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  1. Search across multiple Office 365 Multi-Geo locations

    The ability to search across multiple Office 365 Multi-Geo locations would made searching for 'that SharePoint site' so much easier.

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  2. Actionable query logs for zero hits

    Query logs should be actionable. When reviewing a query log for search terms that result in 0 hits, we need should have the ability to add a synonym to fix the 0 result.

    Use cases:
    E.g. assume that the zero hits query log is sorted by frequency. And at the top you have:

    monthly report power point

    As an admin I should have the possibility to add a synonym here. To map power point -> powerpoint, ppt ,pptx, presentation, ...

    2 votes
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  3. Allow more search items

    In SPO, you allow only small amounts of items to be seen in a search.

    I need to be able to see more than 100 or move in 20s during searches.
    We need options for like 500, 1000, or 2000 for datasets. I have a powerful machine and I need to be more productive.

    Here's an example. US Treasury uses SP but look at how painful it is to use the tools, https://www.treasury.gov/initiatives/financial-stability/reports/Pages/reports.aspx

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  4. Sharepoint: Add follow option to search results

    When searching for a sharepoint site, you should have a "follow" option within the search results.

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  5. I am looking for option to export list to excel under "People and group"

    I am looking for option to export list to excel under "People and group" tab to find out how many people having access to particular group and over all SharePoint site.

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  6. An easy way to create modern pre defined search views when using hub sites

    A bit like highlighted content webbpart but better.

    A link could be created - that opens a page or a webpart that its easy to define layout and views of a pre defined search. So link says find all policy docs, or all forms. And as libraries across multiple hubbsites have a managed metadata for document type set up it would then be possible to define that when the search runs how these are displayed - so it would say group the found policy documents under each hub site it found them.

    So look like this

    Refiners policy | forms…

    1 vote
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  7. Under Sharepoint On-Premesis Search preview, pagination option only available for Powerpoint documents. Need this for word, ppt docuemnts.

    Under Sharepoint On-Premesis Search preview, pagination option only available for Powerpoint documents. Need this for word, ppt docuemnts.
    PPTX files are the only ones where we can page through them with the next and previous buttons. The default experience for work files is to scroll through the document using a scroll wheel. Not all computers or devices have a scroll wheel so a paging button might be a better option.

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  8. Synonym management user interface

    Synonyms are vital to make search work. You cannot have a proper enterprise search with good quality without synonyms.

    The search experience in typical SharePoint search solutions suffer from the lack of synonyms.


    • Admins have no control over what synonyms exist out-of-the-box (if any)

    • Admin don't know what synonyms are imported. The only possibility is to import a list via cmdlets. You cannot even export(!).

    • Synonyms are not available in the central admin user interface

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  9. Crawl rules annotations and change history

    For large sites with many, detailed crawl rules it quickly becomes confusing to administer these rules. I'm asking for something as simple as an annotation (comment) to be added to each crawl rule. That way we can understand why it was added in the first place.

    Use case: We run multiple large internet-facing web sites. For one of these sites we have about 250.000 searchable items that we support on our on-site search. We need around 50 crawl rules to ensure we include/exclude parts of the content.

    We have a 10 year history of maintaining rules to include/exclude content. When…

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  10. Enhance the wiki platform in modern site with additional content author driven features

    The following are the list of features will enhance the wiki platform in sharepoint:
    1) Provide time bound widgets like New and Changed, Alerts, Must Read & Acknowledge to help the users to identify different types of contents and even be forced to read for compliance purpose.
    2) Allow articles to be tagged and promoted as Featured content within a site or subsite and presented in the form of a webpart (similar to Popular articles)
    3) Ability to archive wiki articles in the same site while retaining all its tags and exclude them from search results for the viewers
    4)…

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  11. featured

    It should be possible to filter documents from all sites (or selected sites) in the hub in the Featured Documents app, where the filter is based on Enterprise keywords / tags.
    This will be useful when you want to create a central overview over the different documents tagged with some specific keywords or combinations of keywords.

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  12. Managed property maintenance performance improvement

    Creating or updating managed properties is incredibly slow. We have a requirement to mirror the data models in other systems (SAP, databases, etc.). We do this by creating and/or modifying managed properties.

    Every night we have to traverse our data model of 4000+ managed properties just to check if there are any changes. We use the out-of-the-box PowerShell cmdlets to do this. We have a pre-made list of properties with settings in a file. We then loop through this and compare against the managed properties defined in SharePoint.

    The best performance we can get is to check 3 properties per…

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  13. Search API annotations for queries and results

    Queries are processed internally. For example the query is tokenized, lemmatized, word breaker is applied, synonyms, white-/blacklisting, etc. To understand what happens with a query we have to scour through ULS logs today.

    The search API should include an annotation list that explains each step and modification that is done to a query. Similarly all modifications done to results should also be annotated. This was a feature in FAST ESP prior to SP2013.

    The API can be extended with annotations without breaking compatibility with the current API. It will be an invaluable tool for developers and admins as part of…

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  14. Thumbnails

    Images should shown as thumbnails in SharePoint (Online) search results.

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  15. Search Center - Search Settings

    Search Center - I am aware of modifying search settings under site collection/site redirects to enterprise search center. In an environment where many groups dynamically creating site collections/sites, What is preferred way as an administrator to make sure that sites search always redirects to search center rather default itself search page?

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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