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  1. All columns on a list should be searchable

    All columns on a list should be searchable without having to manually configured Managed/Crawled properties in Central Administration with the option of removing the column from the index as is the current behavior. In particular, the list searchbox that is available on the list view itself should be able to return data from the list without having to make a column a Site Column.

    3 votes
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  2. More frequent refresh / sync or manual refresh / sync option for content search query web part

    In Office 365 SharePoint Online we currently use a content search query web part to display specific SharePoint sites in a list to certain users depending on the permissions they have on specific sites.

    We have had confirmation from Microsoft that the refresh job runs every 24 hours, however sometimes it can be a shorter length of time.

    As we reply quite heavily on this function, it would be brilliant if we can change the schedule / time of when the refresh runs (more frequent) or manually run it if required.

    Thank you for your help.

    3 votes
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  3. Crawling each HNSC using separate content source

    Now only possibility is to set root web as content source if you want to crawl HNSC.
    It's very inconvenient if you have few big HNSCs and want to crawl them separately.

    3 votes
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  4. Add IndexedProperties on ListItem level

    Currently you can only add indexed properties on Site, Web, List or Folder level - I suggest you to add the same on ListItem level.

    Reason:
    If you want to enrich items with additional metadata you have to use list columns or content enrichment (not available with SPO or with hybrid cloud search service).

    Another option would be to add "normal" columns to the items (and maybe hide them from editview) and rely on the normal indexing - for a large scenario this is simply not possible.

    Indexing of the propertybag would greatly simplify this.

    3 votes
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  5. Allow nested search queries

    Search driven applications would be much more powerfull if it is possible to use (properties of) search results to run a new query.

    Exampel:
    - I have a list where all my favorit project rooms are listed
    - I want to offer a search only within my favorit Project site (collections)

    To do so, the search query needs to pick up my favorit projects from the list and then run a query only against those project sites.

    This would allow a lot of "zero-code" search applications within the o365 Standard.

    3 votes
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  6. 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.

    2 votes
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  7. Improve visibility/usability of navigating the levels of search.

    I think the contextual search (ie list/library, site) are good to have but the transition from one to the other or to 'organization' search is not very good/consistent.

    At the bottom of the page on doc library; 'hidden' in breadcrumbs in the site search.

    People just don't NOTICE!

    2 votes
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  8. Add 'hit' highlight like in Delve search

    SP search does not have hit highlight like in Delve search (or on this page :) ) For content in libraries and lists in particular it would be nice to at least see number of hits somehow in results returned. But in Organization results it would certainly be valuable.

    2 votes
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  9. Column List Formatting in search results (search this website)

    I want to have the ability to use FULL Column List Formatting possibilities on the "search this Website" Results Page. (@thumbnail.medium)

    specially this one: (@thumbnail.medium)
    https://github.com/pnp/sp-dev-list-formatting/tree/master/column-samples/file-thumbnail

    2 votes
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  10. Possibility to have tree view in search refinement panel webpart for manaed metadata column

    Enable possibility to have tree view [similar to one available in smart filter in library] in the search refinement panel in modern search result page esp on the managed metadata based columns

    2 votes
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  11. "We would like the ability to search for files within zipped folders in SharePoint Online."

    "We would like the ability to search for files within zipped folders in SharePoint Online."

    2 votes
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  12. When searching in the document library, it does not display the most relevant results at the top of the list.

    If searching for the document title, it appears lower down the list of documents, why is that? Surely if I search 'Security policy', for example, the document with that title should appear at the top of the search results.

    2 votes
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  13. Search results: Display the folders that the items are in

    We often need to know which folder a certain file or folder is in. Right now there is no way to get this except by opening the file/folder which is extremely time-consuming and counterproductive. Folders should optionally be displayed as an extra column, and always displayed as a tooltip over the filename.

    2 votes
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  14. Allow nested search queries

    Search driven applications would be much more powerfull if it is possible to use (properties of) search results to run a new query

    2 votes
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  15. Search scope for Office 365 audit logs

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    Office 365 監査ログでの検索範囲について
    Search scope for Office 365 audit logs


    ■Description(内容):
    Office 365 監査ログにて 複数の SharePoint サイトのアクティビティを取得する際にサイト URL の末尾に "/" を付けて検索必要がある。
    しかし、アクティビティ "サイトのアクセス許可関連アクティビティ" 項目については、" /
    " を付けて検索しても、対象にならない動作を確認しています。

    ひとつひとつのサイト URL を入力していくのは、作業数が多いため、" /* " を付けても検索対象となるように機能の拡充を希望します。

    以前は、SharePoint カスタムレポートを利用しておりましたが、そこでは一括で取得できたため、同様に取得できるようになると利便性が向上すると考えております。

    " / " needs to be added to the end of the site URL during searching if SharePoint site activities are to be retrieved from Office 365 audit logs.
    However, we have confirmed that the "Site permissions activities" activity field will not be found even if " /
    " is added during searching.

    It takes up a lot of workload…

    2 votes
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  16. Search Page Content

    Please allow for search to look at Page Content and bring back a page as a result - if I have a site page called "Marketing" that contains a text web part with Heading level text (OR a Web Part title, Quick Link title, etc.), "Brand Guidelines", I want to be able to search for "Brand Guidelines" and get the "Marketing" PAGE back as a search result

    2 votes
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  17. The sharePoint search date filters do nothing.

    When selecting the Filter option when searching from your main office.com home page you are presented with multiple options for filtering by date modified. These filters do not change the presented data at this time. This needs to actually update the displayed results if it is going to be included on the page.

    2 votes
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  18. Ability to show new custom user profile properties in modern search results for People

    Specifically under the Contact Information section within the user profile, or alternatively could the Additional Information section be exposed like in Delve? It would be great for us to be able to show other attributes from Active Directory containing additional user information within modern search results for people.

    2 votes
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  19. Please implement a function that can search by excluding or specifying a specific column in the list column

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    リスト列を特定の列を除外または指定して検索を行える機能の実装を希望します。
    Please implement a function that can search by excluding or specifying a specific column in the list column


    ■Description(内容):
    現時点では、リスト内検索をするとすべての列及び添付ファイル内の文字も対象に検索となり期待した結果とならない。
    そのため、任意で検索の対象とする列を除外または指定して検索結果を表示させる機能の実装を希望します。
    Currently, all rows, columns, and words inside attached files are search targets when searching within a list and thus we do not get our desired results.
    Therefore, we hope that a feature to display search results by specifying or excluding the desired rows/columns to be searched will be implemented.

    2 votes
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  20. For the Communication 'modern' Site there should be a WebPart that links to Azure Active Directory so users can do an employee search.

    For the Communication 'modern' Site there should be a WebPart that links to Azure Active Directory so users can do an employee search from the homepage of the organization's SharePoint Intranet site. Apparently this only works for the classic site and has not been implemented in the modern Communication Site.

    2 votes
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