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  1. Search

    When we share a Sharepoint folder through an anonymous link, without the need for recipient authentication, there is no way to perform a file search by typing the file name, but only by using the date and file type filters to sort them and find it those files inside the folder.

    This is very unproductive and makes it difficult to share sharepoint folders with external clients that do not have a Microsoft account

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    • Add a link to Classic Search Results on all modern search results displays

      Make the link to "Go to classic results page" appear in all Modern Search results pages

      It only appears when searching from SharePoint home.
      .../_layouts/15/sharepoint.aspx?q=a

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      • Document Libraries limited to 5000 items?!? Welcome to 1985. Not a viable solution.

        Unsure how a product with such touted feature sets can have a 5000 document library search limit. Isn't this backed by MS SQL Server & not MS Access? Inexcusable. Had to switch to different vendor product and ditch SharePoint.

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        • Override auto-detection of language settings

          Sharepoint indexing auto-detects the language of a file based on the available content. In case where indexable content is limited (eg DWG files) the results of defining the right language is very poor. To avoid wrong indexing (character sets, number detection) a feature to define override the language to use on file would be preferred.

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          • Classic vs Modern data missing

            Versioning turned on / Office 365 / Search for a specific folder.
            In Classic, several folders displayed (different dates). Latest folder contains 10 unique files.
            In Modern, only 1 folder is displayed and contains 4 files in total (all unique).

            Site and Libraries have been re-indexed.

            How do I get complete / consistent classic / modern results?

            Gary

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            • Provide same functionality as in Sharepoint 2007 to search on libraries on sites

              We logged a call earlier this week regarding searches for users and were disappointed to discover there is less functionality in SharePoint online to the point where development/customisation is now required to allow searches on libraries?? Please can you consider putting this back in? If a user is searching a library for documents with specific context, they dont want to be presented with a list of over 500 documents from every library on their team site, especially if they are a technical author for a specific software development area.

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              • Office web apps preview .html files

                Can document preview be modified to allow .html files?

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                • SiteID

                  Search will not index a list if you have a column called SiteID.

                  This is apparently a reserved name in SharePoint but I can't find it listed in the common articles which list the internal column names.
                  It took a Microsoft support engineer to work out why several lists were not indexing on our tenant. It would be useful if SharePoint validated the column names as you create them to prevent you from using a system reserved name.

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                    • Remove the sync link from a library

                      As an administrator I want to be able to remove the "sync this library to your computer" option from the library tool bar on the sharepoint library site to prevent users from syncing a library locally.

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                      • The customer want sort the search results by drop box

                        The customer want sort the search results by drop box ,but there is not this function on SharePoint Online team site search results page.
                        Because the search results page(osssearchresults.aspx) can not be edited.
                        The customer is feeling inconvenience for that and hopes add this function to the seach results page(osssearchresults.aspx).

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                        • Search Reports

                          I get the following search queries from SharePoint admin center - [Search] - [View Usage Reports] - [Search Reports].

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                          and(EditorOwsUser:"i:0#.f|membership|user@domain.com", and(not(HideFromDelve:"1"), not(OnHold:"1"), not(Path:"tag://public/?NAME=*"), or(FileExtension:or(aspx, html, htm), SecondaryFileExtension:or(aspx, html, htm), FileType:or(aspx, html, htm), ContentTypeId:0x010100DA3A7E6E3DB34DFF8FDEDE1F4EBAF95D*), not(or(ContentClass:or(STS_ListItem_850*, STS_ListItem_WebPageLibrary*, STS_ListItem_Links*, STS_ListItem_Tasks*, STS_ListItem_TasksWithTimelineAndHierarchy*, STS_ListItem_GanttTasks*, STS_ListItem_Events*, STS_ListItem_Announcements*, STS_ListItem_Contacts*, STS_ListItem_Survey*, STS_ListItem_DiscussionBoard*, STS_ListItem_IssueTracking*, STS_ListItem_XMLForm*, STS_ListItem_Posts*, STS_ListItem_Comments*, STS_Web*), FileExtension:or(xlsx, xls, xlb, xlc, xlsb, xlsm, xlt, odc, ods, pptx, ppt, pot, ppa, pps, pptm, odp, ppsx, ppsm, potx, potm, docx, doc, docm, dot, dotx, odt, dotm, avi, asf, mp4, mov, mpg, 3g2, 3gp, asx, wmv, mpeg, pdf, one, onepkg, xsf, xsn, vsd, vsdx, vss, vst, vdx, vtx,…

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                          • Index PDF files metadata

                            I use SharePoint Online. While PDF files are indexed, I can’t query on their metadata such as subject and keywords.

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                            • Wishing the specified documents within the Delve's "Recent Documents" of my own and around me" to be non-displayed

                              I don't need the specified documents within the Delve's "Recent Documents" and "Search the users' documents of my own and around me" to be displayed along with admin's setting

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                              • Wishing the specified documents within the Delve's "Recent Documents" and "Search the users' documents of my own and around me" to be non-di

                                I don't need the specified documents within the Delve's "Recent Documents" and "Search the users' documents of my own and around me" to be displayed along with admin's setting

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                                • Create search result source from RESTful endpoint

                                  It would be great to be able to create a result source from a REST endpoint that returns the results in a JSON data set. This would potentially make it easier to federate other systems into SharePoint search (for example, Wikimedia - does not fully implement ODATA endpoint as ATOM formatted, but it does have the ability to return JSON results - which could be templated into a JSON item type display template and mapped to fields of the results)

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                                  • need index data to be shared with windows when using mapped drive to SharePoint online

                                    need to be able to use the search function within windows explorer with mapped drives. This would improve the functionality and would ease the transition of on premise file servers to office 365 and SharePoint online

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                                    • Search Query Rule "Contains" keyword not working as expected for SipAddress property

                                      I wanted to display people item when SipAddress contains some value. If I use "Contains" keyword, it is behaving as "Equals" keyword. This is occurring for SipAddress property.
                                      Please check.

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                                      • Provide ability to search ALL services available in O365

                                        SPO search should be able find any content created by a service available in O365, i.e., Sway, PowerBI, Project, PowerApps etc. SPO admins should be able to additional content sources from these other services and the results should be made available through the SP Search web parts.

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                                        • Document links in the Display Template and Hovercard should be identical for PDF search results (they are not)

                                          When PDF files appear in search results, the link to the file in the Display Template includes the #search=myTerm parameter, while the OPEN link in the Hovercard does not. Therefore when the file opens in a PDF viewer, one will display inline search results while the other does not. This results in an inconsistent user experience being reported as an issue by users.

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