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  1. 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.

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  2. 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…

    29 votes
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  3. Azure Active Directory admin center: Allow sorting report columns by date/ip/etc

    The Azure Active Directory admin center has useful reports in the "Risky Sign-ins" category, such as "Sign-ins from unfamiliar locations". However, it is sorted by last name,and last name only. One cannot easily correlate data *and* resolve items or mark them as false positives if the columns cannot be sorted by IP, date, or location.
    While one can download the report and open it with Excel, and then sort columns, it doesn't make the chore of resolving the items any easier.
    "Sign-ins from unfamiliar locations" is but one of these reports that can't be sorted. Other ones are "Impossible travel…

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  4. Which is the best OST to PST Converter software?

    For a quick solution to convert OST to PST file, one can try an OST to PST conversion software. There are lots of third party software available in the market, which can do this task, Kernel for OST to PST Converter is such a comprehensive software. The software also helps to fix OST errors and recover stored Outlook mailbox items. To know more about the software, visit: https://www.nucleustechnologies.com/blog/free-methods-convert-ost-to-pst-file/

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  5. 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…

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  6. Make Add-Ins unavailable when they are not deployed by the Admin

    We have a requirement that Office AddIns should not be accessible for the user unless it is "trusted" by our Enterprise for data Regulation reasons. The O365 Admin Center offers such a Feature, see https://support.office.com/en-us/article/manage-deployment-of-office-365-add-ins-in-the-office-365-admin-center-737e8c86-be63-44d7-bf02-492fa7cd9c3f.

    But we have following behaviour: If you block access to the Addin Stors with the "Let People in your organization go to the Office Store" Setting and deploy certain apps, the whole store is accessible again to the user. The User is also able to download addins that have not been deployed by the admin, but he is unable to use it. This is…

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  7. app launcher menu

    Allow users to unpin any app from the App Launcher menu. Currently the Outlook, OneDrive, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, SharePoint, Teams, and Yammer apps are permanently pinned to the launcher, and many of our internal users would prefer to remove the apps they don't typically use to make more room for the apps they do use to appear, as well as de-clutter this menu of items that individuals do not find useful in their daily work.

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  8. Enable UK users to use date format dd/mm/yyyy in one drive and excel online.

    Hi,

    Can you please enable UK users to use date format DD/MM/YYYY as standard in Office 365 (especially Excel and Onedrive). I thought O365 will provide an excellent solution to our collaboration and file storage needs, but I have now had to delay/ put on hold deployment after discovering that dates automatically default to US format mm/dd/yyyy. I am aware that it is possible to display dates which are inputted in US format in the UK format, but these dates need to be inputted in US format. That does not come naturally to the team and and causes issues with…

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  9. 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.

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  10. Admin limitations in Streams

    1) Admin report for checking number of videos uploaded in a specific group and uploaded size of the videos.
    2) Report for number of videos uploaded in the organization and memory size utilized in Streams.
    3) How to check size of call recording in Streams through Teams.

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  11. Allow for searching int Microsoft Teams wiki pages.

    Microsoft Teams can search through documents and conversations. It cannot however search through the wiki that I have created for my team. We updated and placed all of our companies policy updates only to find out that there is no way to search for content. How can we get the contents to be searchable?

    26 votes
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  12. PowerApps to be Published without additional licenses for users outside my organisation.

    I am an Office365 premium enterprise user. We started to use powerapps to streamline external suppliers/workers.
    However, our external users need to all buy licenses to USE the PowerApps we have developed with out content. Our users are all Office365 after we asked them to go there.
    We are considering abandoning the platform as the content we created can't be used.
    Requirement of licenses to Use/Run an app that we have already paid an license to create is bad practice Microsoft and is underhand double charging. Please address this critical issue.

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  13. I like O365 online very much but I’m definitely missing native Linux versions.

    Online is fine, but a really desktop application is some completely different. I miss the Linux versions.

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  14. [OUTLOOK] Add "FROM" field to Quick Step reply

    In Outlook, there is currently no option to change the "From" field for a reply when creating a "Quick Step".
    The only way to do this currently is to actually create the Reply e-mail, and then manually change it every single time in the e-mail window.

    As someone who sends hundreds of e-mails "On Behalf Of" a generalized help desk e-mail address this would be a great quality of life feature.
    Currently I have to manually click the From field for every single email. It gets quite tedious. I have looked online and seen the possibility of creating a macro+template…

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  15. Check all files permission when a folder is deleted !

    In a SharePoint document library, in Office 365, a user can delete a folder if he has the collaborate rules in it. So it's, but if there is one more files int it without permission for this user, this one can delete the folder and all files ares saved in it.
    It's necessary to prevent massive deletion and human error, to inform or block the user, when he delete a folder which contain files with no permission for he.

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  16. Allow locked files and track changes in the collaboration features of Word Online.

    We use templates to standardize our deliverables to clients. To do this, we lock the available styles and force track changes by protecting the file with a password. Unfortunately, this is not supported in Word Online. The online collaboration tools work very well, but really should support collaboration with these types of simple constraints. I get it if you exclude this from a lesser license, but if you are paying for the desktop licenses (ex. E5), you should not have limitations with the online product.

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  17. Enable full (Locally Installed) 'Document Property Fields' functionality in Word Online

    Currently in Word Online 'Document Property Fields' are very limited:
    - Document property fields are not being populated from the connected SharePoint column.
    EXCEPTIONS:
    # If document is open in Word 2016 and saved, then Word Online will show updated fields
    # Fields can be viewed in 'Reading Mode' but once switched back to 'Edit', the fields will display as empty again.
    # Document Property Fields that are inside 'Shapes' get updated all the time like they should

    - Existing Document Property Fields, cannot be DELETED or EDITED from the document while in Word Online

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  18. Improve filter function in Outlook Mobile App

    The filter function in the Outlook mobile version is limited to the inbox.
    It would be great if it would be possible to also filter in other folders!
    Please extend the filter function to all folders.

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  19. Centralize all audit logs within the security and compliance centre

    Not all mailbox audit logs are recorded in the 'Audit log search' within the Security and Compliance Centre. Only the following are recorded here: Update,MoveToDeletedItems,SoftDelete,HardDelete. All other mailbox auditings can be retrieved from the Exchange Admin Centre 'Auditing' section. An example of what you won't see is: if a user creates an inbox rule to forward emails externally, this is only recorded in the EAC auditing section.

    All auditing should be available in one place, not split between different sections of the portal. Considering the Security and Compliance center is new and this is being pushed out, I don't see…

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  20. add support for putting images in a signature in the Outlook mobile app

    The company I work for has required that everyone in the company add a picture to their email signature. All of our external sales representatives currently use the Outlook client for their email, but due to this new requirement will not be able to anymore until this is allowed.

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