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  1. Search Page Content

    Please allow for search to look at Page Content and bring back a page as a result - if I have a site page called "Marketing" that contains a text web part with Heading level text (OR a Web Part title, Quick Link title, etc.), "Brand Guidelines", I want to be able to search for "Brand Guidelines" and get the "Marketing" PAGE back as a search result

    2 votes
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  2. It should be correct results when you search for the title

    There has a lot of issues when we search for files.
    Microsoft has some actions when search crawlers work.
    However, it is a common habit when you search for files with title keywords.
    It doesn't mean you need to depart some words or directories on the title.
    All we want to have is using some words containing on the title to search for files.
    It should be like the following scenario.
    title "abcdefg123"
    search a --> works!
    search b --> works!
    search fg123 --> works!

    This is more user-friendly. I hope it could be modified in the future.

    1 vote
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  3. SharePoint items are marked as accessed when displayed via search

    We use the SharePoint search to display news from various team sites. Sadly this leads to all items which are displayed being marked as 'accessed' by the various users.
    This is very confusing to our users as they have not actually accessed the content, but only the preview. Especially as this information is surfaced on the SharePoint Home page (_layouts/15/sharepoint.aspx).

    The Microsoft support claims this is as designed. Though this concept is different from most of the search behaviour out there. Please change this.

    1 vote
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  4. The sharePoint search date filters do nothing.

    When selecting the Filter option when searching from your main office.com home page you are presented with multiple options for filtering by date modified. These filters do not change the presented data at this time. This needs to actually update the displayed results if it is going to be included on the page.

    1 vote
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  5. Ability to show new custom user profile properties in modern search results for People

    Specifically under the Contact Information section within the user profile, or alternatively could the Additional Information section be exposed like in Delve? It would be great for us to be able to show other attributes from Active Directory containing additional user information within modern search results for people.

    2 votes
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  6. Accessing storage location for items displayed in library search results

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    ライブラリ内検索で、結果として表示されるアイテムの格納場所について
    Accessing storage location for items displayed in library search results


    ■Description(内容):
    現在、ライブラリ内検索でアイテムを検索時、検索結果から該当アイテムの格納場所にアクセスする手段がない。
    ライブラリ内に多数のフォルダーを配置している場合、アイテム結果だけでは格納場所を確認するのに手間がかかる。
    ライブラリ内の検索結果から該当アイテムの格納場所に、簡単にアクセスきる機能の追加を希望します。
    Currently there is no way to access a particular item's storage location from the search results when searching for items in the library.
    If there are lots of folders in the library, lots of time is needed just for checking the storage location of the item.
    Thus we hope a feature to enable easy access to a particular item's storage location from library search results will be implemented.

    1 vote
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  7. Searching in file servers

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    ファイル サーバーの検索について
    Searching in file servers


    ■Description(内容):
    MOSS 2007 と同様に、SharePoint Online でも検索範囲に ファイル サーバーを含めるように機能拡張を要望します。
    MOSS 2007 から SharePoint Online への移行にあたり、これまで使用していた機能を継続して利用したいため。
    Even after performing migration from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint Online, we want to continue using the features that we have used up to now, so we hope that SharePoint Online will include file servers inside its search boundaries just like MOSS 2007.

    4 votes
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  8. Retrieving logs of search contents, search execution count etc from SharePoint Online sites

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    SharePoint Online サイト内の検索内容、検索実行数のログ取得
    Retrieving logs of search contents, search execution count etc from SharePoint Online sites


    ■Description(内容):
    SharePoint Online サイト内で、以下のような情報を取得できる機能を実装して欲しい
    ・ 検索日時
    ・ 検索ワード
    ・ 検索回数
    ・ 検索ワードがヒットした回数
    ・ 検索ワードがヒットしなかった回数
    Please implement a feature that can acquire the following information within the SharePoint Online site
    - Search date
    - Search keywords
    - Number of times search was done
    - Number of times search keywords were found
    - Number of times search keywords were not found

    8 votes
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  9. Regarding the SharePoint portal screen where user search is done

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    SharePoint ポータル上でユーザーを検索した際の画面について
    Regarding the SharePoint portal screen where user search is done


    ■Description(内容):
    SharePoint Online ポータルの上部にある検索バーを使用してユーザーを検索すると表示されるユーザーの"自己紹介"の動作について次のように希望します。これまでは、"連絡先" に表示されるユーザーの "自己紹介" にマウスを合わせると、そのユーザーの自己紹介文が全文出ていたが、1月17日以降から現在まで表示されない。以前のように、画面を検索一覧から動かさないでユーザーの自己紹介の文章を確認できるようにしてほしい。​
    We hope that the "About Me" that is displayed when users are searched using the search bar at the top of the SharePoint Online portal can be changed in the following way. Up until now when users hover the mouse over the "About Me" part that is displayed in "Contacts", "About Me" information for that user will be shown, but this has not been shown ever since 17th of Janurary. We hope to be able to see…

    8 votes
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  10. Hope for an improvment in opening Office files using Office Online from Modern UI search results

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    モダン UI の検索結果より Office ファイルを開いた場合に、Office Online で開く動作の改善を要望します
    Hope for an improvment in opening Office files using Office Online from Modern UI search results


    ■Description(内容):
    サイト上 (モダン UI) の検索欄より検索を行い、検索結果に表示される Office ファイルを開く場合、[サイト コレクションの機能] - [既定でクライアント アプリケーションでドキュメントを開く] の設定や、[ライブラリの設定] - [詳細設定] - [クライアント アプリケーションで開く] の設定に依存せず、既定で Office Online で開く動作となる。
    サイト コレクションまたはライブラリの設定と連動して Office クライアントで開くように機能の実装を要望します。
    When a search is done using the search bar on the Modern UI site and users want to open the Office files that are displayed in the search results, it will be opened using Office Online by default instead of referring to the "Open Documents in Client Applications…

    6 votes
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  11. Please implement a function that can search by excluding or specifying a specific column in the list column

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    リスト列を特定の列を除外または指定して検索を行える機能の実装を希望します。
    Please implement a function that can search by excluding or specifying a specific column in the list column


    ■Description(内容):
    現時点では、リスト内検索をするとすべての列及び添付ファイル内の文字も対象に検索となり期待した結果とならない。
    そのため、任意で検索の対象とする列を除外または指定して検索結果を表示させる機能の実装を希望します。
    Currently, all rows, columns, and words inside attached files are search targets when searching within a list and thus we do not get our desired results.
    Therefore, we hope that a feature to display search results by specifying or excluding the desired rows/columns to be searched will be implemented.

    2 votes
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  12. Legionar

    Sastav Legije

    1 vote
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  13. Search function in Recycle Bin

    Currently you cannot search for any files in the recycle bin. It is incredibly frustrating. Especially when a large number of files have been deleted and you need to find a specific file to restore. Any other file storing system generally has this feature.

    2 votes
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  14. Request feature improvement to display search navigation items only to specific target users

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    検索ナビゲーションを対象ユーザーにのみ表示させるよう機能の改善を要望します。
    Request feature improvement to display search navigation items only to specific target users


    ■Description(内容):
    検索ナビゲーションにて対象ユーザーを設定したアイテムを追加した場合でも、対象ユーザー以外のユーザーにも該当のアイテムが表示されてしまう動作であるため、対象ユーザーにのみ表示させるよう機能の改善を要望します。
    When items that have specific target users set on them are added to search navigation, those items will be displayed to all users instead of just the target user, so we request improvement of the feature to display those items only to the specified target users.

    6 votes
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  15. Mapping administration properties

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    管理プロパティのマッピングについて
    Mapping administration properties


    ■Description(内容):
    現在の動作として ​SharePoint 管理センターの検索スキーマの管理にて、集計値列をマッピングすることはできないが、これをできるようにしてほしい。
    Currently it is not possible to map aggregated value columns in the search schema management of the SharePoint admin center, thus I hope that this can be made possible.

    9 votes
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  16. Requesting an improvement in how Office files in search results are opened in Office Online

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    検索結果より Office ファイルを開いた場合に、Office Online でファイルが開く動作について改善を要望します
    Requesting an improvement in how Office files in search results are opened in Office Online


    ■Description(内容):
    サイト コレクションにて "既定でクライアント アプリケーションでドキュメントを開く" をアクティブ化している場合でも、ユーザー設定で既定の "ブラウザーで開く" 設定されている場合は、検索結果より Office ファイルを開くと Online で開く動作となる。
    ユーザーごとにファイルを開いた場合に動作が異なることや Online では正常に機能しない動作がある場合を考慮し、クライアント アプリケーションで Office ファイルを開くように統一したいため、サイト コレクションの設定と連動してほしい。
    また、ユーザー設定についてはユーザーごとに設定が必要であり、サイト単位で設定ができるように併せて機能の実装を要望します。
    Even if "Open in the client application" is enabled in site collections, Office files in search results will be opened using Office Online if the user setting is set to "Open using browser".
    Considering that user actions performed when the file is opened differ for every user and some actions may not be performed normally in…

    23 votes
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  17. Search statistics

    We have SharePoint Online and would like to measure our search using some statistics. Can you guys introduce some statistics which can be used to measure search performamce in particular site collection. The usage reports and popularity trends are indeed good for item level but if we want to measure for entire site then there we don't have anything. It would be really helpful if you guys can introduce a site level search health report or a report that would guide us in right direction for having a search with much more hits and relevant data

    1 vote
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  18. Regarding Modern UI search settings

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    モダンUIの検索の設定について
    Regarding Modern UI search settings


    ■Description(内容):
    クラシック UI のサイトのページであれば、検索結果のクエリを編集して特定のリストやライブラリを除外することができるが、モダン UI の検索結果は編集ができない。
    モダン UI の検索結果にて、特定のリストを表示しないようにする機能を希望します。
    Search queries can be edited and specific lists and libraries can be removed for Classic UI site pages, but Modern UI search results cannot be edited.
    Thus I hope that a feature can be implemented to hide specific lists for Modern UI search results.

    5 votes
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  19. Excel indexing boundry

    Our organization has numerous Excel files that are larger than the 3 Mb. search index boundary. It would be ideal to increase the boundary to match that of other office files, or make it settable to higher values.

    This would allow for more accurate key word searches of Excel files.

    1 vote
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  20. search word count

    Enhance Search results. Display a count of hits for each search term (word) in the results. This would be invaluable for scientific and medical documents. Allow this feature to be enabled/disabled by the user.

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