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  1. Consolidate to one effective search function

    There are at least three search functions in SharePoint online today and none of them are very good and turning up results that are usable. Users want a single search function accessible everyone within Office 365 that turns up accurate results like a google search would. The current search experiences are not friendly by return a bunch of garbage results that do not apply to what is needed.

    For example: I want to search "Employee Change Form" and get the employee change form - not every single employee change form that has ever been filled out listed by last modified…

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  2. (Bug) Get which documents are external Sharing via search working

    Before December, when you shared with an external user with email address, it added the user as a person part of your Active Directory. Now when you share with an external user, a Sharing Link is created and the person signs in with a code.

    It used to be that when a document was Shared externally, a managed property called "ViewableByExternalUsers=TRUE" it would bring back document shared externally. Since the new Sharing Links, this managed property doesn't seem to pick up that a document is shared externally.

    Also on the https://[tenant].sharepoint.com//_layouts/15/siteanalytics.aspx?view=19 used to display any documents that was externally shared.…

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  3. Search

    When we share a Sharepoint folder through an anonymous link, without the need for recipient authentication, there is no way to perform a file search by typing the file name, but only by using the date and file type filters to sort them and find it those files inside the folder.

    This is very unproductive and makes it difficult to share sharepoint folders with external clients that do not have a Microsoft account

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  4. Add a link to Classic Search Results on all modern search results displays

    Make the link to "Go to classic results page" appear in all Modern Search results pages

    It only appears when searching from SharePoint home.
    .../_layouts/15/sharepoint.aspx?q=a

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  5. Override auto-detection of language settings

    Sharepoint indexing auto-detects the language of a file based on the available content. In case where indexable content is limited (eg DWG files) the results of defining the right language is very poor. To avoid wrong indexing (character sets, number detection) a feature to define override the language to use on file would be preferred.

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  6. Classic vs Modern data missing

    Versioning turned on / Office 365 / Search for a specific folder.
    In Classic, several folders displayed (different dates). Latest folder contains 10 unique files.
    In Modern, only 1 folder is displayed and contains 4 files in total (all unique).

    Site and Libraries have been re-indexed.

    How do I get complete / consistent classic / modern results?

    Gary

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  7. Provide same functionality as in Sharepoint 2007 to search on libraries on sites

    We logged a call earlier this week regarding searches for users and were disappointed to discover there is less functionality in SharePoint online to the point where development/customisation is now required to allow searches on libraries?? Please can you consider putting this back in? If a user is searching a library for documents with specific context, they dont want to be presented with a list of over 500 documents from every library on their team site, especially if they are a technical author for a specific software development area.

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  8. Office web apps preview .html files

    Can document preview be modified to allow .html files?

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  9. SiteID

    Search will not index a list if you have a column called SiteID.

    This is apparently a reserved name in SharePoint but I can't find it listed in the common articles which list the internal column names.
    It took a Microsoft support engineer to work out why several lists were not indexing on our tenant. It would be useful if SharePoint validated the column names as you create them to prevent you from using a system reserved name.

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  11. Remove the sync link from a library

    As an administrator I want to be able to remove the "sync this library to your computer" option from the library tool bar on the sharepoint library site to prevent users from syncing a library locally.

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  12. Wishing the specified documents within the Delve's "Recent Documents" of my own and around me" to be non-displayed

    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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Hello, i am using file server in my company and i need to configure Enterprise Search in Office 365 to fetch record from File server as a d

    Hello,
    i am using file server in my company and i need to configure Enterprise Search in Office 365 to fetch record from File server as a data source.
    Please give me the Idea , How to do it .

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