Allow us to set a lower list view threshhold.
If The 5,000 item threshold is likely here to stay, then we need to have better tools to manage it. I don't know I have an issue until a user calls and reports an error. At that time it;'s often too late to provide a reasonable solution.
It would be nice if an admin could set the listview threshold to a lower limit (say maybe 4000. Then, when a user calls to report an issue the admin can bump it up to 5000 to get the users up and running, then add indexes, create views, whatever to resolve the issue, and then set it back to the lower limit. This would give us advancred notice and the ability to test if our workarounds actually work
Russell Gove commented
I mean that the threshhold could be change to a lower limity on specific lists, in the list settings.