes
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