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    Just a quick update on this highly requested feature as we are happy to communicate clear progress on this submission.

    We are actively working on this with current estimate it being publicly released for production usage by end of June. We are just about to start internal validation of these components and if everything goes as planned there are no plans to further update the schedule.

    We do apologize the delay on getting highly requested feature released, but also looking forward on your input and feedback when the feature is available.

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    Tim commented  · 

    I wish the new Microsoft SharePoint leadership would reconsider your approach to SharePoint on-premise environments.

    As of late, the general attitude the new team has taken to the SharePoint on-premise Community has been "come on guys, catch up to modern times". However, you're forgetting that the greatest challenge to moving online is data governance. A lot of companies are just not set up to tackle it properly. With an on-premise SharePoint install, companies can at least solve a lot of their governance concerns by just restricting direct external access to their SharePoint farm. After all, how many corporations do you know that actually allow staff direct access over the internet to their corporate document management system?

    I wish the new leadership would stop treating SharePoint 2019 like it's competing with Wordpress; and remember to a lot of people, SharePoint was a document management system with Wordpress-like features. Continuously implementing and advertising new features in SharePoint Online with no plans also introduce those features to SharePoint on-premise isn't going to entice people to move to SharePoint Online. Instead, it builds resentment and makes big companies revisit the idea of moving to other document management platforms. And before you turn your nose, remember a lot of us made our livings and businesses around those 200-staff/1000-staff companies with on-premise SharePoint installations. It's a hell of a thing to tell us Partners "well, tough [you know what]".

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    Tim commented  · 

    Hello Microsoft. Perhaps you could give an update on this, and whether COVID-19 will mean further delays? We've been waiting very eagerly for an update as we're a DotNet-core-first development shop.

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    +1

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    Tim commented  · 

    I think the community would accept Windows Explorer having a *read-only* view of the metadata entered into SharePoint.

    What's confusing is that at the moment you can add columns into the Windows Explorer view that are from / also in SharePoint, however those columns show up differently *or* blanked out (e.g. "Content Type" or "Start Date") even if those columns are populated in SharePoint. Having those values show up in Windows Explorer (and later adding support for custom columns) would go a long way in user adoption to SharePoint from competing Document Management systems.

    Key stakeholders for deciding one Document Management System over another are almost always non-technical and are accustomed to the "file share" experience. Dragging *multiple* files from windows explorer to Outlook is a natural action to them - not downloading file individually or some sort of a "files to zip" custom button in the SharePoint ribbon.

    Seems like such a quick fix for Microsoft to implement that it feels a little silly that Microsoft would decline putting this in.

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