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  1. Add the option to customize the notifications generated by Sharepoint (noreply@sharepoint.com)

    If a user is deleted, the sharepoint notification center generates an email indicating that another user will be able to continue accessing the site. It also generates a message that indicates that you have to communicate with the administrators to make the change.

    I want to be able to customize this mail.

    1 vote
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  2. 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...

    10 votes
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  3. Support authentication for OpenSearch integration at SharePoint Online

    We would like to extend SharePoint Online search result by implementing OpenSearch protocol. One thing is that it doesn't support authentication right now: https://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/201521/authentication-is-disabled-in-opensearch-result-source-on-sharepoint-online/213775. Since the data we are exposing are from customer on premises environment, authentication protection is required. Thanks.

    12 votes
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  4. Choosing default ranking model in query rule management breaks date sorting

    Per this documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/search/manage-query-rules

    This section: Change ranked search results

    This specific action -- choosing an alternate ranking model for the default sort

    If you chose to sort by rank, you can optionally:

    Select which model to use for ranking search results (this selection is optional). Use the Ranking Model drop-down list.

    Issue is: are MSFT search product managers aware that if this sort option is chosen (to default sorting to a specified ranking model), it 'breaks' any other provided sort options on the results page (i.e., date sorting, ascending or descending no longer works -- the picklist option for…

    1 vote
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  5. Searching in recycle bin

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

    6 votes
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  6. Chat bot for searching documents

    We can have a chatbot for searching documents, with an interactive approach.

    1 vote
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  8. hyperlinked index

    is there any way of having a hyperlinked index for a library?

    1 vote
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  9. .DWG

    Allow to add custom file extension type like .DWG etc. so that search results could be able to link to actual file like .pdf etc.

    5 votes
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  10. 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.

    12 votes
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  11. SharePoint Online search connector to Azure Data Lake

    This idea is to create a SharePoint Online search connector to Azure Data Lake. This should be similar to the file share connector we have in hybrid search, but connect directly from the SharePoint Online search engine to Azure Data Lake. This will allow us to include files stored in Azure Data Lake in the enterprise search solution.

    10 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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.

    291 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.

  14. 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…

    10 votes
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  15. 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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  16. custom file extension

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

    7 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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?

  19. 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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  20. 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.

    17 votes
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