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  1. Office Online Limitations - Extremely limiting

    Please assist me in bringing the issues we are experiencing to the attention of the correct department as we would like to see future improvements on this product as soon as possible.

    1. Find function is very limited
    No summary of cell locations for matches displayed

    2. No Custom Sort Option

    3. Vlookup formula loses focus when you lookup between sheets

    4. No filtering by cell color

    5. No freeze panes option (or at least freeze top row)

    6. No cell border options

    7. No replace with option (Used alot and urgently needed)

    8. Limited print options
    Page layout missing …

    1,246 votes
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      28 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      (Update from Office engineering) Thank you for voting, we appreciate your feedback. User Voice is an important input we are considering when establishing the product road map. In general, when providing feedback specific for Excel Online, I would recommend using Excel Online UserVoice, where you’ll find the specific feature granularity.

      I would like to use the opportunity to provide update on progress:

      What is already available in production?
      • Find dialog remain open when find item for find next.
      • replace dialog
      • Ability to Freeze Panes

      Please give it a try, we are looking forward to your feedback.

      What is high on our backlog – Impacted by User Voice voting – Keep voting

      • Custom Sort
      • Enable reference to a cell in another sheet by click (In Vlookup as well)
      • Enhanced Print
      • Pivot table

    • Custom installation from Office 365 (2016)

      I need custom installation from Office 365 (2016)!

      I need on some computers only Word & Excel. But I MUST install the complete suite with all other never used apps. This need diskspace, that I will use for other apps.

      Kind Regards,
      Steffen

      857 votes
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        105 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow users to have multiple signatures in the Outlook Web Application

        It would be nice if a single user could have multiple signatures to select from in the outlook web application and apply a different signature to each email if they desire.

        800 votes
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          82 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Office 365 Home - Personal email domain availability

          Let us use a personal email domain in Office 365 Home.

          675 votes
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            39 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            You can use your own personal email with a personal domain to connect to any type of Office 365 subscription, including Office 365 Home. Office 365 Home relies on a Microsoft account for authentication. A Microsoft account can be created with any personal domain email, it is not required to be Outlook.com/Hotmail.com, etc. Once the Microsoft account is created using your personal email, you can use it to activate and sign into your Office 365 Home subscription.
            If you don’t have a Microsoft account, go to the Microsoft account sign-up page and click on Create account. In the User name box enter your personal domain email address you wish to use. Fill out the rest of the form and click Create account.
            Now you can set up your Office 365 Home subscription with your Microsoft account. This will be the Microsoft account associated with your Office download. If you have…

          • Enable Microsoft Office 365 Business/Organizational Accounts to be used with Microsoft Office Lens

            When you use the office lens app you currently cannot use a microsoft account that is an organizational account. it says the account is not recognized.

            624 votes
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              31 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thanks, everyone, for taking the time to share your suggestions. We’d like to clarity, as some commenters have pointed out, that we do have AAD support for iOs today. Android and WP versions are in the works. Please stay tuned and keep your feedback coming!

            • 608 votes
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                71 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Global Email signatures across platforms

                When using 365 business it would be great if i could add a unique signature to each user from my admin control panel. that would automatically download to the users platforms such as iPhone, Windows Phone, Outlook office 2013, or Outlook online.
                A signature which can have hyperlinked images, whilst being individual to each user (for their name and direct line)

                593 votes
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                  10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • more control of grouping emails

                  emails are grouped by date with annoying group headers (today, yesterday, last week, etc.) In outlook you can remove these headings of the groups to make it cleaner. In webmail you can not. Please fix this.

                  536 votes
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                    8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enable Office 365 suite bar/navigation (including the waffle) to be used in custom apps

                    When I'm developing an Office 365 app, it should be possible to include the suite bar easily in my application's UX. The App for SharePoint model has this with the "chrome control", but no equivalent currently exists for Office 365 apps - and this means I have to roll my own navigation so that users can exit my app and return to other bits of Office 365. What I want is to integrate the suite bar into my apps - so users can use the waffle to get to the "My apps" page, use their pinned shortcut links to move…

                    535 votes
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                    • Full Shared Mailbox Support, Especially in Mobile (if not, give me extra licenses!)

                      I am an entrepreneur with highly trained employees that need to be able to wear multiple hats with equal importance for each. The shared mailbox model that Microsoft has setup does not enable my employees sufficiently and although advances have been made, these shared mailboxes are second class citizens. I argued with a Microsoft technical representative for a long time and finally got him to admit that they were. The shared mailboxes have incredibly weak mobile support and support for full functionality in Outlook does not come out-of-the-box with automapping and is tricky to configure by disconnecting the mailboxes through…

                      395 votes
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                        20 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a response option to a meeting invite: 'Accept, I will attend via Skype'

                        In both Outlook Client and Outlook on the web, when sending a meeting invite including Skype details to a user, you can select as response Accept, Tentative or Decline. You should add the option to let the organizer know with one click that you will attend via Skype..
                        As organizer you can see if you need to arrange a bigger or smaller room for instance, and you know where you need to be (in the meeting room or skype call).

                        362 votes
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                        • The ability to pick your own colour of the initials in the user pic in outlook web app

                          The Initials that have replaced the silhouette as the User pic in outlook 365 web app are good but it would be nice to be able to pick you own colour choice.

                          303 votes
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                            43 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable Microsoft Bookings in Office 365 for education plan

                            If Microsoft Bookings could be enabled in Office 365 for education plan it would be a perfect tool for booking Parent/Teacher Meetings

                            289 votes
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                            • Ability to upload and use custom fonts

                              It should be possible to upload and use custom fonts installed on an organisations Office 365 platform. Uploaded documents now look faulty in Excel / Word / PowerPoint etc since the font is not installed.

                              273 votes
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                              • Enable the content enrichment web service callout

                                Many customers add custom metadata to Office documents. The content enrichment web service was a perfect way to accomplish this. Please enable this functionality for cloud hybrid search.

                                266 votes
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                                • Add calendar/timeline view of tasks to Planner product

                                  We need a calendared or timeline based view of assigned tasks to support our use of the planner product as a publication planning tool.

                                  260 votes
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                                  • Allow forcing custom tile in the app launcher for each user

                                    Right now when an custom tile is created any user has to add it to his app launcher individually.

                                    In case of big companies it is not feasible to roll out new tiles apps that way. These new tiles should be deployed by the administrator to a specific population or all users.

                                    251 votes
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                                    • Updates to Office 365 Group calendar events are disregarding ‘send an invitation to the group’ check box

                                      In an Office 365 Group calendar you can create a new meeting invite and uncheck the ‘send an invitation to the group’ check box. As expected, this will stop anyone in the group receiving the invite notification.

                                      However, if you need to make any updates to that event (it doesn’t matter what update you make) and click save, a notification will be sent to all members in the group. In addition to this, the Group will also add the calendar event to the personal calendar of the individual who has made the update.

                                      This is not an intuitive user experience.

                                      241 votes
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                                      • FIDO U2F

                                        Office 365 for work: We need Office 365 for Work support a FIDO Universal Second Factor (U2F) protocol standard Security Key.

                                        As many organisation would like to shift to Office 365 but they concern about the security standard which request Office 365 to support Universal Second Factor (U2F) protocol standard security key as Microsoft is a member of FIDO.

                                        So, I wrote this idea to be a feedback request to Office team.

                                        216 votes
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                                        • Notification settings for Planner

                                          When creating a task, notifications should go only to the owner and assignee by default. You can change it to:

                                          Entire group
                                          Assignee only
                                          Assignee & Owner

                                          216 votes
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