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  1. 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?

    14 votes
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      5 comments  ·  SharePoint PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Hide the Feedback button

      stop showing this Feedback button, how about that idea?

      14 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Auditing & Compliance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Displaying the failure of SharePoint online

        In case of failure in SharePoint Online, it would be really helpful if there’s a function which to display static page (SharePoint internal page or external page) stating the occurrence of failure prepared for each tenant so that all users can see

        8 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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…

          14 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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

            14 votes
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              3 comments  ·  User Profile Services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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.

              14 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Office 365 SharePoint Tenant Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Remove characters limitations in folders and file names

                If it's a valid name in Windows, it should be also in Sharepoint.

                14 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable auditing of file actions (open, view etc.) on SharePoint Online

                  SharePoint Online would solve numerous problems for our business but our involvement with certain organisations means we have to have a full audit trail of when every policy document gets opened, viewed etc. Without this we can't implement SharePoint online and we don't have the resources for an on premises option.

                  14 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Office 365 SharePoint Tenant Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Use a list as a mail merge datasource

                    I would be fantastic if it was possible to use a SharePoint list as a mail merge datasource

                    14 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Database  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • About the Issue of the partly missing of News title (English follows Japanese)

                      SharePoint Online ニュースタイトルの上部が切れてしまう事象について
                      SharePoint のモダン ページでニュースを追加すると、ニュース タイトルの上部が切れている事象を早めに改善してほしい
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                      About the Issue of the partly missing of News title
                      After News parts has been added on a Modern SharePoint page, the title’s top part has been strangely cut out.
                      Please resolve this issue as soon as possible.

                      9 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Customizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Change the default link type per site collection

                        I'd like to be able to change the default link type per site collection or even better per site, not just at the tenant level. This ability would reduce incorrect sharing in tightly restricted site collections.

                        13 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • The file’s name changes to a messy code when using decompression software to download files

                          If you download multiple files using decompression software, the file’s name will change to a messy code.
                          I really want this function can be improved.

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                            0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • SharePoint Admin Center Show All Storage Allocation Used and ALL Site Collections

                            SharePoint Admin Center needs to show the correct storage allocation being used by ALL products that take away from a tenant's storage allocation. This would include Office 365 Groups that now create site collections and the Office 365 Video channels that also take away from your total storage allocation. Also, the SharePoint Admin Center should show all site collections (those created from Office 365 Groups and from the Video channel). Right now, no one gets a clear picture of how much storage they are truly using if Video Channels or Office 365 Groups have been created.

                            13 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Office 365 SharePoint Tenant Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              13 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Auditing & Compliance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • user profile mapping - export / import settings

                                We have huge customization of mapped user data in User Properties in UPS and of course full sync with AD bidirectional. We will welcome some kind of dump of the settings with possibility of scripting (at least export / import settings to UPS)

                                13 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  SharePoint PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable calendar overlays across site collections when using HNSC

                                  We've just converted the site collections at a client site from path-based site collections to host-named site collection and discovered that calendar with overlays of calendars from other site collections do not work once we've made the switch to HNSC.

                                  Please enable the ability to use calendar overlays using calendars stored in other host-named site collections. This is an issue with host-named site collections that is disappointing considering Microsoft is recommending the use of HNSC.

                                  13 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • How awesome would it be if we were allowed to export a SharePoint environment's configuration into a PowerShell script allowing you to easil

                                    How awesome would it be if we were allowed to export a SharePoint environment's configuration into a PowerShell script allowing you to easily rebuild your environment. Let's assume I spend 2 hours configuring my SharePoint farm using the GUI, it'd be awesome if I could somehow, within Central Administration, export my environment's configuration (Web Apps, Service Apps, services Enabled, etc). I know this is a long stretch and would probably very hard to accomplish, but it'd be awesome.

                                    13 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  SharePoint PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Content type hub should also propagate workflows

                                      Currently, they only way to provision a workflow to site collections is to use the exported wsp-files from SharePoint designer. This however requires custom scripting to be enabled.

                                      For on prem you may use a farm solution but this is not applicable to SPO.

                                      If this was handled by the content type hub there would be no dependencies on the old feature framework.

                                      http://blogs.msdn.com/b/chaks/archive/2012/05/05/workflows-and-content-type-hubs-whats-the-story.aspx

                                      13 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • SharePoint Created Databases do not follow model DB settings in MS SQL

                                        The issue I am attempting to resolve / highlight is that the SQL DBs created by SharePoint have various settings for Statistics creation and Autogrowth is set to 1MB.

                                        The problem is that with an autogrowth of 1MB SQL is always growing the DBs therefore impacting SharePoint performance significantly due to hammering the disk channel. My request is that SharePoint by default would use the SQL Model DB to create it's DBs. By default the SQL Model DB has the settings that SharePoint implements today except for the seemingly random settings regarding Statistics that SharePoint creates for some reason. What…

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                                          1 comment  ·  Database  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Remove extraneous characters from term store data export to excel

                                          When SharePoint data is exported to Excel, managed metadata columns show up with extra characters, such as 35;#Metals instead of just Metals. Would be better if only the term name got transferred.

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                                            5 comments  ·  SharePoint Upgrade  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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