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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].

      88 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/

        82 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…

          39 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…

            39 votes
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            • 32 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…

                31 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.

                  27 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!

                    24 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.

                      22 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?

                        20 votes
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                        • About the search box on the upper left of the modern UI [site page]

                          User wants to search list items in the search box on the upper left of the [site page] for modern UI.

                          19 votes
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                          • Enable "Mapping to crawled properties" option for OOTB Refinable managed Properties In O365

                            Currently option to change the "mapping to crawled properties" settings is not editable for Refinable Managed Properties provided OOTB in O365.

                            It would be nice to have the property enabled so that we can include content from first crawled property that is not empty. This would solve the problem of having multiple values issues in Managed properties while consuming them .

                            18 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

                              14 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.

                                13 votes
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                                • Modern SharePoint Search Center

                                  Please release a Modern SharePoint Search Center also, which supports setting up a dedicated responsible search evironment that works cross browser and allows us to search for managed properties and drill through the results with e.g. search refiners.

                                  Besides modern Team site publishing pages, new modern web parts, modern libraries and lists currently in preview and modern publishing sites planned for H1 calendar 2017, I haven't found any information regarding a modern SharePoint Search Center yet.

                                  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!

                                    13 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.

                                      12 votes
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                                      • sharepoint search yammer

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

                                        11 votes
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                                        • Please make it easier to find the correct user to contact / share data with.

                                          Please make it easier to find the correct user to contact / share data with.
                                          It has now become apparent that our users have trouble when sharing data and contacting other users. If they search for John Andersson, all they see is the name and the title, they have no way of knowing which John Andersson is the correct one, those users can be in any of the five municipalities, there can also, of course, be three John Andersson in one municipality, or in one department. This is for example the case, but not limited to, when sharing information in…

                                          11 votes
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