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      Peter Ridgway-Davies commented  · 

      I suspect Microsoft simply cannot do this as it could bring o365 to a crawl. This is not immediately obvious but because Microsoft have many servers and because your tenancy will be hosted alongside other tenancies on given Microsoft servers then if we were to be able to run an audience compilation on demand it would create o365 chaos because ALL tenancies would be recompiled. One of the gotcha's in SharePoint Online I'm afraid.

      So that rules out compilation on demand but audience compilation is a vital part of stickiness on a company intranet and that is a blocker on adopting SharePoint Online as a company intranet for larger organizations.

      This could be partially addressed by making it more frequent as suggested - say two or three times a week. It could also be addressed by separating out the recompilation to be run on a dedicated servers farm perhaps? I realize that would not be easy.

      I recently had to tell my new CIO that he would not be able to see his personalized content for a week. What was even worse was that for some unknown reason the weekend timer job for compilation did not run for our tenancy so he had to wait two weeks and he was rather scathing as you can imaging - upsetting senior decision makers like this is not good for anyone.

      Come on Microsoft you need to do better than this!

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        Peter Ridgway-Davies commented  · 

        I suspect Microsoft simply cannot do this as it could expose data for other tenancies. This is not obvious but because Microsoft have so many servers and because your tenancy can be hosted alongside other tenancies on given Microsoft servers that are being shared with other tenancies then the ULS logs can relate to any one of these. One of the gotcha's in SharePoint Online I'm afraid.

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