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  1. Include 'Private' Office 365 Group sites in a Content Search Web Part query

    When using a Content Search Web Part to list all sites to which you have access (i.e. https://yourdomain.sharepoint.com/sites/XXXX), only Team Sites and 'Public' Office 365 Group sites are exposed. Groups marked as 'Private' should also be retrieved assuming the logged-in user has access, the same way a standard Team Site is handled.

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    • 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?

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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.

      • Termstore Company Inclusions - Theres no easy way of bulk uploading a company list to this taxonomy

        Like you can import a termset from a csv, theres no easy way of bulk updating the company inclusions/exclusions list in the search dictionary of the metadata termset,

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        • screenshot

          it would be better if you add some screenshot ,and some tutorial videos to be more clear

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          • Need a sorting function for selecting view of attachment files in Planner

            I can choose ascending order for Name or modified date in the SharePoint document view: click Add attachment > SharePoint on Task view in Planner. The order would be reset if I open the SPO documents view next time, so I would like to keep the order to be stable.

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            • seach webpart

              still missing Content Search Webpart. HCWP not resolving our problem. And the Search also not efficient as before. missing narrow level search, Preview and many more.

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              • No Control on the Search Analytics

                No Control on the Search Analytics, reports don't show the query text which was searched earlier day.

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                • SharePoint Online Search Caching Controls

                  SharePoint Online Search cache displays "You've seen this result before" or "You've seen these results before". The information often represents content that has been removed or permissions changed -causing users to receive an error. Removing the URL from the tenant search settings doesn't help. There are other times when caching causes an issue with search results as well. However, at the very least, we need the ability to easily remove the "you've seen this result before" section out of the search results page without having to completely reset the search index for the entire tenant.

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                  • Add .svg as supported file typ

                    We often use svg files to render processes etc created from e.g. visio. Could you please add the .svg file type to the search file types so that one can perform searc queries on this file extension. Does not seem to work today?

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                    • Title field corrupts search results

                      If the title field of a file contains the filename with an .xlsx extension, it will not surface in the search results.

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                      • Consolidate to one effective search function

                        There are at least three search functions in SharePoint online today and none of them are very good and turning up results that are usable. Users want a single search function accessible everyone within Office 365 that turns up accurate results like a google search would. The current search experiences are not friendly by return a bunch of garbage results that do not apply to what is needed.

                        For example: I want to search "Employee Change Form" and get the employee change form - not every single employee change form that has ever been filled out listed by last modified…

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                        • (Bug) Get which documents are external Sharing via search working

                          Before December, when you shared with an external user with email address, it added the user as a person part of your Active Directory. Now when you share with an external user, a Sharing Link is created and the person signs in with a code.

                          It used to be that when a document was Shared externally, a managed property called "ViewableByExternalUsers=TRUE" it would bring back document shared externally. Since the new Sharing Links, this managed property doesn't seem to pick up that a document is shared externally.

                          Also on the https://[tenant].sharepoint.com//_layouts/15/siteanalytics.aspx?view=19 used to display any documents that was externally shared.…

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                          • 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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