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    38 comments  ·  Sites and Collaboration » Web Parts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Ian Caldwell commented  · 

    Highlighted content is a great feature - but some basic customization is urgently needed. We have our own schema and need to encourage use of those custom fields - the lack of display options for highlighted content makes life difficult.

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    171 comments  ·  Sites and Collaboration » Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Ian Caldwell commented  · 

    Copying a page to another site needs to be available from inside Sharepoint. Using Powershell is not an good option. However... I did find a Power Automate work-around! This is from the techcommunity page "Copy Site Pages (ClientSidePage) Site to Site" "Create an instant flow, add the manually trigger a flow trigger, and add the SharePoint Copy File action. See the image below, you can choose the exact file you want to copy, and the destination folders in a separate site. I'm creating a more complex flow that uses a "template" site to copy the "template" pages after the fact when I create a new O365 group (and associated site)." https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/sharepoint/copy-site-pages-clientsidepage-site-to-site/m-p/135209

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    Ian Caldwell commented  · 

    This needs to be available to users and not just admin. We have expert users who create multi-page guides in SharePoint, and then want to either relocate the guide or re-use the guide on a different site.

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  4. 40 votes

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    10 comments  ·  Sites and Collaboration » Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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  5. 6,170 votes

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    784 comments  ·  Sites and Collaboration » Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are continuing to validate this long-awaited feature in a Private Preview Program with a subset of customers. Although feedback has been very positive we have identified a few things that we still need to address before we start making this more generally available. We appreciate that this is taking time, however providing a consistent user experience across M365 that continues to function as expected is a complex problem. We will provide another update within the next few months.

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    Ian Caldwell commented  · 

    @Robert - happy to share! @Sam - correct, rename of tenant URL is in-place - content is not moved. I don't think you can ever leave behind your first URL, but for day-to-day use, all contoso.sharepoint.com are now fabrikam.sharepoint.com. Some small things break, but most can be fixed by re-publishing, re-linking, re-indexing or similar actions.

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    Ian Caldwell commented  · 

    We did this change last Friday as part of the private preview - so nice to have our new SharePoint URL :-) So it is real and coming soon. The change has to update all sites - which includes every user with a onedrive - and MRUs. So far so good.

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    Ian Caldwell commented  · 

    After waiting for years now for this feature, all I really want is the option to change the tenant domain once, to some random set of characters or numbers, so that a renaming will never be required again.

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    Ian Caldwell commented  · 

    Our company urgently needs this feature - it is a must-have to change the tenant URL. We have launched our Sharepoint intranet - and every time we share a link, there is the bizarro URL that is our old brand. Truly horrible, and it makes it so difficult to sell and promote Office 365 internally at our company. The update states "throughtout 2019" - now we are in Q4 of 2019. And the original request is from 3.5 years ago!

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    Ian Caldwell commented  · 

    Is there a way to get on the targeted release for this feature? We urgently need this for our SharePoint sites.

    "Start-SPOSiteRename : Error Code: -5,This site address can't be changed."

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    Ian Caldwell commented  · 

    Feels like I have been waiting years for this feature. We need to be able to change our URL. Our company has invested heavily in using Office 365, internally and with many external partners, and our current URL does not match our new brand - this destroys trust.

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    Ian Caldwell commented  · 

    Tenant name - this is an absolute must. Site name changes - also essential, but an option to have a non-specific name could be even better, so there is no reason to change a site name.

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    Ian Caldwell commented  · 

    For the domain URL, this should definitely be customizable. A restriction on how often this can be changed would be acceptable i.e. max once per year? If this updates all references :-) For the site collection names - I would be much happier with an ID number - this avoids any need to rename, keeps all links working. Teams seems to use this method.

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    9 comments  ·  Sites and Collaboration » General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Ian Caldwell commented  · 

    Brian Iselin - great point - some countries actually have more than one language, and this can be a real legal issue. The locale of a Sharepoint site or tenant should never override the language option of a user. No one except the administrator should ever know or worry about these unchangeable language settings.

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    Ian Caldwell commented  · 

    +1 for this change - we urgently need an update and way to fix the "default" language - it is of no use to our employees in the US, Thailand or Colombia to get some emails from Sharepoint in Swedish. If the user language preference cannot be respected across all 365 services, then there should be a way to select and change the default language.

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    156 comments  ·  Sites and Collaboration » Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback. It would helpful to know the specific scenarios where users aren’t able to get to the content they need.

    We’ve observed that with sites shared publicly, or sites attached to a public Office365 Group, it’s not very meaningful to see every SharePoint Site a user can access, because there could be a huge number, most of which the user isn’t interested in.

    Is the focus here more like “show me all sites I’m a member of”?

    There is one comment that says search isn’t working, please open a support ticket for that.

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    17 comments  ·  Sites and Collaboration » Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    38 comments  ·  Sites and Collaboration » Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    87 comments  ·  Sites and Collaboration » General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for submitting this suggestion and voting on it. We have two events/calendar solutions in modern pages today. The events web part has card based event tiles, powered by events lists. You can roll-up events from multiple sites into one page, but there isn’t currently a wall calendar view.

    Alternatively you can select to leverage a group calendar, and pull all of your events (including recurring events) from Exchange. This too is a compact card based view.

    While we understand a wall calendar view is desirable, we’re not working on it at this time.

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    Ian Caldwell commented  · 

    +1 completely agree - we have offices around the world, but we are stuck with Swedish as the default language - our users in the US, Thailand, Kenya and Colombia are not happy to receive notification emails from Sharepoint in Swedish. Painful for our company, and makes some work impossible.

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    Ian Caldwell commented  · 

    +1 - we ended up with Swedish. Not very helpful for our employees in the US, Thailand, Kenya or Colombia. There needs to be a way to change the tenant SPO localeid - in our case, we have 1053 and need 1033.

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    Ian Caldwell commented  · 

    Yes, this feature is needed - or at the very least an option to turn-off edit mode so that we can see the current live version of a page

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    339 comments  ·  Sites and Collaboration » Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    In modern pages, we open links within SharePoint in the same tab by default, and external links in a new tab. In the text web part, users can specify to open links in a new tab, but that isn’t the default behavior. Similarly, for navigation links, they follow the same rule (within SharePoint, same tab, external to SharePoint in a new tab). This is true of the modern web parts that support linking as well (hero, quick links, images, etc.) This is the pattern we’ve adopted for consistency.

    After reviewing other areas of modern sites, like the site pages library, document libraries, lists, site contents, etc. we did find some different opening behaviors which we’ll review and resolve.

    Can you help us understand if this pattern isn’t meeting your expectation, if we have some inconsistencies within modern pages we’ve missed, or if it’s the other areas of modern sites where…

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    Ian Caldwell commented  · 

    Opening new tabs is completely against web accessibility standards. This is a major issue that needs to be fixed. Default should always be that links open in the same window or tab. Nothing else.

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    Ian Caldwell commented  · 

    Agreed, this is bad web behaviour, and confusing for our users. Please provide global option or page-specific options to stop opening quicklinks in new tabs.

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