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  1. Wishing the specified documents within the Delve's "Recent Documents" and "Search the users' documents of my own and around me" to be non-di

    I don't need the specified documents within the Delve's "Recent Documents" and "Search the users' documents of my own and around me" to be displayed along with admin's setting

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    • Create search result source from RESTful endpoint

      It would be great to be able to create a result source from a REST endpoint that returns the results in a JSON data set. This would potentially make it easier to federate other systems into SharePoint search (for example, Wikimedia - does not fully implement ODATA endpoint as ATOM formatted, but it does have the ability to return JSON results - which could be templated into a JSON item type display template and mapped to fields of the results)

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      • need index data to be shared with windows when using mapped drive to SharePoint online

        need to be able to use the search function within windows explorer with mapped drives. This would improve the functionality and would ease the transition of on premise file servers to office 365 and SharePoint online

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        • Search Query Rule "Contains" keyword not working as expected for SipAddress property

          I wanted to display people item when SipAddress contains some value. If I use "Contains" keyword, it is behaving as "Equals" keyword. This is occurring for SipAddress property.
          Please check.

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          • Provide ability to search ALL services available in O365

            SPO search should be able find any content created by a service available in O365, i.e., Sway, PowerBI, Project, PowerApps etc. SPO admins should be able to additional content sources from these other services and the results should be made available through the SP Search web parts.

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            • Document links in the Display Template and Hovercard should be identical for PDF search results (they are not)

              When PDF files appear in search results, the link to the file in the Display Template includes the #search=myTerm parameter, while the OPEN link in the Hovercard does not. Therefore when the file opens in a PDF viewer, one will display inline search results while the other does not. This results in an inconsistent user experience being reported as an issue by users.

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              • Remove the 500 item limit in sitemap.xml

                In SharePoint 2016 there's a scheduled job that auto-generates a sitemap (sitemap.xml -> sitemap0.xml and sitemap_mobile0.xml) which should be an index of all the pages/content in your site (very useful on public facing sites and for submitting to Google and Bing).

                However, it turns out there's a 500 item limit on this. MS obviously thought no one would ever have more than 500 items on a public facing website...

                Please remove this limit, or at least have it configurable.

                https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/47270c9c-b004-4c56-822c-8464c141aea2/why-is-there-a-500-page-limit-in-sharepoint-2013-xml-sitemaps?forum=sharepointadmin

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                • Enable search results as OData stream that is readable by Excel/PowerBI

                  Especially when having content of a certain type spread over multiple webs and sites, search provides a good way to aggregate this information, e.g. get all risks tracked in all project sites. It would be great if these results could be exposed as Odata stream to be directly integrated in the reporting tool of your choice.

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                  • Default contextual scoping till current library/list level rather than current site

                    I would like either ability to have automatic contextual scoping till library/list level in sharepoint main search or search within list/library should sort results based on search relevance not sorted based on name. By sorting search results based on name within library search it doesnt make sense because relevant document is displayed at the very bottom if its name dies start from initial alphabet letters (a,b,c, ..)

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                    • Find Office 365 Groups in Search

                      Find relevant Office 365 Groups in the search. Now that the SharePoint homepage has been updated it is almost impossible to find some Groups to follow. (Also, the follow feature does not seem to be working.)

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                      • SharePoint Home activity page - show libraries as separate cards

                        Current behaviour lists activity within libraries under the main tenant card. If all libraries are attached to tenant site and not sub-sites, then all activity within all libraries constrained to 3 lines of text.

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                        • Content Type and Site Column Naming

                          Naming of Content Types and Site Columns should not be Unique.
                          As both content types and site columns are identified uniquely by CT Id and internal field name, it should be possible to give a display name for content type or site column, even if the display name is already in use.
                          This way we can avoid al sorts of strangely named content types or fields, because of the current limitation, and still be able to use the different columns in the search schema

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                          • Fix eDiscovery for MicroFeed data

                            When doing eDiscovery the result for MicroFeed data suffers a few flaws:
                            - when a query returns a post, the preview for a post is useless for the human reader (the Display-Form of the MicroFeed-list is not equipped for that use)
                            - when someone puts a hold on a post, he can't preserver the rest of the thread (formulating the extended query needed not possible, as the data model for the MicroFeed-List is not documented)
                            - when exporting, the export is returned as CSV like for any other list; but as data model of teh Microfeed list is not documented,…

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                            • In SharePoint Online, the search does not trim spaces at the end of search string for custom templates, resulting into "We dint find..".

                              If I am creating a list from custom template and the name of template is "Project", but while searching for template I type "Project ", it says "Not Found". I think that, those extra spaces in search string for custom templates, at the end, should be trimmed, resulting into robust search.

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                              • Busqueda de elementos en Calendarios de sitio sharepoint

                                Que un cuadro de búsqueda permita filtrar elementos introducidos en un Calendario porque ayudaría a usar 500 calendarios en sus 500 sitios

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                                • Support Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 compliant OS configuration

                                  Implement all hashing and cryptography functions to support and run on Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 compliant configured servers (security hardening).

                                  Currently FIPS has to be disabled - otherwise secure store service and search service applications will not properly run.

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                                  • Provide API to allow crawling of SharePoint online using a standalone (3PP) search engine. Today we do this for SP 2013.

                                    Provide API to allow crawling of SharePoint online using a standalone (3PP) search engine. Today we do this for SP 2013.

                                    We have been told in SP online that we must use a web crawler.

                                    That option would be complex for some of our websites and would limit the meta-data and security information available to us and make the search experience so much worse.

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                                    • Search refiners of text should have a search box

                                      All search refiners of type text should have a search box as an alternative display template.

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                                      • Easy option to set default search scope

                                        There should be easy option to choose default search scope rather than requiring customization.

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                                        • Dynamic content crawling in SPO

                                          In SharePoint Online, dynamic content generated from JavaScript in a publishing web page is not crawled. In SP2010 it is possible using Browser Engine component. This really is an essential feature since lot of cx's have publishing sites with dynamic content in it.

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