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  1. The current SharePoint Search doesnt handle search miss-spelling (i.e. Typos). To enable this we need to upload predefined set of miss-spell

    The current SharePoint Search doesn't handle search miss-spelling (i.e. Typos) using did you mean option. To enable this we need to upload predefined set of miss-spelling. I expect SharePoint to buildup these terms dynamically like google or any standard search engine does.

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    • Wildcard search in all directions

      Remove the strange limitation that you can only do wildcard search at the end of a word.
      I want to be able to do [text]* and also *[text] and also [text]*[text].

      68 votes
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      • Reindex User Profiles option

        When crawling user profiles there is no control over when crawls happen or when changed details are picked up. When changing Managed Properties you never know when these changes are applied as user profiles aren't changed and therefore continuous crawls will not run.

        I propose that an option to reindex user profiles is added to Office 365/SharePoint Online so that all user profiles are reindexed during the next crawl. Similar to reindex list for lists and libraries in SharePoint.

        More details:

        https://veenstra.me.uk/2016/04/19/office-365-crawling-user-profiles-in-sharepoint-online/

        56 votes
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        • Search should find site home pages!

          I should be able to put metadata on pages in SharePoint and use search to find them via that metadata--always.

          I want to create page directories for users by which I can configure the user experience to search and find the pages that I flag with a given property ("Germany" or "mobile" for example). However, Microsoft Support (Service request #SRX616021594549282ID) confirms to me that if a page is flagged as the home page of a site, it can no longer be searched and found via metadata.

          This is astonishing--that a page disappears from search (via metadata) when a user flags…

          30 votes
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          • 27 votes
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            • Add 'Show properties' link in all default display templates in the search

              On the search results page, add 'show properties' link under each result by default.

              22 votes
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              • Allow easier management of the trimduplicates setting

                When we search for content, we often (some might say "usually") need to see all results for our search query. It seems that by default, trimduplicates is set to true in SharePoint Online. This seems to be true in the search Web Parts and in the search API.

                My suggestion is that we have far better and clearer ways to manage this setting, including:
                * An easy toggle in the Content Search Web Part (CSWP)
                * A clear way on the search results pages to choose to show duplicates where there are any. This was present in earlier versions of…

                20 votes
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                • Ability to crawl sites without Windows Authentication

                  I would like to be able to configure only Trusted Identity provider on a default zone and still be able to crawl it.

                  i know that right now im able to crawl non-deafult zone and then create server site mappings, but this causing a lot o disadvantages.
                  There is also possibility to crawl default zone and extend Web application to provide SAML logon, but then there are also problems like Deafult-zone url's in e-mails, problem with showing feeds on mysites etc...

                  Maybe a different solution would be to have search dedicated zone, that would act exactly as crawling default one?

                  17 votes
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                  • Support SharePoint Multilingual Term Store

                    The search over SharePoint 2013 columns based on "Multilingual Term Store" does not work correctly.
                    Currently the crawler only retrieves values of the site's default languange in columns of type "Managed Metadata". Alternative languages are not retrieved.
                    Thus the search only returns results for queries that match the default language. Matches with alternative translations are not taken into account.
                    We wish to see this in the next release!

                    14 votes
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                    • Office web apps preview .msg files

                      Office web apps offers great added value for end users within SharePoint 2013, but still misses the ability to preview .msg files. Not in all cases the alternative of site mailboxes eg in our case we have about 200K site collections which all contain quite some .msg files.
                      The ability to preview these messages from eg within search compared with opening each mail would enhance our end user experience significantly.

                      13 votes
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                      • Allow Searching in Multiple Choices Columns

                        We have a list with a "Multiple Choices" column called "Location".
                        Thus there are list entries with location values like "Berlin, Gray Court".
                        The item gets indexed in the following style: "Berlin;#Gray Court;#
                        Unfortunately the search does not return those results when querying for "Berlin".
                        Only the query "Berlin*" does return all desired results.
                        Would be nice to see the lingusitic features (word braking) working in such cases!

                        12 votes
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                        • Implement Synonyms / Thesaurus in SharePoint Online

                          The ability to create a thesaurus of synonyms is invaluable, and exists in on-premises SharePoint but not SPO, this should be remedied.

                          Customers use the Search Thesaurus feature for many scenarios: to map acronyms to their expanded terms, to provide relevant results when companies merge or are acquired, to map corporate vocabularies to "plain English," and many more.

                          This would also make it possible to allow "Other Labels" including alternate languages in a Term Set to also be treated as synonyms in search results, which IIRC is the way it works on-premises but it also seems we've lost the ability…

                          12 votes
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                          • The function of “Manage files which have no checked in version”

                            There is a setting called “Manage files which have no checked in version” on document library.
                            Please make it possible to change view settings on this list.

                            10 votes
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                            • Use static URLs to folders, regardless renaming the folder

                              At the moment if you change the name of a folder any URL you have shared with a colleague breaks - as the URL is make up of explicit folder names. Instead we should use ids in the URL (like you already do for documents/files), which stay the same regardless of re-naming. This would also mean that if a user MOVES a folder we can still link to it.
                              Rather than: .../Shared Documents/My First Folder/My Second Folder/My Third Folder
                              We would expect to see something like: .../12345
                              This ID would exist within a tree, and would therefore not need all…

                              10 votes
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                              • Faster search crawls

                                According to microsoft the latency in the search index can be anything from 15 minute to 6 hours. This is not viable for building solutions that rely heavily on search. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2008449

                                9 votes
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                                • Lookup on lists over 5,000

                                  Lookup Columns that go to a list that contains more than 5000 items does not work even if that list is indexed. Indexing allows users to see items in the list in a normal view, but when trying to do a lookup to that list from another site or library, there is no filtering applied. It would be nice if some filtering could be applied to the lookup feature to help narrow the results shown in the lookup.

                                  8 votes
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                                  • Crawl Document Properties for DLP

                                    The following image contains a use case that I have provided MS support for a design change request.

                                    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=3FD50FD56BA55AA1!214204&authkey=!AOi2bIALcOJNcbk&v=3&ithint=photo%2cjpg

                                    The ultimate issue here is that SharePoint Online search does NOT crawl document level properties. Therefore, DLP cannot use these properties to help protect that document from leaking since DLP is reliant on the search index.

                                    The workaround I have been given is to create a column in the document library where the file is stored; this allows the custom document property to populate the list column in the library upon upload. The challenge with this approach is that this column…

                                    8 votes
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                                    • sharepoint search yammer

                                      Integrate Yammer search results with SharePoint Online search results. Or allow federation of results.

                                      8 votes
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                                      • enable searching within doc libraries and folders

                                        I would like to be able to narrow my search to a specific document library or folder so that the search returns results only from the doc library or folder and any folders or subfolders below them.

                                        7 votes
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                                        • [Modern Sites] Search within Document Library should search recursively

                                          When a users search from a Document Library only the current level will be search. This should include documents from the subfolder too, or the ability to search down the tree.

                                          7 votes
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