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  1. People Search web part or OOB ability to search people within a specific department

    We are trying to provide a way to search profiles within our site collection. When I do a search within the site collection, the People tab doesn't show up by default. I am not sure if that is an OOB way it works or if our global site admins. didn't set up the search how I have seen it work in my last company. Every time I do a search within my site collection, I expect it to show the People tab. To take it one step further, I want to be able to search just the people within our…

    2 votes

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  2. When searching in the document library, it does not display the most relevant results at the top of the list.

    If searching for the document title, it appears lower down the list of documents, why is that? Surely if I search 'Security policy', for example, the document with that title should appear at the top of the search results.

    2 votes

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  3. Unable to search for partial string in Sharepoint

    It seems that it is impossible to search for partial strings in the following case...

    We frequently search phone numbers for the last 7 digits. Those digits could be proceeded by area codes in many different formats.

    Eg.
    We have to search for 555-1212 but file content contains...
    604-555-1212 or
    (604) 555-1212 or
    604 555-1212 or
    (604)555-1212

    Why can we not simply search for something 555-1212 and have all of the results appear? We are currently forced to search for 555 AND 1212 yielding many additional non-related results.

    2 votes

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  4. Search scope for Office 365 audit logs

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    Office 365 監査ログでの検索範囲について
    Search scope for Office 365 audit logs


    ■Description(内容):
    Office 365 監査ログにて 複数の SharePoint サイトのアクティビティを取得する際にサイト URL の末尾に "/" を付けて検索必要がある。
    しかし、アクティビティ "サイトのアクセス許可関連アクティビティ" 項目については、" /
    " を付けて検索しても、対象にならない動作を確認しています。

    ひとつひとつのサイト URL を入力していくのは、作業数が多いため、" /* " を付けても検索対象となるように機能の拡充を希望します。

    以前は、SharePoint カスタムレポートを利用しておりましたが、そこでは一括で取得できたため、同様に取得できるようになると利便性が向上すると考えております。

    " / " needs to be added to the end of the site URL during searching if SharePoint site activities are to be retrieved from Office 365 audit logs.
    However, we have confirmed that the "Site permissions activities" activity field will not be found even if " /
    " is added during searching.

    It takes up a lot of workload…

    2 votes

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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.

    2 votes

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  7. Make "Search in all content" available even if the search returns results

    "Search for xyz in all content" link only shows up when there's no results. Users cannot expand their search to include all content if they can't find what they're looking for. The only workaround is to search for something that will return no results so the users can search all content. Users complain the search experience in SPO isn't as useful as earlier versions.

    2 votes

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  8. End User custom Search Center experience that leverages a cross-site schema metadata filter

    If possible, let end users choose from schema property names for the sites they're able to access. Something like the "Top 10" favorite indexable properties would make a lot of difference for users searching for content. In addition, it could condition users to value and adopt tagging their items with metadata, and make them more mindful about search and content management.

    2 votes

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  9. 2 votes

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  10. Allow refinable managed properties to be stored in the People Full-text index (PeopleIdx)

    Currently unable to change one of the pre-defined refinable managed properties to be stored in the People full-text Index (PeopleIdx).

    This means that we're unable to refine people results (ContentClass=urn:content-class:SPSPeople) based on the values in the User Profile Properties reliably as the values are not stored in the index.

    This is possible in SharePoint on-premises and it'd be great if SPO supported this as well.

    2 votes

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  11. Reveal/Use pdf metadata in sharepoint library

    PDF has fill-in forms but the input data can't populate a fieldname in a sharepoint library as with a word document?

    2 votes

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  12. Allow users to open modern search results in Client App

    Classic search pages allow users to define preferences to open (MS Office) results in the client app.
    As the online version of Office is a 'light' version of the corresponding product, it is not optimised for large files and does not provide functionality for some features.
    Please consider adding the ability to open documents in the client app from the modern search results (not download).

    2 votes

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  13. Search in embedded files

    We get regularly from our users that a search in embedded files should also be possible. According our MS contact this isn't possible.

    2 votes

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  14. How about a search option that works? Google Drive's search is impeccable.

    A search bar in Sharepoint that actually works would be nice. I am looking at a document in my library, I go to search the exact title and nothing populates?

    Unbelievable. Coupled with the inability to drag and drop documents is outrageous.

    2 votes

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  15. Viewing items in the Content Search Web part

    In the Content Search Web part, it takes few hours for updated items to be searchable.
    So, I would like to ask the search functionality improvement that items would be searched with the immediate index reconfiguration right after items are updated.

    2 votes

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  16. Sharepoint should inform on Indexing Status.

    I reindexed a sharepoint online site I created. Once I pressed the button it did not confirm it was carrying out indexing. Also, according to the microsoft support guy that called me, it does not report when it has finished indexing.

    This process should be a bit more transparent and provide feedback.

    2 votes

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  17. Keyword Search Problem

    There is a document "SharePoint Introduction.docx" in a library, when I input "Share" or "Point", it can't be searched, but input "SharePoint" that I can find the document in search results.

    2 votes

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  18. 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.

    2 votes

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  19. Portal Search

    It would be beneficial to be able to search the entire site/portal. I cannot find a location on the site/portal to do this.

    2 votes

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  20. 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…

    2 votes

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