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  1. Create a Search Score explain tool

    Providing a tool that helps break down the search result score that an individual search result has received would help remove the mystery around SharePoint search. This could then be used to understand why results aren't returning in an expected order and tune metadata, settings, etc appropriately.

    13 votes
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  2. Increase hit highlighted summary length / make configurable

    Currently, the HitHighlightedSummary value is shows hits from the first 10,000 characters of a document. When the hits are not included in the summary, it pulls a summary from a seemingly random part of the document.

    This limit seems arbitrarily low. Many of our documents hit the limit after the first 5 pages, which often include a lot of boilerplate. It's caused a lot of confusion for our users and during usability testing, many expressed a lack of confidence in the search results ("why am I getting this result, is it broken?").

    This limit should be increased, and preferably configurable…

    13 votes
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  3. 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.

    326 votes
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    We have started modernizing the search results page a few years ago. It is available on every site under this URL: /_layouts/15/search.aspx/siteall?q=myquery. Also the new search box placed in the suite header has started rolling out to modern experiences, and will be available broadly by end of June. We will be making it available to classic sites later this year as well. Some customers redirect their classic search boxes to the modern results page already.

    The modern search experience is a part of the overall Microsoft Search experiences. See more details in this post: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Search-Blog/Welcome-to-Microsoft-Search-intelligent-search-for-the-modern/ba-p/531156. We will be bringing additional improvements to it later in 2019, and early 2020 as well including custom refiners, verticals, result types with modern display templates, as well as custom pages that can use modern web parts.

  4. custom file extension

    Allow adding/removing a file type to the search index in SharePoint online

    10 votes
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  5. Add .svg as supported file typ

    We often use svg files to render processes etc created from e.g. visio. Could you please add the .svg file type to the search file types so that one can perform searc queries on this file extension. Does not seem to work today?

    3 votes
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  6. SharePoint search should return the file path for image files in document libraries

    When a search result is returned for an image file (png, jpg, gif etc..) stored in a document library, it returns the dispform.aspx page for the item, and not the path to the file.

    This is counterintuitive to end users, and should be resolved to better harmonize with the way modern views render images and documents stored on the same location.

    23 votes
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  7. 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,

    2 votes
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  8. No Control on the Search Analytics

    No Control on the Search Analytics, reports don't show the query text which was searched earlier day.

    2 votes
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  9. 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…

    13 votes
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  10. Show search results for pages under Websites (or pages) not under files in Modern SharePoint Search

    When users search for pages in modern search (via SharePoint Home or on Communication/Team Site) they will find pages under files. Most users don't know that SharePoint pages are actually .aspx files. Files for them are Office documents, PDFs or pictures, but NOT pages.

    Please make it easier for users to distinguish those content types. A possible solution could be to include pages in the websites results (for users sites are sites, not site collections and pages). You could als provide a filter under websites results for site collections and pages.

    6 votes
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  11. Need sorting and more filter options for searching for files in "all of sharepoint"

    Need to be able to sort and refine search results. For example, sometimes what I'm looking for was recently modified and it's currently on page 5 of the search results. If I could optionally sort by last modified date then it would be on the first page. It would also be nice to be able to refine the search like to limit results with a date range or a specific folder structure.

    5 votes
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    Thanks for your feedback! Did you try setting the time filter to Past 24 hours or Past week? (If the filter pane isn’t open, click the Filters link, right under the search icon). We’re considering more date options, such as a date range.
    When you write that you’d like to search within a specific folder structure, have you noticed that if we find matches to your query in several files that are located in the same folder, then we show the results grouped together “under” that folder (click to go to folder). Would that be of any help to the folder search you’re thinking of, or do you prefer to actively limit the scope of your search to only a folder?

  12. Remove soft-deleted sites from Search Index

    When you soft-delete an Office Group, the connected team site is not removed from search index. When you click on the search result, an HTTP 403 is presented.
    The workaround from MS Support is to manually delete the site from the index.

    Also the site is still visible in "Recent Sites" and "Following" on SharePoint Home for every user. Workaround is that every user has to unfollow and wait until the site automatically removes from recent.

    Both is not acceptable and looks like a bug for me.
    Please remove soft-deleted sites from search index.

    12 votes
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  13. Enable adding the filtering option arbitrary to the search result in SharePoint Online.

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):SharePoint Onlineにおける検索結果ページについて、絞込み条件に任意の条件を追加可能な機能の提供を要望します。

    Enable adding the filtering option arbitrary to the search result in SharePoint Online.


    ■Description(内容):
    SharePoint Online における検索結果ページについて、絞込み条件に任意の条件を追加可能な機能の提供を要望します。

    For the search result page of SharePoint Online, I hope the feature will provide the availability that allows you to create and add the filtering option arbitrary in order to improve the usability.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    5 votes
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  14. 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.

    24 votes
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  15. 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 .

    26 votes
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  16. Consolidate to one effective search function

    There are at least three search functions in SharePoint online today and none of them are very good and turning up results that are usable. Users want a single search function accessible everyone within Office 365 that turns up accurate results like a google search would. The current search experiences are not friendly by return a bunch of garbage results that do not apply to what is needed.

    For example: I want to search "Employee Change Form" and get the employee change form - not every single employee change form that has ever been filled out listed by last modified…

    2 votes
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  17. Basic icons don't show up properly in Search results

    Icons like ZIP or even MSG don't show up properly in Search Results. Could you please add them to the result templates ?

    3 votes
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  18. show preview of image on sharepoint search result

    Show preview of image file in sharepoint search result, when image location is a document library

    4 votes
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  19. Modern pages do not display search results for list item entries!

    Search results work in classic mode but not for modern pages!

    4 votes
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  20. Redirect link for modern search in modern team sites to classic search center

    Hello. Can you please add a redirect link to the modern team sites, as well as the classic team sites with modern page experience, that the users can also use the classic search center which is customizable to fit the users’ needs?
    You have already added a redirect link to the classic search center within the document libraries when you search for something. But this link is not everywhere available in a modern team site.

    19 votes
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