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  1. Add a way to detect files/Office files which are password protected by DLP across SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Teams

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    SharePoint Online、OneDrive for Business、Teams においても DLP によるパスワード付きファイル、パスワード付き Office ファイルを検知できる機能の提供を希望します。
    Add a way to detect files/Office files which are password protected by DLP across SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Teams


    ■Description(内容):
    現在、DLP では Exchange でのみ、パスワード付き zip、パスワード付き Office ファイルを検知する機能が提供されているが、SharePoint Online、OneDrive for Business、Teams では機能提供が無い。
    SharePoint Online、OneDrive for Business、Teams においても DLP によるパスワード付きファイル、パスワード付き Office ファイルを検知できる機能の提供を希望します。

    Currently there is a function to detect password protected zip files and Office files only in Exchange in DLP, but there is no way to do this in SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business or Teams.
    Please add a way to detect files/Office files which are…

    19 votes

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  2. Link items in document libraries should directly open link from search results

    Here is the scenario:

    You have a modern site with a document library
    In the document library, you have items that are created using the NEW -> LINK option
    These link items are stored as files in the library using a .URL extension

    When you perform a search on the site, these link items are returned in search results (good)
    When you click on one of these results, you get file preview page (bad), which says "Hmm... looks like this file doesn't have a preview we can show you"

    This "preview" looks like an error message to users.

    It provides…

    13 votes

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  3. Let anonymous users view the Search results in SP2019 on-prem modern (communication) site. Currently just shows blank.

    Anonymous users of SP2019 on-premises modern communication site cannot see the search results, instead they just see the blank page (without even search and filter controls). But if they search via osssearchresults on the same site, they see the results perfectly fine.

    7 votes

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  4. Lists View By Location (Using A Map)

    Currently there is two view formats 'Lists' and 'Calendar', I suggest adding a third. 'View By Location' which shows markers on a map (like Bing Maps) taken from a location field in the list. This would be great for scheduling staff in a location. It would require a date dropdown as a filter for showing their locations. (E.G. I want to see where everyone is on the 13/01/21, in a map view using markers)

    6 votes

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  5. Parse markdown files

    Add markdown file parsing to SharePoint search. Right now it is not one of the default crawled file types:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/technical-reference/default-crawled-file-name-extensions-and-parsed-file-types

    8 votes

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  6. Allow external users to use the search option

    When we share folders from our sharepoint to external users, the search bar is not visible, which makes it very difficult for the user to search for specific files we have shared. Some of our folders we share can have 100s of files which is very frustrating for them. This goes both ways, when we receive files shared by an external source we cannot search the folders.

    4 votes

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  7. Make it possible to clear the search term from the box

    At present, after finishing searching, it is not possible to clear the search term from the box (the "x" has no effect). If I want to continue using SharePoint in its file manager function, I have to click on the "SharePoint" at top left and go down the directory tree again. Clicking "x" should clear the box properly.

    1 vote

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  8. Allow anonymous users to show search results in SharePoint 2019 (on-premises) Modern Search

    I have a SharePoint server 2019 (on-premises) Communication site (Modern UI). I have set anonymous access. Anonymous users can view all pages. when I search it does not redirect to the search page. On the other hand, I just have to check the results in a classic search. And the results show up for anonymous users. Please allow anonymous users to show search results.

    2 votes

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  9. 1 vote

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  10. We want to search without inputting property names when specifying multiple managed properties for search

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    複数の管理プロパティを指定して検索する際に、プロパティ名を入力せずに検索したい。
    We want to search without inputting property names when specifying multiple managed properties for search


    ■Description(内容):
    特定の管理プロパティに該当するアイテムを検索する際に、検索クエリの設定によって管理プロパティ名を指定せずに検索することが可能だが、複数の検索語句を入力する場合は管理プロパティ名を指定しないと検索ができない。
    管理プロパティ名の入力を省いて複数の検索語句に該当するアイテムを検索できるよに、機能の拡充を要望します。

    When searching for items that correspond to specific managed properties, depending on the search query settings it may be possible to search without specifying managed property names, but if multiple search terms are inputted search cannot be performed if managed property names are not specified.
    We hope this feature can be improved to enable searching of multiple search terms when managed property names are omitted.

    18 votes

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  11. Allow multi-select of search results and bulk download or share

    The current search results seem very limiting in terms of user functionality. We would like the option for a user to select multiple search results (files) and download them all in one go. Also, the ability to share one or many of the search results directly from the results page to multiple email addresses (adding in a link expiry date too would be good) as well as to 'copy the link' so you can send it to someone.

    1 vote

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  12. About ‘Advanced Find’

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    高度な検索について
    About ‘Advanced Find’


    ■Description(内容):
    モダン サイトには、高度な検索ページを作成することは出来ないため、クラシック サイト同様に高度な検索ページを作成可能にして、 [高度な検索] 機能を利用できるようにパフォーマンスの向上を希望します。

    On a modern site, it is not possible to create an ‘advanced find’ page, so please make it possible to use the ‘advanced find’ function by creating advanced find pages like you can on classic sites.

    6 votes

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  13. Search results page misses most important results

    When searching, the most important results do not appear on the results page. They only appear in the drop-down (pop-down?) that appears while typing, but disappears when the user presses the Enter key to submit his query.

    Since pressing Enter to submit something is extremely natural, several colleagues have already complained that SharePoint search functionality misses the most important results. Several colleagues already complained that Search doesn't even find exact matches (and send me screen shots of their results page). This severely hinders adoption.

    My request: please do not remove the most relevant search results from the results page, but…

    1 vote

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  14. Modern document library search: no results due to filtered default view

    I have found a "feature" that I feel needs to be addressed, so am turning to the community for support; basically within the modern interface, within a document library the search bar will allow the user to search all documents within the library.

    This works brilliantly, except when there is a filter applied to the default view. The results are then filtered by the default view, and invariably little or no results are returned. You are unable at this stage to change the view, to display the expected results.

    The only solution appears to be to click on the "Search…

    5 votes

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  15. Scalable pictures of Team members during sharing screeen

    User should be able to scale pictures of Teams members during a meeting WHEN one member is showing her or his screen to Teams members. Pictures of members are too small. Even better if possible to display members in one frame or monitor and shown screen in different frame or monitor.
    It is hard to lipread small picture when deaf...

    1 vote

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  16. delete subsite from structural navigation

    remove added subsites all together from structural navigation view

    1 vote

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  18. search in lookup columns independent from capital and small letters

    since the last sharepoint rollout it is mandatory to type in lookup columns the correct capital or small letters. Before it did not matter - that was much more comfortable and shall be possible as soon as possible again

    1 vote

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  19. search breaks ribbon menu

    If I use the search at the top of the page the menu ribbon changes for the list as it leaves the page the list is on to display the search results.

    This makes the search useless for users as they can't access some of the features they require like Flow.

    How can I make the search stay on the same view and keep the ribbon menu working?

    I think List Search needs to be revived on all Modern lists & libraries as it is in Classic!

    2 votes

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  20. Sort pages by like count

    I want to be able to sort pages by the like count so I can see the most liked pages.
    Our use case is a News Center where I want to show the most liked news.

    1 vote

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