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  1. .DWG

    Allow to add custom file extension type like .DWG etc. so that search results could be able to link to actual file like .pdf etc.

    7 votes

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  2. Show search results for pages under Websites (or pages) not under files in Modern SharePoint Search

    When users search for pages in modern search (via SharePoint Home or on Communication/Team Site) they will find pages under files. Most users don't know that SharePoint pages are actually .aspx files. Files for them are Office documents, PDFs or pictures, but NOT pages.

    Please make it easier for users to distinguish those content types. A possible solution could be to include pages in the websites results (for users sites are sites, not site collections and pages). You could als provide a filter under websites results for site collections and pages.

    7 votes

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  3. 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.

    7 votes

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  4. Dedicated managed property for list or document library name

    So we can show search refiners for filtering results based on library name.

    7 votes

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  5. Listing all the sites

    Currently, a user can only search the site if the user knows the name of the site or part of the name.
    When a new site is created a lot of times users doesn't remember the name. Also, the site is not listed in the frequent or suggested sites.

    I think, it would be useful if a list is displayed which contains all the sites that user has access to across the farm (not limiting to a particular site collection).

    7 votes

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  6. About ‘Advanced Find’

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    高度な検索について
    About ‘Advanced Find’


    ■Description(内容):
    モダン サイトには、高度な検索ページを作成することは出来ないため、クラシック サイト同様に高度な検索ページを作成可能にして、 [高度な検索] 機能を利用できるようにパフォーマンスの向上を希望します。

    On a modern site, it is not possible to create an ‘advanced find’ page, so please make it possible to use the ‘advanced find’ function by creating advanced find pages like you can on classic sites.

    6 votes

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  7. Modern document library search: no results due to filtered default view

    I have found a "feature" that I feel needs to be addressed, so am turning to the community for support; basically within the modern interface, within a document library the search bar will allow the user to search all documents within the library.

    This works brilliantly, except when there is a filter applied to the default view. The results are then filtered by the default view, and invariably little or no results are returned. You are unable at this stage to change the view, to display the expected results.

    The only solution appears to be to click on the "Search…

    6 votes

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  8. Find MS Stream video in sharepoint search results

    When I search for a video in Sharepoint it would be nice if I get a result from existing videos in microsoft stream.

    6 votes

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  9. Hope for an improvment in opening Office files using Office Online from Modern UI search results

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    モダン UI の検索結果より Office ファイルを開いた場合に、Office Online で開く動作の改善を要望します
    Hope for an improvment in opening Office files using Office Online from Modern UI search results


    ■Description(内容):
    サイト上 (モダン UI) の検索欄より検索を行い、検索結果に表示される Office ファイルを開く場合、[サイト コレクションの機能] - [既定でクライアント アプリケーションでドキュメントを開く] の設定や、[ライブラリの設定] - [詳細設定] - [クライアント アプリケーションで開く] の設定に依存せず、既定で Office Online で開く動作となる。
    サイト コレクションまたはライブラリの設定と連動して Office クライアントで開くように機能の実装を要望します。
    When a search is done using the search bar on the Modern UI site and users want to open the Office files that are displayed in the search results, it will be opened using Office Online by default instead of referring to the "Open Documents in Client Applications…

    6 votes

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  10. Request feature improvement to display search navigation items only to specific target users

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    検索ナビゲーションを対象ユーザーにのみ表示させるよう機能の改善を要望します。
    Request feature improvement to display search navigation items only to specific target users


    ■Description(内容):
    検索ナビゲーションにて対象ユーザーを設定したアイテムを追加した場合でも、対象ユーザー以外のユーザーにも該当のアイテムが表示されてしまう動作であるため、対象ユーザーにのみ表示させるよう機能の改善を要望します。
    When items that have specific target users set on them are added to search navigation, those items will be displayed to all users instead of just the target user, so we request improvement of the feature to display those items only to the specified target users.

    6 votes

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  11. connect the modern search box on the page to pnp webpart search page

    we have a requirement to use search refiners the way it used to work in classic search. pnp modern search webpart provides that option. There should be a way to link the search box on the top of the modern site to link to the pnp webpart page. Right now the way modern search box works, it does not allow to link the search or redirect search to pnp webpart page

    6 votes

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  12. Make Modern Search API Available

    We are finding many difficulties where custom code needs to roll up search results in a similar way to the OOTB modern search experience.

    Unfortunately it appears impossible to return the same results/order via /api/search/query through traditional means than that of the Modern Search Results page. Upon investigation this is due to a special request property which appears to be around personalization (DynamicContextLists, which is sent as part of the search request when on a OOTB Modern Search Page such as /layouts/15/search.aspx)

    Without this we cannot provide a proper flow from a custom search webpart/extension, into the OOTB…

    6 votes

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  13. Custom modern search result filters

    In modern search result page, you can only filter by "last modified time" or "file type".
    It will be nice to more automatic filters/refiners like in classic mode. It will be also helpful if you can create custom filters.

    6 votes

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  14. SharePoint Multi-line Append only comments column incorrect date format.

    SharePoint Multi-line Append only comments column incorrect date format. Site settings :- Regional setting already set to English (Australia). Date column displays in d/mm/yyyy while appending comments displays date in m/d/yyyy format.

    6 votes

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  15. Provide feedback on Search Results

    Enable some mechanism that allows a consumer to provide feedback on the results they get in search (e.g. not getting expected results or feedback tied directly to a specific content item). General feedback would be routed to one place while content item level feedback would be automatically routed to the assigned author.

    6 votes

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  16. Need to enhance reports beyond the current OOTB Popularity Trend report

    The current report (Popularity Trend reports) is inadequate. Need basic report generation for the following data with user defined time range daily, weekly, monthly etc):
    a. Total unique user views of wiki articles per subsite
    b. Total unique user views per article
    c. 0235Search Effectiveness (How many searches before content is viewed by an user)
    d. List of articles by authoring and workflow status per subsite

    6 votes

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  17. Enhance the search filtering options and customisations

    The Modern UI search results page is missing filtering options available in "Classic" mode. In addition, there is no way to add custom filtering options, which is also available in "Classic".

    The default "Classic" filtering options allow users to filter upon author, modified date and result type, with the possibility to add other "default" columns to the filtering options. Only modified date is available in the Modern UI (File type is also available for files).

    "Classic" mode provides the ability to add filtering options, based upon custom columns. The Modern UI does not provide the ability to add custom columns…

    6 votes

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  18. 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。

    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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  19. Need sorting and more filter options for searching for files in "all of sharepoint"

    Need to be able to sort and refine search results. For example, sometimes what I'm looking for was recently modified and it's currently on page 5 of the search results. If I could optionally sort by last modified date then it would be on the first page. It would also be nice to be able to refine the search like to limit results with a date range or a specific folder structure.

    6 votes

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    Thanks for your feedback! Did you try setting the time filter to Past 24 hours or Past week? (If the filter pane isn’t open, click the Filters link, right under the search icon). We’re considering more date options, such as a date range.
    When you write that you’d like to search within a specific folder structure, have you noticed that if we find matches to your query in several files that are located in the same folder, then we show the results grouped together “under” that folder (click to go to folder). Would that be of any help to the folder search you’re thinking of, or do you prefer to actively limit the scope of your search to only a folder?

  20. 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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