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  1. 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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  2. 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…

    11 votes
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  3. Show people results in site search results

    In modern search, if you have a site's search scope configured to be "Site", the result page does not include people and the people vertical is missing from the results.

    /_layouts/15/search.aspx/siteall?q=<queryterm>

    Would be great to have the option to show people results within the search, as well as in the instant type-ahead search.

    10 votes
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  4. Mapping administration properties

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    管理プロパティのマッピングについて
    Mapping administration properties


    ■Description(内容):
    現在の動作として ​SharePoint 管理センターの検索スキーマの管理にて、集計値列をマッピングすることはできないが、これをできるようにしてほしい。
    Currently it is not possible to map aggregated value columns in the search schema management of the SharePoint admin center, thus I hope that this can be made possible.

    10 votes
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  5. I want to exclude a specific user from the search target in "user search" of SharePoint Online

    I would like to create a new account for new hires to join, but I would like to prohibit searching for pre-joining users in order to manage confidential information.

    10 votes
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  6. Library Search Results - Quick Edit Option

    When viewing search results from a Document Library Search, the Quick Edit option is not an available feature. It would be great if this option was available.

    10 votes
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  7. Export Search Results to CSV/Excel

    To the Microsoft Team: Thanks for keeping up the good work while listening thru the "user voice"!

    If you have to believe this, there have been at least 10 of my customers who have requested an "EXPORT to CSV" feature on the People Results page. I have seen a lot of other products having the export functionality, and would love to see this added in the SharePoint Online platform.

    10 votes
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  8. 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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  9. custom file extension

    Allow adding/removing a file type to the search index in SharePoint online

    10 votes
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  10. Retrieving logs of search contents, search execution count etc from SharePoint Online sites

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    SharePoint Online サイト内の検索内容、検索実行数のログ取得
    Retrieving logs of search contents, search execution count etc from SharePoint Online sites


    ■Description(内容):
    SharePoint Online サイト内で、以下のような情報を取得できる機能を実装して欲しい
    ・ 検索日時
    ・ 検索ワード
    ・ 検索回数
    ・ 検索ワードがヒットした回数
    ・ 検索ワードがヒットしなかった回数
    Please implement a feature that can acquire the following information within the SharePoint Online site
    - Search date
    - Search keywords
    - Number of times search was done
    - Number of times search keywords were found
    - Number of times search keywords were not found

    9 votes
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  11. "Name" Column visible in Library settings

    Currently there is no way to have the "Name" column visible in library settings. It would be nice if we can do changes and add the "Name" column in sharepoint library settings to have easy access.

    9 votes
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  12. 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.

    9 votes
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  13. 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.

    9 votes
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  14. Hidden Search Box on upper right of the site page

    Please make Search Box which on upper right of the site page can be hidden, otherwise user can use search function without authorization.

    9 votes
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  15. 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…

    9 votes
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  16. 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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  17. Regarding the SharePoint portal screen where user search is done

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    SharePoint ポータル上でユーザーを検索した際の画面について
    Regarding the SharePoint portal screen where user search is done


    ■Description(内容):
    SharePoint Online ポータルの上部にある検索バーを使用してユーザーを検索すると表示されるユーザーの"自己紹介"の動作について次のように希望します。これまでは、"連絡先" に表示されるユーザーの "自己紹介" にマウスを合わせると、そのユーザーの自己紹介文が全文出ていたが、1月17日以降から現在まで表示されない。以前のように、画面を検索一覧から動かさないでユーザーの自己紹介の文章を確認できるようにしてほしい。​
    We hope that the "About Me" that is displayed when users are searched using the search bar at the top of the SharePoint Online portal can be changed in the following way. Up until now when users hover the mouse over the "About Me" part that is displayed in "Contacts", "About Me" information for that user will be shown, but this has not been shown ever since 17th of Janurary. We hope to be able to see…

    8 votes
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  18. Open file location in modern search

    Sharepoint search desperately needs the equivalents of Windows' "Open file location". It's fantastic that sharepoint search shows the path of files found in Sites, but sometimes I want to see the folder the file is in, not the file itself. Surely an easy thing to implement?

    Thanks

    8 votes
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    This article, https://support.office.com/en-us/article/What-s-new-in-search-in-Office-365-b81ab573-ec9c-4aa9-a369-b3c630f878a7, gives an overview of the search user interface and points out where to click to go to the site or folder a file is in. If you click the site link, you’ll be taken to the folder that the file is in on that site.

    Let us know if this doesn’t cover what you’d like to do, or if you have ideas for making the experience even better.

  19. 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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  20. 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…

    8 votes
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