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  1. SharePoint Search Results - Allow "Move" and "Copy" from search results

    When searching for a document/folder, if you find it, you cannot Move/Copy it. You have to manually navigate to the exact document library path location to use the “Move/Copy” features.
    Please help improve this.

    30 votes
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  2. enable searching within doc libraries and folders

    I would like to be able to narrow my search to a specific document library or folder so that the search returns results only from the doc library or folder and any folders or subfolders below them.

    30 votes
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  3. SharePoint Search Results does not display OneNote Page

    We’ve stored a lot of our team OneNote Notebooks on Modern Communication SharePoint site. The issue what we’re experiencing with SharePoint Search UX is that while searching for the content present within any OneNote from SharePoint, only the section name of OneNote gets displayed within the SharePoint Search results, instead of the actual OneNote page where the content resides. Thus, to get to the actual content, user needs to perform multiple searches:
    1. Search for content via SharePoint search page
    2. As the relevant information on content could be present across multiple Notebooks, lots of section names appear in search…

    27 votes
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  4. Improve the accuracy of search in Chinese or allow administrator to adjust / customize word-breaking in Chinese search scenario in SOP

    In SharePoint O365, the search engine 's Performance is not always satisfactory,especially in Chinese. Sometimes, the search result does not match the search criteria. This issue was analyzed by MS SPO Support team and the root cause should be the incompleted word-breaking.

    User expected a better search engine in Chinese Search so that the expected result could be find out directly.

    As an alternative, user also expected that the customising feature for word-breaking dictionary could be offerred in SPO.

    26 votes
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  5. Enable "Mapping to crawled properties" option for OOTB Refinable managed Properties In O365

    Currently option to change the "mapping to crawled properties" settings is not editable for Refinable Managed Properties provided OOTB in O365.

    It would be nice to have the property enabled so that we can include content from first crawled property that is not empty. This would solve the problem of having multiple values issues in Managed properties while consuming them .

    25 votes
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  6. Support the suffix matching in the search result

    give the possibility by default to search result for suffix matching.
    For example to receive result for "SharePoint" i could write "Share"
    or "Point" and automatically the search will consider the search key as "Share*" or "*Point".

    25 votes
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  7. [Modern Sites] Search within Document Library should search recursively

    When a users search from a Document Library only the current level will be search. This should include documents from the subfolder too, or the ability to search down the tree.

    24 votes
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  8. About the search box on the upper left of the modern UI [site page]

    User wants to search list items in the search box on the upper left of the [site page] for modern UI.

    23 votes
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  9. Search management

    We think there is a pronounced need to have a way to monitor (also manage) the load on the search crawler or the index. We would like to have:

    - a monitorable queue of objects being processed by the search crawl. An admin could manage the search crawl queue thus making sure priority sites, based on business need, are indexed first, regardless of data volume contained in them.

    OR

    - a way to monitor the health of the search index. Like index statistics in SQL, we need a way to track (potentially also optimize) the load on and status of…

    22 votes
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  10. Ability to crawl sites without Windows Authentication

    I would like to be able to configure only Trusted Identity provider on a default zone and still be able to crawl it.

    i know that right now im able to crawl non-deafult zone and then create server site mappings, but this causing a lot o disadvantages.
    There is also possibility to crawl default zone and extend Web application to provide SAML logon, but then there are also problems like Deafult-zone url's in e-mails, problem with showing feeds on mysites etc...

    Maybe a different solution would be to have search dedicated zone, that would act exactly as crawling default one?

    22 votes
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  11. Allow Searching in Multiple Choices Columns

    We have a list with a "Multiple Choices" column called "Location".
    Thus there are list entries with location values like "Berlin, Gray Court".
    The item gets indexed in the following style: "Berlin;#Gray Court;#
    Unfortunately the search does not return those results when querying for "Berlin".
    Only the query "Berlin*" does return all desired results.
    Would be nice to see the lingusitic features (word braking) working in such cases!

    20 votes
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  12. Modern Sharepoint search page to use Search settings page result URL from site collection

    Modern Sharepoint search page to use default Search settings page result URL from site collection so that results can go to enterpise search - search center page /search

    19 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your answer! The default behavior when you search from a site, is that you get results from that site. You can change the scope to be all of SharePoint by clicking the SharePoint link that’s directly above the search box on the search results page. After changing the scope you’ll also see results from your on-premises content that has been pushed to the Office 365 index.
    We’re thinking about whether this default behavior should be different, and are interested in hearing what people think about this.

  13. sharepoint search yammer

    Integrate Yammer search results with SharePoint Online search results. Or allow federation of results.

    18 votes
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  14. Add a the capability to index DWG files and DGN files.

    Autodesk AutoCAD DWG and Bentley Microstation DGN files are the primary file formats used to store and disseminate design information and plans between business partners working on civil engineering, landscape architecture, planning, and transportation projects.

    Many AEC firms use SharePoint Team sites as centralized points for these types of projects, but unfortunately, these files, which often contain a lot of text information, cannot be indexed and searched.
    Autodesk and Bentley are major technology firms that already partner with Microsoft, please collaborate on a solution!

    16 votes
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  15. Ability to search for hyperlinks in content

    The need to identify pages/files that contain specific hyperlinks is incredibly useful for maintaining content stored across multiple sources. For example, our business users would like to know how many internal sites/files might be linking to content that will moved, retired or changed. SharePoint 2010 provided this feature, but this cannot be configured in 2013.

    Our company was able to configure this in SharePoint 2010 search by creating a Managed Property called "link" that was assigned to the "A.HREF" Crawled Properly. Users could then search using the syntax "link:http://ourintranet.com/documents/annualreport.pdf" Please give us this capability back!

    16 votes
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  16. Option to open document either by web browser or local application when searching.

    Option to open document either by web browser or local application when searching.

    15 votes
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  17. External users access to use People Search in O365

    We have B2B external users in SharePoint Online that would need to use our people search-based corporate directory. This has been working before but recently external users have been seeing only "nothing found" view.

    15 votes
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  18. Redirect link for modern search in modern team sites to classic search center

    Hello. Can you please add a redirect link to the modern team sites, as well as the classic team sites with modern page experience, that the users can also use the classic search center which is customizable to fit the users’ needs?
    You have already added a redirect link to the classic search center within the document libraries when you search for something. But this link is not everywhere available in a modern team site.

    15 votes
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  19. SharePoint search should return the file path for image files in document libraries

    When a search result is returned for an image file (png, jpg, gif etc..) stored in a document library, it returns the dispform.aspx page for the item, and not the path to the file.

    This is counterintuitive to end users, and should be resolved to better harmonize with the way modern views render images and documents stored on the same location.

    14 votes
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  20. Filtering Flaw

    A filtering flaw was recently discovered within SharePoint when using the ‘filter button’ on the right hand side while working within a specific view. If this filter is engaged and the ‘see all’ link is selected, the view ID disappears from the link. If this link is then sent to or shared with another user, they won’t be directed to the correct view.

    Can you release an update to SharePoint Online to resolve this flaw?

    13 votes
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