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  1. 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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    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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.

    17 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Auditing & Compliance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Allow the change domain primary url in sharepoint

    Allow the change domain primary url in sharepoint

    16 votes
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  4. 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.

    16 votes
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    3 comments  ·  SharePoint Upgrade  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. allow customizations on the sharepoint home page

    allow customizations on the sharepoint home page (_layouts/15/sharepoint.aspx) or allow redirecting to other pages

    16 votes
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  6. 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?

    16 votes
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    5 comments  ·  SharePoint PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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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  8. 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…

    16 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Office 365 SharePoint Tenant Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 365 – SharePoint Online, Usage and Activity Reports

    We need information on user with ID activity per site collection with URL, which user has opened, changed, synched, downloaded, published files within which site collection with URL. Currently the tenant admin report shows cumulative data: nr of files opened synched etc. per user, but not clear in which site collections and vice versa nr of files edited within a site collection but without information on the users. Users activity on particular site collection is indeed the most important usage statistic, in order to answer the simple question " who is using what in sharepoint".

    16 votes
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  10. 16 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Why can't the URL to a SharePoint Online site be changed to a new domain name?

    Unfortunately with Office 365, if you merge with another company or change you company name, you have to start all over with a new billing account and manually migrate email and shared documents on SharePoint just to change a domain name. Many companies merge or change names. This should be easy.

    16 votes
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  12. 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.

    16 votes
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    6 comments  ·  User Profile Services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Create a copy-SPOsite

    It would be nice to be able to copy a site to a new site

    We have a range of test sites
    At a time these gets to a point in time where they move from test site to production sites
    But there is no possibility to rename/copy a site

    Only posibility I have found is to create a template including contence - but it has a 50 mb limit

    16 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Backup/Restore/High Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Automatically synchronise Picture and other User Properties to Sharepoint Online

    Currently the User Profile synchronisation from Online AD is very limited and does not include the ability to map additional properties. At the very least I would like to see photos automatically synchronised.

    16 votes
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  15. Improve the User Profile Properties ordering

    ..those up / down arrows are painful.

    16 votes
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  16. 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.

    15 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Office 365 SharePoint Tenant Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 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.

    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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  18. Add granular site permission "Manage Access Requests"

    Allow us to create a permission role that can be assigned to a SP team site group that allows users the ability to manage access requests with out having to grant "Manage Permissions" or "Manage Web Site" or simply granting full control.

    15 votes
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  19. Set users to follow specific sites in Sharepoint Online by default or with Powershell

    I would like to set users to follow specific sites. The idea is to follow Company newsfeed and Department newsfeed by default if new users are set up. I found out SharePoint 2013 is a way to set users to follow sites - but there is no refering commandlet for SharePoint Online.

    15 votes
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  20. 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)

    15 votes
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