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  1. 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…

    69 votes
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  2. Owner of existing team cannot add Planner

    When using Microsoft Teams I am the owner of existing Teams. When I try to add Planner to the Team I get the error "Failed to create the plan"

    When logging in as a regular user I can add Planner without issue. This is very inconvenient and should be fixed.

    67 votes
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  3. 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!

    67 votes
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  4. move outlook search bar back down from top

    the search bar in outlook was moved from near the messages to far away at the top. move it back down to a useful place and not the very top of the screen where i never am.

    67 votes
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  5. Add Zoom connector to Microsoft Flow

    As Microsoft is planning to deprecate Skype for Business in coming year, can Zoom Connector be added to the supported list of connectors for Microsoft Flow ?

    Our company is encouraging Zoom usage & we would like to use the same with MS flow.

    65 votes
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  6. Add Private Channels as a Channel option in the MS Teams Meeting Scheduler

    In order to make collaboration efforts more stream-lined, please add private channels to the Channel option in MS Teams Meeting Scheduler. You have public channels available, but not private.

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  7. Disabling of Basic Authentication in 2020 - whats the alternatives?

    Hello
    I have noted that end of 2020 basic authentication will be disabled for exchange online. (i had raised a ticket with o365 support - who recommended i post in here..).
    So, what are the alternative options apart from using the stupid app for ios or android?
    We use a 3rd party MDM solution which is better than intune. We do not use Azure P1 or P2 either, plus we disable OWA and block users adding email accounts elsewhere.
    Ideas?

    63 votes
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  8. 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

    60 votes
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  9. Creating global read receipt policy in Office 365 Exchange Admin Center

    Please allow admins to create a policy that requires users to ALWAYS return a read receipt request.

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  10. Teams chat. Please improve the exteranal chat communication

    Teams chat. Please improve the external chat communication.

    When an internal user wants to CHAT (using the chat tab) with someone externally to his organization what happens is:


    • If this external user has already Teams you can speak with him directly.

    • If he doesn't. The internal user receives a message like this "We are unable to set up the conversation because the contact you entered wasn't found. Chat not available". So the internal user has to invite this user as a guest using "Teams" tab and once the user is federated and categorized as a Guest user you can start…
    59 votes
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  11. Outlook Customer Manager App for Android

    Needing app for Android devices to be functional with my desktop solution.

    59 votes
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  12. Creating a gantt chart for Outlook tasks

    Outlook is our main tool when it comes to keeping track on tasks and to share tasks in our team. But it would be even more great (and less time-consuming) if we could create a gantt chart in order to get an better overview of tasks, deadlines etc.

    55 votes
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  13. Start providing UserId for all the Audit activities

    Background - UserID appearing as Unknown in Management Activity API Initial Response

    We are seeing records with user ID as "Unknown" (sample event below). This is causing our detection algorithms to go haywire. Per schema, this field is supposed to be under Common Schema ( https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office/office-365-management-api/office-365-management-activity-api-schema#common-schema ) and guaranteed to appear for all records of Management Activity API.

    From the instances in the audits where this occurs, it’s more that the information is not presented by the client since the client request in these is actually anonymous. It is seen in backend logs that there is a pattern where the…

    55 votes
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  14. 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…

    55 votes
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  15. 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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  16. Adjust how "Top Results" displays search results

    There is lots of feedback here complaining about "Top Results" and how it should be removed, but I think there is instead a simple way to fix it to appease both the lovers and haters:

    The current problem with "Top Results" is that it takes those results out of the main the search results, making it difficult to understand where in the timeline those results would have normally fallen.

    My proposal is simple: You can keep the "Top Results" algorithm the same, but display those results in both search sections- The normal search section AND the "Top Results" section.

    50 votes
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  17. 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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  18. Automatically updating External references (links) for excel workbooks stored on SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business

    At the moment, External references will not update until the source workbook is closed and reopened, this does not work for many people who need their changes to be live if they have multiple people working in a workbook at any one time, or for those that are testing values but do not want to commit to a change

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  19. please remove the top results feature when searching in outlook

    please remove the top results feature when searching in outlook

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  20. 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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