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  1. RMS Compatibility with Outlook recipients outside the tenant. Outlook universal compatibility for reading or opening RMS Encrypted Emails.

    Currently, there are only specific Outlook versions (see link below) that could read inbound encrypted emails. This is a big limitation for Office 365 tenant who are sending encrypted emails to external users. We don't get to decide the recipients of our emails so we cannot dictate for them to have specific subscriptions or Office versions. Most clients / customers use Office 2016 Home or Office 365 Business, which means that most IRM emails.

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  2. Request Exchange hybrid key for Exchange Server 2019 activation with Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW)

    Actually it is not possible to obtain a free Exchange Server 2019 activation with a hybrid key. For earlier Exchange Versions this works trough HCW, but not with Exchange 2019: "Please note that HCW does not provide a 'hybrid key' for Exchange Server 2019. If you need a hybrid key, the latest version that it is available for is Exchange Server 2016."

    This is not customer friendly at all - so please add Exchange 2019 to this feature.

    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Exchange-Team-Blog/Hybrid-Configuration-Wizard-and-licensing-of-your-on-premises/ba-p/608106

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  3. Best Free OST to PST Converter Tool

    Sometimes OST files gets corrupted or damaged due to the unknown reasons.

    Or may be the user wants to convert all the data from OST files into PST file format.

    In that case, choosing the best OST to Converter becomes a quite tough task.

    But I have found a tool which is known for safe and secure OST to PST Conversion without any data loss.

    According to the user and Experts reviews, it is one of the best and user-friendly tool to Convert OST files to MS Outloo PST files Online.

    Read more features at - http://www.convertertools.org/ost-to-pst

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  4. show Teams calls and chat message when in different tenant

    When a user is logged in to a different than his corp Teams Tenant as a guest, incoming calls or chats are not show.
    If Teams should replace Skype for Business as Chat and PSTN this is a No GO!
    Even when just working as guest on some content somewhere else the user is cut of from calls and chats in his company!
    At least notify about incoming private chat and calls within the own tenant when working in another one to be able to reply or answer.

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  5. Fix translation mistakes Dutch activity log

    There are several translation errors in the Dutch activity log.

    Sometimes it translates as it should, for example:

    Gebruiker heeft Bestand gemaakt in map
    Gebruiker heeft Bestand verwijderd uit map

    On other times at is a translation error, for example:

    Gebruiker hebt het bestand bewerkt. ("hebt" should here be "heeft")

    please fix these issues

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  6. Outlook Desktop Recipient Cache Options

    In Outlook Desktop, please add an option to allow the user to bypass the Recipient cache, or to disable it completely, or to clear the Recipient Cache (the "Empty Auto-Complete List" option DOES NOT empty the recipient cache.) The recipient cache causes duplicate contacts to be displayed in search results, when you may only have one contact in your Contacts folder.

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  7. customize the button help " ? " located on the office 365 navigation bar

    It is interesting to be able to modify the labels on the Office help page ( ?) in the main navigation.
    As this navigation bar is located on almost every Office 365 service (SharePoint, Outlook...) it would be convenient if each administrator of the tenant could control and customize the information that is relevant or not.
    It will therefore be easy to find information that you want to push to the majority of the tenant's users.
    - To be able to move the labels,
    - Be able to add links easily

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  8. Disable SMTP on an account

    It would be great if we could disable SMTP logins on accounts. Similar to how IMAP and POP3 access can be disabled. I like the idea of a default disable and then allowing account access to SMTP that need access.

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  9. offer a "dark mode" for Office 365

    with the latest version of macOS getting props for the "dark mode" its rolling out, it would be great to see Office fit into this visual scheme. Dark ode is great for night time work...and currently Office will look painful in that setting.

    51 votes
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  10. Rollback of PDF Annotation feature bar in OneDrive iOS app to version 10.34.11 in version 10.38.2

    The new annotation feature bar that displays when annotating PDF's within the OneDrive iOS app (version 10.38.2) is half the functionality of version 10.34.11. If the annotation cannot be brought back, can they reintroduce the ability to add text. \Not having the ability to add text onto documents renders the solution half useless!

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  11. 49 votes
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  12. Keep tenant data even after deprovisioning of all subscriptions

    If you had an O365 Subscription and had a lot of work done and saved on Sharepoint/Onedrive you would know how detrimental it would be if you lost that data.

    Why is the data deleted once the subscription is deprovisioned? Why isn't the data just stored indefinitely?

    A suggestion would be to start permanently holding tenant data even after the deprovisioning of the license so that in-case someone needs that data, they can re-purchase subscriptions and get all their data back.

    Or at least add a service where someone could be able to pay a fee to recover data in…

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  13. Allow users to edit PDF's directly in SharePoint and OneDrive

    We have several customers who work in PDF's, not in word. There is no easy way in SharePoint to edit in PDF's. Customers can easily "edit in word", but cannot edit a PDF. They need to open it (which at first defaults to a browser and not a PDF), download it, work on it (offline and out of SharePoint and out of the "SharePoint Online" product) save changes manually, and re-upload. This whole process goes against what Microsoft advertises in terms of easily accessible,work from anywhere online pitch, and brings people away from your product and towards adobe instead. For…

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  14. The task follow up flags are too similar now.

    The update that just went into effect changed a lot of visual UI pieces. One of these it the colorization of the task follow up flags. The due today flag is not the solid color that it used to be and now is too similar to the other flag colors to stand out very well. Due today flags should visually stand out from the others, and now they don't.

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  15. Fix Word 365 / 2016 typing lag / freezing / no response issue!!

    This issue has been posted all over the internet and has been discussed here extensively as well. The discussion disappeared a few days ago (I wonder why??).

    Here's a snapshot of the discussion dating from last year (obviously not showing the latest comments):
    https://web.archive.org/web/20171014024523/https://office.uservoice.com/forums/285186-general/suggestions/17468281-solve-the-word-365-2016-slow-typing-issue

    The bug seems to be related to high-resolution devices.

    A lot of users have reported that none of the suggested fixes help:
    -- disable graphic accelaration
    -- safe mode
    -- update graphics driver
    -- disable mark-up

    Why isn't there a fix yet for an issue that has been known for years?
    It is really really really…

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  16. Microsoft teams to support the guest inviter role of Azure AD.

    I need to limit who can invite guest users to Microsoft Teams.
    But currently, Teams doesn't support the guest inviter role.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/teams-dependencies
    I hope to Teams support the guest inviter role of Azure AD at ASAP.

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  17. Allow emails to move from One mailbox to the other mailbox in outlook app on IPhone

    In the Outlook app for iPhone if there are two or more accounts configured, Emails from one account cannot be moved to another account. Please help us enable this feature as it is much needed.

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  18. Edit Yammer #joined Message-Template

    Yammer admins should be able to edit #joined message-templates.

    The current template is kind of bad.
    "has #joined the conet.de network. Take a moment to welcome Lastname,."

    At least it should be the complete name instead of "lastname, ."

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  19. Security trimming on Hub Site navigation

    As it stands, anyone with 'read' permissions to a hub site will see all links on its navigation bar, even if they have no access to the associated site. By applying security trimming, or even allowing audience targeting, we can ensure the links are only visible to the appropriate users, resulting in less frustrating "Access denied" messages for the users.

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  20. Control icons that are displayed in the Office 365 portal

    The icons displayed at portal.office.com do not always work. In particular, the OWA icon fails with an error if OWA is disabled on premise and the user's mailbox is not in the cloud or if OWA has been disabled in the cloud. Need to remove the OWA icon in such cases.

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