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  1. More ADA / Screen Reader Context on the Search Page

    When using a screen reader and navigating from the SharePoint search page to another page and back to the search page the SharePoint search page does not read out which result source (All, Sites, Files, People, or News) that it is currently on and it has caused come confusion.

    If we could add more context for what exactly a user has on the search page that would be very much appreciated. If you need help in testing usability / function of the page please feel free to reach out.

    Thank you.

    1 vote
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  2. 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?

    2 votes
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  3. Search Optimization

    As an ambassador navigating to find my escalation ticket can be time consuming. Having my name listed on the ticket would greatly decrease the time needed to find it. As of now I have to scroll and hope I recall the description for my ticket or hope that a keyword in the browser finder will cut the time down.

    1 vote
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  4. 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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  5. Searching in recycle bin

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

    7 votes
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  6. Select search results checkbox

    Allow global search results to be selected and actionable. e.g I search site for "thumbs.db" and i get 100 results. I cannot delete them.

    2 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Chat bot for searching documents

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

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  12. hyperlinked index

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

    1 vote
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  13. "query rule"

    Please add the SharePoint On-Premises feature to SharePoint Online to create Query Rules with the Query Condition: "Query matches this regular expression". This would enable us to target query rules based on our organisations reference format.

    24 votes
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  14. 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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  15. .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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  16. 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…

    12 votes
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  17. 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.

    308 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.

  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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