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  1. Fix breadcrumb Navigation in Central Administration

    The breadcrumb navigation is broken in several places in central administration and it has been for years. It makes it a hassle administering some service applications / functions.

    When navigating to the user profile service application there is no way to go "back" to the start page of the UPS. I find myself very often having to go back to the service applications overview and start the user profile service application via the regular link again. The search service application always has the menu on the left side, making it easy to switch between e.g. search schema and content sources…

    16 votes
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  2. add the "copy shortcut" functionality back to Sharepoint Online

    For our particular business, it is essential that we can see the full pathname in SP when adding links to official documents so we can validate the pathname of the document. The copy shortcut feature, used to let you see that. Now when we select "get a link"- it only shows the home sharepoint location followed by alot of gibberish mix of letters and numbers making it IMPOSSIBLE to see which folder that file came from. We want an easy way to copy the true url link that shows the pathname on the SP site.

    10 votes
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  3. Enable a solution to change the default sharing options so that "send an email" is unchecked.

    Currently when you click "share" on any document or folder the default is that "send an email" is checked. That's fine and makes sense for 90% of business scenarios I can think of, however it would be helpful if you could change the default for a site or a document library. Right now I can only see solutions online that involve changing the code in the aspx and it seems like a patch would change it back anyway.

    12 votes
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  4. More Customization for Document Share "Invite People" Email Experience

    3 suggestions to make the sharing experience more robust for our use.

    Ability to customize the subject line (currently shows as XXX has shared….)

    Ability to decide or not to “copy me” (currently always sends a copy to me – feels redundant because we just sent it)

    Ability to dissociate recipients TO / CC (currently TO for all recipients)

    13 votes
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  5. Version history within document libraries should only store deltas and not entire copies of each file

    Document libraries by their very nature end up taking a lot of space. With version history, the more collaboration being done the more space is taken up. Make people turn down the amount of versions being stored, which kind of defeats the purpose of even having it.

    6 votes
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  6. Metadata driven interactive list and libraries.

    Metadata driven interactive list and libraries. Search boxes in fields (colums) which are metadata driven to makeup list or library. All the list and library contents (fields, columns) are stored in metadata, and capable of search to make up a list or library. Wallah, you have custome list and library every single time, and it would be great if you could save as template also. I have many more ideas.

    14 votes
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  7. Transform a personal view in lists and libraries into a public view

    Give the ability to site administrators to convert a personal view in a document library or a list into a public view !

    13 votes
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  8. 12 votes
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  9. Apply drag-to-reorder in more places

    Several UI elements and scenarios would benefit from drag-to-reorder:
    - Links in a Summary Link Web Part
    - Navigation links when editing site Navigation
    - Columns on a content type
    - Columns in a list view (especially this one)

    Opening a separate page or window and using Move Up and Move Down works OK, but you still have to wait for the window or dialog to load, reorder, and click OK.

    Reordering columns on a list view would be the best improvement, because there are usually about 25 columns on a given list, and remembering which number to choose in…

    10 votes
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  10. Easily disable "Open with explorer" on a library by library basis

    Open with explorer is great, but only if you have a pretty simple library structure.
    I've found it causes a lot of grief when used with features such as content organizer and document sets. Need to be able to disable this on a per library basis.

    13 votes
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  11. Add an option on document libraries to disable unique permissions on documents

    Add an option to disable the possibility for users to break role inheritance on documents in a document library.

    15 votes
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  12. Create a new Column Type to establish relationship from files that exists in cross sites

    Create a new type for a column that allows files to reference (files that may or may not exists outside that site collection). The column can describe a zero to many relationship. Where one file can contain many links to other files. A content type of a Request for Information Letter may reference zero or many documents. By linking files that are related it would tell the story of the primary content type from start to end.

    9 votes
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  13. Enable hyperlinks to bookmarks in Word documents

    Embedding hyperlinks to Word documents stored in SP is powerful. But embedding a hyperlink that includes a Word bookmark, so that a click from the user actually opens a Word doc to a specified location is incredibly powerful and useful. This feature works fine for documents stored on local drives or file servers, but it does not work for Word docs stored in SharePoint. I have shown this feature to hundreds of people in the last 10 years and a growing number are now contacting me to tell me it no longer works for Word docs stored in SharePoint.

    9 votes
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  14. accessibility

    Add labels to the fields. This helps someone with a screen reader understand that those are labels, allowing them to be able to understand and use the fields properly. OOTB, SharePoint does not add field labels. So we have a story to apply JavaScript to add labels to the fields since we can’t edit the OOB code. The request here is to make this functionality OOTB or provide guidance on this case.

    10 votes
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  15. 11 votes
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  16. 13 votes
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  17. Support List/Library creation using a custom template

    I need to create a List/Library using a custom template.

    This was supported in Server OM, but you can't do it programmatically in SPOnline. If you try to do using SP UI, it works as expected. So, If it is supported by the UI, it should be supported by the API.

    Thanks.

    10 votes
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  18. show the document set settings more prominent

    the most important on document sets management is the settings page. Show it more prominent on the content type page so people can find it faster

    9 votes
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  19. Upgrade the Newsfeed/Yammer functionality to enable following of things like pages & doc libraries

    The Newsfeed/Yammer integration is a great thing. But it's not perfect. Obvious things like being able to follow pages (and get notifications when somebody updates them) and follow entire document libraries (notification when a new doc is added) are missing. That needs to be fixed!

    11 votes
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  20. Regarding the limit on URL's path length

    I am currently using a promoted link to set some pictures, but some of the pictures do not reflect on the link. The problem is that the file name is in Japanese and is encoded as such so that the link path becomes long. I checked the message on the screen implying that unless URL's length excluding protocol and server names is within 152 characters, pictures cannot be viewed. The error I've actually found shows the statement below.

    The Message Statement:
    "The URL,[https://<tenant name>.sharepoint.com/sites/<site name>/<library name>/<file name>] can be reflected on site only if the length of sites/<site…

    7 votes
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