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  1. Search from Cortana

    I want to search files in SharePoint by Cortana.
    Like Cortana can search files in My PC and from Bing.

    9 votes
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    • 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.

      8 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?

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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

          8 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.

          • 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.

            8 votes
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            • Searches should find exact matches to file name

              Recently I've done an exact search by title to the file name (with and without the extension) and it's not found. It finds other documents and information from the parent site. Often they are not a good match and may only contain a small part of the search term. For instance, if I look for "alphabet soup" or "alphabet soup.doc" which exists on the sub-site where I'm searching, it finds "soup to nuts" and "learning the alphabet" on the parent site and other sub-sites, but not the document that has an exact match in the title.

              8 votes
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              • "query rule"

                Please add the SharePoint On-Premises feature to SharePoint Online to create Query Rules with the Query Condition: "Query matches this regular expression". This would enable us to target query rules based on our organisations reference format.

                7 votes
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                • Remove pagination in search results

                  why limit search results and break them down into pages? You cannot quickly access pages with a higher number, nor do you know how many search results there are - giving you no indication whatsoever of the amount of pages I might have to trawl through.

                  Pagination in people search results is especially frustrating.

                  7 votes
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                  • Customizing new search boxes

                    I have some comments on search boxes on the left side of the screen viewed after clicking "SharePoint" from app launcher.
                    I can find with ease on which sites searched items are shown, but I can't customize the "items on some specified sites” and so on just like I used to do for classic search boxes.
                    I am able to customize classic search boxes, but I have a difficulty in looking for the items and I can't find the sites for items.
                    I request that I am able to make a search of items I look for by narrowing them…

                    7 votes
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                    • Make the Search scopes appear in the Search Box of the new Experience design

                      In the new Experience UI, the search box with the scopes selector, in the top right-hand corner, disappeared.

                      The new search box on the left hand side should provide, at least, the same UX.

                      Users get lost...

                      7 votes
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                      • Can't view all search results in modern document library

                        I love the search in the modern document libraries, however there are some issues displaying results when the search is too broad.

                        If a user types a keyword search in the top left-hand corner, then clicks "see more results", they will often get the message "no items match your search" despite just seeing some results in short list below the search box.
                        The error should either be "there are too many results", or the results should be split into pages.

                        7 votes
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                        • Verb Stemming When Searching Sharepoint Sites

                          When searching a Sharepoint site, you currently must use the exact verb form used in the page you are looking for or the page will not appear in your search results. For example, if you search "Turning off x" by the article is titled "Turn off x", you will not see the article "Turn off x" in your search results.

                          Stemming the verb in the search would allow less precise searches to still return the expected results; a user seeking help would not think to search for the exact verb form used in a help article they have not found…

                          7 votes
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                          • Ability for case insensitive result set ordering in SharePoint Online

                            At this moment a result set of a search query is ordered case sensitive. It would be great if this became case insensitive or perhaps with the possibility to choose between the two options

                            7 votes
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                            • Add a search driven column type

                              It would be great to have a column type for lists or libraries that stores a search-query.
                              In column settings you would create a query with a reference to the list-item (something like "author:{Item.Author} AND ContentType:Tasks").
                              This way you could dynamically link content to a list item.

                              7 votes
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                              • API/Powershell for SharePoint Search analytics/reports

                                For manual download the OOTB SharePoint reports from SP admin page- SharePoint Online admin portal> Search> Search Reports.
                                Multiple reports available OOTB, but no API/Powershell available for Search Analytics, by which we can export custom Search reports or we can schedule the download of OOTB reports Monthly.

                                Provide API/Powershell for managing/automating SharePoint Search reports.

                                6 votes
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                                • I want to control the searchable of users in the organization on Delve

                                  *English follows Japanese

                                  Delve にて組織内のユーザーを検索することを制御したい
                                  Delve 画面の左上の [検索] ボックスにユーザーの名前もしくはメール アドレスを入力しますと、ユーザーが検索されるようになりますが、検索できないように設定できる機能を追加してほしい。
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                                  I want to control the searchable of users in the organization on Delve
                                  If I enter the user's name or email address in the search box at the top left of the Delve page, the users will be searched.
                                  Please add a feature that can set users not to be searchable.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Pls add paging to the highlighted content webpart (hcwp)

                                    We are about to build a search-driven Intranet with Communication Sites. Today we found out that there is a limit to the items shown in a hcwp, but we need it to be able to show all results found. A user must be able to "scroll" oder "page" through all content found by a managed property filter used in the hcwp. A hard cap limit to the results shown will break a search driven intranet, when content found can´t be viewed by the user because of a "view limit".

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Populate "Recent Views in last x Months" -properties in SharePoint Search

                                      I recently noticed, that SharePoint Search has very handy managed properties, that list view counts over last few days, weeks and months. Quite a few of these work - but "Recent Views in last x Months" (1, 2 or 3 months) does not. They simply return null (not even 0).

                                      I confirmed this with Microsoft Support (#30126-6369865), and they confirmed it's broken. It's reported to engineering, but according to support it will not be fixed unless people on UserVoice seem to deem this fix as necessary.

                                      This sounds like a weird method for bugfixing.. But in any case, I'd really…

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Use Display Templates when rendering results on SharePoint Home

                                        At the top of the SharePoint Home page (_layouts/15/sharepoint.aspx) is a search box. The items shown as a result of using that search box do not respect any configured Display Templates.

                                        6 votes
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                                        • Content a user has access to in SharePoint Online via a Office 365 Group is security trimmed from Search

                                          When sharing content in SharePoint Online, the sharing interface allows a user to type the name of an Office 365 Group. SharePoint Online content that is shared in this manner will not appear in SharePoint Search results to the members of the Office 365 Group. This doesn't provide a consistent experience for users, as many users may not be aware what entries are Office 365 Groups, Azure Active Directory security groups, etc. We'd like to see content shared to the members of an Office 365 group in this manner appear in the search results for those users.

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