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  1. 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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  2. 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 .

    24 votes
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  3. 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?

    23 votes
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  4. 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".

    22 votes
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  5. 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.

    21 votes
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  6. [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.

    21 votes
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  7. 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?

    21 votes
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  8. 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!

    18 votes
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  9. sharepoint search yammer

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

    18 votes
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  10. 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

    16 votes
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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.

  11. 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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  12. 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.

    14 votes
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  13. 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…

    13 votes
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  14. 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.

    13 votes
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  15. 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.

    12 votes
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  16. 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.

    12 votes
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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.

  17. Create a Search Score explain tool

    Providing a tool that helps break down the search result score that an individual search result has received would help remove the mystery around SharePoint search. This could then be used to understand why results aren't returning in an expected order and tune metadata, settings, etc appropriately.

    11 votes
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  18. 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.

    11 votes
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  19. 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.

    11 votes
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  20. 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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