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  1. Pages created using custom Page Layout don't get indexed

    Pages created using a page layout (layouts created via the Design Manager, no additional custom code, only what was provisioned by the tool), don't get indexed and therefore aren't searchable.
    Pages that can't be searched become pretty useless as users aren't able to find them and they can't be displayed in any search-based web parts.
    This issue has been known for over two years now - please fix it asap.

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    • Option to open document either by web browser or local application when searching.

      Option to open document either by web browser or local application when searching.

      8 votes
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        Yousra tamaloust

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        • Has something changed in regards to Search Suggestions for SharePoint Online?

          Recently we noticed our list of search suggestions are not appearing as individuals enter search terms, that normally trigger the search suggestions to appear, in our SharePoint online search query input boxes. Has something changed with Search suggestions?

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          • Classic Search - People Status indicators don't display in Chrome

            In SPO we're employing Classic Search as we wait for refiners for modern search. We're including the People vertical. In Chrome the user status indicators do not work to show whether people are busy, free, away etc. This functionality is useful across the entire Microsoft ecosystem. Please fix!

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            • Sharepoint should have column that mimics Windows Explorer column labeled "Title".

              Windows Explorer has optional column "Title". Regardless of filetype metadata "Title" can be edited and associated with files. This "Title" is very important in identifying files which may have coded filenames. I am surprised that SharePoint does not have an easy answer for extracting Windows Explorer metadata such as "Title".

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              • Anonymous user can’t use search function in Sharepoint

                We are going to implement Office 365 and would like to use Sharepoint also for anonymous files sharing, providing (like DropBox, Box.com, etc). We have found out there is missing search function in e.g. document library for anonymous users. There will be thousands photos and videos of our products and without search features it is confusing for customers. Thank you.

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                • We need to be able to add custom refiners to the default modern hub site search experience.

                  We have several business needs which rely on easily searching and consuming information across our sites. While we appreciate the work so far that's gone into modern hub and site structures, we would like to be able to customize the default hub site search part. Particularly, we want to be able to add additional Refiners. We already have the required refiners in our site's defined search schema, why not allow us to add additional refiners to the search experience?

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                    Yousra tamaloust

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                    • Modern Search - Provide option to change scope from local to global

                      Current modern search in communication/modern team site defaults to local scope and search results are from the current site. Users has to click on the SharePoint link from breadcrumb in order to expand the search scope across sites.

                      Most of our customers prefer to search on the broader scope rather than searching on the current site, esply. for the Communication sites.

                      18 votes
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                      • Allow Sharepoint Search to do a reverse image search to find powerpoint slides and other commonly used items.

                        Many times, a company will have similar looking slides for things like proposals or capabilities presentations. If SharePoint Search or 'Bing for Business' had the ability to upload a picture of a slide and 'find similar, it would make finding every instance of a slide in our company very easy.

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                        • Open file location in modern search

                          Sharepoint search desperately needs the equivalents of Windows' "Open file location". It's fantastic that sharepoint search shows the path of files found in Sites, but sometimes I want to see the folder the file is in, not the file itself. Surely an easy thing to implement?

                          Thanks

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                            This article, https://support.office.com/en-us/article/What-s-new-in-search-in-Office-365-b81ab573-ec9c-4aa9-a369-b3c630f878a7, gives an overview of the search user interface and points out where to click to go to the site or folder a file is in. If you click the site link, you’ll be taken to the folder that the file is in on that site.

                            Let us know if this doesn’t cover what you’d like to do, or if you have ideas for making the experience even better.

                          • Make updating your preferred language faster.

                            Currently if a user wants to update his/her preferred language it can take up to 24 hours to be applied.

                            Usually it is new users that have to do this and it doesn't help to convince them that this is a modern platform.

                            In an easy world you can prefill the language for the user or script it but this is not always possible in real world scenario's.

                            It shouldn't be that hard to apply this instantly.

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                            • Show (also) email attachments in SharePoint people search (like in Delve)

                              Our colleagues are used to work with SharePoint Search and do not want to use antother app for this purpose. Unfortunately people search in SharePoint doesn't bring up any Email attachments but only files stored in SharePoint or shared within OneDrive. I really hope that this is going to be changed soon...

                              9 votes
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                              • Guest user search in MS Teams

                                Currently Guest users are unable to use the search feature in MS Teams for files. For guest users the option to search "People" and "Messages" is available however the tab for searching "Files" is not. When Guest Users go to the SharePoint Teams site they are able to search all files within the document libraries with out issue. Its as if the "Files" tab in Teams search is missing for guest users. Really need to get this feature in place for Teams.

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                                • Include 'Private' Office 365 Group sites in a Content Search Web Part query

                                  When using a Content Search Web Part to list all sites to which you have access (i.e. https://yourdomain.sharepoint.com/sites/XXXX), only Team Sites and 'Public' Office 365 Group sites are exposed. Groups marked as 'Private' should also be retrieved assuming the logged-in user has access, the same way a standard Team Site is handled.

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                                  • Termstore Company Inclusions - Theres no easy way of bulk uploading a company list to this taxonomy

                                    Like you can import a termset from a csv, theres no easy way of bulk updating the company inclusions/exclusions list in the search dictionary of the metadata termset,

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                                    • screenshot

                                      it would be better if you add some screenshot ,and some tutorial videos to be more clear

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                                      • I want to control the searchable of users in the organization on Delve

                                        *English follows Japanese

                                        Delve にて組織内のユーザーを検索することを制御したい
                                        Delve 画面の左上の [検索] ボックスにユーザーの名前もしくはメール アドレスを入力しますと、ユーザーが検索されるようになりますが、検索できないように設定できる機能を追加してほしい。
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                                        I want to control the searchable of users in the organization on Delve
                                        If I enter the user's name or email address in the search box at the top left of the Delve page, the users will be searched.
                                        Please add a feature that can set users not to be searchable.

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                                        • Searching in recycle bin

                                          I want to have "search" function in recycle bin.

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