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  1. 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?

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    • 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.

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      • 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".

        18 votes
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        • 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!

          17 votes
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          • We need to be able to add custom refiners to the default modern hub site search experience.

            We have several business needs which rely on easily searching and consuming information across our sites. While we appreciate the work so far that's gone into modern hub and site structures, we would like to be able to customize the default hub site search part. Particularly, we want to be able to add additional Refiners. We already have the required refiners in our site's defined search schema, why not allow us to add additional refiners to the search experience?

            15 votes
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            • 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!

              15 votes
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              • sharepoint search yammer

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

                15 votes
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                • 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

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                    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.

                  • Please make it easier to find the correct user to contact / share data with.

                    Please make it easier to find the correct user to contact / share data with.
                    It has now become apparent that our users have trouble when sharing data and contacting other users. If they search for John Andersson, all they see is the name and the title, they have no way of knowing which John Andersson is the correct one, those users can be in any of the five municipalities, there can also, of course, be three John Andersson in one municipality, or in one department. This is for example the case, but not limited to, when sharing information in…

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                    • The capable of searching contents of attachment in Custom List

                      We find out that sometimes the contents of files which has been attached to Custom List can be searched and sometimes cannot.
                      I want to know which one is correct in the specification of SharePoint Online, is the capable of searching correct or the incapable of searching correct.

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                        Thanks for your feedback! We understand that is can be confusing. Search in SharePoint has some documented limits that have to be considered when explaining the issues that you see.
                        First, the supported file types: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219530.aspx
                        Second, the limits of the parsed content of a file: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Search-limits-for-SharePoint-Online-7c06e9ed-98b6-4304-a900-14773a8fa32f
                        If the files you have in the Custom List exceed these limits, or are of a different filetype that what is supported, then the content is not searchable.
                        I hope this explains why you are not seeing search results from these files. If your files are within the limits and of the correct filetype, please give us more information, so we can consider if this is a bug or by design.

                      • 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.

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                        • 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.

                          11 votes
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                          • 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!

                            11 votes
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                            • Use static URLs to folders, regardless renaming the folder

                              At the moment if you change the name of a folder any URL you have shared with a colleague breaks - as the URL is make up of explicit folder names. Instead we should use ids in the URL (like you already do for documents/files), which stay the same regardless of re-naming. This would also mean that if a user MOVES a folder we can still link to it.
                              Rather than: .../Shared Documents/My First Folder/My Second Folder/My Third Folder
                              We would expect to see something like: .../12345
                              This ID would exist within a tree, and would therefore not need all…

                              11 votes
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                              • Crawl Document Properties for DLP

                                The following image contains a use case that I have provided MS support for a design change request.

                                https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=3FD50FD56BA55AA1!214204&authkey=!AOi2bIALcOJNcbk&v=3&ithint=photo%2cjpg

                                The ultimate issue here is that SharePoint Online search does NOT crawl document level properties. Therefore, DLP cannot use these properties to help protect that document from leaking since DLP is reliant on the search index.

                                The workaround I have been given is to create a column in the document library where the file is stored; this allows the custom document property to populate the list column in the library upon upload. The challenge with this approach is that this column…

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                                • Show (also) email attachments in SharePoint people search (like in Delve)

                                  Our colleagues are used to work with SharePoint Search and do not want to use antother app for this purpose. Unfortunately people search in SharePoint doesn't bring up any Email attachments but only files stored in SharePoint or shared within OneDrive. I really hope that this is going to be changed soon...

                                  10 votes
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                                  • Remove soft-deleted sites from Search Index

                                    When you soft-delete an Office Group, the connected team site is not removed from search index. When you click on the search result, an HTTP 403 is presented.
                                    The workaround from MS Support is to manually delete the site from the index.

                                    Also the site is still visible in "Recent Sites" and "Following" on SharePoint Home for every user. Workaround is that every user has to unfollow and wait until the site automatically removes from recent.

                                    Both is not acceptable and looks like a bug for me.
                                    Please remove soft-deleted sites from search index.

                                    10 votes
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                                    • Add the ability to search draft items and have it accurately security trimmed.

                                      Currently draft items are not searchable in SharePoint 2013, I don't think this has changed in 2016 or online. If you have a library with half published items and half draft items, it would be very helpful to have the default behavior allow editors to search through draft items while readers only search production items.

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                                      • Allow immediate (re) indexing for specific items

                                        Within search driven applications, actual values of columns within items are critical for users. Imagine a task, shown search driven in my open tasks. If user completes the task on the list, user will expect, that this tasks are not shown in the above mentioned my open tasks.

                                        Therefore allow immediate (re) indexing for specific items (like tasks) - possibly configurable. This actually was possible with SP2010 server side code.

                                        10 votes
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                                        • Modern PeopleSearch Results

                                          When using the wildcard (*) on Modern PeopleSearch results the mouse cursor is not changed to a vingerpointer when hoovering over the name or picture of a user. The item is clickable but the because the mouse cursor does not change it is confusing for users. Please update the result page so that the mouse cursor is changed.

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