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  1. 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.

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  2. 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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  3. 2 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Need to add a search bar for modern page Lists as well !

    Modern Sites need more and improved Search options. Can we add a search option for modern lists, pages and across sites and/or site collections.

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  7. 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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  8. 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.

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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.

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Chat bot for searching documents

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

    2 votes
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  17. 2 votes
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  18. hyperlinked index

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

    2 votes
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  19. Search Bar

    When we have large lists of contacts like this it would be great to have a search bar, is this possible?

    2 votes
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  20. The Current SharePoint Search Results Display of description cannot be modified.In results,Its picking up any random line from the document

    In search results description,search is picking random line from the dcoument description instead of first line of the document.and we cannot modify this.This should be modifiable to make the search result more relevant.

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